08 August 2007


Charlie Stross attempts to explain a story about goldfarming in World of Warcraft to a hypothetical person in 1977. (Or, say, my father.)

Among many other things, this demonstrates that

  1. Writing science fiction that is anything like writing about the actual future is pretty much impossible
  2. We already live in the science fiction future
Of course, my readers probably already know these things.

1 comment:

Al said...

Part of the same point that Warren Ellis' new "Doktor Sleepless" is making as well.