Week Twelve: April 22nd

Halting State and Virtual Worlds


Halting State: Second Third
Second Life
"Free" online environments (In class wiki activity)

Readings for April 29th:

Halting State: to conclusion
Less Talk More Rock: http://boingboing.net/features/morerock.html

Wiki Assignment:

Consider the ending of Halting State and Charles Stross's vision of the future. What in his vision seems realistic? What is problematic? Identify an aspect of Stross's near-future and write a short reaction to it. Do you see it moving in another direction?

Post here: strossFuture

Once you have added your thoughts, read the comments of other students and reply to at least two.