SF: Massive Memetic Impenetration

Craig Presson (c_presson@yahoo.com)
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 12:30:54 -0400 (EDT)

I remember that when I first encountered the Extropian vision, there was very little SF that had put it all together. Then there were a few books that explored nanotech (Greg Bear, Michael Flynn), sort of by grafting it onto the present and letting some of the obvious implications drive the plot.

I am a few pages into Stephen Baxter's _Ring_ as I type, and it scores very high on Ex!meme uptake. So far, by page 37, we've got transformation of a human into something more by use of powerful nanobots, immortality conferred by anti-senescence treatments using nanites, wormhole travel, time loops ...

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