Today is a day for change. Changing the way the world does business. Changing the way we see ourselves as a civilization. Changing the way we see ourselves.
Change is something that sci-fi fans are not just familiar with, but comfortable with. We constantly challenge ourselves to see the world we live in and how we can make it better, or prevent its ruin. One popular mode of thought that has come out of sci-fi in recent decades and has gained much momentum in recent years is called Transhumanism. I won't explain the concept because you're more than smart enough to google it yourself (and if you're not, please stop reading my blog. You may infect my other readers with your noobness).
EVEers have more experience with these concepts then they would think. "Boosters" fall into a category of pharmaceuticals called Nootropics, while implants, man-machine interfaces (pods), cloning, transmitted consciousness and general cybernetics are some of the core concepts of Transhumanism and Posthumanism.
I came across a new online magazine called H+. H+ (Humanity Plus) is a term for the transhumanist movement. So far it reminds me of publications like Wired, Popular Science/Mechanics and certain scientific journals. I urge you to support this free publication simply by downloading it via the link. Hopefully it will spur discussion, which I would be more than happy to facilitate.
In other news, the wife and I are healing nicely and my mood is beginning to improve. Thank you to those in the EVE Blogger in-game chat (Shae and BC) for extending kind words. It's nice to know I'm part of a real community.
Details of Quantum Rise came out today and are posted on the official feature page. It's all what we expected, though some may be surprised by how soon it will be deployed. Funny, November 11th is the night of the Toronto EVE-meet so it should be an interesting night. Iron Will V finished last night, and I estimate all my learning skills will be ready (rank 1s @V and rank 3s @IV) in about 3 weeks. I should really run it through EVEMon and set up a schedule.
Tonight I'll be watching the United States Presidential elections, along with an estimated 95% of all other Canadians. I hope Obama wins, otherwise things are going to get really bad. I watched the SNL election special and read some Doonesbury last night, as I enjoy my politics with intelligent humor, because intelligent politics is such a huge oxymoron that extended thought on the concept has been known to cause aneurysms. I'll probably stick to the CBC coverage and periodically flip towards CNN for brief shots of American media propaganda (hehe... being jaded is fun).