Using science fiction to understand the future of the web

ZDNet just ran a lovely, profound, generous review of the Analog Series that is thought-provoking in its own right:

“Peper’s tomorrow is familiar yet utterly changed.”

“We’re living in a world that’s increasingly connected, and in the same moment, increasingly divided. How do we square the circle of the technologies that are at the base of this paradox?”

“Like the best futurist fiction, Peper’s Analog trilogy leaves you both satisfied and unsatisfied, content with a story that ends well, but asking questions about how we can go from our current informational wild west to something democratic, something we all have a say in, that’s for all of us and not solely built to generate shareholder value. These are big questions, and it’s good that the final pages of Breach leave us asking them. After all, if we don’t know what questions to ask, how can we build a better world?”

Complement with TechCrunch on Bandwidth, the East Bay Express on Borderless, and this podcast interview about the Analog Series.

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