This week marks four years since the blog started and 20 plus years since I read a book that anticipated the human and citizenship dimensions of an immersive, online, digital and connected world hosting rival frameworks commanding human loyalty and shaping identity that still interest me today.
From the moment Hiro Protagonist crashed into a pool, mid pizza delivery ‘Snowcrash’ captured my attention and held it, in full defiance of my usual disinterest in sci-fi in ways not seen since ‘Star Trek Next Gen’.
If you’re a fan of the book, come visit the book club at the Metaverse store on 11 August, 318 Little Collins Street, Melbourne,
One for the ages: Genetic Discrimination in Australia.
Join Deakin Science and Margaret Otolowski (UTas) exploring the use of genetic test results in life insurance, and the moratorium introduced by the life insurance industry peak body, the Financial Services Council (FSC) in July 2019 and how this came about.