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RU Sirius - Upbeat vs. Downbeat Content in Transhumanist Writing


RU Sirius - Upbeat vs. Downbeat Content in Transhumanist Writing

Content was provided by Adam Ford, his YouTube channel is HERE

Adam A. Ford served on the board of Humanity+ in 2012 and is founder and president of H+ Australia. Adam has held multiple conferences in Australia and abroad. He is also active in think tank oriented discussion groups, and organizes conferences around the future of science and technology aimed at shaping the likelihood of a favorable future for humanity.

RU Sirius - Upbeat vs. Downbeat - Published on Feb 12, 2013

Humanity+ @San Francisco 2012 - http://2012.humanityplus.org/

There is always a lot of talk in transhumanist circles about how people in the creative arts tend towards dark or critical works. This, of course, includes creative writing — prominently novels, screenplays and so forth. I will discuss the question of upbeat versus downbeat content and then possibly supplant that discourse with questions regarding bad writing, good writing and great writing.

What place does writing now for the future hold and what place does writing hold in the future? Does the bravura literary performance have a place and does it matter?