The Blogosphere in Science Fiction

"The Originist." The point: human beings are defined by their
relationships — and ability to form relationships — with each other;
those relationships are evidenced by emotional ties, private language
and common myths.

This short story is by Orson Scott Card and in a collection called "Foundation’s Friends". Set in the Great Library at Trantor, in the present day of Hari Seldon, this intriguingly multilayered story about relationships, hyperlinks, notations on hyperlinks, storytelling and myths all while searching for information through the vast resources of the great library – all bring to mind what is happening right now in the blogosphere.

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2 Responses to The Blogosphere in Science Fiction

  1. In the Ender’s Series, especially Speaker for the Dead I began to see the implications of this networked world and the power of blogs – long before the term existed for me. Card has been a favorite! This is getting interesting!

  2. Niti Bhan says:

    I got my inspiration from Vernor Vinge’s book I picked up at the conference about the novella “True Names” and it’s links to some of the fundamentals of the internet.

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