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practical, inspiring

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Reviewed: 15-06-2020

First half practical is the door to the second half, inspired. Read the first half. be doing it for the second.

already read this twice

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Reviewed: 23-04-2020

fantastic. clear. practical. exciting. writing well, and enjoying it, and writing fast all seem connected now. plus, she actually covers how to sychronise character motivations and plot! gonna use this.

An ode to the same, in a changed world

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Reviewed: 13-11-2019

Every minute of this book amazes with staggering failures of imagination mixed with far reaching insight. I presumed being imaginative and unimaginative were different modes of thought. If you think like that, you are in for a surprise. In Robin's world of Ems, people are the same, yet they accept work defining them. They can copy and model minds, but not significantly improve or remodel them. The juxtaposition of accepting some drastic changes, while simultaneously worshipping at the altar of same is jarring at first , but within minutes it is addictive. By the end of the book, you see the pattern of his perception. Robin's does not paint the future as a blank slate, to be gradually scaped into the artists intentions with deeper and deeper inscriptions, as technology enables such choice. Rather, he sees the limitations of competition, scarcity, hierarchy and selfishness go from strength to strength, come what may. The future is modelled here as: the present, stamped with history, painted further forward, deviating only where economic theories suggest. It's deliberate and consistent, but never boring. He reads slow with an overly repetitive rythmn to his voice, fix this by playing at 2.4x speed, and this becomes an asset, chunking phrases in tones. Until someone shows me a better treatment of this topic, this is a must read for anyone who cares about morality, possibility, or the future.

love vs fate vs duty vs fear vs pity vs time

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Reviewed: 12-10-2019

A tale well told, of a girl, then a woman, who is most pleasing to know.

worth thinking about, and learning more

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Reviewed: 07-05-2019

well presented history which revives the idea of progress. change can be a good thing. we don't have to see it as 'disruptive'. if we have a better destination, then movement is good. lets look for a destination so we can get moving again.