Future is transhumanism is dystopia – new web-series H+

The other week J and I started watching the first 16 episodes of an excellent new sifi web-series called H+.

Logo for new web-series H+

An international movement that supports the transforming of the human body and thereby the human condition through advanced technologies. This movement is often abbreviated as H+.

Created by Brian Singer, the basic premises is that a new technology, an implant, has been developed that can connect the human nervous system to the Internet.  Of course, like all new technology in science fiction from Frankenstein to Terminator to Fringe something goes wrong.  Naturally, there is the predictable soulless corporate conspiracy, a rebel alliance of old-school hackers (I think?), medical experiments gone hideous and a surviving group of ordinary citizens who team up to fight the power and save humanity.  Yes, this little beauty has everything we love about dystopian technological science fiction thrillers, and 16 great little episodes in it is very, very well written! (The total number of episodes will be 48.)

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Internet stalking – Jane Espenson

Click on picture to link to Jane Espenson‘s interview on Talks at Google.

Jane Espenson recently (April 3, 2012) gave an interview for Talks at Google. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s well worth watching. It’s about an hour long, so Espenson is able to talk more in depth about her writing and experiences writing for television. The interview is helped by several audience questions, which provoke more interesting answers than the usual “what’s X like to work with” and “tell us again about your funniest X story”.

The link to the interview is here.

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