This past spring, I had the distinct pleasure of being the Guest of Honor for the 34th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship at Eastern New Mexico University. The theme of this year’s Lectureship was Science Fantasy: Into the Next Decade. I did my best to deliver some thoughtful remarks on that theme. Nobody threw anything at me, which I take as a sign that my talk went better than I’d expected.
Mostly it’s me taking antivaccination nutjobs to task, and explaining why I find Singularity prophets tiresome. (I’m not the only one who sees a lot of handwaving in the Singularity propaganda.)