Is Utopia here yet?

PotatoPen

Utopia! I ponder over how amazing this place would be and I’m unable to imagine how Sir Thomas More came up with this whole thing! The British Library had raised the same question. Is Utopia possible?

“In 1516 Sir Thomas More wrote the first ‘Utopia’. He coined the word ‘utopia’ from the Greek ou-topos meaning ‘no place’ or ‘nowhere’. But this was a pun – the almost identical Greek word eu-topos means a good place. So at the very heart of the word is a vital question: can a perfect world ever be realised?”- The British Library

Humans have already discovered enough to keep the race going for at least the next 20 generations (a ballpark figure). We have put man on the Moon, in the concluding process of putting him on Mars, we have innumerable scientific discoveries, Alan Turing created the computer, Edison gave us light, Shakespeare and Milton…

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What PR Blitz Did The Puppies Do That Failed So Miserably?

The Arts Mechanical

Vox says that SJWs always lie, and the puppy kickers are no exception but this is just plain stupid.

https://www.blackgate.com/2015/07/31/i-voted-for-the-hugos/

Never mind the Noah Ward voting and the usual crybabying, so typical of spoiled people who absolutely HAVE to have everything the way they want all the time the rest of it has no connection to the reality. Let’s look at some of the thing Mr. O’Neil says shall we.

I’ve explained my rationale elsewhere, and I won’t rehash all that again, but in short — regardless of how the voting goes, the Puppies have made it abundantly clear that their primary goal is to have their ballot accepted. Having the bulk of fandom acknowledge their ballot as legitimate, and having their nominees read and voted on, paves the way for future Hugo ballots to be decided the same way: through the Puppies aggressive form of slate voting, which I…

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