Tech Writer Clive Thompson: “The world of fanfiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]
I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single technology that has come along, fan fiction people have come along and colonized it and stress-tested it and found the most amazing things. They were the first people to realize the potential of meta-tagging and bookmarking sites. Like, here’s a link with four tags, and then you go to a fan fiction person, and they have a link, and it has 70 tags. They are pushing this to absolute limit, and they are finding these amazing ways to sort knowledge.
It’s all because they’re passionate and nobody is making any money off of it and they don’t want to make any money off of it. They get some amazing stuff done. If you’re ever wondering about a future technology, just drop what you’re doing and find out what fan fiction people are doing with it. What are fan fiction people doing right now with WhatsApp? I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it’s the future.
- SXSW Interview: Author Clive Thompson Explains FOMO, the NSA, and His Latest Book, “Smarter Than You Think” (x)
When ur hair won’t listen to you and its a mess and ur just like ???? I grew you myself??? I gave you life and this is how you repay me??
- Marvel: Introduces Thanos.
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- Marvel: Hints at Infinity Gauntlet.
- Marvel: Introduces Infinity Stones.
- Marvel: Confirms Infinity Stones will appear across multiple movies as a running subplot.
- Fans: HOLY SHIT GUYS AVENGERS 3 HAS TO BE CIVIL WAR
WHEN ONE IS EXPECTING
Today, I bought this book (for my sister, lets clarify that now ‘cause the only way I’m going anywhere near sperm is if I fall into a vat of it):
OF THE BRILLIANT:
STUFF IT HAS IN IT:
It’s like it was written by Lemony Snicket!
I wish I’d known of this so I could’ve given it to my sister!
#1 reason you all need to go see Snowpiercer:
- The Weinstein Company doesn’t want you to see it.
They have tried to bury this movie. They didn’t think America was smart enough to handle it. They wanted it dumbed down, with twenty minutes cut. Joon-ho Bong refused and now they’re trying to bury it. It’s in theaters right now and will be on VOD on Friday.
So see the movie. Pay for it. Prove the Weinstein Company wrong.
Don’t know your place. Don’t accept your place. Don’t be a shoe.