Cool and Crap Awards of the Week

At least two things happened in the worlds of science and fiction last week: one was cool and the other was crap.

Coolest attempt to make fun of venture capitalists while also making fun of Florida and telling an awesome story about human enhancement technologies: Issue number two of Jonathan Hickman's snarky, freaky comic book Transhuman. Told in a documentary style, the issue deals with how two companies developing human enhancement technologies get VC funding and push their developers to get product to market (unfortunately, though, shipping a buggy human-enhancement product can be much uglier than shipping a buggy version of Windows Vista). Click through for the crap.


Crappiest speculations about futuristic security threats to the United States, according to the U.S. Government: Watch out kids, because the melting arctic ice sheet could lead to trouble for U.S. national security! Luckily, the military has a solution, and it's totally cyber.