Science fiction is about the inevitability of change, whether you welcome it or not

"Science fiction is naturally melodramatic and extreme... It asks two great questions, "What if?" and "If this goes on?" And it wants its answers — its disasters — to be big enough to be visible and understood. Is this depressing? Not necessarily. There is a line that comes (I think) from Isaac Asimov. It may be the… » 8/04/10 11:28am 8/04/10 11:28am

Humans Will Need a Second Planet by 2030

One Earth just doesn't cut it anymore. As our population grows and we continue to consume resources at an alarming rate, we’ll need the equivalent of a second Earth by 2030 to maintain our current lifestyle. That’s the finding of the latest report from the World Wildlife Fund. And since we don’t have a spare lying… » 11/02/08 1:00pm 11/02/08 1:00pm