Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Richard Martin soon realized that magistrates did not take the Martin Act seriously, and that it was not being reliably enforced. Broome canvassed opinions in letters that were published or summarised in various periodicals in
If you are an ultra-rich oil baron for whom petroleum is the basis of all your wealth and poweryou are going to fight the solar power industry like you were a cornered wolverine. Just try to find a CEOs of telephone-directories, newspaper, encyclopedia, and magazine publishers who has anything nice to say about the advent of the internet.
All of those publishers are rapidly going bankrupt. Such powerful people want the status quo antethank you very much. Not for deep-seated psychological reasons, it is just about the money. They will use every tool at their disposal.
Everything from buying all the rights to the tech and supressing it, to forcing their bribed politicians to pass laws outlawing the disruptive technology.
Remember all those urban legends about the guy who invented an automobile that would run on water, and how they mysteriously vanished never to be seen again?
They are more or less at war with the status quo group.
Let alone any corporation who have made their profits skyrocket by utilizing this new thing called "the internet. On a cynical note, Heinlein made a time-line to place all his stories and characters on.
In the story the two protagonists Douglas and Martin prevail over the Power Syndicate. On the time-line I noticed that Douglas and Martin died on the same day.
I suspect that they were assasinated in revenge by the Power Syndicate. He mounts it on a submarine and has instant starship.
Then he and the submarine depart for parts unknown. This makes the totalitarian government very unhappy. They want to use this technology, they do not want citizens getting their hands on it.
Makes it far to easy to escape the totalitarian state. Then they find out that Gilpin has mailed blueprints of the gadget to quite a few people. A scifi Maguffin that destroys a corrupt government and frees the oppressed people is a very libertarian idea.
Just keep in mind the drawbacks of libertarianism. Ignorance, disease, poverty and fear had virtually ceased to exist. The memory of war was fading into the past as a nightmare vanishes with the dawn; soon it would lie outside the experience of all living men.
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The point is, if you the science fiction writer postulate lots of technological advances in your novels, you must at least pay lip service to the sad fact that it will make a sizable segment of your society very angry. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from ashio-midori.com As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from ashio-midori.com A gingko tree stands outside my bedroom window in Brooklyn. For seven months a year, I see nothing but leaves and sky; at night, the fan-shaped leaves cast flickering shadows on my walls.