Why Iceland Should Be in the News But Is Not

I wonder what kind of a government we would have, if laws were written as collaborative Wikis. Looks like Iceland’s new constitution came close. To write the new constitution, the people of Iceland elected twenty-five citizens from among 522 adults not belonging to any political party but recommended by at least thirty citizens. This document was not the work of a handful of politicians, but was written on the internet.…

You Look Like You Could Use An Elizabethan Adventure On The Holodeck

I posted this several years ago, but it’s worth a repost. Look ye! A fair lady has dropped her scented handkerchief and now laughs into her sleeve as I stoop to proffer the sundry to her coquettish hand. Is she the young and flirtatious Anne Boleyn, brought once more to life by the holodeck’s vast historical reference files and human emotion/behavior probability matrix? Or is she that comely ensign from…