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Woo-hoo! Switched points of view and made up a future agrarian world. Which operates a bit too much like a contemporary agrarian world, but oh well. Contemporary agrarian worlds operate a lot like they always have as well. Which makes me wonder why SF so often makes assumptions that people will behave radically differently in the future, anyway.

New excerpt up at my profile.
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kizmet_42 From: kizmet_42 Date: November 8th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm dealing with that now, myself. My story is set some 1,000 years in Earth's future, but I don't think (sorry, Gene Roddenberry) that man will be significantly different in that amount of time.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 8th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
They'll have different issues and different excuses--maybe--but different behavior?

I always thought the most realistic character in ST was Reg Barclay. Because honestly, if they ever invented the holodeck, that's what people would do in it. They'd also make it hook to something like the internet, so people could wander around there in virtual space and play together. At which point they'd snark at one another, argue about what's canon and what's fanon in Data's Sherlock Holmes programs, and make snide comments about politicians.
awaywithpixie From: awaywithpixie Date: November 8th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
And honestly, how many people now are addicted to the internet to the point that it affects their real lives - just like Reg.

I have something deep and profound to add to that, something to do with time travel, but my eyelids are urging me to sleep, and the motor between the thought and the fingers on the keyboard is faulty!
sannalim From: sannalim Date: November 8th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
At which point they'd snark at one another, argue about what's canon and what's fanon in Data's Sherlock Holmes programs, and make snide comments about politicians.

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I love you, Fern!
awelkin From: awelkin Date: November 8th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pratchett says a sandwich is a sandwich in any world. Don't worry about Agrarian culture being what you know.

Catherine
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 8th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you know that for years I thought the Lars moisture farm was where they had acres of vaporators, and what they harvested (and sold) was water? Thought it would be a reasonable business for a desert planet...

As far as I can tell from the movies, that is what it does.

And we were quoted from some scraps of writing from 3,000 years ago. Things like a father complaining to his son about how much scribal school cost--and why are you wasting your tuition money cutting classes and hanging out with ruffians?

Bwa-ha-ha. Yeah, people are people, Lord love them.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 8th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
They mention mushrooms that grow on the vaporators, but I definitely had the impression that those were incidental, and Shmi was just out collecting them for meals, not for sale.
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