I think writing, like a lot of sci-fi, isn't made special by the technologies it believes in, but by the people it believes in. That is, by an ideology of hope, a fond glance toward the future.

In other words, I don't think writing should focus only on how we're going to survive the future, but WHY we should.

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Also, should examine not only physical, material technologies, but sustainable cultural and emotional technologies

All this to say, I should be considered even tho I suck at writing sci-fi stories.

@gattogateaux This is a good question. The Talmud certainly jives with a hopeful vision of the future. They're messianists, after all.

@MordecaiPinhas I think that the core of #solarpunk is not in the technology at all. It's ethics and aestetics. Why and how, not in the literal sense often but on the social level.

@MordecaiPinhas I’ve been thinking about this wrt Indigenous cultures. They managed their environment for tens of thousands of years. That’s really good social and legal “technology.”

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