Pattern Recognition -
October 26th, 2010
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St. Rev. Dr. Rev says "Questionable Content is a Culture novel. Possibly the *origin* story."

St. Rev. Dr. Rev says "Friendly AI singularity leads to post-scarcity culture full of slackers hanging out. With one minor background character joining Special Circumstances"

Dash (sysd) cackles

St. Rev. Dr. Rev says "that being Cosette's boyfriend whose name I forget"

Dash says "Steve"

St. Rev. Dr. Rev says "Steve, right"

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From:lhn
Date:October 26th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
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I suppose it would be churlish to observe that the Culture explicitly excludes Earth, and predates the alternate presentish milieu of QC? :-)
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From:st_rev
Date:October 26th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
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Yes.
From:luckymarty
Date:October 27th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
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Since there are humans all over the Culture universe for no reason I ever heard explained, we can posit the existence of Hodgkin's Law of Parallel Planetary Development there. In which case, the close parallel Earth of QC could easily be the root stock for the Culture.
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From:st_rev
Date:October 27th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
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What he said.
From:lhn
Date:October 27th, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
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Their being on a close parallel development track but near or post-Singularity would explain their pop culture's being able to cycle through the better part of a decade's worth of indie bands in a few months...
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From:mizkit
Date:October 26th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
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*laughs* Awesome. :)
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