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CIMG0176 John Moore, Alexis Glynn Latner, Sean McMullen, Mark L. Williams
The panel "When and How Will the 21st Century Get More Interesting?" at the ArmadilloCon 2005. Left to right: John Moore, Alexis Glynn Latner, Sean McMullen, Mark L. Williams.
What this panel was supposed to be about, according to the ArmadilloCon program book: "The 20th Century saw great advancements in technology and many cultural changes, but the new one's been pretty dull. It may even be going backward. Seen any moonwalks lately? Is there interesting stuff we just haven't noticed, is good stuff about to happen, or is the highlight of the century going to be a multiple-button mouse from Apple?"
Panelists: Alexis Glynn Latner, Sean McMullen, John Moore, Chris Nakashima-Brown, Mark L. Williams
Is the panel based on the right premise? Is the 21th Century really so uninteresting? Chris Nakashima-Brown doesn't think so. Will virtual interactions (such as sex with robots, an example brought up by John Moore) displace human interaction? Some of the panelists and audience members argue the relationship between the real and virtual realms is more complex than that.