What are your favorite modern fiction books, and why?
Asked by Justas Janauskas
Here are some lesser known gems:
The Contortionist's Handbook - Craig Clevenger - interesting look at mental health issues through a prism of mystery (fans of early works of Chuck Palahniuk will enjoy for sure).
Savage Girl - Alex Shakar - good example of postirony, candid and entertaining look at modern cool-hunters, marketing/pr influencers (coined the fascinsting concept of 'paradessence'). Decades ahead of its time.
Microserfs - Douglas Copeland - humorous, satiric, insightful look into the minds and lives of developers - the modern tech serfs toiling on their digital fields (while secretly building their passion projects at night). Again - decades ahead of its time.
Progressive collaborative thinking in Scientific Community, who are extremely stagnant in general.
Mindset of "No" vs. "What if? What to do to turn no into YES?"
That being said, both Searl and the Russians claim that this device uses perpetual motion — that somehow, once these devices can operate by themselves. That in itself causes major credibility problems with engineers & physicists because perpetual motion violates the laws of thermodynamics.
So the question is how to approach the credibility gap. One solution is to say, “Hey, what they’re claiming is impossible, so these guys are frauds and we can ignore them.” But maybe there’s something we’re missing — something we’ve overlooked. It’s worth keeping an open mind when it comes to innovation, which includes looking at ideas from people like Searl and the Russians.
Whats your take on this? 🤑👑🏒