The Stepford House

N.b. — I started this post in January 2016. I finished it today. See the previous post for my reasons, and my apology. In Altered States, the year is 2065. Here in 2016 2017, home automation is a burgeoning field, and domestic technologies are taking off in a very big way. With five decades of technological advancement, just imagine the possibilities… In a previous post we discussed living object networks.

Holistic Technology

Holism is the idea that systems and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not as collections of parts, and that the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. In Altered States, then, one can consider “holistic technology” — because in Altered States, the Internet of Things has been taken to extremes (though not yet to absurdity. Yet.) It all begins with the ubiquitous computers I mentioned in a previous post.

An Altered State of Mind

In a previous post I mentioned my GURPS cyberpunk game, Hello World. Hello World is set in a home-brew cyberpunk setting of mine, Altered States. Most of the settings I play in or run are home-brew — I like to put my own spin on things, and cyberpunk is no exception. As with anything creative, however, there are a host of influences on my work — and in several cases, outright theft.