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Extrapolative Fiction for Sapient Earthlings

Consider that storytellers are responsible for guiding culture. When it comes to direction, there are three options: Backward, into madness. Inward, into stagnation, redundancy, and relentless self-destruction. Or forward and outward. Of those, only the last supports the survival of our species. It’s also the only option which provides job security for storytellers, and that is no coincidence.

Lately there’s been an alarming trend away from the logical path. A lot of cultural progress has been undermined by zealous ignorance, and recapturing lost momentum can be the work of generations. Fortunately, storytellers have a shortcut at their disposal.
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