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The Isolator: A 1925 Helmet Designed to Eliminate Distractions & Increase Productivity (Created by SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback)

The anti-distraction device is the modern mousetrap: build a better one, and the world will beat a path to your door. Or so, at least, will the part of the world engaged in the pursuits we’ve broadly labeled “knowledge work.” Even among the knowledge workers who’ve spent most of the past year in pandemic-prompted isolation, many still feel besieged by unending claims on their attention. Laments at having been rendered unproductive by constant distraction go back at least to medieval times, but ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, College, History, Science And Invention, Seoul, Hugo Gernsback, Gernsback, Colin Marshall, World Science Fiction Society, 21st Century Los Angeles, SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback, Technocracy Review, Computer Scientist Cal Newport Pico Iyer

The Hugo Award Finalists: the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The members of the World Science Fiction Society voted earlier this year for the Hugo Award finalists, and now the results are in. In 2017, 2,464 valid nominating ballots were cast for the finalists, compared to 4,032 in 2016 and 2,122 in 2015. In previous years, the community was roiled by a struggle over which authors and works are considered true science fiction, but this list of exemplary works published in 2016 suggests that that battle has been fought and won, for the most part, by members...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Awards, Margaret Atwood, Helsinki, James, Cixin Liu, Ta Nehisi Coates, Tom King, Matthew Wilson, Brian K Vaughan, Fiona Staples, Marjorie Liu, G Willow Wilson, Science Fiction + Fantasy