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The Web has been all abuzz about Viv, the new personal assistant agent from the creators of Apple's Siri. Word is that Viv will be able to do "anything you ask."
Even if that proves to be a little on the optimistic side, there is no question that we are in the early stages of a new era of persoanl digital assistants. What are we currently doing for ourselves that we soon won't have to? And what will our new assistants provide to us that was never available before?
Tune in and explore.
PLUS (Time permitting): Dystopias. Who needs 'em?
Can't get enough of the dystopia genre?
Tune in to Writestream Tuesday on August 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern when host Dariaanne welcomes Ordinance 93 author Lilia Fabry to discuss her timely and haunting debut novel:
With the blessing of the 55th President of the United States, the newly formed Office of Familial Equality promises to end all the nation’s problems including poverty and illness with the Family Protection Act. The only catch is all pregnancies must be registered and approved.
All eyes turn to the first person to break the law, Justin Winters, an electrician suddenly turned subject of national attention. Joining him in the escape are the women known only as Spring, Summer, and Fall as they work together to run from the bureaucracy and national spotlight that pursues them.
Once the secretary of the OFE learns Winters has tested positive for causing multiple unregistered pregnancies, he comes after him full force, as the future of the Act rests upon if and how Winters and the women are brought in. Their successful defiance would lead to more defectors, their capture providing an opportunity to make an example of them all.
With little more than the clothes on their backs, the four set off on a quest for freedom and to keep the identity of the mother a secret. Most of all, they are running from an ordinance in the law which threatens what they hold most dear.
At 2:05 p.m., the Right Wing Riot takes over with their unique brand of "public service satire." Join us!
Part 1 - Pamela Tartar of Factor Nine interviews hypnotherapist and spiritual regressionist Mike Williams.
Mike discusses the journey which lead him to become one of the top hypnotherapists and past life regressionists in the field today. Pamela also asks Mike about the inspiration and motivation behind the release of his album Leaving Dystopia.
On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable reviews Transformers: Age of Extinction! Is it on par with the first three? Is it any better than the first three? Might it actually be worse? Do the Dinobots actually make an appearance? Is it time for Michael Bay to walk away from the franchise? Can Michael Bay actually be considered an auteur, or is he merely a skilled technician? Is the franchise beyond redemption at this point? Is the source material too inane to be made palatable for adults?
We’ll also be reviewing the sci-fi actioner Snowpiercer! Can it be considered a modern day fable? Is it on par with other dystopian sci-fi classics like The Matrix and The Road Warrior? Has director Bong Joon-ho managed to upstage his Hollywood brethren? Has Chris Evans become one of our most dependable leading men? Can he now be considered a fanboy favorite? Does this film show that groundbreaking sci-fi can be made on a meager budget?
Lastly, we’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Do the Right Thing! It is still relevant after all these years? Is it evenhanded in its portrayal of race relations in America? Were critics right to fear that it might set off race riots around the country? Can Spike Lee still make films of this caliber? Is “Fight the Power” the greatest rap song to ever appear on a motion picture soundtrack? Does the film offer an accurate portrait of Koch-era New York?
For the month of May, Swords and Space turns to look at one of the all-time classics of not just science fiction but English literature at large. Your hosts Nicholas and Richard Wansbutter will be joined by recurring guest Marc Ratusz to discuss George Orwell's 1984. We will delve into the timeless themes of this work as they pertain to the destruction of the English language, totalitatian regimes, mind control, false flags, and more.
We will be discussing the novel as well as the two films adaptations of 1956 and 1984 film versions.
With a world filled with Brave New World, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and so many dystopian stories, can Utopian stories be published today? Is the idea of a Utopian world a fleeting illusion? Can a person or a society grow in a Utopia? Could artist exist? Is mankind able to truly exist in Utopian world or would we get ourselves expelled or choose to leave as Bilbo left the Shire?
Is one man’s Utopia another man’s dystopia?
The Write Pack explores Star Trek, Logan’s Run, Brave New World, The Hunger Games, Batman, Divergent, 1984, Transformers, The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings as they try to tackle the debate between Utopia vs. Dystopia.
Find The Write Pack on Twitter @WritePackRadio or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Write-Pack-Radio/258130144353624?ref=hl
Join author, blogger, writer and internet radio host Dariaanne for Writestream Tuesday with guest Chris Baker, author of Escape from the Village, a sci-fi dystopian novel about a boy and a girl who live in a village with other children. When the story begins, these smart, creative kids are just beginning to realize that something is very wrong about the way the village is run. For starters, there's no art or music allowed, except in a "Forbidden House" they'll encounter along their perilous and enlightening journey.
A recipient of numerous glowing reviews, Escape from the Village has been called "an homage to true friendship which can sustain the human spirit even against physical and spiritual torture."
Don't miss Writestream Tuesday with author Chris Baker on Tuesday, January 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern!
Jesse interviews Michael Williams – CMHt, RMP, founder of Imagine Hypnotics, specializing in clinical, transpersonal and spiritual hypnosis. He is a certified master hypnotherapist, spiritual regressionist, and Reiki Master practitioner. Mike is a member of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, the National Guild of Hypnostists, and the International Associaiton of Reiki Professionals. He is formally trained in Life Between Life spiritual regression, a process of experiencing the soul’s existence between incarnations. Mike has also released his debut album, “Leaving Dystopia”, embracing his energy as a musician, singer and songwriter. We discuss his work with hypnosis, Life Between Lives, and Past Lives. You can learn more about his work at: www.imaginehypnotics.com and http://www.laboroflovemusic.com/index.html
Online Courses: www.learnitlive.com/invite/jesseannnicholsgeorge
Clare Hedin: www.clarehedin.com
Liberal policies are based on the Marxist model for a communist utopia. The people must be forced to comply with the master plan. The re-education of society to achieve a global socialist master plan includes wiping out the traditional social bonds of family, work and religion. By eliminating the family bond, the individual desire to achieve, and the faith by millions in God, the government will naturally rise to the top of the food chain with all competition eliminated.
Humans are no different than animals, claims progressives, and humans should be grown much like a crop, with no familial bonds, no religion, and no parental guidance under the watchful eye of the ruling elite who are capable of understanding the needs of society in ways that the cattle could never understand. Government must be all things to all people, in order for the liberal progressives to achieve their fair and equitable society. Social justice can only be achieved if all of us are no different from each other. No family, no religion, no gender differences, no achievement, no wealth. Our existence should only be for making society the best it can be - with liberals in the lead. In the liberal future humans at the peasant level should be no more than something like computer programs, programmed through government inspired education to serve the higher purpose of the larger societal design put in place by the all-knowing, all-wise progressive leadership. Society will give all praise to the mighty government, proclaiming that their dependence upon the government through the progressive's gracious entitlement programs is all of the proof they need that the Atheist Society of Communism and Socialism is all they need in their lives. Conservative News and Commentary
Mike Williams: Imagine Hypnotics Your Raleigh Hypnosis Center A certified master Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master practitioner. Specializing in clinical, transpersonal and spiritual past life hypnosis for client growth and personal transformation. Each session is individually designed to address the client's desired objectives as the client explores and discovers the healing abilities unleashed through the power of the mind. Mike also enjoys teaching hypnosis and volunteers 100+ hours a year assisting in the training of aspiring hypnotherapists. Mike is also an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter and his debut album, "Leaving Dystopia"
Romance novelist Bernadette Walsh interviews Lorenda Christensen. Lorenda writes fantasy romance with an urban fantasy/dystopian flavor. Her book, Never Deal with Dragons, was recently released by Carina Press
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