Clash of Memes

Greeds converge to steal the prize In the quiet thaw of the post cold war there is a meritocracy slowly yielding to the open slather of enterprise; money is power. It meets a rogue splinter of unfettered neo-feudalism; knowledge is power. In Chapter 20 of “Contact Ascension” these two powers converge upon a prize that could […]

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Contact’s Rationale

Why did it end like it did? Open ended books and movies have a certain enigmatic appeal. A narrative that leaves you pondering, and trying to reconcile a koan into something sensible is “bran for the brain”. The open end leaves a hunger, a festering hole that demands satisfaction. The best of solutions have repercussions that […]

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Writing a Book (midwifry)

After Gestation… This would be a short blog but for the fact my first novel “Contact Ascension” suffers from the publishing equivalent of “placenta previa” 1. In short “Contact Ascension” is a sequel that is subject to copyright. ( you can read about what possessed me here) To rescue my brainchild am seeking some way […]

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Contact Ascension

A novel by Greg Stroot (start reading here) Description Contact Ascension is a science fiction homage to the Carl Sagan bestseller that takes up where it left off.  Aimed at mature thinking readers the story now evolves into an adventure that takes the reader from the pinnacles of science to the raw Australian outback. Contact […]

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One Year Later

One year later, and the “honeymoon” feeling is not yet gone. The sheer magnitude of picking up lock stock and barrel is poignantly reminded to us when we get to Kings Park in Perth and encounter Gija Jumulu, the Boab tree that was moved 3200km  from the Kimberley. Our journey was only 2738km and only […]

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Clouding the Market

As more and more applications are provided as a “software as a service” and Web 2.0 starts to yield its riches one must wonder whether there is a possibility of overshoot. Is there a chance that increasing the cloud may simply leave us fogbound.

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Zen and the art of Hang Gliding

The art of hang gliding stems from a deep mysticism, with its origins in mythology (The Garuda, Hermes, Apollo, Icarus and Daedalus) through to James Barrie’s Peter Pan. The craft is, of course, taught by the Masters of the art. Their teachings are held in reverence, it’s as if these teachers have attained spiritual enlightenment. […]

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