http://www.robinsloan.com/epic/ is a perfect example of the wonderful short form fiction possible only on the internet.
Not only that, but it’s interesting social commentary too. The flash movie has been deconstructed to death on a number of other blogs, so I’ll keep commentary to a minimum. But it brings up interesting issues of blogging ethics and responsibility.
What if the semantic web really does become a reality? Toss in blogging as an issue, stir, bake, and see what you get. Be careful what you wish for.
But it’s not all bad. There’s a grey mix of plusses and minuses at play in the ending of the clip that just reinforces the potential reality of the situation to me.
Either that or skynet has found a whole new way to build itself…