January 16, 2007

Trying to catch my breath

Only 15 days into the new year and I'm struggling to catch my breath. The past two weeks have been unbelievably eventful for me. If this pace keeps up for the rest of 2007 I may not survive the year.

First, the Ashley X story broke on January 3. Since I was the only ethicist cited by Ashley's parents at their blog, I (along with James Hughes) received a barrage of interview requests, highlighted by my appearance on the BBC news the next night.

Later that day my Future of Humanity segment aired nationally on the CBC's The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

Then, on January 11 I posted my revised list of must-know terms for the 21st Century. Thanks to a link on KurzweilAI and other sites it received a considerable amount of attention. It was also picked up by The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance, of which I am now apparently an observer member, and the Lifeboat Foundation. I've also been asked to join BlogCritics.

Finally, just when I thought things couldn't pick up any further, my ST: Prime Directive post went completely viral yesterday receiving over 10,000 hits during a 24 hour span. Looks like I've made a bunch of Trekkies angry.

And it doesn't look like things are going to let up soon. Beliefnet is about to publish my rebuttal to Nigel Cameron and I'm continuing to discuss the Ashley Treatment with The Hour over at their blog. As usual, I'll keep you posted; thanks to everyone for their ongoing encouragement and support.

3 comments:

Jay Dugger said...

06:00 PM Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Opportunity knocks, but it also exhausts, eh?

As always, George--keep up the good work.

AnneC said...

It's definitely shaping up to be a busy year...just be careful not to burn yourself out!

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