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POINT OF VIEW: Looking Forward

The Nether

We have a great local theater here called the Capital Stage that often puts on speculative fiction plays. Their 2018 season, in fact, is called “Future Tense.” We just went to see the latest, a dark play called “The Nether,” by Jennifer Haley. The nether is sort of a bleak futuristic version of the dark web plus the internet, a virtual playground where more and more folks are spending the majority of their lives, or even becoming “shades” – people who are hooked up to life support in the real world so they can spend all of their time in … Read more