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The Present State of Our Polygamous Future

Jul 20, 2011

Joe Carter

http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2011/07/the-present-state-of-our-polygamous-future

In an interview on the science in science fiction, novelist William Gibson noted, “[T]he future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” What Gibson meant was that the innovations in science fiction could already be found—at least in embryonic form—in our current ideas or technology. Much the same could be said about future social and legal norms concerning the institution of marriage—they are already here, they’re just not evenly distributed yet. 

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