It is my favorite time of year over the online community right now as famous cyberpunk author/futurist Bruce Sterling is hosting his 9th annual State of the World forum.  Up for discussion so far – the role of cities in destabilizing nation states, the status of al Qaeda,  globalization,  natural tendencies to resist a green future, the false utopia of global government, William Gibson’s new book resembling Soviet dissident fiction, and conspiracy theories and we’ve just gotten started.  Mozy on over to State of the World thread.