Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Aspects Of Society
In the Terran Empire period, we see inside the Intelligence Service.
In Ian Fleming's James Bond series, we see inside an Intelligence Service.
In Stieg Larsson's Milllennium Trilogy, we see inside a Swedish investigative magazine and also inside the Swedish Intelligence Services.
Each of these societies has many aspects. Van Rijn is seen being interviewed on the equivalent of TV. The Terran Imperial government decides how much information to release to the media and their Merseian opposite numbers also communicate propaganda to Terran institutions. So, in either of these periods, what is it like to live on Earth and to work in the media, education, public services or other kinds of organizations? A complex civilization is assumed although we are only shown one small part of it.