The "What if" Blog

ReInception was born from a simple question:  What if we had the technology to modify human behavior? Of course, initially, the technology would be used for a noble cause:  A father trying to spare other parents the pain of losing a child to addiction, for example. But human nature being what it is, we won’t stop there. We’ll go too far. In this blog, I will explore all kinds of What Ifs, from science to law to anything we can speculate about. If you are wondering about something, please post your questions here and maybe I will feature your musings in a blog post or even have you write as a guest blogger!

What If We Lacked Autonomy Over Our Reproductive Rights?

By Sarena Straus / August 17, 2022 /

Future Science Fiction heavily contemplates unintended consequences. As an attorney, I think a lot about this. One of the things I imagine in my forthcoming novel, ReINCEPTION, is the unintended consequences of the government controlling reproductive rights. Today in the US, we are talking about our government’s right to determine whether women can terminate pregnancy. …

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What If There Were a Magic Pill?

By Sarena Straus / May 2, 2022 /

Asking “What If” is a great way to start brainstorming book ideas. I began envisioning the 2126 world of ReInception while reading the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg at the same time that I stumbled upon an article on transcranial magnetic stimulation. Putting the two together, I wondered, “What if we had…

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