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Seeking Permission

Greetings! I am writing a young adult science fiction novel that uses the Biosphere 2 mission and story as a backdrop to the main storyline. The setting (world) of the story takes place inside a Mars prototype biodome city in 2054; an experiment not only to test the technology, but also to see if the scientists have found a way to overcome, or at best minimize, isolation and confinement environment syndrome.

Each chapter features a real and fictional article. The real article will be cited.
I seek permission to use the following portions from this post: The Bill Gates PWOT Interview

“You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.”

“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.”

Do I have permission? Please email so that we may discuss further.

I thank you for your consideration!

Jesikah Sundin
Author of "The Biodome Chronicles", series in progress

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Orphaned Work

The article in question is not mine, but is in fact a copy of an article published on the long-defunct PWOT.com many years ago. The article is credited to "Andrew Lephter", a former "Technology Correspondent for PWOT.com".

Unfortunately I can find no trace of Lephter anywhere, so the article should be considered an orphaned work, and thus in the Public Domain.