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Brett Caron

Author and freelance writer

Brett Caron is a science fiction and horror writer based in Toronto. He has authored 2 eBooks with Trese Brothers Games and numerous short stories and other material with Palladium Books. Other projects include screenplays, novellas, and an upcoming collection of short fiction. Brett's eclectic blog at www.rottencrab.com showcases flash fiction and updates on his current work.
Why Bill Gates Thinks We Should Tax

Why Bill Gates Thinks We Should Tax Robots

As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?
02/20/2017 06:25 EST
4 Reasons Why Canada Lost The Penny

4 Reasons Why Canada Lost The Penny Permanently

At the time they were phased out, pennies cost the Canadian Mint 1.6 cents to produce. Doesn't make much cents, does it? Getting rid of them ended up saving taxpayers up to $11 million a year, which is advantageous.
02/13/2017 07:38 EST
Dear Boomer Employers: You Are Not Our F*cking

Dear Boomer Employers: You Are Not Our F*cking Parents

It must be a struggle, having to listen to scary words you don't like from little people you don't respect. Almost like you don't think you should have to listen, by virtue of your hard-won experience of giving up on anything but the bottom line, and wish that all of us employee-children would just be quiet and respect you.
08/02/2016 11:16 EDT
Cybernetics Will Alter Our Understanding Of Transgender

Cybernetics Will Alter Our Understanding Of Transgender Rights

The penultimate upgrade for humanity would be a perfect synthesis of human and machine -- superior to an entirely biological human, but possessing the same mind in this new hybridized frame. So what does this have to do with transgender people?
07/04/2016 10:24 EDT
The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe

The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech

Like so many other people inspired by Emma Watson's impassioned speech in her new capacity as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, I shared it to Facebook. Like so many other posts on Facebook and elsewhere calling for attention to women's rights, it almost immediately received a comment from someone who took umbrage with the message.
09/23/2014 12:40 EDT
Here's A Story I'll Never Get To Tell Robin

Here's A Story I'll Never Get To Tell Robin Williams

I have my own ideas about what it means to control your own life and the right a person should have to end that life if they choose. But I'm not writing this to spout my opinion on suicide. I'm writing this to tell a story I'll never have the chance to tell Robin Williams, as if I would've had a chance of ever meeting the man.
08/22/2014 12:09 EDT
Why I Wrote My Own Screenplay For Ghostbusters

Why I Wrote My Own Screenplay For Ghostbusters 3

No matter how it winds up, <em>Ghostbusters 3</em> is not, and was never going to, please everyone. I hope this doesn't come as a surprise. So whether the upcoming 21st century adventure with proton packs is a blockbuster or just destined to become 'that other one,' I'll have mine and you can have yours.
07/24/2014 05:21 EDT
How To Eat A 2-Lb. Burger In An Hour (Or

How To Eat A 2-Lb. Burger In An Hour (Or Not)

My jaw was sore. The meat sweats were setting in. The implacable pace I had been setting didn't stop, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't waver. The only thing keeping my teeth moving was the dread that if I didn't finish, it would all be for nothing. I'm no dietician, but I doubt that's a good reason to eat a meal which you weren't sure on first glance would even fit inside you.
05/20/2014 11:28 EDT
There's No Shame in Shaming An

There's No Shame in Shaming An Asshole

Who cares if an asshole is feeling ostracized for being an asshole? Isn't that sort of the point? If they stew on it and distance themselves from other people, that's a win. Who wants to spend time with an asshole? If they revisit their thinking in order to avoid being shamed again, so much the better; either way, we lose one asshole.
04/17/2014 11:58 EDT