Category Archives: Science Fiction

Ban Autonomous Weapons

These machines don’t exist yet but, they only require modest refinements in current technology. They are only a few years into the future. Make no mistake, the militaries of the world are spending millions to make this happen. Turns out … Continue reading

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The Path to Tetra Vaal

So around 1997, over my company’s broadband connection, I downloaded some video files–which is what we did in those days before YouTube–from the Honda robotics site about a bipedal robot called P1. I can’t seem to find the video I … Continue reading

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"Now Fatigue"

January second is apparently “National Science Fiction Day” and to mark that moment, let me share a little personal history with you. My mother, now 73, was the one who first exposed me to science fiction through her large paperback … Continue reading

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Second Night of Madness

Started this day at 1PM with a veggie burrito and then continued into four blocks of shorts and a thought provoking talk by Charles Stross, yes, that Charles Stross. But let’s start with the shorts: “666 sq. ft.” Directed by … Continue reading

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The First Night of Madness

So I have awoken from the first night at the 20th Annual HP Lovecraft Film Festival, something that I have been attending since 2003 (I think?). So far I’m having a excellent time. Road down from Jet City with a … Continue reading

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DNA logic gates, Merkle's rod logic gates

So, from various sources, today I learned about a team of molecular biologists at Stanford University who’ve constructed logic gates out of the DNA transcription machinery. There is a video summary with some animations as well. While reading about all … Continue reading

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Words that I've coined.

Okay, to preface, I’ve searched the Web for these words and I’ve found that in all cases, it was only me that was using them, or if they were used by someone else it wasn’t in any coherent way beyond … Continue reading

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Burning Down Hilbert's Hotel

There’s an idea that’s been plaguing me for a number of years since I read Max Tegmark’s article in Scientific American. What if there are infinitely many universes that have existed for all eternity? Doesn’t that imply that everything is … Continue reading

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Fashion modeling and athletics are doomed

We pay some people very good money because their bodies have certain talents in running around in a field chasing a ball or jumping through hoops or some such nonsense. We pay others very good money simply because certain aspects … Continue reading

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The agony of the posthuman condition

In reviewing my site, you’ll see that I have a lot of rants about transhumanism. This is a subject that has been percolating among the big thinkers for many decades (Depending on how you define it, it’s actually been speculated … Continue reading

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