Printing Muscle - Technology Review →
Our Gibsonian future.
Paul J. McAuley on Near Futures and Far →
Paul J. McAuley: “Fiction about the near future, as many people have noted, is most often like a funhouse mirror of the present. It distorts and exaggerates our current fears and preoccupations; it takes current trends and pushes them as far as they’ll go without breaking down into incoherence. It’s science fiction in its most purely satirical mode. Like costume drama films,...
“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.” — Neil Gaiman
You can't afford *not* to buy a Death Star! →
Trouble is, I don’t think it’ll fit in my garage…
If you think that it would be impossible to improve upon the Ten Commandments as...– ― Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation (via thenothingmanpj)
Researchers say galaxy may swarm with 'nomad... →
“Our galaxy may be awash in homeless planets, wandering through space instead of orbiting a star.”
“Even if it means oblivion, friends, I’ll welcome it, because it won’t be nothing. We’ll be alive again in a thousand blades of grass, and a million leaves; we’ll be falling in the raindrops and blowing in the fresh breeze; we’ll be glittering in the dew under the stars and the moon out there in the physical world, which is our true home and always was.” — Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
The New Classics →
Our atemporal future.
“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own...
Geek vs. Hipster: The Infographic →
I occupy either a region between or a region outside of both.