Want to know the answer to the Great Question? Read this classic and prepare for an outrageous story with colossal scale and a truly funny adventure by the disheveled Arthur Dent. First on Earth trying to prevent the destruction of his house for the continuation of a highway, then inexplicably the Earth is destroyed to […]
So where are all those civilizations at?
When I look up at the night sky, as I ponder on my own existence, a great comfort hits me whenever I think of aliens. I mean can we really be alone in the universe? I find that unlikely in the long run, but what about the Fermi Paradox, the famous contradiction that highlights the […]
Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers
https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
A little thing I thought.
What if we were in fact seeded by some space faring civilization long ago. I know it’s probably not the case, but still it’s fun to think about. Let’s say that you and I are some genetic experiment left to its own devices on some backwater planet somewhere. What if our creators left us somewhere […]
This AI poet mastered language to write like Shakespeare.
https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare THIS IS IT. The penultimate moment of human creation, imagine what the ancients would have thought about this milestone in technology. Think about it, we humans pride ourselves with our endless creativity and capabilities of poetic mastery. What does this mean? Insane to think that a machine can emulate the most prolific poet in […]
Your Last Day On Earth by Juan Manuel Cardoza Jr.
As you were reading a fine book in the pleasant morning sun, a sudden but intense feeling arose up inside you. Perhaps it was something you ate; a tense moment awashed with mixed emotions flushed through you. The twilight sun shines through your window, the pages in your hands felt as though they were nonexistent […]