Frank Herbert Just what kind of person does it take to write what could arguably be Science Fictions greatest work? For starters Frank Herbert ran away from home in order to escape poor living conditions and went on to lie about his age after graduating high school in order to get his first job … Continue reading Dune, the Science Fiction standard
Today is the day we’ve come full circle (like every other year) to celebrate the brilliance of the mathematical discovery of Pi. The first known large-scale celebration of Pi day was in 1988, coincidentally the same year I was born. Presumably, this explains my exceptional(ly poor) mathematical skills. Thanks to the physicist Larry Shaw, who … Continue reading Why Pi day is awesome
After I read Borne: A Novel I was informed that Jeff Vandermeer would be doing a reading and book signing close by. Admittedly it was my girlfriend who even suggested I read Borne and try a different author since I had been only reading Orson Scott Card novels. I couldn’t have been happier that I … Continue reading We finally have a trailer for Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation, and it looks incredible!
I didn’t choose the highway life, the highway life chose me. Since I spent an enormous amount of time on the road driving to and from work, being able to listen to short stories makes it simple to stay on top of my reading. Most of these SciFi shorts have an audio version from the … Continue reading Top 10 SciFi short stories for people in a hurry!
If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately you’ve probably seen a headline or two about some Hyperloop thing right? It seems like Elon Musk is making headway in so many industries that it’s hard to keep up with. SOOoooo what’s all the “hype”(rloop) about? I’m glad you asked. Hyperloop one started with the … Continue reading Why Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is a big deal
Following up on a previous post on Artificial intelligence (found here), we touched on a few topics regarding whether AI has morals. If they do how do they get these morals? Are they truly unbiased or unprejudiced? Is all this even worth worrying about? The field of artificial intelligence is so interesting because so many … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence good or bad? (Part 2)
For those of you who don’t know, I live in the United States. In this country our President believes climate change is a Hoax, celebrities believe and teach the world is flat, and more conspiracy theories are popping up every day; Science literacy is becoming one of the biggest issue we’ll face as a country. … Continue reading Scientific literacy is more important than ever!
If I could type out the noise of a standing ovation I would but since I can’t, I’ll settle for writing this review. Jeff VanderMeer has you wrapped up in the story almost instantly! I should probably preface that by saying this was my first read by him but it sure as hell won’t be … Continue reading Borne by Jeff VanderMeer, a SciFi review
While some of you are vigorously burning belly fat in preparation for summer and getting your beach body ready, I’ll be running across the state (several times). Between juggling work, playing stepdad to the world’s most wonderful little scientist (Neil DeGrasse Tyson knows kids are natural scientists), and doing my best to be a great … Continue reading 10 Must read Sci-fi short stories for July
In this series we'll explore the ethical dilemma that comes along with the development of artificial intelligence.