Month: August 2016

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Genetically Engineered Martians…You’ve Been Warned!

Genetically engineered humans living on Mars AND predisposed towards democracy. THIS…IS…NOT…A…JOKE. It’s from a recent article discussing the topic at some length. This means we’ve reached the point in history when we can realistically dialog about the creation of entirely new species through genetic engineering. Wow. This isn’t a new topic, of course. It’s been […]

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Artificial Intelligence 38 Years Before Skynet

If you think artificial intelligence, computer networking, and online marketplaces are new, think again. Seventy years ago, Americans were talking about them in their living rooms and around dining tables. How do I know? Because two pulp-era stories, one from 1946 and the other from 1950, describe amazingly-modern technology in great detail. Both tales are […]

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Visionaries from the Future: Science, Spirituality, & Space Opera

Quantum Probabilities and the Future “If we attempt to attribute an objective meaning to the quantum state of a single system, curious paradoxes appear: quantum effects mimic not only instantaneous action-at-a-distance, but also…influence…future actions on past events, even after these events have been irrevocably recorded.” 123 – Asher Peres (1934-2005), quantum physicist. By this logic, […]

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