Instantaneous Interstellar Travel & Cultural Meltdown

~or~ Good (Space) Fences Make Good (Planetary) Neighbors Imagine downtown Tokyo and New York City's Times Square connected by a door that bends the rules of physics, at least as we understand them today. People could walk between these cities as easily as crossing the street. Much in both cities would change, and it wouldn't … Continue reading Instantaneous Interstellar Travel & Cultural Meltdown

AIs and Mankind Part Two: Robots & Romance

~or~ Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should... "Before the war, before humankind matured to where they are today, we dallied with the artificial creations of our own hands... As you can imagine, it did not end well." A lesson that didn't have to be learned the hard way, and yet was, made an … Continue reading AIs and Mankind Part Two: Robots & Romance

AIs and Mankind Part One: Combat and the Future

~or~ The machines are not taking over... right? Behold the M5 Computer from Star Trek the original series. It was designed to remotely operate a starship in combat, thus sparing humans from such a dangerous endeavor. What could possibly go wrong? Of course, in the decades since this episode first aired we have seen depicted … Continue reading AIs and Mankind Part One: Combat and the Future