Living With Force Fields

~or~ Whatever you say bounces off of me and back onto you. Force fields have been a science fiction dream since before Gene Roddenberry conceived his "Wagon Train to the Stars" (Star Trek) in the mid 1960s. The ability to stop energy rays comes in handy not only for rogue Klingons or Romulans, but because … Continue reading Living With Force Fields

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