Automation, and the Future of the Human Race

No matter what we do or how hard we try every one of us, along with the rest of the Universe, is moving unstoppingly toward the future. It doesn’t matter what you think… Continue reading

How to Get Ahead

Many wise philosophies suggest behaving in moderation is the best way to go through life. One should not be completely focused on either work or family. An enlightened person does not gravitate completely… Continue reading

Nothing to fear but Fear itself. (And Monsters…)

Fear is a natural part of life. Like many other natural parts of life, fear is something we would like to avoid sometimes. It is one thing to go see a scary movie.… Continue reading

Strategy and Morality

You would be hard pressed to find a person who does not enjoy victory. Everybody loves winning. It is the pizza of life experiences. However, just like we can’t eat pizza all the… Continue reading

Modern Occult Arts

There are many words that have a slightly different meaning depending on the context. Sometimes one interpretation of these words develops such a reputation that people forget it ever meant anything else. Like… Continue reading

How to Judge a Civilization (In Five Easy Steps!)

Strategy games are complex simulations that allow the player to re-live historical events. In these games, the player selects a faction to guide through scenarios while competing with other factions. These scenarios range… Continue reading

Free Will and Destiny

I. Free will and freedom are similar, but different things. Freedom is a state of self-determination that has a lot to do with our relationships with other people. A person is free if they… Continue reading

Stories from History that ought to be Movies

Creativity is hard work. Fortunately, like all difficult things, there is shortcut. Why spend the time and energy making up new stories, when history provides a nearly inexhaustible supply of interesting and exiting… Continue reading

Apology for an NPC

Everyone is the protagonist of their own life, the hero of their own story, but where do we fit as individuals on the grander scale of things? Two of the most profound influences… Continue reading

Use and Misuse

Abusus non tollit usum. “Misuse does not nullify proper use.” In other words, doing something wrong does not eliminate the potential to do the same thing correctly, but everything sounds better when you… Continue reading

How to Live Forever

The worst part of knowing you’re alive is the knowledge that you’re going to die someday. People in every generation have thought about this, worried about it, and tried to avoid the inevitable… Continue reading

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