New Technology. New Trash.

It is funny the way we think about junk. A rusty old truck or abandoned farm machinery in a field somewhere is a cool find. Broken computer monitors or TVs lying outside are… Continue reading

Dark Ages

Throughout time, people have been fascinated with the concept of a dark age. Whether they are celebrating new beginnings or fear a collapse, the idea of society falling apart and then being put… Continue reading

Oh No!

Echo-Friendly

Echo-Friendly: Not to be confused with Eco-Friendly “This new Cathedral is really Echo-Friendly.”             “Really, did you use recycled materials powered by renewable energy?”             “No, none of that, but if you yell… Continue reading

Fierce Competitive Spirit

According to Darwinism, competition is among the chief driving forces of nature. Competition is what allows living organisms to thrive, prosper, and over time evolve into even more successful creatures. Aside from its… Continue reading

The Smartest Fish in the World

There are many versions of an old folktale where a man casts his net to the sea and brings back a magic fish. The fish, in exchange for its freedom, promises to grant… Continue reading

A thought on Death

“Hello, sir. Would you like to go to the christening of the first inter-stellar spaceship in 2136?” “Gee, I would love too! Oh, but wait. I can’t be there. I have to die… Continue reading

Purgatory, Waiting Rooms, and Point Singularities

Literature is filled with examples of intrepid heroes who venture forth into the afterlife. Orpheus descended into Hades to return his wife to the land of the living while Odysseus visited the underworld… Continue reading

Open Sesame

Even though it is one of the staple technologies of Star Trek, the development of automatic, sliding doors has been detrimental to our society. Automatic doors might be a convenient way of getting… Continue reading

small world

The world has become very small. Unless you’re walking.

Top 5 Career Choices

The difference between a job and a career is sort of like the difference between weather and climate. Weather, like a job, is what happens at a specific point in time. A career… Continue reading

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