THE TIME OF MY LIFE If I could travel back into times past to see the truth of history and such, I don’t think I would want my stay to last. I simply couldn’t stand to stay there much. The future, many generations hence, would only make me want to return here. Where once I […]Read more "THE TIME OF MY LIFE"
LEMMING Oh, little lemming, running to the sea, Tell us; tell us, what can the matter be, That you ignore your friends who warn and shout That you should try to stop and turn about. The path that you are on will not end well, And yet you are determined and pell-mell. […]Read more "LEMMING"
In 1977, a recording of “Liu Shui” (流水; Stream), as performed by Guan, was chosen to be included in the Voyager Golden Record, a gold-plated LP recording containing music from around the world, which was sent into outer space by NASA on the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. It is the longest excerpt included on the disc (lasting seven minutes and […]Read more "TOPPING THE STAR CHARTS"
PREMISES, PREMISES Most everything (science assumes) repeats and that’s what makes it verifiable, but there have been a few astounding feats which, though unique, are undeniable, for instance life and its evolution or even the Big Bang, best we can tell – these lack a statistical solution, yet science seems to accommodate well. […]Read more "PREMISES, PREMISES"
DISTANT OBSERVERS Fixed stars, silent night – really all’s still exploding, and just seems still-frame.Read more "DISTANT OBSERVERS"
PONDEROUS PUNDIT In the future, there’s a scientist who arrives at what is ultimately true, but, since the only way to share his view is to bore his listeners through and through with lectures that lull to literal sleep before he completes his explanations, the concepts he conveys will have to keep, since he […]Read more "PONDEROUS PUNDIT"
COGNITIVE DISCORDANCE A man dependent on technology to communicate his brilliance of mind has nonetheless warned that biology cannot keep pace and may get left behind. As intelligence turns artificial, warns Hawking, it’s an existential threat. Benign for now and quite beneficial, future advances are yet to be met. As computational skill amasses, and A.I. […]Read more "COGNITIVE DISCORDANCE"