Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Compare Sci-Fi and reality

I love how close the Starhopper looks to 1950’s sci-fi dreams of the future. Pretty close really! I guess the 1950’s guys imagined their rocket landing a bit like a space-plane, and hence the larger wings. They probably couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

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A philosophical and beautifully crafted review of Blade Runner 2049

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“Happy Arthursday”

“Happy ArThursday!” is how fans of Isaac Arthur greet each other on Thursdays in America as they jump online to watch the latest logical, mathematical, and quite mind-blowing episode of science and engineering implications for the future. It has been … Continue reading

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Please, no third Blade Runner movie!

No third movie! Not if the point is “tidying everything up in a nice bow”, as Collider said in the video below. The 2 Blade Runner movies are the Socratic method at its best: asking the ultimate questions about the … Continue reading

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Organic looking robots work smoother

As a layperson Geek watching the development of robots over the years, what fascinates me is the way engineering requirements — not aesthetics — are driving the evolution of some robots to *look* more organic.

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Could hypothetical aliens hide from us?

I’ve been reading sci-fi for decades, and yet 10 minutes into an Isaac Arthur video I realise I’m still not thinking BIG enough! Can we hide from alien civilisations? It’s already too late. Forget TV and radio shows. As the … Continue reading

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Thinkism

Futurists / Singularity geeks. What do you make of these thoughts on “Thinkism”? I wrote them after watching the 2.5 star movie “Automata”. PS: I’ve been thinking these things for a while, but futurist Isaac Arthur on youtube also voiced … Continue reading

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