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We’re all guilty of these from time to time. Beautiful chart of cognitive biases that plague our thinking
Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.
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Where are we headed? A Speculative Timeline of the Far Future
Tennyson once asked: "…what will our children be? / The men of a hundred thousand, a million summers away?" Damned if we know—but here's our best guess.
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My tribute to Star Trek: When Star Trek came out fifty years ago, it was something else, something new. It lifted, surprised, challenged and offered hope. Amid the ructions of that awful decade – from Vietnam to civil rights to riots and assassinations – here was the notion that hope was conceivable. That (shoo-be-do) things were going to be all right.
Five decades ago, I was at the perfect age. Almost sixteen, pumped with eagerness for science and fiction and outer space and dreams of escaping the dreary prisons of home and high school. And suddenly on the dreary wasteland...
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Back to the future! A few time travel books for you; from Connie Willis, Stephen King, Joe Haldeman, Alfred Bester, Iain Banks, and Kurt Vonnegut
Time travel books will transport you to the future and back.
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Can AI & robots learn ethics? I review a dozen books whose authors range from optimistic to pessimistic to weird… and I conclude (as will you) that all of them miss a vital point. All of this in a vividly illustrated piece in a reboot of OMNI!
By exploring the recent books on the dilemmas of AI and Human Augmentation, how can we better prepare for (and understand) the posthuman future?
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I'll let the great Ray Bradbury speak today! A few of his most memorable quotes...
"Life is like underwear, should be changed twice a day." This nugget of wisdom is just the tip of the Ray Bradbury quotes iceberg. Let's dive in, shall we?
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In this vivid short video – with many sci fi flich snippets in the background – I talk about why so many (not all) sci fi dystopias are turgid and lazy.
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A Tale of the New-Born Earth: A reading from my novel Earth
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A phenomenal visualization by xkcd: a timeline of rising temperatures on Earth over 20,000 years, going back to the last ice age glaciation event. Share this...
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Check out Wikiverse! In this space, Wikipedia articles are stars in an ever-expanding, inter-connected cosmos...
The Wikiverse project is an interactive 3D visualization of Wikipedia, reimagined as a cosmic web of knowledge. Here, articles are stars bound together to form topics, fields and subjects.
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Great news. At long last, the audiobook for my second short story collection, Otherness, is now available at Audible.com. I worked pretty closely with the reader, veteran Hollywood actor Stephen Mendel and I can tell you, this is what you want for your commute, or those long sessions on the elliptical! Why not make your commute interstellar and your strides take you across fate and time?
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Weekend posting is about... science! Mostly big news in biology. From out last common ancestor to amazing news re: cloning to the weird tale of Homo economicus... come by for a compact but fascinating set of wonders spilling from YOUR scientific-renaissance civilization.
== Lottsa Luca == Luca, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, is estimated to have lived some four billion years ago, when Earth was a mere 560 million years old. For a long time the three great domains of life -- bacteria,...
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Author of The Postman, Earth, Existence, The Uplift War, and The Transparent Society.
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Scientist, futurist and best-selling author. David Brin's novels include Earth, Existence, The Postman, and Kiln People, as well as Hugo Award winners Startide Rising and The Uplift War. The Transparent Society won a Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.

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