The second downloadable issue of h+ Magazine is now available. It’s a magazine on transhumanism and other futuristic trends. I enjoyed the first issue immensely. This issue has an interview with Vernor Vinge on the subject of the Singularity. If this is of any interest, give it a shot.
When I was a junior in high school, I had to write a major research paper for my English class. Semester long project, that sort of thing. What did I want to write about? I pondered this. I pondered this some more. And then I read a review of Hans Moravec’s book, Mind Children. TheContinue reading “On H+ Magazine”
Today begins Shore Leave, a science-fiction convention I attend every July just north of Baltimore. And so, I am on the road, from Raleigh to Baltimore. It’s a long, lonely road, enlivened by the craziness of the Washington mixing bowl, the hecticness of the traffic on I-95 from Fredericksburg north. Fun, fun times. Tonight’s programmingContinue reading “On the Road”
Paramount announced recently “Regeneration,” a late-season Enterprise episode in which Earth scientists discover wreckage of a Borg sphere buried under a glacier in the Arctic. Borg drones are found aboard, they reactivate, and much wackiness ensues, ultimately drawing Jonathan Archer and his crew into the fray. The reaction of fans on bulletin boards and UsenetContinue reading “Regeneration”
This isn’t a comprehensive compendium of my thoughts on the Borg, which I may or may not write later as time allows. Jay Hailey wrote: How would assimilated “Drones” be controlled? And still retain their own identity underneath? I think the drones’ original identities are semi-aware of their status. They simply cannot do anything aboutContinue reading “On the Borg and other stuff”