ideation / Meandering

Meandering Monday about Knowing What’s Real

I rewatched Dark Star recently – there’s a spot where they’re trying to talk the bomb from detonating itself in the bomb bay (it’s a smart bomb.) They cause the bomb to question reality because it can’t be certain of the data it’s receiving from the outside. How reliable is that data? How do you … Continue reading

ideation / Meandering / Perception

Meandering Monday about the Fickleness of Fantasies

Did you ever find yourself disappointed in a movie because the dragons just don’t look real? (What does a real dragon look like, anyway?) We like our fantasies to be realistic. Of course, we want the negative, frightening, and painful fantasies to be unlikely (like Aliens), but that’s another matter. Back to dragons: who knows … Continue reading

Forecast / ideation / Technology

Forecast Friday: Living Through More Change

An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense ‘intuitive linear’ view. So we won’t experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century—it will be more like 20,000 years of progress. – Ray Kurzeil, “The Law of Accelerating Returns” (2001) (I know it’s not Monday, but … Continue reading

Creativity / ideation / Meandering / writing

Meandering Monday about Who’s in My Head

I don’t have Turret’s. Wait – I should have started off with a disclaimer: The following ideation is not intended to be taken as scientific or medical research. The author has no formal training in the appropriate fields. The author has not been bothered to research the particular condition(s) mentioned, and makes several on-the-spot suppositions, … Continue reading