Friday 22 September 2017

An external womb, will change the nature of human reproduction...


"Once parental roles are equal, there will be no excuse for male-dominated boardrooms or political parties, or much of the other blatant inequality we see today." -- I wonder if this will turn out to be true.

To paraphrase Douglass Adams: Man has always assumed he was better than woman because of high-powered careers; loyalty to sports teams; and the status tokens of cash, cloths and cars. Whereas Woman has always believed she is better than Man for precisely the same reasons…


Friday 15 September 2017

DNA Malware compromising DNA sequencing machines

Malware encoded in the genome of a biological virus gets sequenced by a surgery's diagnosis machine. The malware hacks the diagnosis sequencer, installing a computer virus, which compromises all the DNA synthesis machines it can find on the network. These start printing and churning out copies of the virus, infecting more humans who seek medical help. The infection spreads through two vectors: person to person and digitally. Every infected patient, sequenced by a susceptible diagnosis machine, creates more compromised nodes in the growing botnet… the plague spreads, its dual-mode allowing it to jump all quarantine measures and airgaps thrown up to halt it… nasty.


Friday 8 September 2017

Declassified 1950s Flying Saucer vs WEAV the 2010s update

USAF Project 1794: Declassified 1950s Flying Saucer and WEAV, the Wingless Electromagnetic Air Vehicle that NASA is toying with now:

This is fascinating stuff. I am looking into this magneto-electro-hydrodynamics tech for Book 3...


Friday 1 September 2017

Is there no chance to save traditional sci-fi from decline?

As a newcomer author, I can't really judge from my own experience if Liu Cixin is correct... but I fear he might be…

Interview with Chinese Hugo Award Winner Liu Cixin: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/16/c_136529000.htm

As a kid I remember thirsting for any anything that tasted of the future. Every drip of speculation about technology was absorbed like a drop of water on a parched dessert--
  --but now, I feel I am standing in a torrent of futurism; my orifices clamped tight shut else I bloat and explode from the pressure!
Against this, I can see how people see Science Fiction as more of the same.

Summary: People are bored with novelty; they want familiarity!