As science fiction writer Greg Bear has described it, chaos is a force so roiled that it doesn’t respond to feedback.
Eventually, every wave of human activity—yours, mine, ours, theirs—is going to reach what many experts and commentators (including Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ilya Prigogine; George Land, the author of Grow or Die; James Gleick in [...]
So what do you know?
If you are a fan of my “how to think like a dolphin” approach, you know carps, you know sharks and you know NoQuiffs (Not Quite Flying Fish). In a world that technological revolutions have sent reeling, this knowledge is going to be increasingly needed, if not always welcomed.
The world’s main [...]
One of the sharpest (and most cantankerous!) minds commenting on “the state of the world” at any given time is that of science fiction writer David Brin, best-known for his six “Uplift” novels.
Trying to have a conversation with “Doctor Brin” (his Ph.D. is in space science from the University of California San Diego) is genuinely [...]