La vida, la filosofía

You find your way through life; you use the tools you recognise you have, and retrospectively kick yourself for not using the rest. You stumble-run through your defining moments. Sometimes you’ll be prepared, other times you won’t. In both cases you could end up failing or succeeding fantastically. You define your goals and their metrics, … Continue reading La vida, la filosofía

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A moral dilemma

Brian is a widower with two normal children. He has them in a good private school, tutors them in their subjects, encourages them to socialise with friends, and isn't abusive. He is also incurably psychopathic with a fixation on death. If left alone, he would become a brutal serial killer (though he'd never kill his … Continue reading A moral dilemma

The case for technological dictatorship. Orwell’s nightmare is humanity’s salvation.

Two conventional types of sci-fi 1) In sci-fi, humanity often travels the stars. Either through massive speed, or by bending space-time to shorten the distance we have to travel, we colonise the universe. These stories usually centre around the things we find in space or the things we change into when millennia and lightyears separate … Continue reading The case for technological dictatorship. Orwell’s nightmare is humanity’s salvation.