Category Future and Technology

Let’s All Live Together

I love me some predictions for the future, especially ones like these predictions about future microbe science.  While clearly not yet supported by any hard science, predictions like these seem to be such logical extrapolations of what we know now, that I’ll have a hard time not thinking of these as established facts already. One […]

Will Your Children Get Mind-Controlled Mechas For Christmas?

In light of some recent developments – artificial limbs that the user can ‘feel,’ and motherf***ing RATS LINKING TO EACH OTHER’S BRAINS  – I thought I’d repost this rhapsody on our human-robot future, that I originally wrote for These Gentlemen in 2009. Will Your Future Children Get Giant Mechas For Christmas? (That They Control With […]

Check Your Facebook Bubble Bias

I’m sure you, too, have read plenty of blog posts and newspaper articles concerning the trends and traits of Our Generation (Millenials, aged teen to thirtysomething, and possibly older and younger folks too).  A.k.a. The Facebook Generation, The Smartphones-At-Dinner Generation, The Irony Generation, The No-Dating-Just-Hookups Generation. I just want to say one thing: these stereotypes […]

Quantum Story Computer Human Brain

Friday is sometimes unstructured “like what if, man? what if ?” quasi-stoned post day here at the babelwright blog! Just a random reaction to this article about the future of quantum computing.  The article asserts that someday soon, quantum computing may allow for a computer more powerful than the universe.  (Read the article for an explanation of that.)  Such […]

A Horror Movie That Would Scare Me

I’ve never been much scared by scary movies.  (I think the last one was It, when it came out two decades ago.)  But I do get scared or at least creeped out by scary video games like this one.  I was trying to figure out why that is, and I came to the conclusion that, […]

Indexing Saves the Future!

How glorious it will be! When the computing power and programming skill allows the Internet, retroactively and in its totality, to be tagged! Every website, file, app, game, video and subpage made taggable by aggressive coding.  Any Internet user, big or small, able to attach any word or hashtag or category to anything online – anything, anytime.  Does the […]

Why Is There No Entry-Level Artist Job?

Why does our society not pay artists until they master their craft? If you’re a computer programmer, there is a career path for you.  You go to school, you learn how to program, you go to work in an entry-level position and as you gain experience and credentials as a programmer, you get paid more […]