Thursday, May 30, 2024

QM #2

Quantum mechanics and relativity affected me deeply - personally. It affected my attitude toward the world. I've always thought of physics as a sort of ivory tower, from which you venture forth into all other human affairs, of all kinds. That's why I became a physicist. I could've earned more money as a lawyer.

I.I. Rabi - The Second Creation

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Engineering Cells

By the mid-2030s or 2040s, ideally, we will be able to get human boots on Mars, enabling us to directly see how humans respond to Martian living and how well our “molecular risk mitigation” plans work. Once there, we will be able to test more

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Deontogenic Ethics

Deontogenic ethics includes four simple pieces: (1) consciousness must exist to be used; (2) long-term survival depends on plans to extend beyond the solar system in which our species originated; (3) long-term survival depends on the metaspecies, but is not only for the metaspecies; and (4) the needs of the metaspecies and conservation of their responsibilities may supersede individuals' needs or wants.

Sunday, May 19, 2024

QM #1

At first there were very few who believed in the existence of these bodies smaller than atoms. I was even told long afterwards by a distinguished physicist who had been present at my lecture at the Royal Institution that he thought I had been 'pulling their legs.' I was not surprised at this, as I had myself come to this explanation of my experiments with great reluctance, and it was only after I was convinced that the experiment left no escape from it that I published my belief in the existence of bodies smaller than atoms.”

J.J. Thomson – Director of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England, 1897.

pg. 13, The Second Creation

Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Next 500 Years #3

To save life, we will need to engineer it. Notably, humans are already accidentally engineering life and directing evolution; now it is time to do it with volition, direction, and purpose.

Christopher E. Mason

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Null Infinity - Chapter 6

Next chapter of Null Infinity can be found here:


Chapter 6

After a half hour the man turned off the road onto a smaller, dirt road. Harry got worried.

“Excuse me, is this the way to town?” asked Harry.

“No, I'm going to my ranch first, I have things I've got to get done today. You guys can fix you something to eat while I work. We'll go to town tomorrow.”

Harry didn't object, they needed food and there wasn't anything else he could do.

Another twenty minutes passed quietly while the man maneuvered over an ever worsening road, they pulled up to a small wooden house needing paint and several larger buildings also in need of paint.

“Okay folks, here we are,” he said, stopping the old truck.

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Time Wars: Complete

Now available for pre-order at the special price of 99 cents (regular $4.99) is the
ebook version of the Time Series trilogy of novels. Take advantage of the pre-order price as it will go to regular price after August 20th. Note: KU readers will have three months to read after publication, then it will become available at other online ebook retailers.

A paperback version will also be released on August 20th everywhere (I hope) but because of the economics of print-on-demand and the size of the book (> 700 pages) it may cost more than I would hope. But it is that or no paper copy at all, sorry.

Click the picture to see on Amazon, here is the blurb:

Time Wars: Complete: A Collection

A trilogy of novels about the discovery of a Quantum Field Theory of time.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Seven Minute Read Sample - To Tend And Watch Over

The following excerpt from the Future Chron novella To Tend And Watch
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introduces an artificial intelligence based on the human brain. These EMulated brains are copies of real human brains that some researchers think may be the path to true AI. This novella was written in January 2017, long before large language models.


It had been more than a decade (human subjective time) since the Em had taken the job offered by the complex's government. The job had paid enough to allow the Em to grow his family and provide job security for them. The Em was very much a family man.

The contract had called for a test installation before widespread deployment. The Em and the government agreed upon a centrally located area for the Ems to occupy. Several towers were turned over to them. The Em relocated to one of them and immediately started having the infrastructure installed that would be needed to support a large nest of Ems.

When resources allowed, the Em imprinted or reanimated another member of his “family”. The Em called it “budding”. In each family, all new Ems were of the same imprinted brain but those reanimated also had their experiences since first budding restored. Each was given a particular area of the complex's infrastructure to tend and watch over. As more and more Ems came online the complex's residents begin to notice the changes.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Next 500 Years #2

This [awareness of extinction of all life] gives us an awesome responsibility, power, and opportunity to become the universe's shepherds and guardians of all life-forms – quite literally a duty to the universe – to preserve life. This means we need to prevent the death of not only our species, but of all species on which we depend and any others we may find that are or were threatened –

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Null Infinity - Chapter 5

If you are reading along, chapter 5 of the novel(?) Null Infinity has been posted. Find the new installment under the Forgotten Earth Universe tab above. Thank you. 

Friday, May 3, 2024

The Next 500 Years #1

  . . . The fundamental thesis of this book is that the same innate, biological capacities of ingenuity and creation that have enabled humans to build rockets to reach other planets will also be needed for designing and engineering the organisms that will sustainably inhabit those planets.