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“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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Intelligence Enhancement

It seems to me… “As soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.” ~ John McCarthy. Most of artificial intelligence’s (AI) accomplishments are under-appreciated. Current success in computer-based game playing, whether the 1997 Garry Kasparov vs. IBM’s Deep … Continue reading

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The Long Wait

It seems to me… “What the nation needs now is not the technology, for we possess that.  We have the machines, the people and the know-how to make this journey, to establish a permanent lunar base, and to reach out … Continue reading

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