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Virtual Reality

TL;DR Virtual Reality is our first imitation of how conscious illusory mindspace is generated

Meaning of Life

TL;DR The Meaning of Life: The cosmos, desperate to survive, is developing sentient life as part of its reproductive process.

People, We Need to Talk About Death.

Sit right down and you'll hear a tale... It may well be what we really mean when we request a "come to Jesus" meeting. It's the early twenty-first century, and we need to rekindle our conversation about human mortality, because things are about to start changing.The flood of apocrypha are overwhelming, and we settle on a

Seagulls Kill Alien on Way To Tampa

No More to the Story Can't remember if I told you that the bird died.But I didn't forget. I remember telling you right before this article started.But do you remember me telling you?Well, what's wrong with you then? Are you just a figment of my imagination, dreamt up by my sub-conscious to torture me?Why would I want

How the Cigarette Burns

A Word, Please... It was two widths of a lamb's shank that separated us, clandestine, but surmised, between membranous sheets of silicon. At this moment, I can see her eyes, perpendicular to mine, forming a kaleidoscopic centrifuge of human mirage. From this angle, I cannot look into her eyes, I can focus but on one.


Those arms were quite tiny. Nick Bostrom, no offense to Neil de Grasse Tyson, made the most comprehensive and convincing argument for the possibility (or probability) that we are currently experiencing life in a simulation in his landmark paper: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation?Being upfront, I take the following related positions: 1) It

Atoms in Space

What photons wish humans knew about them Atoms are the life of the party. Sure, when they're having a real gas, they tend to like to spread out and take some time to explore. At heart, they are social entity, and prefer to amass with like-typed atoms.Some say that atoms are like us, comprised predominantly

Jimothy’s Riverwalk

A kneeling young woman is placing river stones methodically into an ash wicker basket. She has a drawn miasma of sadness and effort, stopping every few stones to assess the weight of the basket. Whipping, angry and wild African wuppertails of jet-black hair are annoyingly unbecome from the crease of her chapped lips by a

The Wave-Particle Duality of Consciousness

Turns out you do understand quantum physics Think of a ball.Perfect!Now you understand. Um... Although I know you are a genius and get it now, let me break it down for the Swedes, as it is important that they understand it as well. What it feels like to an adult when a waveform collapses I'll start

The Key to Enlightment

You cannot float before you walk She hides in plain tautological sight, as if her peek-a-boo hands might forever barrier me from her. But my synthetic lust will never be met. An impermeable membrane all rippling with nerves cannot howl with greater alarm, every arm scared military straight. I remember being in a convertible on

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