The Joys of Axanar

Star Trek was a groundbreaking series, in hindsight. At the time it’s original five year run died after three. While its fans did not number enough to qualify as “worth knowing” to NBC and others, they were rabid. They were also different. There were fans of diverse ethnicities, something TV executives didn’t care about until it was a thing, scientists, high ranking politicians from all over the world, Dr. Martin Luther King was a huge fan (and helped save the show for a while), young people tired of being force…

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It’s All In The Mind

The human mind is an interesting thing. It completely controls what we can learn about it. Think about that, while ignoring the irony of those three words, and try and imagine any other situation like that. While others may try and influence you no one can truly control your thoughts without your permission. Oh, I’ll grant, there are ways to influence someone’s decision making process. To be more accurate, there are seven. If you’re looking to become a cult leader or something, feel free to click that link. But, even…

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You Can Be Your Own Robot Overlord

I’ve written about the perils of our impending cybernetic overlords on several occasions. Sometimes in terror, sometimes in fun. Often for the same reasons. Let’s face it, relationships are hard. And, sometimes, the thought of having a sexbot around to take the edge off after a hard day of World News Centering doesn’t sound that bad. Having that same sexbot become self aware and end up controlling my life, however, seems problematic. Even if it would, probably, be for my best interests. But the one thing that keeps all of…

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U No B Gullible No Mo … Pleez

I get emails all the time from regular readers of this blog and listeners to my radio show. While I, like anyone else who ventures into the public eye these days, do get the occasional ALL CAPS screeds wishing me harm or sterility, for the most part the missives are fun and enlightening. Often I find that I helped someone in ways I hadn’t intended. One such lady, Karen from Lisle (she asked that I not use her last name since her husband doesn’t like liberals like me), has occasionally…

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