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WHO OWNS YOU? 

QUOTE Maritme Admiralty Law is what is known as the law of the water. It is superceded by civil law and only applies to those that willingly contract themselves into it. The definition of Admiralty Law is a body of … Continue reading

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WE ARE VR (PART ONE)

WE ARE VR (PART ONE) Flying cars. Hotels in space. Robotic sexual partners. Some technologies seem destined to remain vaporware: Great ideas in theory which never seem to become practical, widespread products. But next year could be the year in … Continue reading

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MY ‘APPLE’ CONSPIRACY THEORY.

MY ‘APPLE’ CONSPIRACY THEORY. What follows is just a hunch of mine. I have not done much research to verify its validity so maybe you should not take it too seriously.  My ‘Apple’ conspiracy theory has to do with what … Continue reading

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WHY ALIEN LIFE SHOULD GIVE CAUSE TO WORRY

If we should ever succeed in discovering life on other worlds, should that discovery trouble us? I think most people would say the answer to that question is ‘yes’ only if said aliens have tremendous technological capability. If that is … Continue reading

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PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?

PESSIMISM AMONG THE SINGULARITARIANS: IS IT A BAD THING?  Have you heard? Robots are coming and they are going to steal our jobs! I expect you have heard rumours to that effect, because the tech news seems positively awash with … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART 4

PART 4: A TALE OF TWO TRANSHUMAN NATIONS. In the previous installment, we saw how Transhumanist Wager has a lot in common with Atlas Shrugged. I ended with a mention of another story and it, too, can be said to … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSHUMANIST WAGER PART THREE

PART THREE: JETHRO SHRUGGED. In 1957, a book was published that took the murder-mystery concept in a new direction.  Rather than having a plot concerning the death of a human body and whodunnit, the story was instead about the death … Continue reading

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