Science Fiction

Surprisingly real value from virtual reality

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Complexity, Computational nanotechnology, International organizations, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Lifestyle, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, NanoEducation, Nanosurveillance, Science Fiction, Security, Space|

Speaking of big computation, cyberspace isn’t yet as potent as Neal Stephenson portrayed in Snow Crash and subsequent books, but it’s getting there. A new article in the [...]

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By | 2017-06-01T14:05:17+00:00 December 27th, 2009|Nanodot, Science Fiction|

The first time I met Eric Drexler, I complained to him, "You've ruined science fiction for me."  (He replied, "If it's any consolation, I ruined it for myself.") The reason, [...]

Reynolds advocates faster nano/AI R&D for safety reasons

By | 2017-06-01T14:05:19+00:00 November 19th, 2009|Abuse of Advanced Technology, Artificial Molecular Machines, Environment, Health, and Safety, Ethics, Future Medicine, Future Warfare, Machine Intelligence, Military nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Politics, Opinion, Productive Nanosystems, Robotics, Science Fiction|

In Popular Mechanics, longtime Foresight friend Prof. Glenn Reynolds looks at the future of nanotech and artificial intelligence, among other things looking at safety issues, including one call that potentially [...]

Forward to the past

By | 2017-06-01T14:06:27+00:00 March 3rd, 2009|Economics, Machine Intelligence, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Science Fiction|

Charlie Stross, the British science fiction writer, recently posted a “21st Century FAQ” on his blog that has aroused some reaction in futurist circles. Let it be noted that I’ve [...]