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Jan 5, 2021

2021 - Ringing in the New and Pondering the Bold; Quantum Space, Sci-Fi, Miracles and AI


“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” - C. S. Lewis

"There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

There is always the possibility of a miracle. - Mom (One day I will get her to draw a diagram of her non-accident.)


Black Holes, Wormholes and assorted Odds -

"Avarya" - In search of a new habitable planet, the robot overseer finds every single candidate planet unsuitable.


"Avarya" by Gökalp Gönen

Subscribe to Dust. Sci-Fi short films.

Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics"
  • - A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  • -  A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  • - A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
And those laws - it turns out - may be unworkable. The alternative: 
"Instead of laws to restrict robot behavior, we think robots should be empowered to maximize the possible ways they can act so they can pick the best solution for any given scenario." - Scientific American


Entertainment icebreaker. Boston Dynamics Robots show off their dance moves. Smithsonian.

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