…researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have created an artificial skin that mimics this mechanism and reacts to pain stimuli….
Once again, Star Trek was way ahead of its time…
“If you prick me, do I not…leak?”
No, that’s not it. Wait…
“Resistance is futile!”
Yeah, that’s it.
I, for one, can’t wait to greet our artificial skin-covered overlords…
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“But decoding and storing memories raise a new set of ethical, moral and legal questions. For instance, who would own these memories after a person has died? Could the police obtain warrants to search through memories? Given that memory itself isn’t completely reliable, could memories be used in lawsuits? How could we ensure that unscrupulous professionals don’t sell or share them?”
Hm, I think I can see another direction this might eventually take…
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Tags: Altered Carbon, BCI, Big Brother, control, Elon Musk, identity, memories, Netflix, neural lace, neural mesh, P K Dick, philosophy, science, science fiction, SciFi, SF, technology, Total Recall •
Welp, guess it’s back to
ST:TNG and Teen Titans: Go! for a while…
— Read on
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Wasp-76b, as it’s known, orbits so close in to its host star, its dayside temperatures exceed 2,400C – hot enough to vaporise metals.
Hmm….this reminds me of…let me think for a minute…wait, I got it…
Yeah, that’s the one. I think.
check it out. Not even the Jedi could possibly handle an actual “inferno” planet.)
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Another classic actor, gone.
I still remember my favorite line, from
The Greatest Story Ever Told:
“Don’t vory, Mary.”
Ah, classic Swedish Jesus.
And the scifi-fantasy list…
Conan the Barbarian
Game of Thrones
What’s your favorite Max von Sydow movie/TV series?
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“I think we’ve got a better chance of having slightly higher forms of life on Europa, perhaps similar to the intelligence of an octopus.”
Hmm. Maybe. It seems more like that any life would be of the microscopic or worm-like variety. But we still have to get out there first to find out…
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Okay, so I figured that I would never do this.
I mean, write a
Star Wars movie review? When so many have already been there, done that, loved it/hated on it/debated it? When I already did it (ah, twenty years ago, but still…)
But, then again, why not?
Especially when so many have gotten it so wrong…
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Another TV and movie great has left us a legacy of decades of entertaining, thought-provoking, inspiring stories.
Farewell, René Auberjonois. The Great Link welcomes you home.
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The Witching Hour and Hallowe’en have come and passed, but there’s still time to think about family history…since, of course, it does involve witches. And ghosts.
We have two witches and one ghost in the family tree, on my mother’s side (my father’s side has pirates, kidnapped settlers, and Captains who start intercontinental wars, but more on that in another post). The witches, of course, were caught up in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693. Otherwise known as the Salem Witch Paranoia. Victims of insecure white men. So what’s new?
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It had been rumored for decades that the mask the killer Michael Myers wore in the Halloween films was in fact based on Shatner’s face. Not just his face, but specifically a Captain Kirk death mask created for Star Trek. As it turns out, the anecdote is very true.
Yup. In an interview, Shat ner even talked about wearing a mask of his own face for trick or treating.
(It’s in the linked article.)
Pleasant dreams 💤🎶🕸🕷🦇🧟♀️🧛♀️🧟♂️🎃
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