Tag: technology

On switching heads

Switching Heads Twilight
Can you spot the difference? I can’t.

I don’t know if you’ve heard the news yet?  Human head transplants are now possible.  Now you can finally get the body you want with just one simple procedure.  This will completely revolutionise life as we know it.

Hang on.  Did I click on The Sun by mistake?  Nope.  It’s The Telegraph.  That’s a reputable paper, isn’t it?

Some crazy real-life Dr. Frankenstein believes it can be done.  We now finally have the technology.

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On Imagining the Future

I have long been a fan of Science Fiction.  I can recall watching Star Trek: The Next Generation series and movies as a kid with my dad (who now denies ever having watched SF in his entire life).  I also recall watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and the lesser-known The Last Star Fighter from my childhood years.  I was reading Jules Verne and HG Wells while most of my class mates were still struggling with Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.  Then I discovered Foundation by Isaac Asimov in the public library in the town where I went to college and I knew I had found one of my favourite authors (though I like the Robot novels and short stories best).

I have also long been a fan of science.  Between the ages of 10 and 12 I received a microscope, chemistry set and electronics kit for birthdays and I did every experiment in their instructions.  I’ve been working on a computer daily since I got my dad’s old IBM 386 for my thirteenth birthday.  I read books on geology, astronomy and natural sciences.  I watch documentaries for fun. Continue reading “On Imagining the Future”