When We Stop Reading

Warnings from Fahrenhiet 451 Even though I have always been an avid fan of science fiction, for whatever reason I had never read the classic Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451.  At least not until recently, when my step-son had to read it as he was beginning his freshmen year in high school.  He wanted someContinue reading “When We Stop Reading”

Just for Fun: The Library of Babel

So I found this while wandering the internet, which in many ways is a bit ironic when you begin to understand exactly what the Library of Babel is.  The concept came from a short story by Jorge Luis Borges, although he would say the idea was around much longer, which gives us a detailed descriptionContinue reading “Just for Fun: The Library of Babel”

The Threat of Artificial Intelligence

Is this something to worry about? We’ve heard the warnings, we’ve seen the movies, but how real is the threat that Artificial Intelligence will someday take over mankind?  Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) generally believed that AI would help mankind in great ways as we begin to develop it (his latest speaking device was powered byContinue reading “The Threat of Artificial Intelligence”

My Boy and Vampirina

So this occurred last Christmas, but while in the season, I figured I would share some thoughts on what happened… While picking up a highly coveted Vampirina house playset at a retail store, my wife was approached by another customer who was unable to secure said toy.  When my wife mentioned that it was forContinue reading “My Boy and Vampirina”