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Mars and Beyond

Falcon Heavy’s test flight last week wasn’t perfect. But I’ll call it a success. That’s good news for SpaceX. Not my opinion: the largely-successful flight. The test flight’s dummy payload included an actual dummy. “Starman” is the mannequin wearing a … Continue reading

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Robots and Being Catholic

I’ll talk about artificial intelligence, robots, self-awareness, Turing tests, and all that. Someday. Probably. Not today. Robots in factories are getting smarter. We’ve already got ‘robots’ driving cars and trucks. And doing it well enough for folks to be looking … Continue reading

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Books and Flying Cars

That’s a photo of the Malatestiana Library. It’s a public library in Cesena. The Malatestiana Library was built around the mid 1400s. It’s named after a local aristocrat, but is the first civic library in Europe: not a private collection. … Continue reading

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Off the Rails

About 78 folks were on Amtrak Cascades passenger train 501 Monday morning. They’ll be late. At best. I’ll be looking at what happened, new and old technology. Also how I see change and progress. New issues, old problems Changing Tech, … Continue reading

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