WordPress.com has introduced some major changes and these are simple unacceptable. Hence we have no choice but to leave this unreliable and user hostile platform. From Juli 1st, both this site and Fascinating Future will move to a non-WP environment.
Though this site will not be updated, pending the new website (scheduled for August), I will continue writing and publishing stuff on my other site Fascinating Future.
On that site I mostly write about my own mundane science fiction, world building but also discuss certain developments regarding science & technology as well societal issues like Brexit.
It has been eight years ago when we decided to move to WordPress from blogger as our primary platform for spreading our message. Initially this proved a good decision as the number of visitors rose after our move and quickly this site got a small but loyal base of followers. Continue reading Service announcement
Over the last eight years have published a lot of posts dealing with a wide variety of topics on this site. Now the time has arrived the consolidate those into a book that puts forward my view of a better society for all.
Automation and robots are coming to the barber shop!
Hair washing robots already seem to be quite mature:
Automation is also coming to the world of construction:
Garment manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the world – not many people want to be naked all the time. However, this industry is plagued by abuse of workers in so-call low wage countries. Continue reading Garment Industry Automation
The second of the four goals formulated by Gerard K. O’Neill is to find (or rather create) an optimal living climate for all of humanity. Not surprisingly he spends a large portion of his book on orbital space settlements, discussing the internal design of space habitats in order to promote public well-being. Continue reading Public Green & Society
One of the negative externalities of the space age, is the debris resulting from abandoned satellites. Currently there about 128 million pieces of old spacecrafts floating around, pieces that are up to 10 cm in size. Though this does not seem threatening, the kinetic energy of these parts is so high, they can destroy operational satellites. Continue reading Fees against junk?