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The beast will be released... soon

Go ahead, enjoy some short SciFi-ish stories I've written.

Humans need not apply

Automation doesn’t stop at manual labor…

Understanding Justice – A brief overview

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ME: Okay, here’s the scenario. A man is convicted of murder. It’s proven that he did it. The evidence is irrefutable. However we have a scientifically accurate palm reading machine to peer into his future.

FRIEND: Aaaaand this is why I hate doing hypotheticals.

Why Now? A Quest in Metaphysics

He mentions these ideas blew his mind when he first heard them and he certainly does not fail to deliver…

Seth Lloyd, a quantum-mechanical engineer at MIT, estimated the number of “computer operations” our universe has performed since the Big Bang — basically, every event that has ever happened. To repeat them, and generate a perfect facsimile of reality down to the last atom, would take more energy than the universe has.

“The computer would have to be bigger than the universe, and time would tick more slowly in the program than in reality,” says Lloyd. “So why even bother building it?”

But others soon realized that making an imperfect copy of the universe that’s just good enough to fool its inhabitants would take far less computational power. In such a makeshift cosmos, the fine details of the microscopic world and the farthest stars might only be filled in by the programmers on the rare occasions that people study them with scientific equipment. As soon as no one was looking, they’d simply vanish.

-Discover Magazine

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