Category Archive: Practical Time Travel


Schooling Bezos: Debating with (and Giving Suggestions to) the Founder of Amazon

Phil and Stephen examine whether they agree or disagree with Jeff Bezos on some points he made in a recent talk: 6. Gawker’s opponents need a ‘thick skin’ 5. Amazon Prime Video ‘helps sell more shoes’ 4. Amazon isn’t trying to kill UPS 3. AI will have a massive impact on society in the next …

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Are We Living in a Science Fiction Story?

Sure the world is getting weirder, but is it getting Sci-Fi weird? Is it getting Philip K. Dick weird? Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon explore evidence that we may be living in a science fiction story. First off, there’sĀ this video of PKD himself from 1977 saying that we are living in the Matrix. Was …

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Step Forward, Step Back

Phil and Stephen discuss a number of developments that may be moving us closer to the future we’re hoping for, as well as some which seem to be making that future more remote. Topics include: Asteroid mining: not worth the effort? Shutting off the aging gene NSA super-spy capability New Tech to replace the wheelchair …

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Classical Time Travel Isn’t Practical

Practical Time Travel for Beginners, Part 1 To begin with — for the sake of clarity — I want to distinguish my subject from a related topic with which it might easily be confused. So let me be clear from the start that I’m going to be writing about practical time travel, not standard or …

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Passing Time

Do you ever just stop and notice the passage of time? Yeah, well don’t do that. Time should never just pass. You should be engaging time. Driving it. Time is change; it is the progress of the universe from one configuration to another. If from your perspective it is merely “passing,” it means that you …

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Getting a Handle on Your Future Self

Psychological research indicates that it’s not easy for people to grasp how much they are going to change over time. A recentĀ  New York Times piece explores this phenomenon: When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over the years. But when we …

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