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How fear creates beauty

Been reading some very interesting stuff on "fear landscapes"...http://www.cof.orst.edu/leopold/papers/Laundre_etal2010.pdf Basic idea is that the classic concept of a predator changing the ecosystem by culling prey isn't really correct - the much more significant factor is just the *idea* of a predator being nearby changes the behavior of potential prey. They don't go and graze in [...]

You are already part machine – proprioperception

I’ve had many readers who have wanted more detail on my idea of how humans and machines will merge. It seems farfetched, but I have news for you all. You are already part machine. Let me explain. One of the central goals of my novel Atopia was to tell the story of of humans and [...]

You are more than you eat

Louis Pasteur discovered that bacteria and germs in our environment causes disease. This must have come as something of a shock to the denizens of Victorian-era drawing rooms, to discover that they were literally crawling with little bugs, but probably not as much of a shock to East Enders. Following this shock to their system, [...]