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The Cloud

We all know Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s three laws

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
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Whose Sequel Is It Anyway?: "2010" (1984)

      “2010″ returns the audience to the proximity of the planet Jupiter, the location of the fateful showdown between the murderous computer HAL 9000, astronaut David Bowman and a particularly troublesome black monolith in… 412 more words


I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I can't Do That

“Let me put it this way, Mr Amer. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information.

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Raspberry Pi

~xtian reblogged this on Typing Loud, Knowing Nothing. and commented:

My own particular HAL 9000 is cleverly disguised as a beaten up old Dell laptop. It's going to try and kill me one of these days. I'm sure of it. That's if my Mac doesn't get there first.

Themes in Fiction #6 - The Evils of Technology

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” ― Philip K.

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Themes In Fiction

Wretched Richard's Almanac: I See the Moon, the Moon Sees Me

July 20, 1969

Mention the moonwalk, and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin naturally spring to mind. You know, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”   That is unless you’re Google. 281 more words


Tell me - have all the best sci-fi ideas been used?

H. R. Geiger passed away this year, aged 74. Probably best known as designer of the icky thing that exploded out of John Hurt’s stomach in… 296 more words