When I started my own security company, I taught myself everything I needed to know. From website design to incapacitating a target; if it’s in a book, I can learn it. This business with quantum mechanics and dark matter though? I don’t think any number of books would untangle that mess for me. Hell, I don’t even know if there are books on the stuff Dr. Angelo has brewing. Considering how protective and jealous he is over his laboratory, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the first one on the planet to really make sense of this. (more…)
My name is Robert Feldman, and I’ve been preparing for this mission my entire life. Don’t get too excited though, because the shuttle taking me to Mars is still 15 years away from launching. If the training is any indication of what to expect, then it is going to be the most terrifying experience I can imagine. (more…)
I have in my possession a 2017 D-Series Interactive Camera with a basic artificial intelligence, designed to actively learn about whatever it records. I can say with confidence that I’ve never encountered a piece of technology which has so thoroughly terrified me to the core of my being. I could tell you why right now, but you wouldn’t believe me until I gave you the full story, so here goes. (more…)
I’m going to tell you a secret that I don’t tell anyone. I’m a US veteran of the war in Afghanistan. I was stationed in the Uruzgan province when Taliban militants attacked our coalition base. I stood next to a man I knew since training when a RPG-16 hit the three story building behind and buried us both alive, and I held the flag they sent home to his mother after I crawled out. I’ve tortured a man for information, threatened a child to coerce his parents to cooperate, and of the seven people I know I’ve killed, only five were fighting back.
But that isn’t the secret, because I was just following orders. The secret is that when I’m lying awake at night thinking about all the things done to me – all the things I’ve done – I’m not not traumatized by it all. The secret is I can’t sleep because I miss it. (more…)
3D printing is the future, and the future is here.
We are on the verge of another industrial revolution, and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of it. I’m a photogrammetry software designer, and I’ve spent the last four years working with fashion and clothing companies. I even worked at Nike for awhile – they’re already beginning to 3D print shoes. (more…)
I found the first floater when I was seven years old. It had washed up on the shore about a hundred yards from my family’s summer house. It still looked mostly human – a bit swollen and decomposed, but whole enough for me to immediately recognize what it as. (more…)