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The Open Road Calls to Us

Nickolas Rudolph
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The news of the discovery of a solar system with possibly several exoplanets within the habitable-zone was just announced. For many of us in the scientific community that study biology, chemistry, ast...

Interview with 'Our Final Invention' Author James Barrat

OMNI Staff
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James Barrat is the author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era, an equal parts fascinating-and-terrifying book which explores the perils associated with the he...

Military in Science Fiction

Nickolas Rudolph
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Revisit the Posleen Wars.

Artifacts

Nickolas Rudolph
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Rediscovering the Science Fiction Heritage

This Sublime and Bizarre Buddhist Sculpture Park is Dedicated to Alan Turing

Mickey Rivera
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In Wicklow, Ireland, about 50 kilometers south of Dublin, weary travelers with hungry minds can find a one of a kind park filled with beautifully handcarved statues of Hindu gods and figures, all dedi...

Star Trek’s Mr. Data May Never Feel But His Artificial Intelligence Definitely Makes Us Think

Rich Monetti
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Robby the Robot from 1956’s Forbidden Planet may have been the first artificial intelligence movie robot to have his say. But the evolution of thinking androids in science fiction movies have come a l...

Asimov 101: Your Ultimate Guide to the 'Foundation' Series

Deniz Galip Oygür
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Long before the incessant arguments among Star Wars fans were heard all over the galaxy about when to watch which episode, Isaac Asimov had his fans up in arms about which books of the Foundation seri...

The Philosophy of Westworld

Jeremy Johnson
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Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld for the big screen in 1973. That same decade, in 1976, an adjunct professor named Julian Jaynes made the bestseller list with a surprising title: The Orig...

My Out of Body Experience

Bennett Litwin
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My out-of-body experience happened when I was four years old. I nearly died in the hospital. I saw no angel. No Jesus. No Moses. I did encounter a light. It had a voice without words. Was it my mother...

Historic Female Scientists

Stephanie Gladwell
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The history of female scientists is filled with stories of perseverance, ingenuity, and hard work. When it comes to the field of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), many people are conc...

J.J. Abrams Haters of Star Trek Show Their Youthful Inexperience

Rich Monetti
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Donald Trump, the NRA and Two Broke Girls – a lot of the things make me angry. But mention the hate some Trekkies have for the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek, and my genesis wave cascades in fury. Bu...

Serenity Picks Up Where Firefly Let Off

Rich Monetti
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As a science fiction fan, I was partially aware of Firefly’s cult status, and when coming across the movie adaptation a few years later, I was compelled to watch the 2005 sleeper. In the face of 26th ...

The Ascent of Robots

K.E. Lanning
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In 1950, Isaac Asimov published the novel, I, Robot, and within that work, he outlined his “Three Laws of Robotics”: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being t...

The Shadowvectors Present The Jokeress

Bryan Follins
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Welcome to the world of The Jokeress The Jokeress is a STATE of MIND. We humans are constantly told how to dress, how to look, and how to act. The Jokeress is an ebook and paperback series on the subj...

Communication with Extraterrestrials

Hyapatia Lee
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In 1974 a message was sent into space, known as the “Arecibo” message. It was put together by Carl Sagan and his colleagues and was sent into space via radio waves at a special ceremony to celebrate t...

Our Stellar Family

Hyapatia Lee
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I was taught by my elders that there are twelve members of our ancestral family in the stars and three are directly involved in our planetary family. To be clear, all these Star People are living sent...