Goldilocks went into the three bears house and found three bowls of porridge. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one was just right. ‘How does this apply to astronomy?’ you ask. Let’s have a look.
I watched the 2004 movie ‘I, Robot’ last week, and that set me thinking about AI again. I’ve already mentioned before that I feel there are a lot of misunderstandings about AI. Perhaps a look at the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov is a good way to explain my misgivings.
I was pretty excited when Netflix announced Altered Carbon. I loved the book by Richard K. Morgan, and had high hopes for the series. So, let’s dig in.
Recently, I got into an e-mail argument with a critic from a Dutch newspaper about the literary merits of fantasy and science fiction. The critic posited that the genres had ‘grown up’ and in doing so were actually making themselves a part of literary fiction. So, a rant about literary fiction snobbism.