To find out if life as we know it is virtual, we must look for bugs in the very fabric of reality.

Is life real?

This is one of many questions that has plagued philosophers for thousands of years.

In his 2003 paper Are You Living in a Computer Simulation?, the Swedish philosopher, futurist, Oxford professor and Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and Governance of AI Program Nick Bostrom covers…

Sexually transmitted disease is taking more animals to the brink of extinction than you might imagine.

Prior to the horrible outbreak of bushfires that began in September of 2019 in Australia — the worst bushfire season on record — koalas were facing another kind of outbreak that was already threatening them with extinction.

On May 6, 2018, John Oliver announced on his “Last Week Tonight” HBO…

The chances that we might discover analogs to Homo Sapiens are small, but it may be likely that we find recognizable interstellar cousins…

As of August 2019, roughly 4043 exoplanets have been detected by various research organizations on Earth. Of those, just under 50 are currently considered potentially habitable — meaning life could possibly evolve, or has already evolved, there. …

A disaster in the making that can be mitigated by actions we take today.

The ever-present threat of nuclear annihilation that resulted from our ideological and political conflicts…

Pandemics borne of viruses evolved in the crowded factory farms that feed our appetite for meat…

Global warming, a climate crisis brought about by our appetite for fuel in every form imaginable…

To every action there…

People continue to evolve even as our societies becomes more interconnected. What are we becoming now, and what might we become eons from now?

The story of humanity is a story of adaptation. Over the past 200,000 years, ever since the first modern humans (Homo sapiens) appeared in Africa, people have been spreading outward from that continent in every possible direction. …

We are just entering a time driven by intelligent and specialized machines, and the possibilities are limitless.

A fully-automated Earth in which robots work with humanity in every conceivable way has been imagined a million times over in science fiction books, film, games and television. According to our dreams, we might end up living in a world reminiscent of “WALL·E”, in which machines assisted humanity in our…

A. S. Deller

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