peter.svedman

peter.svedman

  • Commented on Head crash
    How about the consequences of a cheap, portable way of storing large amounts of electrical energy, a super battery. Something with an energy density thats large enough to allow charging where cheap power is available and light enough to transport...
  • Commented on More news from our Martian Invaders
    A stronger party system seems to help curb the worst excesses of politics-for-money. We often mock Italy for having 40-ish governments in the time since WWII, but in effect the US has had thousands of similar situations. Every vote in...
  • Commented on Thanksgiving on Mars
    One way trip sounds fine to me. I would gladly spend the rest of my life on Mars if someone offered me a ticket. I guess I am a romantic at heart....
  • Commented on Thanksgiving on Mars
    Given a local source of water it sounds pretty trivial to bring a "starter kit" of biologicals to Mars. Seeds weigh very little, so do a few packets of soil microbes and enough fish and shrimp to start with. Also,...
  • Commented on Because I am a glutton for punishment ...
    How about a book completely from an AI:s perspective. What kind of desires and dreams would an AI have ? What kind of instincts and subconcious behaviours ? What about AI sexuality, would it have that, would there be genders...
  • Commented on Brief announcement
    Awesome! I wish it was july already...Ill have to console myself with a reread of the works of HPL for the time being....
  • Commented on "Rule 34" now on sale
    Loved it, Charlie. It was genuinely disturbing in places, I love that in a book....
  • Commented on Make it stop!
    I feel for you. We had a royal wedding here in Sweden last summer, and it was a pain. It was all over the news in that way thats usually reserved for the latest "Big Brother", "Lets Dance" or "Idol"...
  • Commented on On not passing the Turing Test
    Peter Watts, author of Starfish, Maelstrom and Behemoth, has an interesting take on Spam and AI in his books. He imagines sentient spambots taking over the net. Great books....
  • Commented on Where's Charlie?
    He is obviously outside in the dark. What kind of prize do I get ?...
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