Cat's cradle

Cat’s Cradle

"What could possibly go wrong?" The more I read and learn about science and technology, the more often I think that we don't give enough attention to that question: What. Could. Go. Wrong. Most technology is dangerous in the wrong hands, and as technology becomes more powerful, the what could go wrong  is only escalating. … Continue reading Cat’s Cradle

A Slip of The Keyboard

It's no secret, Terry Pratchett is my all-time favourite author, and has been since I was an 11-year-old girl-child, told by my English teacher to "go read this book [Lords and Ladies] at the back of the classroom. You're too smart for what I'm about to teach the rest of them." (true story). Although dismissed … Continue reading A Slip of The Keyboard

The power of belief

I'm a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of books. In this fictional universe the gods get their power and divinity through the belief of their believers. The more believers the god has, the more powerful the god. But when their believers stop believing in them entirely, the gods disappear. This belief/power dynamic is … Continue reading The power of belief