Say Russia launched nukes at the the United States. Interception is painstakingly difficult especially with multiple warheads per target, with the American cities essentially guaranteed to be destroyed. In accordance with Mutually-Assured Destruction (MAD), the American government should retaliate by launching its own nukes towards Russian cities, before the Russian nukes can incapacitate the American… Continue reading MAD: Morality , Absurdity, and Rationality
Orgy is commonly portrayed in pop culture media in the face of an inevitable apocalypse. The imminent end of times splits the average human into two: salvation by God and the descent to ultimate hedonism. But isn’t the end in our real world already certain? In apocalyptic books and movies, we see the breakdown of human spirituality… Continue reading Black holes, sandcastles and burning libraries
The death of curiosity Lack lustre dreams How the gravel is made Anarchy of the conscious and the unconscious Obsessed with vague notions of death Questionable Parched dry throat Angst of the adolescent? I should use Twitter Growing up? Or losing innocence Becoming of a “man” Does jumbled thoughts count as poetry? Human condition befalls
Just finished reading the second book of Liu Cixin’s trilogy Remembrance of Earth’s Past. The Dark Forest is very impressionable strong science fiction, a well-thought out exploration and experimentation in the politics and society facing a looming crisis (in this case, a technologically superior alien invasion). Note, it is not an immediate crisis, but a… Continue reading Trans-generational crises, dark forest, and the human indifference towards the end of it all.