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Linguistics and SciFi

Ok, It’s been more than a week since I last wrote down any of my thoughts. I recently went on travel for work, and gave a presentation of the software that I’ve been working on. I was received well, and I now have a list of improvements to make. I also visited my grandparents in […]

Humanity’s self-conception

In most of the Sci-Fi that I’ve read humans are depicted primarily as a wild unknown of unequalled potential.

When Jane and the Bugger Queen discuss humanity, it is pointed out that humans have a crude system by which many ideas are tried in parallel, most of which are poor ideas, but the best ideas […]

Invasion

I’ve just finished my reading of David Brin’s The Postman and had this delightful insight about the invasion of other countries. In many stories of war, an occupational force must set up its own command system to control the recently acquired region. Often they attempt recruit natives who led the resistance into fairly high positions […]