Monthly Archives: August 2016

Are we Losing our Grip on Reality?

For some time now, I have felt increasing levels of horror as I watched technological developments reflected in movies like Her or Ex Machina. All the while, most people around me seem to bleat in unison about the wonders of artificial intelligence (AI). At the risk of being deemed old-fashioned and unpopular, I do not share such unbridled enthusiasm. And…

Rekindling an Ancient Flame

The sun has almost reached its zenith. I stand in the scorching heat, waiting for the ritual to start. And then, a beautiful young woman appears, coming forth in a pleated white dress. She stands still on the porch of the fallen temple of Hera, and plays her flute in honor of the ancient mother of the Gods. Answering her…