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Jan 11, 2019 · 1,516 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 63 views
Chance rules our lives. It's true! But it's also true that luck favors the prepared. I found that this is a fun story to read out loud. More people relate to the odd mechanism of suspense in the story than I would have thought. Maybe one of the reasons the story works out loud is that I am gray-haired, have a moustache and gold-rimmed glasses. You'll see why that is relevant if you read the story. JVP
Jan 11, 2019 · 3,316 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 142 views
It's one thing to take a very smart smartbomb through simulations for when it should explode. It's yet another thing when it wants to live.
Jan 10, 2019 · 882 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 50 views
This story initiates a series of pieces called "I Was Abducted by Aliens in a Former Life" in which I reveal my experiences with alien abduction during former incarnations, including Marie Antionette's pastry chef, TelécQuxatl, Aztec Prince, and even Richard Nixon. What better way to introduce readers to my experiences than my first abduction as a pre-historic cave person.
Jan 10, 2019 · 1,627 words (6 minutes) · 37 views
If an automated vehicle had a crash, say, and someone dies, who is responsible? The “driver” who was behind the wheel at the time? The manufacturer who perhaps installed faulty software? The regulatory agency who allowed these vehicles on the road? The software developer who wrote the algorithm? What about in the case of emergent behavior; actions that were not explicitly programmed by anybody but instead emerged organically from an artificial neural network?