Articles from my Extravolution blog.

Solar corona
She leans forward in the sensible chair. Her voice is soft but earnest, and her gaze intent, as the questions cascade from her mouth. What can I tell her? What do I know? I do at least know that I don’t know, and perhaps I know something of another way [...]
Fri, Feb 05, 2016
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The true nature of reality is a labyrinthine problem in philosophy. Whatever it is, we are not getting much of it. As I write in Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment:Because we are only tenuously connected to the ‘outside world’ – there are many more interconnections within our brains [...]
Wed, Oct 28, 2015
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Frozen to Life cryonics glass brain
Since the recent publication of Kim Suozzi’s story in The New York Times, interest in cryonics has spiked. This is hardly surprising, as Kim’s story is such a heart-rending one. It has evoked much polarised debate. I discuss Kim’s case briefly in my book Frozen to Life. Like me, Kim [...]
Tue, Sep 22, 2015
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For the last four years, I've been writing a book. Frozen to Life: A Personal Mortality Experiment is about death, life, severed-head cryonics, Buddhism, love and philosophy of personal identity. People keep mistaking it for a fabrication, classifying it as fiction or science fiction. If you read it, something [...]
Sat, Aug 22, 2015
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Fire Eater
Buddhism says that all existence is ‘conditioned’ – it is all conditional on other conditions. Like the theory of relativity, the theory of conditioning allows no absolutes. I am not a Buddhist. It would make no sense to be one, because belief is a form of conditioning. Buddhism is a [...]
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
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Massive objects bend spacetime. The ISS falls around the edge of earth’s gravity well, held close to the terrestrial bosom. With enough delta-v, it could quit that tender aureole for the infinite, star-studded void.A loving gravitational embrace? In another sense, it’s a hateful thing – to be dragged back with [...]
Sat, Feb 14, 2015
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