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Not Just Chips: the Brain-Computer Interface IRL

For this blog to focus on the brain-computer interface exclusively through the use of microchips seems reasonable at first glance. After all, EMPATHY itself is a nanochip installed directly in the brain. But, as it turns out, the brain-computer interface is about more than chips; in our world, it consists of a robust number of… Continue reading Not Just Chips: the Brain-Computer Interface IRL

EMPATHY Series: November Updates

It's been a while since I've done an explicit, thorough update on where each book in the series stands, and with so much happening in the world of EMPATHY right now, this feels like a good moment to touch base with it all. Let's take each book one at a time in order of release,… Continue reading EMPATHY Series: November Updates

The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

Reuters recently reported Chinese company ABB is to open a new facility in which robots will manufacture---wait for it---other robots. This, naturally, might only stoke fears about the threat automation poses to individuals who would have otherwise been performing those jobs. This isn't a new concern; there's been a slow march toward increasingly automated manufacturing… Continue reading The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

On Trust and Transparency

As this partner content on Wired suggests, trust and transparency are more important than they've ever been when it comes to one's relationship with technology. This comes as no surprise amid Facebook hacks, social media misinformation campaigns, and data security issues, even in the world of credit reporting. Some folks are even questioning whether smart devices… Continue reading On Trust and Transparency

And it’s Off! EMPATHY: Mourning Dove Now Out for Assessment

As of last week, the second book in the EMPATHY series, EMPATHY: Mourning Dove, is out to my editor at NineStar Press for assessment. As a result, sometime in the next twelve weeks, we should have confirmation of its status and a more firm idea of when it might be released. In other news, I'll begin to more… Continue reading And it’s Off! EMPATHY: Mourning Dove Now Out for Assessment