Ever since I was teenager and read Arthur C. Clarke’s The City and the Stars, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of a machine that could satisfy all of our needs and provide us constant pleasure. This is also the topic of a well-known thought experiment developed by the philosopher Robert Nozick in his 1974 … Continue reading Ignorance is bliss
I’ve been on campus for most of the day and around noon I took a break at Geek’s Café – a meeting place for superheroes and nerds – where the above plaque is attached to the wall of the outdoor seating area. How much geek is in you? How many of the culture references can … Continue reading Get your geek on!