Weaponized insanity

No, this isn't a political post... I'm still listening to Peace on Earth and in it, they have the idea of a drug or weapon that induces psychosis. This would be a much more effective way of eliminating someone who knows too much. Killing them would draw attention to them, and start an investigation--but if …

Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem

The end of this novel went in a different direction than I expected. I was drawn into it right away and was excited by the story and the ideas and the potential, but it feels like in the end it left much unexplored. There was a lot of attention focused on the technical details, research, …

Your darkest secret

I've been listening to Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem, and it is so far amazing. Imagine your darkest, most embarrassing, strangest thought. The thing you are most ashamed or guilty for thinking--maybe it just popped into your head, unplanned, as thoughts often do. Now imagine that thought made flesh, and following you around for all to …