Nanotechnology and Eschatology
An Autodesk Technology Forum presentation, since reprinted in numerous
publications. A chapter in
The Autodesk File.
Cold fusion? Nanotechnology? Why not both, at
the same time! This paper presents a wild-ass speculation
about an extremely improbable energy source.
A review/rant about Frank Tipler's 1994 book,
The Physics of Immortality.
Inspired by the Chris Carter drama series, the
Millennium Screen Saver counts down
the days remaining until the apocalypse of your choice—perfect
for Millennium fans and programmers engaged in the
struggle against the forces of idiocy to avert catastrophe when
date fields overflow. Both a ready-to-install screen saver for
32-bit Windows and source code are available.
New version 1.2 is compatible with dual screen
configurations on Windows XP, saves preferences in the registry
individually for each user, and counts down, by default, to
Black Tuesday, January 19th, 2038, when 32-bit signed Unix
time() values go negative.