They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Orgone is one of a panoply of kooky pseudoscientific energies that can purportedly be used for... anything!
A Series on Immortality – Part 3
Some say the company failed because of COVID. I suggest that maybe it's because it was peddling nonsense and run by a crank.
The Perkins Patent Tractors
This post is more of a historical exercise, recovering the 1796 patent for a particular patent remedy.
An AI Crackpot Application
Whenever there's a new hot technology, be on the lookout for new hot garbage.
What to do when the quantums get up in your brainspace.
A Series on Immortality – Part 2
Another immortality patent, this time with a detour to mind control delusions.
A Series on Immortality – Part 1
I could start by talking about Man's eternal quest for life, seeking to defy the reaper's scythe by any means necessary. I could cite Gilgamesh and Sisyphus and their antiquarian struggles. I could even talk about grim statistical inevitability of the actuarial life tables, by which human lifetimes are quantified and divvied up.
Even after powered flight was achieved, some people never gave up the idea that airplanes should look like birds.
The Zero-Point Power Pump Patent
Zero-point energy power generators are scams. Here's an explanation of how it's supposed to work, and an example of a questionable character in the field.