On episode 31 I reflect upon the meaning of reflections and how they shape our world.
In episode 30 of my podcast, I talk about wildcards and the butterfly effect. It is said that you can study the probable possibilities of how the future will be, by following technological trends, seeing how they reflect on society and how people use technology. Two of the things that can throw a wrench on the wheels of those predictions are wildcards and the butterfly effect. Wildcards in future studies are unexpected events that take us by surprise and have unforeseen effects on our future before they happen, like the terrorist attack on New-York in 2001 and the pandemic of 2020. On the 100 word stories side of things, we have a story about words and pizza and another about hacking a brain.
In episode 29 of my podcast, I talk about objective time and subjective time. We use a method for measuring time incorporating mechanical devices that separate it into hours, minutes, and seconds. Since mechanical devices are objective, you can say that this method of measuring time can function whether we are there or not, so the time they measure can also be considered objective and separate from us, functioning on its own. On the 100 word stories side of things, we have a story about a shapeshifter and another about an automatic soldier.
In episode 28 of my podcast, I talk about senses. It appears we have five senses, seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, and tasting, all there to help us experience the world around us. Sight is the most obvious window to the world around us. Sound is the result of the movement of air. Touch is about proximity, while smell and taste are about taking the world in. On the 100 word stories side of things, we have a story about rare species of insects and another about frogs in the sky.
In episode 27 of my podcast, I talk about opposites. Position. A line connects two dots. Those dots are on opposite sides of the line. They are opposites because of their position on opposite sides of a line. Let’s say we take the line, curve it, bend it until the two dots connect and the line is closed into a shape. Those are the same two dots, but they are not opposites anymore. The condition of the dots and the line changes, negating the oppositeness of the dots. This example shows us that positional opposites don’t always stay opposites. On the 100 word stories side of things, we have a story about the green creature under the bed and another about a predator.
In episode 26 of my podcast, I talk about sadness. Sadness seems to have two main causes. The first one is loss. The other is a discrepancy between you and the world around you that may lead to loneliness and alienation. There might be other reasons for sadness but those seem to be the two main ones. As always, we also have two 100 word stories, one about the last of the Porcupine Caribou. The other is about buying another plane of existence.
In episode 25 of my podcast, I talk about the idea of chicken. What makes a chicken what it is? Is it the shape of the chicken? Is it what it sounds like? The way it walks? The way it talks? As always, we also have two 100 word stories, one about smoke and another about beauty. It’s all smoke and mirrors today.
In episode 24 of my podcast, I talk about quality in crafting and examine quality in human crafting as opposed to crafting designed by artificial intelligence. As always there are two 100 word stories, one about an elevator going to the moon and another about dimensional rifts in hotel rooms.
In episode 23 of my podcast, I talk about quality in the arts and about the relation between artworks, artists and art consumers. As always there are two 100 word stories, one about epic drops in gaming and another about a man who thinks he’s a dog.
Episode 22. This week I talk about languages and examine how they help us misunderstand the world around us. There is also a 100 word story about the first letter in the alphabet and another about a traffic witch.