EMPATHY Series – December Updates

It's been some time since I've done an overview of the status for the EMPATHY series' five books, and what better time to do this than the final month of the year? With that in mind, let's take each book one by one going chronologically by tentative release date. Imminent Dawn Book one, Imminent Dawn, is still set… Continue reading EMPATHY Series – December Updates

Coming Soon: a Book Trailer for EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

We're now only 69 days from the release of EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn, and, in case you missed it, my debut novel, Accounting for It All, was released yesterday, November 19th from NineStar Press. Though rather unlike Imminent Dawn and the EMPATHY series as a whole, the tie-in between Accounting for It All and EMPATHY is this: during the book launch party for Accounting for It All,… Continue reading Coming Soon: a Book Trailer for EMPATHY: Imminent Dawn

The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

Reuters recently reported Chinese company ABB is to open a new facility in which robots will manufacture---wait for it---other robots. This, naturally, might only stoke fears about the threat automation poses to individuals who would have otherwise been performing those jobs. This isn't a new concern; there's been a slow march toward increasingly automated manufacturing… Continue reading The Automation Economy: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed, What We Might Do

EMPATHY in Translation: Speculative Applications

An article in The Verge recently described the introduction of LG's new neckbuds, which will have Google Translate and Google Assistant built right in. The idea behind this is that it will remove any need to say "Hey Google" to summon Assistant or Translate services, which feels like a step in the right direction. Or it would,… Continue reading EMPATHY in Translation: Speculative Applications

It can’t be all bad, right?

To date we've spent a number of posts exploring the possible downside of a technology like EMPATHY becoming commonplace in our world. In this post, however, I'd like to flip the narrative and examine the potential benefits of being able to access the internet directly in one's mind. From there, we'll take a look at… Continue reading It can’t be all bad, right?