science fiction

  • Imagining five retro technologies as startup pitches

    Silicon Valley is a bubble. Go into any SoMa coffee shop and you’ll hear founders and investors alike singing the praises of Hyperloop and flying cars — sci-fi tropes reincarnated by billionaires with a god complex. This isn’t to say these technologies shouldn’t be pursued, but sometimes it’s healthy to remember that we are effectively pulling a Facebook… Read More

  • The Firefly 2 offers a smooth, cool draw for your vaping pleasure

    The Firefly 2 offers a smooth, cool draw for your vaping pleasure

    It’s getting nigh on Holiday Season and how better to celebrate the old Yule log than with a nice herbal vaporizer. The Firefly 2 is a very clever and very well-built convection vape that creates a smooth, flavorful draw and can extract the maximum in herbal pleasure out of a little bit of material. Like Pax the Firefly 2 is foremost about function. The system heats herbs to 400… Read More

  • The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship Crunch Network

    The importance of science fiction to entrepreneurship

    There are three types of science fiction (in my view): crap, serialized crap and hard-science science fiction. The last type contains a wealth of visions of the future, many of which we enjoy today, and is referenced in the names of, or has influenced, many tech startups and world-class entrepreneurs. Read More

  • WWE SmackDown moves to SyFy: Remember when they used to have science fiction?

    Exciting—and confusing—TV news for y’all. For whatever reason, SyFy, once upon a time known as the Sci-Fi Channel, has agreed to air WWE Friday Night SmackDown! beginning in October. SyFy already airs WWE NXT (remember: we are wild and young), but now SmackDown? When did SyFy betray its roots of terrible alien movies and Stephen King movies? Read More

  • RIP Kurt Vonnegut

    Sad news this evening. Literary icon Kurt Vonnegut has died due to head trauma resulting from a fall a few weeks ago. He was the author of 14 novels including Slaughter House 5, Breakfast of Champions and Cat’s Cradle. He was 84. Kurt Vonnegut, Novelist Who Caught the Imagination of His Age, Is Dead [NY Times] Read More