Science Fiction Concepts – Building Spaceships and where do the Humans go?

Spaceships are brilliant, fins a bit of science fiction that requires on and there is a real piece of imagination that's gone into creating a spacecraft. The design, the concept, crew and how it works is part of the designers imagination with a little bit of science thrown in. I thought it would be fun … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Building Spaceships and where do the Humans go?

Science Fiction Concepts – Building Spaceships and what Drives them?

Spaceships are brilliant, fins a bit of science fiction that requires on and there is a real piece of imagination that's gone into creating a spacecraft. The design, the concept, crew and how it works is pert of the designers imagination with a little bit of science thrown in. I thought it would be fun … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Building Spaceships and what Drives them?

Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence and Human Government

In the last post on AI we met Asimov's laws of robotics and looked at the ethical problems about human instruction around that. First Law A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.Second Law A robot must obey the orders given it by human … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence and Human Government

Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

Science fiction stories regularly delve into the realm of robots or computers running humans and their societies and it's an interesting concept.AI and having an army of robotic helpers to assist mankind in its dangerous or unwanted tasks tends to polarise thinking into 2 groups, first the idyllic concept of man being able to turn … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence and Ethics

Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence & Enhancing Human Capability

Science fiction stories regularly delve into the realm of robots or computers running humans and their societies and it's an interesting concept.In the last post on this AI was briefly introduced and in essence what it does and can mean for the human race. The rest of the posts in the series will look at … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Artificial Intelligence & Enhancing Human Capability

Science Fiction Concepts – What does Artificial Intelligence mean for the Human Race?

Science fiction stories regularly delve into the realm of robots or computers running humans and their societies and it's an interesting concept. One of the aspects of this that is frequently displayed in these stories is Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence or AI as it's commonly referred to is where a machine displays human like intelligence … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – What does Artificial Intelligence mean for the Human Race?

Science Fiction Concepts – The Curse of Impatience

As usual and in no surprise to anyone how things happen in Sci-Fi films bears no resemblance (I hope) to how things would happen in a real mission.Picture the scene, long journey, excitable explorers wanting to get out and see what's there. To wait and carry out a survey is boring I mean come on … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Curse of Impatience

Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

One aspect of science fiction that I think really needs looking at in many different stories and universes is the command structure. What do I mean by this? Surely any advanced space faring species would have a command structure that would reflect the society that they come from? Sure, but why does it have to … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – The Space Age Command Structure

Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

For those of you that don't know Star Trek Discovery is a new series in the the Star Trek universe brought out earlier in the year. Set just a few years before Kirk takes command of the Enterprise I was originally quite disappointed with the concept and didn't think it would be particularly interesting. The … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: Taking the adventure to undiscovered places

Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

For as long as I can remember the Star Trek universe has been going. I grew up with the original series frequently repeated (as I'm too young to have seen it when it originally came out before any of you cheeky lot ask) and liking but not really understanding what Star Trek was all about. … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – My conflict with the Star Trek universe

Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!

As I've been looking at concepts recently one thought has occured to me, spacecraft come in all kind of different shapes and sizes and there are different methods of driving them where the engines go and how they work but it kind of seems like one thing seems to stick. The pilot is always looking … Continue reading Science Fiction Concepts – Spaceships and why they’re wrong!

Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?

I grew up with all the Sci-Fi greats Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 etc... What was the thing that made them great though? I don't want to say it was just the concepts, really it was about how these films made you feel. I still get goosebumps watching Darth Vader going about being evil in … Continue reading Science Fiction Greats – Has the new blood run out of Concepts?