Exporting Our Brains

The Chancellor was absent as University of California police kitted out in battle gear vigorously beat and arrested students and professors at on the Berkeley campus on November 9. Called to account by the Academic Senate two weeks later, Robert Birgeneau declared himself ”extremely disturbed that these events happened.” Claiming to take full responsibility for […]

On The Beach In 2010

Arthur C. Clarke and director Peter Hyams proved less than prophetic in the movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact, but they gave the audiences of 1984 what they wanted to hear. Cosmonaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) — who in the movie 2001 disappeared into a mysterious black monolith orbiting Jupiter — reappears as a […]