Monthly Archives: May 2014


Child Abuse

My heart went to the children depicted in the BBC investigative report, America’s child death shame. I remembered them when I developed some of my characters. I’d like to acknowledge the work of Michael Petit, the president of Every Child Matters. He served as the state of Maine’s human services commissioner, and as deputy of […]


Living Forever

The book Transcend, Nine steps to Living Well Forever by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman helped me to comprehend our world of exponential growth of information technology and to envision a society where people can actually live forever, due to great enhancements in nano-technology and genetic engineering. Who knows, I might be here longer than […]


Genetic Engineering

I would also like to thank international research teams all over the world, specifically those from Japan, Harvard and RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology for their recent scientific breakthroughs in human biology, stem cell research and disease treatment. These discoveries, if applicable in human cells, would be “game changers” because in the words of Ricardo […]


Subliminal Messaging

I’ve known about subliminal messaging for quite a while; don’t we all? We can only hope that the regulations in place protect us from unlawful use of messages sent beyond our perception, brainwashing us and turning us into their puppets, without realizing it. Dylan Love, the man behind the Business Insider: I love his work, […]


Robotics

My story was greatly inspired by the Boston Dynamics team, who have been building advanced robots with remarkable behavior: mobility, agility, dexterity and speed. They are considered one of the most advanced robotics company in the world, at the forefront of the technology creating the self-proclaimed “most advanced robots on Earth” particularly focused around self-balancing […]


Colonization of Mars

In writing the book, I was inspired by the words and deeds of Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and SolarCity, also co-founder of Tesla and PayPal. He is a visionary who created a compelling vision of the future of humanity, bringing hope to my heart that we will be able to reach for the stars perhaps […]