Debunking myths on genetics and DNA

Monday, November 12, 2012

I haven't abandoned the blog!

Sorry for the absence, I've been, and still am, extremely busy. Unfortunately I have to slow down the frequency of posts. But I'm still here!

We've had our first snow and I found a new photographic challenge: snowflakes. They're harder than water refractions, with the added difficulty that after a few clicks my fingers are frozen.

For those of you who know how I spend my nights... yes, you've guessed it, my muse struck again.

I'll leave you with a question to muse: What do you think the future of the Internet will be, say twenty years from now?


  1. We will all have implanted chips or CPUs or something, and will be connected wirelessly, just like my computer and printer. We will find and communicate with whomever, whatever just by thinking. Well ... maybe we won't quite be there in 20 years, but well on the way.

    interesting question ... what do you think?

    1. Interesting thoughts about the wireless connections!

      I also think that there will be progressively less privacy, as people volunteer tons of information over the internet. I think it'll be a heaven for investigators but it will also be something companies like Google will prey over because to them it means money.

  2. antisocialbutterflieNovember 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    I vote that it has descended into a troll-laden Mad Max style wasteland and slowly all traces of human goodness and language are lost.

    Or that it's replaced all ability to store memories and some evil cabal is slowly replacing "truth" to engineer society to their own ends. Enter protagonist who is an eidetic memory savant. Ooo better the protagonist could have Asperger's and the perspective could be first person. That would be a hella awesome twist on the unreliable narrator.

    I've also got a half baked idea about the fluid conveyance of creative content that doesn't permit the ownership of ideas but I haven't got a decent plot cohering in my brain matter.

    1. Wow, the asperger character that navigates the internet like no others is brilliant, you should definitely write a story about that!! :-) Are you doing NaNoWriMo? (I'm not, kinda hate impositions like that, but it seems to do wonders for some people.)

    2. antisocialbutterflieNovember 12, 2012 at 8:08 PM

      I'd probably need to track down someone with actual Asperger's. It would definitely be a challenge to maintain a connection with the reader while staying authentic to the syndrome but if it could be pulled off it would be amazing.

      No NaNoWriMo for me. I'm hip deep in manuscript and grant editing. I'm also covertly looking for a real job with a big girl paycheck.

    3. Good luck on the job search! And on tracking down someone with Asperger's... Hmm... shouldn't be too hard when have enough scientists around you, right? ;-)


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