The Catholic Geek: The Science of Science Fiction 06/05 by We Built That Network | Technology Podcasts

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  1. The Catholic Geek: The Fiction of Science 09/04 by We Built That Network | Science Podcasts

    In a prerecorded session, host Declan Finn is once again joined by Karl Gallagher, as they delve into science, and just how much fiction happens to be involved in scientific research. Karl K. Gallagher is a systems engineer, currently performing data analysis for a major aerospace company. In the past he calculated trajectories for a commercial launch rocket start-up, operated satellites as a US Air Force officer, and selected orbits for government and commercial satellites. Karl lives in Saginaw, TX with his family. So yes, he is a rocket scientist. He is also the author of the novel Torchship.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webuiltthatnetwork/2016/09/04/the-catholic-geek-the-fiction-of-science

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  2. The Catholic Geek: Space and Eden 05/08 by We Built That Network | Science Podcasts

    Tonight on the Catholic Geek, we will look to the stars and in ourselves. First up, at the bottom of the first hour, Karl Gallagher will regale us about the space program, why it’s the final frontier, and who’s going to make it there first. Keith Korman will talk about his new book, Eden: The Animal’s Parable, and look at the Bible as Art or LIterature, and how it inspires. Karl K. Gallagher is a systems engineer, currently performing data analysis for a major aerospace company. In the past he calculated trajectories for a commercial launch rocket start-up, operated satellites as a US Air Force officer, and selected orbits for government and commercial satellites. Karl lives in Saginaw, TX with his family. Keith Korman is an American literary agent and novelist. Over the years he has represented many nationally known clients through his family’s agency, Raines & Raines. The agency is most noted for representing the following books: The Detective, Deliverance, Die Hard, Cruising, My Dog Skip, How to Eat Fried Worms and Forrest Gump. Korman’s novels include Secret Dreams, Banquo’s Ghosts (with Rich Lowry), and END TIME — (Macmillan, August 2015).

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webuiltthatnetwork/2016/05/08/the-catholic-geek-space-and-eden

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  3. Karl K. Gallagher - Torchship

    A captain who’ll take any job if there’s enough money in it.

    A pilot with an agenda of her own.

    And a mechanic with an eye on the pilot.

    The crew of the Fives Full are just trying to make enough money to keep themselves in the black while avoiding the attention of a government so paranoid it’s repealed Moore’s Law. They’re not looking for adventure in the stars … but they’re not going to back down just because something got in their way.

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  4. Karl Schroeder @ IoT Waterloo - May03 2018

    IoT Waterloo meetup - https://www.meetup.com/Internet-of-Things-Waterloo

    Karl Schroeder, Author, Futurist

    Karl Schroeder is an award-winning Canadian science fiction writer and futurist. Karl is now collaborating with Stephan Tual and Atlas Neue on the Deodands project, an initiative to use blockchain, remote sensing and IoT technologies to give self-ownership to Earth’s natural systems.

    Karl will present his theory on creating artificial intelligence that are rational actors and will pose the decisive question about what they can do, and importantly - what they think they are. Karl will argue that identity is not a choice, but a hardwired trait. If this is true of AI, then part of the deep design of an AI’s preconscious should be the assignment of what it thinks it is. There is no reason why consciousness should identify itself with the substrate that gives rise to it; deodands are a notional class of AIs that identify themselves with and as natural systems. How this is possible, what it means, and how we can start to build deodands now will be the subject of the talk.

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