Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Everything is an illusion

Everything is an illusion

I took the photo of the giant, decaying wall mural ad in Poland back in 2005. The sky is from an early autumn evening in 2012, England.

Interesting take on reality. Are you living in a simulation? Your eyes cannot see all that surrounds us. 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Portal to Paradise

The original billboard was advertising some credit card in this depressing, urban wasteland. I envisioned an escape, a portal, leading to heaven, paradise. In this case sunny fields of rye .

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Self-replicating spacecraft

Self-replicating spacecraft
Self-replicating spacecraft

We couldn't see any windows or propulsion systems in the alien spacecraft. It seemed to resemble a living organism.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

What do aliens look like?

Ever since you were a little kid you've always wondered what aliens look like. Are they Bug Eyed Monsters? Do they have tentacles and eyes on stalks? Are they slimy? Or tall and slim with bulbous heads and shiny black eyes?

Well, they could in fact look remarkably similar to ourselves, if from worlds similar to our own. Our bodies are an optimised design for an intelligent creature that lives on Earth.

Standing upright, their limbs would be free to manipulate tools for developing technology. A head on top is better for self defence and gathering food.

Having eyes in their head allows a short nerve pathway to the brain. So those imagining eyes on wavering stalks could be disappointed.

Saturday, 28 April 2012


The space shuttle crew gasped as the alien spacecraft materialized before them. It appeared to mean no harm. Tentacles drifted slowly as if in a gentle ocean current; sensing, probing. 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The best thing about space travel

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's, social collapse is not far away. It is time to go elsewhere. The best thing about space travel is that it made it possible to go elsewhere.

Robert A. Heinlein