About ericwichman

Artist, writer, human. Eric Wichman writes about science, astronomy, cosmology, physics, the universe, philosophy, and the existential wonders of the universe. Eric also writes about aliens, artificial intelligence, technology and other random things. He also publishes his painting, artwork and photography too.

A note on alien invasion

2021-09-06T19:00:01+00:00By |Aliens, Astronomy, Blog, Evolution, Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Universe|

A note on alien invasion. While writing my scifi apocalyptic novel series I realized something and that got me to thinking. People who love scifi may already know this. If an alien invasion were to happen, we would most likely not know it until it's too late. Even if we did see them coming (which would be nearly impossible given our current technology) any alien civilization that has the ability to travel between solar systems (interstellar travel) would almost certainly also have technology that would destroy us before we could react. Be it weapons of mass destruction, or even weaponized [READ MORE]

Perspective Is Everything

2021-08-09T17:46:11+00:00By |Philosophy|

Saying you’re not biased is an unintentional lie because it’s the same as saying you have no opinion and that you don’t believe in anything. Everyone is biased in some way or another. There’s good bias and bad bias, and here’s the kicker, it’s all relative. It’s relative to the person the situation, the experience, culture, societal norms, morals, ethics, and the time or age. There’s generational bias, and biased bias. In other words, you’re the bad guy in someone else’s story. Perspective is everything. Perspective makes bias relative. So if you say you have an open mind, that’s only [READ MORE]

“Get A Real Job!”

2021-08-09T17:46:30+00:00By |Rants|

"Get a real job!" An ignorant uneducated delusional superstitious fool said that to me once and it pissed me off. He didn't consider my work, my writing, my blogging (that made me up to $25k in a month) a "real job". A real job to him meant a labor job. Construction. Mechanical work. Something that paid a salary. Not writing or something on the internet. He didn’t understand it. He spoke from a position of ignorance. Ignorance of writing. Ignorance of the internet. Ignorance of search engine optimization. Ignorance of how to monetize a website. Ignorance of how to make [READ MORE]

You Are a Slave To The System, It Owns You, You Own Nothing, You Are Not Free

2021-08-09T17:46:53+00:00By |Philosophy|

Capitalism hates abundance, so it lies and creates artificial scarcity to control supply to increase demand so they can boost profits. Planned obsolescence; it's when your product breaks, you need a new one. Limited production and carefully controlled manufacturing deliberately hinders supply to create artificial scarcity and therefore increased demand. The result is higher profit for the super rich who control the means of production. This is why capitalists hate socialism and communism. They control the money and manufacturing. They will NEVER willingly give control to the people. Welcome to the long con. You have been conned. The "free market" [READ MORE]

UnderWorlders

2021-09-06T19:00:02+00:00By |Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, Writing|

Millions of years ago they were trapped underground by a massive comet impact which decimated the surface of the planet. This was many millions of years before hominids evolved. Before the impact they were a civilized, peaceful society. After the impact, volcanoes erupted, earthquakes shook the planet to its core, and a massive global firestorm scorched the surface. Clouds of dust and ash blocked out the sun. Nuclear winter set in turning the planet into a giant ball of ice. Deep beneath the surface however, life evolved. The Terrians, as they were known in ancient times, moved underground to survive [READ MORE]

The Mysteries of Sleep: Where does energy come from during sleep and where is it stored?

2021-08-09T17:47:22+00:00By |Science|

Why do we sleep? Because we need sleep. Why do we need sleep? Because we get tired and need to sleep? That's a non-answer answer. We wake refreshed after a good sleep. All animals need sleep. Why? What happens when we sleep? We sleep when we're tired. Why do we get tired? We run out of energy...right? Food gives us energy. So we should simply be able to EAT more and stay awake since food gives us energy, right? But nope. If we don't sleep we die. We can go insane. We can lose our minds. Lack of sleep can [READ MORE]

Humans will eventually be able to travel at the speed of light, not as humans, but as data.

2021-08-09T17:47:51+00:00By |Science|

Travel At The Speed of Light Humans will eventually be able to travel at the speed of light, not as humans, but as data. Neuralink, as well as other companies are working on technology that will eventually be able to link our minds to technology and vice versa. Eventually it’s hoped that we’ll find a way to transfer our minds, our memories/being to machines. This would essentially allow us to live forever, or at least as long as computers/machines exist. The idea is simple but actually doing it is complex, maybe even impossible. But I doubt it’s impossible. One could [READ MORE]

My University

2021-08-09T17:48:19+00:00By |Philosophy|

For over 10 years I have researched, studied, written about, and made a living in the sustainable living market. It started with an idea to live off the grid. Then I launched a very successful off grid blog. I made a very good living writing about off grid living, renewable energy, sustainable building and modern sustainable agriculture. The idea for off grid living was simple independence and sustainability. This idea evolved into an idea for an off grid community and that in turn evolved into an idea for an off grid campground and RV park for sustainable minded folks who [READ MORE]

DOGE TO $10!?

2021-08-09T17:48:44+00:00By |Crypto|

DOGE TO $10!? Is it possible? CURRENCY CIRCULATION: Dollar v Doge USD = 14 Trillion (1.2 Trillion (physical money in circulation) + ~13 Trillion in digital/checking/savings/CDs etc.) Some estimate put is around $20 trillion...factcheck this because I couldn't find a reliable source (including the Federal Reserve/US mint). DOGE = 129.57 Billion + 5 billion annually 100X+ difference/gap IF Doge is adopted as the crypto of choice for daily in-person and online transactions by a large percentage of the world's businesses then it has the potential to go to $10 or more. Could it hit $100? Probably not. But $10 is [READ MORE]

Is Reality a Simulation?

2021-09-06T19:00:01+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Economics, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Simulation Theory, Technology, Universe|

Yeah, tell me again how we're NOT in a simulation...go ahead, I'm listening. Lookup Moore's Law, understand how fast technology advances, now fast forward 100 years, 200, 500, even 1000 years. We're already to the point of creating simple AI, and soon will have the ability to create advanced AI and from there superintelligent AI which will be trillions of times smarter than humans. Meaning, if humans are creating such hyper realistic 3D models and in-game physics and procedurally generated virtual reality environments now, what will AI create in the future? What if that already happened and we are already [READ MORE]

Could Great Voids in the Universe Be Evidence of Type III Alien Civilizations?

2021-08-09T17:49:11+00:00By |Aliens|

Throughout the universe there exists massive voids, billions of light years across, where no or very few galaxies exist. Voids could be evidence of a giant technologically advanced species (most probably machines themselves) that built not Dyson Spheres, but giant galaxy sized brains/computers. (Matrioshka Brain) This makes it possible to avoid the "waste heat" problem by capturing the waste heat and reusing it, essentially making the stars/galaxies invisible. Which would appear to us as a void. This is a hypothesis of course, and a very speculative one at that. The waste heat problem seems like a big problem, until you [READ MORE]

Why Biological Aliens Likely Won’t Travel Throughout The Universe

2021-09-06T19:04:54+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Blog, Cosmology, Evolution, Ideas, Inspiration, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Why Biological Aliens Likely Won’t Travel Throughout The Universe The dangers of Interstellar travel make interstellar travel forces biological life to evolve into technological life; or stay home. The hypothesis is based on simple physics. The limitations and fragility of biological life when considered relative to the universe and the many dangers to biological life the universe presents causes biological life to evolve into technological life so that they may travel to other star systems.  Sure, carbon based biological life forms can in fact travel to other star systems, but it would take generations. It could not be done in [READ MORE]

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