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.

We Are The Universe

2022-06-14T16:27:46+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Ideas, Inspiration, Motivation, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Universe|

People don't understand how vast the universe is or what it would take to travel to the nearest planet, much less to another star system. Even this simple graphic explaining lightspeed/distance to all the other planets in our solar system is likely confusing to most people. They will not automatically comprehend that when they look at the sun they are looking into the past...as the sun WAS 8 minutes ago. When you look at our nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, it is 4.24 light years away. Meaning you are looking at it as it WAS 4.24 years ago. You're literally [READ MORE]

Humans Will Become Extinct. Because Evolution & Exponential Technological Advancement

2022-06-13T16:39:36+00:00By |Blog|

I predict, once our technology reaches a point to travel between star systems, we will NOT in fact find humans out there. Humans will become extinct through evolution. We will evolve into something else, another intelligent species. Sentient super-intelligent, augmented with AI and computers, genetics, pharmaceuticals, and biomechanics. Eventually humans (as I think most intelligent life out there does) will merge with AI because it solves ALL the problems of interstellar travel that biological life forms have. Biological life forms are fragile, inefficient, and it's extremely dangerous, counterproductive, and impractical for biological life forms to travel between star systems. The [READ MORE]

Humans Will Eventually Achieve Technological Immortality, If We Don’t Destroy Ourselves First

2022-06-04T16:49:56+00:00By |Blog|

This post is in response to Big Think's post written by Jonny Thomson title "Lobsters, jellyfish, and the foolish quest for immortality" Where he says... "...Being mortal makes life so much sweeter..." NO! It absolutely doesn't! Knowing there's a whole fucking universe out there waiting to be explored and we're only here for 70+ years MAYBE!? Fuck that! That's a fucking ripoff! That's a tragedy! That's bullshit! Only a shortsighted, smallminded, masochistic ignorant idiot would say some stupid shit like "...Being mortal makes life so much sweeter...". No it does not make it sweeter unless you're a low IQ fucking [READ MORE]

Daily Dollar Club™

2022-05-30T18:23:23+00:00By |Blog|

I'm the owner of the Daily Dollar Club™ trademark name and brand and logo. I created the brand, the logo, and originally registered the domain on June 1st 2017. I (have) operate(d) under this trademark name (since 2017) and I own the rights to the trademark name Daily Dollar Club™, DailyDollarClub™, DailyDollar Club™, DAILYDOLLARCLUB.COM™, DAILY DOLLAR CLUB™, DAILYDOLLAR CLUB™ and/or any derivative of the trademark name. No one else is authorized to use this trademark name. Period. End of subject.  The domain has since been registered by someone else...but they do NOT own the trademark name! I am the sole [READ MORE]

We Should Stop Screaming “We’re Here!” At The Universe, Or The Universe Might Destroy Us

2022-05-29T17:13:57+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Apocalypse, Cosmology, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Technology, Universe|

Look up the Kardashev Scale, then lookup Dark Forest Hypothesis. Lookup Moore's law, and then lookup habitable planets, planetary science, astrobiology, and interstellar travel. Then lookup Einstein's theory of relativity and time dilation. Then lookup the dangers of interstellar travel/long term exposure to microgravity and radiation on biological organisms (like humans) and realize that any aliens with interstellar travel technology are likely NOT BIOLOGICAL and would likely be some form of self replicating AI/computer/machine. Look up Von Neumann Machines. Then reread the Dark Forest hypothesis again. Then familiarize yourself with the Kardashev scale, Moore's law, and the Drake Equation. Look [READ MORE]

Time dilation is just ONE of the MANY reasons humans will NEVER achieve interstellar travel

2022-05-26T01:17:25+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Time dilation is just ONE of the MANY reasons humans will NEVER achieve interstellar travel. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation Other reasons include negative micro-gravitational health effects like blood pressure issues, brain damage, cardiovascular issues, atrophy (muscle and bone loss/weakening), and psychological issues and mental illness. Then there's prolonged exposure to radiation on the human body, not to mention the dangers of impacts with celestial bodies as small as a grain of sand. Those are just a few of the problems that make interstellar travel impractical for not just humans, but ANY biological life form. The time dilation problem alone is a HUGE problem, [READ MORE]

Freedom of Speech Is A Human Right, To Infringe Upon That Right is a Crime Against Humanity

2022-05-25T21:25:19+00:00By |Blog|

Seriously considering starting a new social media platform. I mean. I can write code...I'm just not that great at it. But I can be, I want to be. Does that make sense? Anyway. I'm tired of FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, and all the other social media platforms out there that just really seem to be run and operated by nothing more than a bunch of whiney overly sensitive millennials, GEN Y and GEN Z kids. Where's the GENX social media platform? The Boomer platform? The platform for free speech? The platform for everyone. The platform that doesn't fucking censor [READ MORE]

Evolution is Infinite

2022-05-20T15:48:10+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Evolution, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Look, let me explain something. Humans will not exist in 1000 years. One of two things will happen. Either we will destroy ourselves with war or AI. Or we’ll merge with AI/computers and become machines; we will become silicon based life. Or go extinct. When you factor in the unstoppable advancement of technology there are no other logical outcomes. So yes. A Type III civilization would be god-like. Arthur C Clark said it best. “Any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic. Humans are not even close to Type I civilization yet. If we don’t destroy ourselves, Post-humans however [READ MORE]

Could There Have Been Technologically Advanced Civilizations on Earth Before Humans?

2022-05-14T17:19:29+00:00By |Ideas, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

I look at this and see the earth is growing in size. These sedimentary layers exists all over the planet. Yet scientists insist the earth is NOT growing in size. (they believe that most of the material burns up in the upper atmosphere) Yet, about 100 hundred tons of meteoritic material (space dust) impacts earth every single DAY. "...Every day, Earth is bombarded with more than 100 tons of dust and sand-sized particles..." SOURCE: NASA NOTE: Scientists believe that most of these particles burn up completely in the upper atmosphere, and that's what causes meteors; the bright "shooting stars" we [READ MORE]

Interstellar travel is an anti-intellectual pipe dream

2022-05-11T20:21:35+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Rants, Science, Science Fiction, Technology|

Yet another reason interstellar travel is a pipe dream for biological life. You know...like humans. We're not gonna do it. Get over it. It's unrealistic, impractical and poses too many health risks to humans (biological life forms). Humans evolved in a 1G environment with a nitrogen/oxygen air mixture. In other words, we evolved to live on earth, a planet. We are not evolved for space travel. We can still take short hops from planet to planet, spend a little time in space without much adverse effects. However, prolonged exposure to microgravity does bad things to the human body. A lot [READ MORE]

My Catamaran Design 2.0

2022-05-09T17:29:40+00:00By |Blog|

My SolarCat or SolCat™ - I'm not that great a 3D designer, but I think this gets the point across about my idea for a solar powered cat. A liveaboard boat, kind of a catamaran/houseboat hybrid. Using all new tech and composite hull. Foam core. Unsinkable.   The center part, main living quarters below the main deck, an upper observation deck, and a roof you can walk around on and sunbathe and just hang out and party. The twin hulls are designed to cut through the waves rather than go over them. And the pontoons are wide enough with enough [READ MORE]

My Catamaran Design: SolarCat or SolCat

2022-05-04T16:45:59+00:00By |3D|

This is my 3D rendering of a solar powered catamaran I want to build. The whole thing would be solar powered with large electric motor and battery backup system. It would also have multiple vertical wind turbines to help generate power to the batteries as well. It's probably about 33 feet in length, though it could be bigger or smaller. Given the scale of the bridge, it's likely 33 feet or so long by about 15' or so wide. 

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