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.

Quantum Life Hypothesis: Biological Life Merges With Technology Eventually Evolving Into Quantum Life

2022-01-12T03:16:06+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Cosmology, Economics, Evolution, Inspiration, Mystery, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

The Fermi Paradox is, in it's elementary explanation, a simple question; "Where is everyone?". If the universe is capable of developing life independently on planets in habitable zones (where liquid water can form;which is the basic building block of life) around their respective stars, then why isn't there evidence of the universe teeming with life? Why isn't the universe filled with aliens we can see everywhere we look? Enrico Fermi posited the question "Where is everyone?" as a simple question at a lunch with colleagues one day, and it has stuck with us since. It's become a paradox. It's a [READ MORE]

Why I think humans will never reach another star system

2021-12-25T18:54:53+00:00By |Astronomy, Blog, Cosmology, Economics, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

Interstellar travel is a delusional pipe dream. Microgravity does terrible things to the human body. Unless we figure out a way to make artificial gravity (no, a spinning disk is not enough) humans will likely never travel to another star system. Interstellar travel is not practical and not plausible because biological life forms are fragile and inefficient. Humans are not evolved for space. Even inside a spacecraft we're at the mercy of gravity (microgravity) and the effects of that on our bodies. We could not survive a generation-long trip to another star system, and even if we did survive, we'd [READ MORE]

Meals Are a Time-Suck!

2021-12-19T20:34:02+00:00By |Food, Ideas, Motivation, Philosophy, Science, Society, Strategy, Technology|

Meals Are a Time-Suck! Eating food requires thought and time. Time and thought that I'd rather devote to studying. I read A LOT. Probably 8-10 hours a day I'm either reading articles, white papers, scientific studies, abstracts, etc. I waste quite a bit of time on Facebook with memes and ranting about stupid people, but mostly I spend my time reading. I'm addicted to information. I love to learn things. I like learning about the universe, physical science, astronomy, cosmology, physics, economics, chemistry, political science, and business. Β  My point is I spend a lot of time reading about about [READ MORE]

Rogue planets might pose more danger to earth than asteroids

2021-12-18T22:42:35+00:00By |Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Science, Technology, Universe|

Rogue planets might pose more danger to earth than asteroids in our own solar system because they could show up unannounced and without warning. It's very difficult to find them out there in the blackness of space. Seriously. Rogue planets are free-floating planets that were ejected from the solar systems either by their star or by another larger planet in their star system. It's very difficult to find rogue planets, but they're out there, traveling across the galaxy and tens of thousand of MPH. If one happens to enter our solar system it could cause massive disturbances in our own [READ MORE]

HUMANS Will Probably Never Achieve Warp Drives or Interstellar Travel

2021-12-18T22:19:34+00:00By |AI, Astronomy, Cosmology, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Science Fiction, Technology|

If warp drives are possible then AI will be what discovers how to do it. Not humans. Only with something that doesn't exist (negative matter). I love it! We're so desperate to not be trapped here on earth in this solar system that we'll try to think of any way we can to travel to another star system. It's not going to happen. The greatest minds the world has ever known have tried to solve this problem and it seems, thus far, unsolvable. Sorry. But interstellar travel is likely impossible. Unless we find this magic anti-matter negative matter that somehow [READ MORE]

Interstellar Travel is a Pipe Dream

2021-12-08T18:01:25+00:00By |Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Fantasy, Philosophy, Physics, Science, Technology, Universe|

"50 million light years away" I don't think think people realize how far away that truly is. I don't think they comprehend instinctively how utterly unreachable that galaxy is. 50 million light years! That's amazingly far, relative to us. But nothing compared to how large the universe is. 93 billion light years! Which means it would take 93 billion years to travel from on edge of the observable universe to the other. At the speed of light. Which we can't do. Yet. Even our closest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, is a whopping 4.24 light years away. Interstellar travel is a [READ MORE]

Aliens Are Likely Machines

2021-12-07T06:20:45+00:00By |AI, Aliens, Astronomy, Cosmology, Evolution, Mystery, Science, Technology, Universe|

Our nearest neighboring stars are in the trinary star system which consists of 3 very close stars. Alpha, Beta and Proxima Centauri are 310 million years older than earth. Earth is 4.543 billion years old and our trinary neighbors are 4.853 billion years old. A 310 million year difference in age. If any of the three stars have an earthlike planet orbiting within the habitable zone where liquid water can form, it's possible that any one of them could have life. It's also possible that life could have evolved to be intelligent and technologically advanced. If it did, then those [READ MORE]

The Next Generation Will Determine Whether or Not Humans Go Extinct

2021-12-02T16:24:36+00:00By |Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Religion, Science, Technology, Universe|

PREDICTION: I think satellite internet and blockchain tech is going to save the economy. We're sitting on the verge of a new revolution of technology that will become so pervasive and immersive that contributing to the economy will become second nature to people. Perpetual connection to the internet is coming. Billions of people are about to be connected to the internet with satellite. New smartphone technology, higher performing laptops, lower prices on digital content technology like cameras and computers, easier access to world markets and trade using cryptocurrency and securing everything on the blockchain with unhackable encryption all point to [READ MORE]

Poof The Magic Big Bang

2021-10-22T21:38:58+00:00By |Blog|

The "Big Bang" is the magic "Poof" that poofed all matter, all energy, and all things into existence. Can we prove the Big Bang happened? Sure...the math says it's true. However. No one knows where all that matter and energy came from. It just appeared. Seemingly out of nothing. Literally we are saying that something, everything, came from nothing. How is this any different than saying god did it? Because the math says it's true? Ok, I'll give you that, because that's what the evidence says. That's the science. But... Something still came from nothing. We don't know how. And [READ MORE]

Glassman Chronicles

2021-10-21T19:02:05+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Cryptocurrency, Cyborgs, Entertainment, Inspiration, Science Fiction, Series, Technology, Universe|

Yeah, I don't know, it's the title I came up with. Don't ask. Cool render though, I think. If you like it cool, if not, oh well. Might be a little too blue...I usually like darker art, but this one is kinda cool. Played around in Photoshop for a bit and primarily used the Camera Raw Filter, which is basically just scaled down Lightroom Classic inside Photoshop. For the render in Blender I used Cycles with a Glare node in compositing and used a vertical plane with a BSDF shader with increased emission settings to provide the light. The cubes [READ MORE]

Inspired by Beeple Cube(s) – Glassman

2021-10-16T01:14:34+00:00By |3D, Art, Blender, Inspiration, Motivation, Technology|

Yeah...for some damn reason I seem to be doing this whole everyday thing creating art everyday. Though that's not what I'm trying to do, I'm just learning 3D. Everyday. lol Anyway, this is a render in Blender Cycles. A simple default cube in a pile of cubes on a reflective surface for no apparent reason other than I can and was inspired by Beeple's cube he posted not long ago. Anyway, here it is. There are multiple versions, this is the best one. I may post the rest of them in this post...I may not. Depends on if I feel [READ MORE]

Camouflage Aliens

2021-10-15T17:44:54+00:00By |Blog|

I think aliens are camouflaged. Seriously. Think about it. Every creature on earth uses camouflage to some degree. Including humans. Predators use camouflage to stalk prey and prey uses camouflage to hide from predators. Humans use camouflage to hunt food and game and the game we hunt uses camouflage to stay hidden from us. We use camouflage in our military operations to hide ourselves visually with camouflage clothing, and we paint our ships and aircraft and trucks and tanks camouflage to hide them from enemies. We also hide our ships and aircraft from radar. We have radio jamming, microwave jamming, [READ MORE]

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