Sea of Dreams promo video

I have just put together the first video for The Subtle Alchemy series, specifically the first book, Sea of Dreams. It was done through a very cool new site, biteable.com, that allows you to create videos online using existing footage and animation. The video is now available on YouTube from the Jade Rabbit Media channel. […]

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AI alien intelligence and Sea of Dreams

Kevin Kelly recently wrote an article in Wired, “The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World.” One of the themes he explores the the fact that AIs are increasingly “like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and almost invisible except when it blinks off.” He goes on to […]

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Back cover blurb for Sea of Dreams

In the first book in The Subtle Alchemy series, S L Moffitt weaves a world that is at once believable and alien. It is a world where the furthest advances of technology and the most ancient secrets co-exist and interact. Sea of Dreams is ‘science fiction for those who do not normally read science fiction… […]

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The prehistory of data miners

One of the things that I tried to do in writing Sea of Dreams was to base the technology, social and political structures on the present as much as possible. I wanted to make what I was writing a plausible future, even if it turns out not be the exact future we live. In that […]

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Alien morality

The catalyst for Sea of Dreams was watching an episode of Star Trek- The Next Generation. I do not remember which episode it was, but I do remember at one point realising that all the aliens on the show were really just humans with ridges or markings on their faces. They were human in the […]

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Printing sensors for other planets

GigaOm reported that NASA and PARC were working to print heat and light sensors on thin plastic sheet that could be released over an area to collect a range of environmental information. Combining this with Big Data collection and visualization practices, this could lead to the ability to get very detailed information about a particular […]

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Major League Robot Baseball

{Inspired by this story in Wired magazine: Japanese scientists build baseball-playing robot with 100,000-neuron ‘brain’} Sadahuru-batter waddles to the plate while Sadahuru-runner1 settles itself in the runner box. Sadahuru-batter launches its drone-eye. Once in place, it focuses on the 1,000 meter space between Sadahuru and Tomokazu-pitcher. Sadahuru-batter receives the datastream from the drone-eye and takes […]

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