It is not the consciousness of man that determines his existence—rather, it is his social existence that determines his consciousness.Karl Popper
Speculative fiction recommendations
The best fiction series I’ve ever read: The Culture Series by Iain M. Banks.
The first one, Consider Phlebas, is a real doozy though so if you haven’t read sci-fi before I would recommend starting with the second book, The Player of Games.
The best standalone book for the beginning reader: Hyperion by Dan Simmons.
If you want the most mind bending book, try Permutation City by Greg Egan.
Fun Bonus Stuff
Maglev Bogie Dynamic Modelling
Report written for a graduate level systems dynamics course: Maglev_Train_Bogie_System___Assignment_1_paper
Rough draft of the project design submission , this got us into the inaugural competition hosted at Texas A&M: Queen’s Hyperloop Preliminary Powerpoint
Product Design Ideation
Nifty team project proof of concept as part of a product design course: Go Go Gadget Skates presentation
I still believe in it if materials science advances to the point of realizing it without a significant weight penalty. Who wouldn’t want to try that out!
Brief presentation I made, in the 3 minute thesis style, on a fascinating paper:
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