I am a Seattle writer and technologist with a passion for AI, nanotechnology, cybernetics and the quest for power, omnipotence and immortality. Call it the coming Singularity—or the Second Coming. We live in interesting times.

I grew up in one of the most interesting places on the planet, Missoula, Montana. From a young age, I roamed free in the mountains and wilderness. The Big Sky inspired me to dream and to challenge myself in the outdoors. Solitude gave me a powerful sense of the profound, of something much bigger than you or me or even the Big Sky.

Most of all, I was a high school science nerd—I placed third in the International Science Fair in Applied Physics. Together, these two passions fueled my curiosity about the world beyond my little hometown. I started off with the intent to become a doctor. I earned a BS in Biology from Gonzaga University, but soon realized—while looking into the eyes of my hapless lab frog—that this path was not for me.

What I wanted to do was write. That’s how I became an environment and technology journalist—at Seattle’s Weekly, The Seattle Times and at the NBC affiliate KING TV News. I also was involved in the startup of several software and digital media companies.

I’ve had many other careers, ranging from working the Pipeline in the Arctic Circle; fishing in the Gulf of Alaska; a stint in the Merchant Marines; working with the homeless and mentally ill as a counselor; and a few years as an Italian gelato maker.

In 2015, I earned an MFA from Pacific University, in Forest Grove, OR. Along the way, I was twice a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest. I published an indie novel, Holotar: Last Queen of the White Shamans—the tale of a video game monster made real. I can’t say that I made enough money to buy a round of gelato, but Holotar was Number 25 in the ‘Amazon Top 100 Free Novels’ promotion, with over 3000 downloads. It’s a good scary read.

Can loneliness be cured with a pill? Scientists are now asking the question https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/aug/06/loneliness-cure-pill-research-scientists?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

This Russian Firm's Star Designer Is an AI—but No One Knew That for a Year https://singularityhub.com/2020/07/24/this-russian-firms-star-designer-is-an-ai-but-no-one-knew-that-for-a-year/

This AI Could Bring Us Computers That Can Write Their Own Software https://singularityhub.com/2020/08/02/this-ai-could-bring-us-computers-that-can-write-software/

Towards 'Eternal Sunshine'? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion https://singularityhub.com/2020/07/28/towards-eternal-sunshine-new-links-found-between-memory-and-emotion/

A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy https://singularityhub.com/2020/07/27/a-new-brain-inspired-learning-method-for-ai-saves-memory-and-energy/

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