I wonder how the creator of the first amoeba feels like that the concept he came up has been thoroughly bastardized. If one of those "imperfect" copies pushes the concept far enough then there was something positive. Perfect copies, in the other hand, don't add nothing. And this variation of the original concept have… » 4/18/14 5:48pm Today 5:48pm

Heinlein's All you Zombies should be listed here. The only way to be sure to not vanish because time travel managed to kill some of your ancestors, is to be both of your parents. And PKDick's Meddler should be taken into account as a time loop with unexpected consequences. » 4/14/14 4:10pm Monday 4:10pm

If you want to complicate things a bit more, what if you don't destroy the original, but get a exact copy? Would be the copy less "real" than the original? And what about virtualization or going digital, like in Matrix, Tron, or Trascendence? The digital version of me won't be me? » 4/13/14 9:11am Sunday 9:11am

The show is taking concepts from so much science fiction classics that would be enjoyable even if had just that. The butterfly effect of Alec2 speaking to others in the past, the Freelancers as organization much like the one in The end of eternity, and of course, the "don't talk with your past self or else the universe… » 4/05/14 1:45pm 4/05/14 1:45pm

Some are determined to make most people ignore and dismiss the warning alarms till is already too late. And are investing a lot to make it happen. Try to diminish the causes being less tied to fossil fuels and consume less is bad business for them. What is good business is to keep the current income, and even get more… » 3/31/14 6:28am 3/31/14 6:28am

The worst epidemy in history, that killed up to 50-60% of all europeans (that is the main trunk of our cultural heritage), was the Black death. We deal with flu every year and is not so scary (even when the spanish flu killed a lot a century ago) so is not a good candidate. We survive diseases that sets our skin… » 3/28/14 5:21pm 3/28/14 5:21pm

The "keep track of all what happened" for me is the deciding factor. If an isolated chapter makes no sense without knowing what happened last episode, and the same for the previous one and so on, then it is an important time investment. But if knowing roughly the big things that happened around is enough, then may be… » 3/26/14 6:57pm 3/26/14 6:57pm