Unfettered Journey

“I want to know the truth. I want to know how and why.”

Joe Denkensmith, Level 42, vidsnap: Year 2161

Set in a richly envisioned future world, Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit.

Unfettered Journey Appendices

The rigorous philosophical ideas behind this novel are further explained in an academic book, Unfettered Journey Appendices. It is available in paperback and is included with the hardbound version of the novel. Go deep into the philosophy.

Welcome to my website

We all have many journeys. Gary’s began in a small Midwest town, where he could play unfettered in the woods, finding an early love for nature and learning self-reliance. The space program and the night skies hooked him on astronomy. After finishing college, the wide world beckoned, and his fascination with science drew him to California to participate in the booming tech industry. Now he still stares upward, wondering what it all is about.

Let's Talk About the Future

Let’s have a calm conversation about the future we are creating together. We can make it better. Join the conversation by coming to my blog. Stay well and calm.

More Bee Zen: Nectar

By Gary F. Bengier | April 8, 2020

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! As we finish three weeks of social distancing and sheltering in place in Northern California, let me share a few thoughts and a moment to take a deep breath. The coronavirus spreading throughout the country leaves everyone fearful. It feels apocalyptic, something out of a sci fi novel. (And… Read More »More Bee Zen: Nectar

Bee Zen

By Gary F. Bengier | April 4, 2020

Gary here. Thanks for stopping by! It seems like an interesting time to launch a discussion about the future – interesting in the same way as the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” But notwithstanding the apocalyptic feeling engendered by the current moment, I’ll stay positive about our future. Let’s begin this conversation… Read More »Bee Zen

The Future We Wish For, and That We Are Building

By Gary F. Bengier | April 1, 2020

On my blog, I’d like to curate a discussion about what the world might look like in the near future. I believe too many futurists go to extremes—maybe for shock value or to gain attention? Sci fi writers often imagine the most extreme future, to emphasize some idea. Let’s be clear: many of our so-called… Read More »The Future We Wish For, and That We Are Building