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Blog: Self-Reliance and Self Discovery

Blog theme: Can you manage in a changing world?

Let's Talk About Self-Reliance and Discovery

Do you know yourself (the question posed since Socrates)? Are you self-reliant enough to survive in a rapidly changing technological world? What can you do to prepare? Can we together make it easier for humanity to weather through these changes?

Self Reliance/Discovery

Chasing Eclipses

By Gary F. Bengier | July 18, 2020

“It’s an interesting vacation algorithm.” A fellow eclipse chaser uttered that line as we stood still breathless after watching our first total solar eclipse in 2005. He went on to explain. With our astronomical mastery of celestial mechanics, we can calculate the occurrence of every eclipse as far into the future as we wish. They… Read More »Chasing Eclipses

Another Award, Another Language

By Gary F. Bengier | March 13, 2022

The week began with good news –Unfettered Journey has won its seventh book award, this one the Independent Press Award, as a winner in the category of Visionary Fiction. You can find the full list of book awards here, as well as the times that the novel has reached an Amazon Bestseller list (including minor… Read More »Another Award, Another Language

An Eighth Language and Some Wrap-up Thoughts

By Gary F. Bengier | May 7, 2022

Dear friends, As my writerly project draws to a close, let me send you a last note about this journey. This weekend, I released Unfettered Journey in Russian, under the title СВОБОДНОЕ ПУТЕШЕСТВИЕ. Expect to see it on Ingram (for bookstores), Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and elsewhere soon. Now, after pursuing these last stages of… Read More »An Eighth Language and Some Wrap-up Thoughts

Counting Minor Awards

By Gary F. Bengier | March 18, 2023

Dear friends, One other aspect of this writer’s journey is drawing to a close, as the results from the last book award competition (where my book was an entry) was announced. Unfettered Journey was the Winner in the Science Fiction category for the 2023 Book Excellence Awards. I’m pleased that in total, Unfettered Journey has… Read More »Counting Minor Awards

Advancing AI after the ChatGPT Moment

By Gary F. Bengier | October 29, 2023

Dear friends, Last November 30, 2022, the release of ChatGPT-3 by OpenAI  dramatically illuminated the new power of Large Learning Models (LLMs) and deep learning models generally. By January 2023, it had become what was then the fastest-growing consumer software application in history, gaining over 100 million users. A new ‘AI wave’ was launched. Since… Read More »Advancing AI after the ChatGPT Moment