Aliens?



Aliens!
…maybe not…

I wrote a post several years ago now while researching Magneto Hydro Dynamic levitation technology for my books (e.g. the Sky Whale from Book Three):

Declassified 1950s Flying Saucer vs WEAV the 2010s update

I was recently reminded of the concept again reading this New York Times article from a few days ago:

“The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.”

It certainly sounds like the pilots could be describing something based on WEAV

(also: Solid State Aircraft)

Culture Knife Missile escapes to the Real



An Iain M Banks’ Knife Missile, coming soon to a battlefield near you!

Car of former al Qaeda number two… 

“The secret R9X missile is designed to destroy individual terrorist targets without harming surrounding civilians and could potentially kill a car’s front seat passenger without harming the driver.”

These belong in fiction, but I do love IMB’s nasty, aggressive little Knife Missiles, they are a big inspiration for my ‘Torches’.

When world building for the Singularity’s Children universe, a not-too-derivative way of getting Knife Missiles into my tech tree was a top priority!

Deep Disruption – Tech Talk by Toby Weston



I was recently invited to speak at a conference on Enterprise Software development in Frankfurt.
It was a crossover talk where I presented a vision of the future drawing from both the Sci-Fi and the corporate worlds…

“With the tech-world speeding up around us, even short term predictions are starting to sound like Science Fiction!”

Spring 2019 on Artificial Intelligence, Synthetic Scrum Teams, and the future of Software Development: