October 22, 2015

Arriving at October 21, 2015...... and beyond

Last year I marked the date, and this year it became a "thing" (at east on the internet). So here are a few links to celebrate the famous date from the "Back to the Future" trilogy.

Billings, L.   Time Travel Simulation Resolves "Grandfather Paradox". Scientific American, September 2 (2015).

"What 'Back to the Future, Part II' Got Wrong (and right)", from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

A welcome to the future, from Doc Brown himself:

COURTESY: Universal Studios.

And now..... a bit farther into the future...... The Economics of Star Trek, which is a really active area of internet scholarship:

Transcript of the recent New York ComicCon panel on Trekonomics.

Podcast on the "Economics of Star Trek", courtesy of FW: Thinking.

A few other takes on the Star Trek economy from Noahpinion, Joseph Dickerson, and Slate.

In the future, Spock is on the money. COURTESY: Rick Webb, The Economics of Star Trek: the proto-post scarcity economy.