Welcome to the realm of Meta-Earth–homepage of Mark William Chase–writer, programmer, and creator of the World of Mythania.

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The World in 2025

SingularityHUB has a neat article on 8 predictions for the world of 2025. I think it would be pretty interesting to come back to this article in 10 years (if it exits…) and see what predictions came true. A $1,000 computer with the processing speed of a human brain might be possible (though it doesn’t really mean true AI), but their prediction of a major shift in heathcare could be a boon to us all.

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Is Elon Musk the Real Tony Stark?

I recently came across an interesting infographic comparing real-life eccentric billionaire Elon Musk to the not-so-real-life eccentric billionaire Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) of Marvel Comics fame. I always knew they seemed similar, but the parallels are actually pretty amazing. The only real difference is that Elon Musk doesn’t have a flying powered armor suit to help him stop crime… and alien invaders. But since Elon Musk does own SpaceX, he might just be able to stop alien invaders, too.

Click the image to go to the full infographic:
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

The latest trailer for Star Wars: the Force Awakens is out now! This one shows a lot more of the characters than the early teaser trailer, and to be honest, is a much better trailer over all.

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Chart of Various Sci-Fi Ships

Have you ever wanted to see every ship in science fiction together on the same chart, and all in relative scale? Well, here it is! Although this poster has nearly every spacecraft in science fiction, in relative size to each other, ships smaller than 100 meters and larger than 24 km are omitted (and I’m sure some very obscure ones are missed too). The chart was created by Dirk Loechel, so drop by his portfolio and leave him some nice comment.

Or just click on the image below to get the full size view.

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The Leviathan Teaser Trailer

Here’s an impressive proof of concept/pitch for a new movie titled The Leviathan, created by Ruairi Robinson. No word on whether it might actually get made, but I’d watch it!

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The latest trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is out, and it’s looking pretty spiffy. Also, be sure to check out the trailer breakdown and analysis at ComicBook.com.

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Crash Course in Astronomy

From PBS Digital Studio’s Crash Course web series comes Crash Course: Astronomy, hosted by famed astronomer Phil Plait. This is a fantastic little web series on astronomy, so go ahead and check it out!

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There are 6 episodes in the series so far, and you can see them all on this YouTube play list.

Star Wars vs Star Trek Epic Trailer

This is truly epic! A Star Wars vs. Star Trek “trailer” using clips from various movies and games in both franchises. It is amazingly well done, and the cuts are so seamless that I could almost believe.

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The Door at Alley’s End

My dark science fantasy short story, The Door at Alley’s End, has now been published in the February 2015 issue of Beyond Science Fiction. If you want to check it out, and read some other good stories from a few lesser known writers, then go get yourself a copy at Amazon today!

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