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I’m Art Chester. I write about technology: surprises from the world of science, and their practical application in everyday life. I also write fiction about life in the research lab.

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Ethics Research & Vampire Destroyers

Ethics research

Ethics is the topic of two fascinating recent research studies. One of these studies will protect you from an evil vampire boss! The other will make you hesitate before buying or even getting into a self-driving car. But first: Ethics … Continue reading

The Meaning of Life, & Geek Immortality

meaning of life - frozen head

The Meaning of Life and Immortality are Big Questions. But Big Questions can have simple answers, and one of those answers turns out to be – Doggerel! This blog tells personal stories that for me illuminate these Big Questions and … Continue reading

Brand Charisma: Offers We Can’t Refuse

brand charisma

Brand charisma is the key quality that propels one person or one product ahead of every competitor. It goes far beyond an inviting ad for a product. Brand charisma is like a perfect soufflé: it depends on every step being exactly … Continue reading