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Elisha Gray’s Telephone, Part 2

Jan 12, 2021

July 7th, 2025 I suppose my last entry is due some clarification from Yours Truly. About the patent; it’s for quantum technologies no. 2, quantum tunneling. I would explain it to you, but it’s too complex. I’ll give you the simple version: on a quantum scale (smaller than microscopic) some particles like neutrons are so small that rather than going ​around​ a barrier, it will pass ​through​ the obstacle instead. Oh, and about my competitor—uhhhh. He’s annoying, to say the least. But I used to work for the guy, hard as it is to believe. Okay, I phrased that wrong.…

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Hello 2021!

Jan 5, 2021

Hello, 2021! As 2021 pulls away from the station, tickets punched, destination unknown, we continue to time travel along. We take turns gazing optimistically forward or stealing sad glances back, and together we forever ride the future train. I have packed some items to help me navigate 2021: 2021 Future Packing List: Item Number 1: The book “Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters”, by Deborah Stone. Published on Liveright Publishing Corporation in 2020, this is a fun read on a timely topic. Stone clearly illustrates that numbers are a storytelling device and that people are storytellers. Using…

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Elisha Gray’s Telephone, A Science Fiction Story

Dec 4, 2020

by Linux Spangler   June 5th, 2025 I’m not a mad scientist. Sorry—I just needed to get that off my chest. I’m an inventor, and I’m not insane. My name is Professor Sirius Moppe (it’s a weird one, I know)  and this is (obviously) my journal. Anyway, as I said before, I’m not crazy. I might have a psychiatrist, but I’m no Einstein. At least I get dressed in the morning. (No, Einstein didn’t get dressed. He thought it wasted brainpower). Sure my lab/London apartment is messy, but it’s in active use (yes, I live in London); and I guess…

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