If you’re anything like me you get excited about new possibilities and technologies, and your imagination gets very stimulated by thinking of future advances. This issue does just that for your braindbuds: we’ve created an homage to Brave New World with articles on operant conditioning, sleep-learning, reproductive technology and psychological manipulation. We’ve also got some great new scientific developments that are coming to fruition now or in the near future of 2014: Memristor technology, Gravitational Wave Detectors and Human Augmentation. Plus, have you ever heard of a lab-grown burger?
Donald Herrera Fairbairn has gotten hold of Dale McGowan for an exclusive interview, Chantelle Moghadam has done great journalistic work in “Atheist Communities: Where’s the Heart?” As always, Hilarious Horoscopes, comics and Poetry are here to amuse you.
I’d also like to give a special thanks to the wonderful illustrators who have contributed to this issue: Jaime Jasso whose work graces the cover, Ciara Kenny who custom-created the illustration on page 7 and Secular Ink whose pieces are featured in this issue’s Artists Corner.
Irene for The Celestial Teapot