Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons.
It's soothing to realize that my mind's processes are inherently uncontrollable.
Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.
I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.
All living things are gnarly, in that they inevitably do things that are much more complex than one might have expected.
If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.