The Feeder of wolves fell, worker of evil deeds. The poet chopped Ljot’s leg off, I brought Fridgeir peace. I do not ask reward from the splasher of gold for that. The spears’ din was fun enough, the fight with the pale man. -from “Egil’s Saga”

Humanity Will Never Be Overrun By Spontaneously Forming Space Brains

Good news, everyone! A new interpretation of string theory is proposing that Boltzmann Brains — those disembodied brains that could emerge spontaneously in outer space — will never outnumber humans.

via Pocket http://io9.com/humanity-will-never-be-overrun-by-spontaneously-forming-509484989

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