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Gabriel de Cool's 1895 painting "The Muse" is a lovely vision of a man bewitched and comforted by the pleasant femininity of a beautiful girl with a soft, supple body, a youthful face, and gloriously long hair.

Édouard Bisson's "The Swing" is a beautiful vision of femininity. The girl playfully swinging her full-figured body on that vine while lusciously wrapped up in that pink dress is a lovely sight.

Glowing screens have held us captive for too long. It's time to build Web 3.0, an anonymous peer-to-peer ubiquitous dark web connecting devices indistinguishable from nature, and empower individuals to take control of their own destinies.

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This post's featured image is "A Priestess" by John William Godward (1893).

"Hermia and Lysander" by John Simmons is a lovely vision from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" of the characters surrounded by fairies as soft lush moonlight shines upon them. Happy Midsummer!

As we come closer to midsummer, the year's longest day and shortest night, let's take a moment to gaze upon this spectacular painting of the Norse god of the day: "Dagr" by Peter Nicolai Arbo.

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's "The fairy dance" is a beautifully ethereal and even spiritual painting as midsummer's night draws nearer. The dark forest hemmed in by faraway peaks bursts with playful spirits reveling in the joy of life.

I long for a better future where instead of glowing screens we access the Internet with devices indistinguishable from traditional objects, a physical world animated by ubiquitous computing. Smart speakers hopefully presage this future.

Jules Joseph Lefebvre's "Servant" is a vision of a pretty girl well-adorned by jewelry, her big lovely eyes bewitchingly turned up toward the viewer, the fabric draped around her head grazing her chin and especially the armlet on her soft shapely arm adding enchantingly sensual touches.

Jules-Frédéric Ballavoine's "Portrait of a Woman" is a pretty painting, showing off the beautiful girl's peaches and cream complexion, supple body, and full face, all topped off with an adorable bow on her head.

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun's 1799 painting "Princess Eudocia as Flora" gives us a lovely vision of the girl striking an enchanting pose and expression with a beautiful blue dress hugging her soft figure.

Centrifuges are just the beginning of artificial gravity. Batons for small spacecraft, 1g acceleration for fast ships, and other methods may greatly enrich your science fiction settings.

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This post's featured image is a 1970s cutaway view of a Stanford torus by Rick Guidice.

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach's "Question to the Stars" is a beautifully ethereal painting. The pretty girl gazing out at the starry sky gives a sense of the infinity of thought and possibilities in the cosmic vastness that is rarely this well done in a painting, especially one from 1901.

Twitter thinks Bouguereau's "The Return of Spring", and apparently my whole account (, is "potentially sensitive". Never before has having my own Mastodon server felt so good.

Image is "Wanderer above the sea of fog" by Caspar David Friedrich (c. 1818).

William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The Return of Spring" is such a delightfully warm and sensual painting. The pretty woman, whose long dark hair is especially sumptuous, looks at once playful, sexy, maternal, and girlish.

A fascinating article exploring a question raised as early as the 19th century by the Russian Cosmists: how intelligent beings and their technological civilization will ultimately interface with and even merge seamlessly into the natural universe.

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Carl Olson's 1891 painting "Passatempo" gives us the lovely sight of two beautifully fair and curvy girls teaching a little one the art of dancing, all of them dressed in adorably feminine ballet outfits.

Solarpunk rightfully defies the prevalent dystopian vision of the human future, but a nuclear version, nuclearpunk, might be a much better way to achieve solarpunk's goals.

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This post's featured image is "Dance" by Alfons Mucha (1898).

Édouard Bisson's "The dance of the nymphs" bursts with feminine beauty. The luscious faces, supple bodies, flowing wavy hair, and sensuous dresses of six beautiful girls are a feast for the eyes.

The mind is cleared and sharpened by being outside in nature breathing fresh air. For men, women, and children alike there is no better place for education and learning than a natural environment.

The image is "A Childhood Idyll" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1900).

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