Stephen J. Simmons started writing shortly after he retired from the Navy, primarily because his children had grown too old to listen to bedtime stories and the cats never laughed at the funny bits. He sold over a dozen flash-fiction stories to various online publishing venues, every one of which went out of business after buying his work, so he decided to try his hand at longer formats. His first novel, The Galileo Syndrome, was released in 2014.
Stephen grew up in a tiny hamlet in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, and went to high school in Albany. He spent twenty-one years in the Navy, both as a nuclear operator on five fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in both of the Navy's nuclear power training schools. He currently works as the nuclear information security manager for Newport News Shipbuilding.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Stephen J. Simmons
Name of Event
Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Future of Work
Rich Weyand (Mod.) The Machine Intelligence Research Institute gives it even odds that all jobs will be done by robots in the not too distant future. PricewaterhouseCoopper has an estimate that 38% of all jobs currently done by people will be done by robots or AIs. So what does a society look like when few people are actually needed to do work?
Bart Kemper moderates this panel on Terminal Ballistics (also referred to as wound ballistics) Engineers on the panel will talk physics, bullet calib,ers, shapes, deformation, etc. while the medical folks will talk about the effects on the human body.
Roundtable discussion of various and timely science topics moderated by Les Johnson. This is a remarkable panel dating back to the earliest LibertyCons. Everyone gets a say but no one gets to say too much.