- using the history of the universe to integrate a wide range of scientific, historical and social knowledge into a single unified story
- writing software which helps people
Regarding the history of the universe, Wyken says:
In a complex world facing many global problems, everyone can gain by understanding basic science, knowing where we came from and understanding the options facing us for the future. This global vision gives a coherent overview of who we are, where we came from and reveals many trends which can help us all decide where we want the world to go.
Wyken has been studying and writing about this subject for 40 years, both as an historical narrative and as fiction. His first book, Global Vision, was published in 1992 by Penny Press, a company dedicated to publishing on this subject. He converted the book to a website in 1998, and www.historyoftheuniverse.com now receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
“Seeing ourselves in a universal context is a salutary experience, giving us a new perspective on our current problems, many of which are on a global scale. To solve them will require global solutions. We all need to make important decisions about our ways of life. We need to understand what caused our problems and what options we have for solving them. We can only obtain this by taking a global perspective,” Wyken claims.
He began to write the story as a work of fiction in 2002, and published The Cosmic Monopole in 2011. This is the first volume of Time Crystal, a sci-fi fantasy romance which will take the readers on a trip back through time to the Big Bang (and beyond) on an effort to save the Universe.
Regarding software development, Wyken spent many years working for multi-national companies including a bank and a computer manufacturer as well as a stock-brocker and energy utilities. He developed and wrote user manuals for many systems, and this has provided an excellent groundwork for writing computer books such as “B4A: Rapid Android App Development using BASIC“.
He now works as a staff author and software developer for Penny Press Ltd.