From the economics to design to viability, what are the physical and sociological mechanisms behind space tourism?
A once govermental and scientific enterprise -- space travel -- is quickly becoming a private, pleasure-oriented commercial industry. Where did this come from and where is it going?
As space tourism enters the tourism market, efforts are made that it becomes profitable with upside and growth potiential. The Space Tourism Society aims to do just that by introducting logical goals and solutions to the private enterprise of space tourism.
Basically, space tourism is promoted as the ultimate adventure experience. Of the people polled, only 21 percent feel the need for a 'space hotel' but of those 21 percent, they would want to stay for up to 2 weeks.
My good friend Olly from Without Hyphens has meme-tagged me. This particular meme-tag is of Olly's own creation, and it's a pretty good one too! Check it out:
I got to thinking recently about the idea that all of us, as humans, have principles we live by daily. These aren’t your over-arching beliefs necessarily, but rather the things that you...
One man's quest to save us from our worst enemy...ourselves.
Written and directed by Joshua Taylor Sprinkling, Can Kadir Sucuoglu, and Giullermina Chiu. In association with Rene Daalder of Space Collective, and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Saving Humanity (aka "The World is too Dumb") from Joshua...
Recently I've come to appreciate Neuromancer in a whole new way. For the longest time I thought of the book as too abstract and a little slow, as opposed to Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash, which gave so much detail about the Metaverse you could sit down and begin programming it. I always thought the difference was that Gibson couldn't imagine what...
Free will is not an illusion
The Enlightenment idea of conscious, freely acting individuals is worth defending against those who would reduce freedom to neuroscience
"Collectivism sounds close to cultural determinism, which is no great advance on biological or material determinism. This is where biology, or our bodies...
A review of The Great Disruption by Zaki Laïdi
“Expert consensus, rather than public consensus, underpins today’s political outlook”
"... A political drama in which the tension is between the expert and the decision-maker has little room for ordinary people. Instead, the public is expected simply to accept and live with the...
here is a coolio link that enjoyed reading and just thought that i would share:
it talks about impulses to fight or flee during times of threat. i feel like my instincts are permanently set on flee.