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( commercial towing vehicle
crew: seven
cargo: refinery processing 20,000,000 tons of mineral ore
course: returning to earth )

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10/02/2014 11:04:55

(Source: ghostofcheney, via terminators)

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10/02/2014 09:14:19

elonenthusiast:

This illustration by Michael Marsicano is part of a recent aeon article about Elon Musk. The article is a great geek-out about space with Musk and, the author, Ross Andersen. Andersen weaves us in and out of conversation with Musk along with SpaceX history, looking at what it would take to colonize Mars, and exploring possible histories of our solar system. The article awesomely wraps up with Musk easily calculating light travel math contemplating how feasible star travel would be.
An awesome long read if you enjoy Musk talking in-depth about space travel and colonization.
My favorite highlight from the article:

Musk has a more sinister theory. ‘The absence of any noticeable life may be an argument in favour of us being in a simulation,’ he told me. ‘Like when you’re playing an adventure game, and you can see the stars in the background, but you can’t ever get there. If it’s not a simulation, then maybe we’re in a lab and there’s some advanced alien civilisation that’s just watching how we develop, out of curiosity, like mould in a petri dish.’ Musk flipped through a few more possibilities, each packing a deeper existential chill than the last, until finally he came around to the import of it all. ‘If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way,’ he said. ‘And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.’

Thanks to Jordan Bishop for the submission!

elonenthusiast:

This illustration by Michael Marsicano is part of a recent aeon article about Elon Musk. The article is a great geek-out about space with Musk and, the author, Ross Andersen. Andersen weaves us in and out of conversation with Musk along with SpaceX history, looking at what it would take to colonize Mars, and exploring possible histories of our solar system. The article awesomely wraps up with Musk easily calculating light travel math contemplating how feasible star travel would be.

An awesome long read if you enjoy Musk talking in-depth about space travel and colonization.

My favorite highlight from the article:

Musk has a more sinister theory. ‘The absence of any noticeable life may be an argument in favour of us being in a simulation,’ he told me. ‘Like when you’re playing an adventure game, and you can see the stars in the background, but you can’t ever get there. If it’s not a simulation, then maybe we’re in a lab and there’s some advanced alien civilisation that’s just watching how we develop, out of curiosity, like mould in a petri dish.’ Musk flipped through a few more possibilities, each packing a deeper existential chill than the last, until finally he came around to the import of it all. ‘If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way,’ he said. ‘And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.’

Thanks to Jordan Bishop for the submission!

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10/02/2014 07:23:34

(Source: sickfuture, via encircle)

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10/02/2014 05:32:37

nevver:

Mirror mirror, Jeppe Hein

nevver:

Mirror mirror, Jeppe Hein

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10/02/2014 03:42:05

70sscifiart:

[OMNI Reboot]

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10/02/2014 01:51:14

nevver:

Storms 2014, Mitch Dobrowner

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10/02/2014 01:18:55

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

(via wilwheaton)

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10/01/2014 18:55:21

brucesterling:

http://blog.longnow.org/02014/09/29/science-fiction-authors-manual-for-civilization/

The Manual for Civilization is a crowd-curated collection of the 3500 books you would most want to sustain or rebuild civilization. It is also the library at The Interval, with about 1000 books on shelves floor-to-ceiling throughout the space. We are about a third of the way done with compiling the list and acquiring selected the titles.
We have a set of four categories to guide selections:
Cultural Canon: Great works of literature, nonfiction, poetry, philosophy, etc
Mechanics of Civilization: Technical knowledge, to build and understand things
Rigorous Science Fiction: Speculative stories about potential futures
Long-term Thinking, Futurism, and relevant history (Books on how to think about the future that may include surveys of the past)
Our list comes from suggestions by Interval donors, Long Now members, and a some specially-invited guests with particular expertise. All the book lists we’ve published so far are shown here including lists from Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, Maria Popova, andNeal Stephenson. Interval donors will be the first to get the full list when it is complete.
Today we add selections from science fiction authors Bruce Sterling, David Brin, and Daniel Suarez. All three are known for using contemporary science and technology as a starting point from which to speculate on the future. And that type of practice is exactly why Science Fiction is one of our core categories….

brucesterling:

http://blog.longnow.org/02014/09/29/science-fiction-authors-manual-for-civilization/

The Manual for Civilization is a crowd-curated collection of the 3500 books you would most want to sustain or rebuild civilization. It is also the library at The Interval, with about 1000 books on shelves floor-to-ceiling throughout the space. We are about a third of the way done with compiling the list and acquiring selected the titles.

We have a set of four categories to guide selections:

  • Cultural Canon: Great works of literature, nonfiction, poetry, philosophy, etc
  • Mechanics of Civilization: Technical knowledge, to build and understand things
  • Rigorous Science Fiction: Speculative stories about potential futures
  • Long-term Thinking, Futurism, and relevant history (Books on how to think about the future that may include surveys of the past)

Our list comes from suggestions by Interval donors, Long Now members, and a some specially-invited guests with particular expertise. All the book lists we’ve published so far are shown here including lists from Brian EnoStewart BrandMaria Popova, andNeal Stephenson. Interval donors will be the first to get the full list when it is complete.

Today we add selections from science fiction authors Bruce SterlingDavid Brin, and Daniel Suarez. All three are known for using contemporary science and technology as a starting point from which to speculate on the future. And that type of practice is exactly why Science Fiction is one of our core categories….

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10/01/2014 12:55:33

nicoleanell:

“You know what gets me? I know that in two weeks, I won’t remember his face. I can’t remember any of their faces after they’re killed. No matter how hard I try, they just fade.”

“I don’t even remember their names.”

(via frontier001)

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10/01/2014 11:05:01

(Source: mymindisodd, via -clu-)

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