Author Archives: Eclipse Now

Compare Sci-Fi and reality

I love how close the Starhopper looks to 1950’s sci-fi dreams of the future. Pretty close really! I guess the 1950’s guys imagined their rocket landing a bit like a space-plane, and hence the larger wings. They probably couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

Posted in Futurism / Singularity, Sci-Fi, Space | Leave a comment

A philosophical and beautifully crafted review of Blade Runner 2049

Posted in Futurism / Singularity, Movies and TV, robots, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment

Brexit: why everyone is afraid

Brexit comment: if the UK want to leave the EU but remain in the Single Market, the UK would *still* be subject to the European Court of Justice. (The ECJ rules create standard laws for members of the single market … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is European Federalism a proxy for German imperialism?

This 3 minute Vox piece explains some of the economic challenges of trying to run one single currency across multiple speed economies. But then it also raises another point about what would happen if the Eurozone really integrated their various … Continue reading

Posted in Global Governance, Politics, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

World now more middle class than poor

Interesting! Sept 2018 marks the point where (finally!) more of the world is wealthy than poor. I remember being told to refer to poor underdeveloped nations as the ‘2/3rd’s world’ because it was the majority. That has shifted somewhat. There’s … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Food, Politics, Pollution, Population, Stress, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Stephen Fry on Brexit

For once I agree with Stephen Fry. Word.

Posted in Global Governance, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’s all the fuss about Insight on Mars?

This is a nice Lockheed Martin piece animating everything Insight had to get right just to land on Mars. 3 minutes This Australian scientist explains why the probe will be so groundbreaking — pun intended. 😉  5.5 minutes Mars. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Mars, Uncategorized | Leave a comment