Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Is the game EVE online a genius player driven world or ‘spreadsheets in space’?

I actually enjoyed an EVE book once – a worthy space opera. But as I started to play (a year back) it looked like getting to the exciting battles at the end of this trailer was going to take months … Continue reading

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How long to rebuild after the fall of civilisation?

How long for technological civilisation to recover after an all out nuclear war or high mortality pandemic? 1. I PREDICT AT LEAST REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS WITHIN A YEAR. After some unspeakably horrible months after the initial crisis, survivors will settle into some … Continue reading

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Lunar city to save us from climate change?

What about solving climate change by building an industrial city on the moon? A good lunar city could use solar power to launch PowerSats via maglev railgun into orbit around the Earth to power the world from abundant RELIABLE solar … Continue reading

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MR ROBOT!

Calling all geeks: great review of MR ROBOT (without any significant spoilers). As always, there’s just so much more symbolism in these shows than I catch first time round!

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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

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