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    Thread: Steve Bowers
Post: RE: Steve Bowers

All the best to Steve!
giulio The latest from Orion's Arm 4 6,079 09-08-2019, 01:53 AM
    Thread: Breakthrough Starshot
Post: RE: Breakthrough Starshot

(04-21-2016, 10:23 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Actually, I believe the issue you raise falls under what they refer to as 'policy issues' (possibly with just a dash of understatement). :)... Todd I guess the...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 15 18,610 04-23-2016, 03:49 PM
    Thread: Breakthrough Starshot
Post: RE: Breakthrough Starshot

(04-13-2016, 10:28 AM)PortalHunter Wrote: Apparently there will be more news to come in an event soon. The Breakthrough Discuss event, yesterday and the day before: http://breakthroughinitiatives.or...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 15 18,610 04-17-2016, 02:49 PM
    Thread: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megastructures' orbiting star near the Milky
Post: RE: Astronomers may have found giant alien 'megast...

(10-22-2015, 04:55 PM)stevebowers Wrote: As far as alien megastructures and life-signs are concerned, we mustn't forget that they would be alien, so need not conform to any of our preconceptions. An...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 86 106,051 10-28-2015, 05:24 PM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: RE: Story on technological resurrection

(04-30-2015, 11:39 PM)Rynn Wrote: But I do think it's incredibly poor form to come here, get a lot of help and response from members on a work of fiction, and then leave after someone asks you to si...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 05-01-2015, 01:36 AM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: RE: Story on technological resurrection

(04-30-2015, 02:59 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: A book about the (crude) archeological excavation of what may have been the city of Troy is in no way relevant to this discussion. On the contrary, it's totall...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 04-30-2015, 04:29 PM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: RE: Story on technological resurrection

@Todd re "Until and unless such a basis for time scanning can be demonstrated here, preferably in the form of a peer reviewed paper in a recognized journal of science or technology, it has no place in...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 04-30-2015, 01:24 AM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: RE: Story on technological resurrection

Well, either a story happens in the OA universe, or it doesn't. To keep things clear and simple, I would advise to stick to canon for OA fiction. Having said that, I would like to hear opinions about...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 04-30-2015, 01:03 AM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: RE: Story on technological resurrection

(04-26-2015, 09:00 PM)Rynn Wrote: Hmm, time travel isn't possible in OA but there are ways of doing this Thanks Rynn. Time scanning (acquisition of high-resolution information from the past) is not ...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 04-26-2015, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Story on technological resurrection
Post: Story on technological resurrection

I am thinking about a story about technological resurrection - the idea that super-advanced future science may be able to resurrect the dead from the past using weird future technologies such as quant...
giulio Creative Writing 17 239 04-26-2015, 07:44 PM
    Thread: Aww, no alien empires yet
Post: RE: Aww, no alien empires yet

(04-23-2015, 11:27 PM)Fsci123 Wrote: [quote='Dalex' pid='13606' dateline='1429741021'] Well there is one more disturbing possibility, we are really alone, but not because of Dawn hunters. Because th...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 42 60,984 04-26-2015, 07:21 PM
    Thread: Aww, no alien empires yet
Post: RE: Aww, no alien empires yet

I suspect that advanced civilizations don't engage in mega-engineering because they have much more efficient ways to do whatever it is that they want to do. They have a small footprint because most of...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 42 60,984 04-20-2015, 02:22 AM
    Thread: first (?) instance of Non-destructive Uploading?: creation of wormvec
Post: RE: first (?) instance of Non-destructive Uploadin...

(03-01-2015, 07:24 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Sideloading - wonderful term. Hopefully we'll be doing a lot more of this in the future. Some experts consider sideloading as one of the more realistic paths...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 10 16,525 03-01-2015, 07:57 PM
    Thread: first (?) instance of Non-destructive Uploading?: creation of wormvec
Post: RE: first (?) instance of Non-destructive Uploadin...

This project is a very important pathfinder, but calling it "uploading" is overhype. The project didn't create a functional copy of one specific original worm, but a generic new worm. The starting wor...
giulio Real Life But OA Relevant 10 16,525 02-28-2015, 08:14 PM
    Thread: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project
Post: RE: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project

(06-05-2014, 01:07 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Perhaps Steve could present this to the Board for discussion and consideration? Todd This seems the appropriate next step indeed. Steve how about I send you a...
giulio Art and Visual Media 13 199 06-05-2014, 02:10 AM
    Thread: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project
Post: RE: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project

(06-04-2014, 09:03 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I'd love to do something like this. Let's do it then! Now there is suitable open source VR Metaverse technology (in particular High Fidelity, which is a huge...
giulio Art and Visual Media 13 199 06-05-2014, 12:35 AM
    Thread: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project
Post: RE: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project

Is anyone interested in restarting the OA Metaverse project (perhaps with a better name), using the forthcoming High Fidelity platform, funding via a Kickstarter project? Some info and supporting argu...
giulio Art and Visual Media 13 199 06-04-2014, 06:31 PM
    Thread: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project
Post: The (late lamented) OA Metaverse Project

In January 2006 (oh my - more than 8 years ago) I contacted MAK to set up a project to produce a top-class videogame/VR world in the OA universe. MAK involved others in the OAUP Board and set up a wor...
giulio Art and Visual Media 13 199 02-18-2014, 04:40 PM
    Thread: OA in Second Life: Salpeter Hab
Post: RE: OA in Second Life: Salpeter Hab

I tried to go and take a look, but found nothing. Also, it seems that the Extropia Core sim has gone. Too bad, I remember it fondly.
giulio Art and Visual Media 9 127 02-16-2014, 08:44 PM
    Thread: Hi everyone
Post: RE: Hi everyone

(02-15-2014, 05:58 PM)stevebowers Wrote: Hi, Giulio! Glad to have you back! There will plenty of new material coming up shortly, and your input will be most welcome. Thanks Steve! Betrayals is a to...
giulio The Arrivals Lounge 2 6,088 02-15-2014, 06:10 PM