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    Thread: Interplanetary reactionless drives
Post: Interplanetary reactionless drives

Are these a thing, or would it be like using a jet plane to go across town?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 2 25 09-23-2023, 12:33 AM
    Thread: Solsys McKendree Cylinders
Post: RE: Solsys McKendree Cylinders

I understand MCs have two cylinders rotating in opposite directions. Could one have four, six, etc?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 9 106 09-12-2023, 09:56 PM
    Thread: Rockefeller of 10601
Post: RE: Rockefeller of 10601

Well, there is a scarcity of systems. Roughly how many modosophonts own their own systems?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 62 09-04-2023, 04:16 AM
    Thread: Rockefeller of 10601
Post: Rockefeller of 10601

Who is the nonsingularity wealthiest individual of the present day? What resources does this individual have?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 62 09-03-2023, 07:58 PM
    Thread: Dust
Post: RE: Dust

Thanks Avengium.
Tom Mazanec Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 270 09-03-2023, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Dust
Post: Dust

This is an excellent YouTube channel with hundreds of short science fiction videos.  Restricted to my iPhone for awhile so can’t link but just search on YouTube for the channel name.
Tom Mazanec Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 270 09-03-2023, 07:39 AM
    Thread: Space pirates
Post: RE: Space pirates

Sh-…rhymes with bit. Forgot all about that one. Maybe an article on EG about the end of piracy (it is enjoying something of a Renaissance in the western Indian Ocean I understand)? It is such a common...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 43 09-02-2023, 09:41 PM
    Thread: Space pirates
Post: Space pirates

Do these exist in 10601 AT? If so, what are they like?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 4 43 09-01-2023, 08:11 PM
    Thread: Date of ASI
Post: RE: Date of ASI

I would have voted late 21st a couple years ago but DALL-E and ChatGPT changed my mind.
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 3 405 08-26-2023, 07:55 PM
    Thread: Date of ASI
Post: Date of ASI

When will humanity become the second most intelligent species on the planet? Discuss.
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 3 405 08-25-2023, 07:35 PM
    Thread: magmatter armor
Post: RE: magmatter armor

Could it work with spacecraft?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 81 07-28-2023, 04:30 AM
    Thread: magmatter armor
Post: magmatter armor

Could a city be protected from nukes by a magmatter dome? If not, why not?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 5 81 07-26-2023, 07:35 AM
    Thread: Wormhole articles
Post: RE: Wormhole articles

Here is a movie that helps: https://www.spacetimetravel.org/wurmlochflug
Tom Mazanec Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 176 07-14-2023, 10:54 AM
    Thread: Expected STEM progress
Post: RE: Expected STEM progress

That seems an argument for RL progress being at least as fast as OAUP, Rynn. Of course, we don't know what many of those inventions may be, just as Roger Bacon in the 13th Century could not have imag...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 29 334 07-05-2023, 09:36 PM
    Thread: Wormhole articles
Post: RE: Wormhole articles

OK. Now I am entering a wormhole that is ten miles in diameter. I am four miles off the center, so I have a mile of safety off to one side and nine miles to the other, right? Do I see myself off-cen...
Tom Mazanec Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 176 07-05-2023, 09:30 PM
    Thread: Wormhole articles
Post: RE: Wormhole articles

Something about wormholes I am trying to 'grok': Say I am floating in space towards a wormhole six feet in diameter. I am 5'8" so I fit in, right? Now say I try to enter a wormhole two feet in dia...
Tom Mazanec Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 15 176 07-04-2023, 01:50 AM
    Thread: Expected STEM progress
Post: RE: Expected STEM progress

Premise: The catalog of physical phenomena and possible inventions is finite Is this premise correct? If so, are we near completion of the catalog?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 29 334 07-04-2023, 01:41 AM
    Thread: Expected STEM progress
Post: RE: Expected STEM progress

I wrote a couple "Furry" backgrounds, one using provolution and the other using magic. Both are dystopian. A lot more animals likely have 'languages' than the ones mentioned. To cite my favorite kind...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 29 334 06-22-2023, 11:31 PM
    Thread: Expected STEM progress
Post: Expected STEM progress

How fast do you expect progress in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to be compared to OAUP?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 29 334 06-19-2023, 11:07 AM
    Thread: Rigorously reasoned sociology of uploads
Post: RE: Rigorously reasoned sociology of uploads

It seems this is an upload analogy of the cyberpunk future it sometimes seems America is going in. Since 1980 the class structure of the United States has gotten much more pronounced.
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 5 1,164 06-16-2023, 12:00 AM