Dust In The Darkness

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Somewhere in there…

 

⇒Scope. “…the opportunity or possibility to do or deal with something.” To understand the scope or where our place is in the vacuum seems a task disproportionately inappropriate to reality. The vast emptiness is inspiring to all types: explorers, dreamers, naysayers, innovators, futurists, writers.

⇒The deep dark is an endless playground, but it is wild and untamed. Space will always be as beautiful as it is unforgiving. Once the tools are available, only imagination and drive will limit future endeavors. When our future leads us to be separated by light years instead of miles, when do we as a species begin to develop away from each other?

⇒When humans that decide on Alpha Centauri as their new future split among those who choose to push for Sirius, Canis Majoris, what happens to their evolution? Furthermore, the one’s who want to remain in our home Sol system and split among the quiet vast space between Earth and Ganymede, what does that do to future differences? Light delay and distance will become an undeniable shortcoming in information sharing and tribal mentality. Unless there are some serious advancements in quantum entanglement, which I’m sure there will be, then there will be a dangerous undertaking in projecting a sense of responsibility for the future of our species.

⇒When it comes down to it, it is looking more and more likely, lest we destroy ourselves first, that we are the aliens we make so many entertainment shows about. What we do with the realization that we could very well be the first interplanetary species and how we handle that will shape the entirety of our galaxy, and eventually our universe; perhaps, multiple universes.

 

Automaton Futures

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The standoff is beginning.

 

⇒When the future forgoes all subtleties whispering its promises into our ears and decides to smash its boot into our face instead, will we be ready for such a transition? It seems no industry is immune to the progressing of automation going forward. Of course, the repetitive work is going to be replaced first, not just the factory jobs, but all of them. The retail stores, the code writing, the delivery drivers, and even the line cooks. This sounds like an opportunity to expand out of the mindless monotony of heavy work. There is an expansion into this realm, though, when even the skilled labor is in question when houses are being built, surgeries are being handled, and even our written articles are being done by AI futures.

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Any excuse to use a Johnny Mnemonic reference is a good one.

 

⇒When only a handful hold onto the past still make their own necessities, just as people who still churned their own butter long after was necessary, what do the masses turn to? UBI? Even I fit into a category of double-digit taxes year over year. When governments cannot receive a steady flow of reliable income, do the top corporations turn into an umbrella for all of us? There are two sides to every coin, of course, and such explain that perhaps demand will increase with the affordability automation promises. The very few at the top that bought all the automation in the first place to cut costs, reduce claims, and create an unrivaled consistency to their product at a 24-hour production rate; these are who we have to rely on? Will it be art? Creating? Life sounds fantastic just to be able to live, and an automated future is not something we can avoid, but some serious questions need to be answered along the way.

We Must Answer the Call the Stars are Making.

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⇒Just as recent as five years ago there were thoughts and theories that were only dreams and wishes. These wishes and dreams and thoughts and theories have not only come true, but become more than even the dreamers have thought they could be. Another fantastic landing from, who could only be called a visionary,  Elon Musk and team SpaceX. The Paypal founder is a busy man with creations of tunnels, space endeavors, solar missions, and automation. It is an awesome time to be an observer to fantastic feats of scientific progress, even through times when not everyone seems to be on the same page as to what science and progress can bring us. Being stuck in the past is not the way forward and not the future I want my children to be stuck with. I want their future, and everyone else’s, to consist of mystery and exploration, discovery and progress, and a healthy home where everyone on the surface can have clean air to breathe. I can only thank the leaders and doers putting themselves in positions to bring these dreams to life from a distance, but thank them I will.

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Risks are being taken again in the call for progression and exploration. We will find what it takes to set foot off of our home planet not for moments and days, but for good. There is no foreseeable future that comes with staying where we are, that is only disaster. The urge to push forward into uncharted territory is truly what will define us and what has always defined us. Throughout history there has always been names that have seemed to push the entire human race forward on only their vision and determination, for better or ill. We are most definitely in one of those moments in history right now.

Immortally Immoral, For the Best

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One can dream.

⇒Will there be a time in the next 100-1000-10000 years that are going to be full of as many discoveries as there are now? Especially when we have already reached the point of considering the possibility of agelessness as it seems we are teetering on the edge of, which is nearly impossible to believe. Sure, anything like that is while off, or is it?

⇒The last couple centuries have seen us from horse and carriage, to our own machines coexisting with us that will do nearly anything we can imagine, to launching an intergalactic spaceship to check out our nearest galaxy neighbors. Let us not forget our creation of a hive mind globally circulating the world and orbit or physically (read robotically) flyby of even our furthest neighborhood planets with the King of the Kuiper. Being on the brink of colonizing not only the Moon and Mars yet also the possibility of even extending our reach into the moons held by Jupiter, the Father of Gods.

⇒Scientific progression and discovery has not only been driven by need, but by curiosity and desire. Some argue the fact that we haven’t been to the bottom of the ocean, fed all the people, dropped all the religious war bullshit as a counterpoint to exploring all of these new found territories. Yet, there is a pipe-dream that emanates from that idea. Those issues will ALWAYS exist, no matter where we go as a race there will be a continued difference of opinion on just how to exist. There will never be an end to war, famine, or greed. Yet, I have to say that how we cope with all of that which STILL exists and continue to make giant leaps of scientific movement leaves me nothing if not, hopeful.

Synthetic Improbabilities

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EM Drive

The Impossible EM Drive is a success, but nobody knows why. It’s fantastic to know that the future of space propulsion is on the way with not only making our own stars on the horizon, but also this EM drive that remains as mysterious as Tabby’s Star it seems!

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Fusion vs Fission
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The better to see you with, my dear.

Synthetic Eyeballs will be the hotness eventually I’m sure. These mushy orbs inside our skull will eventually be an archaic example of a past gone era. With a ton of data mentioning how there is only so much our own eyes can perceive of the world around us, well… this will be a path to our bio-machine symbiotic relationship.