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View… from… Spaaaace!

So I’m still as sick as when I posted yesterday, but when I opened up YouTube I saw a fascinating video link…

Opening it up in YouTube gets you the chat feed, which was surprisingly active and not at all good to read. Still, just getting that view from space is fantastic. It’s a reminder for me too that this is one of the underlying foundations of science fiction: wonderment at space.

Enjoy!

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Hidden Figures – Comparative Opinions Episode 31

Welcome to the Comparative Opinions podcast! This week, hosts David and Holly made it out to theaters to see Hidden Figures, and they break down this uplifting and excellent movie for you! Definitely one to see, probably one to read the book for too!

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Music is by Scott Gratton: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Gratton/Intros_and_Outros

Geek 501 – Science Fiction Today

Today, I’d like to turn one of our recurring features – Geek 501, where we introduce or explore a topic – on one of our other recurring features – Science Fiction Today. In our Science Fiction Today posts, we take a current issue from the world today, and think about what it could look like in the future, at what the science fiction solution to the problem might be.

We like Science Fiction Today because there are so many hard problems today – maybe in all days and times – but that they then get lost in politics, become almost impossible to discuss rationally, and then what can be done about them? This is maybe especially the world of American politics, where everything seems to always be reduced down to a dichotomy, every issue gets claimed by one of the two parties.

I found a theoretical term recently to consider these sorts of issues, and then today there were a couple of SourceFed stories that really pointed to need for people to be thinking and dreaming of what to do in the future – to be building Science Fiction Today. So let me explore, briefly, why I think these posts matter.

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Science Fiction Today – The Environment and Scarcity

Welcome back for another round of Science Fiction Today. Last time, I considered what thinking about things like the sequester would be like a bit further into our future. Hey look, that ended up happening… Oh, and in terms of virtual vacations, I was reminded that this is also somewhat the plot to (either) Total Recall.

For today, I wanted to tackle another sticky situation, one where I feel like we seem to be missing the point as we argue politically.

That would be the environment. What will that look like in the future? Continue reading