|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2017-09-29 |
Because of the fact that this is here + the look of the video, and the guys *very weird* delivery, it took me a minute to realise he is not a crackpot.
Also been playing a lot of Kerbal Space Program recently, damn its good! I was immediately evaluating those designs I saw in the video.
|cognitivedissonance - 2017-09-30 |
"We'd quite like to solve healthcare and poverty."
"FUCK IT WE'RE GOING TO THE DIAMOND PLANET"
We can't maintain a world that's 99.9% perfectly suited to our species but we think we can go build a new one from scratch.
This is your obligatory reminder that spending on NASA represents 0.5% of the federal budget, and that if you think that 0.5% spending is what's keeping the US from having a proper social safety net, you are a fucking moron.
This isn't about NASA. This is about the Elon Musks of the world being incredibly transparent about their motivations.
|Ninehells - 2017-09-30 |
Take my chances on a desolate rock hurling through the void or stay here for another election cycle.
Hmm, let me thi-
Nope, So long suckers!
|betabox - 2017-10-01 |
'pity this busy monster, manunkind'
pity this busy monster, manunkind,
not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)
plays with the bigness of his littleness
--- electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born --- pity poor flesh
and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical
ultraomnipotence. We doctors know
a hopeless case if --- listen: there's a hell
of a good universe next door; let's go
E. E. Cummings
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