Tech from Singularity’s Children – Meddling with Mosquitos

I incorporate a lot of ‘fun’ technology into my books, every now and again, some of it leaks out into RL:
Miraculous’ mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

The REVOBS act pays species for the work they do (in #MESHCOIN of course!)
Bees clearly deserve to be paid for their pollenation work… but what about mosquitos?

A scene in Denial (Denial Book One) has the lawyer for the Mosquitos not entirely happy with a new technology that makes his clients allergic to human blood…

Starship Touch Down!

SpaceX has done it!
I just watched the launch, live, well live for me, like watching a missed football game on the VCR… “Don’t tell me who wins!”

Here it is if you have not seen it yet:

SN10 got a clean launch and stuck a solid landing!
(Judges have to be harsh here, the landing was a little heavy and the dismount a bit listy, I can only give a 4.5)

This is a breakthrough achievement! Future of mankind stuff right here!!

By the way ‘StarShip‘, the rocket’s name, has always bothered me. I mean ‘SpaceShip‘ yes, StarShip… really? A ship that sails to the stars? Bad science niggles me like, bad, puntuation; and spelling riles others (doing my best here!). But it seems that:

“A lightened Starship upper stage, refilled in space, unburdened by fins, heatshield and landing engines could achieve 8km/s deltaV. This might be just enough to boost out of Low Earth Orbit and achieve solar escape velocity of 42km/s… it just wouldn’t get anywhere soon.”

Anyway, not to get distracted…
We won! Mankind!
Take that universe!

With Elon on the bridge of the Starship Humanity, we will beat the evil Paradoxlar from Fermi Prime!