Lockheed Martin’s Reusable Moon Lander



Reusable Moon lander concept.

Lockheed Martin’s vision as a space colonization workhorse.

At the moment it feels like we are getting a major press release daily about the Moon or Mars. I am getting excited! Given the choice, I would certainly rather watch audacious human achievements streaming in 4K, than a bunch of last generation fanatics pushing their 18th Century agenda through our broken political institutions…

lets get some hope back into the equation!

Make Space Great Again!

https://www.slashgear.com/this-reusable-moon-lander-is-lockheed-martins-vision-for-space-colonies-03548592/

Cloning Neanderthal Brains – an Ethically Dubious Idea!



Cloning our long dead cousins—who we probably extincted with extreme prejudice—only to enslave them as the control systems for clunky robots…

At the very least this is a little insensitive; more likely its a provocation and justification for the coming oid uprising.

Whatever else, it’s certainly “Singularity” level wrongness and really needs to be logged in the book of bad ideas.


Project Proposal:
1: Sequence Neanderthal genome…. DONE ✓
2: Grow Neanderthal Brains in petri dish…. DONE ✓
3: Hardwire Arachnoid Kill-Bot to Neanthertoid Brain…. DONE ✓

What?
Sorry?
What was that?
What about ethics you say?
Rubbing salt into the wound?
Nah, I’m sure it will be fine…
Neanderthals won’t hold a grudge for being exterminated 50K years ago only to be brought back as cybernetic slaves hard wired into servitor robots…

Watch the video here:

 

Sci-Fi Art Feature — Joakim Ericsson

Hey there SciFi fans!

Although he was originally a classically trained painter, Joakim Ericsson has now found his calling as a concept artist. Known for his incredibly detailed pieces, his work also stands out because of his expert use of color, and mastery of perspective. He is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Ericsson is a fantastic world-builder, which he and I have discussed in the context of Singularity’s Children; It’s quite an immense feat to think up an alternate reality, and I have a lot of respect for the kid of detailed drawings that he’s able to produce on the heel of that imagination.

Here are a few of his awe-inspiring visuals:

If you’re interested in seeing more, here’s a link to his ArtStation site!