Future Tech – Transport Tubes, 2018 Style

The Boring Company LA test tunnel is set for its December demo.

“The company’s tunnels will have Loop shuttles that can carry pedestrians, cyclists and even private vehicles at speeds reaching 150mph for as little as $1”


With limited surface area on this ball, it has always seemed crazy to me that we pave over the whole thing with ugly, dangerous, polluting, noisey roads…

 

Via Engadget

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/

Teenage Dolphins Get High on Puffer Fish Toxin



I’m not in anyway surprised!

Like us, they are conscious animals facing down a stark, brutal, universe… whatever works to take the edge off.

https://kottke.org/18/10/teenage-dolphins-get-high-on-puffer-fish-toxin

Bottom line these creatures are people; Singularity’s Children like us
…which happens to be one of the key themes in my books.

Also reminds me of this: “Parrot tells rescuer to [email protected]&K Off!”