• July 29, 2019, 5:15 a.m.

    Hi, just signed up after watching the u tube end of the month podcast. Have watched most if not all of Isaacs weekly u tube shows I would like to complement him on a great shows and thank him for doing all the research I’m to lazy to do myself. I would also like to ask him if he is aware of the latest breakthrough by General Atomics fusion research and would like his thoughts on it and hopefully the near adoption of fusion power.

  • Aug. 9, 2019, 1:15 a.m.

    Hi folks. I'm a big fan of sci-fi, both hard and soft. I was lead here by the Isaac Arthur YouTube channel, which has given me great deal of inspiration for my writings. I hope to one day be published, but no luck so far. I am hoping this site will give me a place to ask questions, bounce ideas off others, and in general confirm or disprove whether something is plausible or not. I also play a lot of sci-fi rpg's and like to at least try to stay realistic for the settings I design.

  • Aug. 9, 2019, 3:01 a.m.

    Hi, all! I'm a human, like probably most of you, but looking forward to the day when I can be whatever I want to be. To pass the time, I'm worldbuilding some far-future kitchen sink with ancient, clarketech megastructures and transapient-engineered life as a focus, and I'm always on the lookout for new ways to think of such things, and contemplate what life might look like there. I've been especially interested in how those environments would be maintained, and so I'm extra excited to see Isaac Arthur's next week's video on Megastructure Maintenance. It's hard to remember when or how, but if I were to guess, I'd imagine I found his channel through the Atomic Rockets website. To realize this project, I am kind-of putting together a comic book, kind-of writing some gibberish on scraps of paper, totally conlanging some several somethings, sometimes studying how to make interactive software, often designing characters, cool outfits, and powers and places like some sort of Game Master fashionista, and always cataloguing and developing vague concepts and rhythms in my head, as I strive to come to some sort of auctorial nirvana where creation and perception merge to form something that always existed, but never was--breath

    But it's been a rough last year and I've had a writers' block that would make an old geezer's piss look like the biblical flood, despite having the greatest cohesion and versimilitude that I've ever yet had in this world. Honestly, it was a long winter and a late frost, and I think the tree just didn't bloom this year.

    Outside of the purely worldbuilding, but as kind of a supplement, I spend most of my time studying--lately I've been focusing on mandarin chinese and japanese to broaden my ability to communicate and think outside the box, with some basic arithmetic in dozenal. I'm just an obsessed eccentric with little to speak of in terms of personal life beyond my educational and auctorial pursuits.

    Regards,
    Está un placer de conocer ustedes.
    よろしく、
    你好,

    P.S., My aesthetic and thematic inspirations revolve around that brief period of 90's videogames that look like Jedi Knight Dark Forces II, Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA, the first two Alien movies, Peter Hyams' 1981 Outland, Ghost in the Shell (Shirow's manga and the anime adaptations--I found enjoyment of Scarlett Johannson's performance of The Major impossible, and Batou's performance--who was my favorite character from SAC--downright cringeworthy), and pretty much everything by Nihei Tsutomu, and I'd be really glad to talk about that niche and media of it, or whatever gives you that sense of otherworldly nostalgia, personally.

    Chao!

  • Moderator
    Aug. 10, 2019, 7:34 a.m.

    Hiya LightspeedLife. I think you'll find many like-minded people here - feel free to browse and start conversations. Unfortunately we don't have a lot of traffic these days - but poking at a thread should resurrect it.

    As for your writers block - I totally sympathize with you - I've had a persistent case of it for about a year now and it refuses to move. Maybe learning Mandarin will help me out XD.

  • Aug. 11, 2019, 7:09 a.m.

    If you did, I'd be happy to practice with you!

    I'm sure that as the channel grows and people from the forums start creating more media, traffic will grow. The site is still new-ish, right? We may be niche, but even a tiny fraction of the world's people is still a great number. We may all find our way here, eventually.

  • Moderator
    Aug. 13, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

    The forum was established about 5 months ago. And yes, I hope that this forum will attract more users and content. The I'd say that the subject matter certainly has its number of followers, since it covers a broad range of subjects including STEM sciences, sci-fi and world-building. Unfortunately, Discord steals a lot of steam from a lot of forums.

    As for learning a new language, I doubt my schedule could support such a challenge. But it is certainly on my list - a Chinese language in my repertoire would be very useful!

  • Aug. 16, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

    Hello everyone i am very interested in science fiction and Isaac's YouTube is brilliant i also love pbs space time and anything science related to be honest. i wont lie i have more of a pop science understanding of things and my math is a low standard right now ( something i aim to improve ) . but science has always been my favorite subject to think about and discuss.

  • Aug. 17, 2019, 12:48 a.m.

    Hello, I wanted to introduce myself on the forum. I went to school for music but ended up in an STEM field for an occupation, as a QA Analyst/Test Associate in the gaming industry. I really enjoy Isaac's approach to space travel and futurism and wanted to join the conversation here.