Hey what's up guys, I'm a Security Engineer. But I also love space and science in general. Just looking for a place with like minded people...
I think that would be better question in the science listings
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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.
Hey there! My name is Udo, I'm a science-minded computer programmer, and I'm joining in from Germany. My interests in transhumanism and space exploration have brought me here.
First off: excellent job, Isaac! Until I found your channel, I was always bouncing off tech and science channels on YT because they're all just explaining the absolute basics over and over again. I had almost given up on finding someone who likes to talk about futurism on a scientific basis, a techno-positivist who is willing to speculate big (but in a grounded way if that makes sense). Very glad you're out there, and I do think it is extraordinarily important to convey these concepts to as many people as possible while also taking your audience seriously.
I'm a Patron, but I'd also like to help out the channel with hands-on work if I can. My programming experience is mostly in web and game development, and I do have some limited 3D animation skills. If there is anything (within a modest scope of effort) I can do to help out, please let me know.
Hello, my name is Michael Oberg. I'm a German mathematician and freelance software developer. I found this channel nearly one and a half years ago. The most captivating topics for me were the Outward/Upward bound series and the videos about space habitats, as I was heavily influenced by Gerard K. O'Neill's predictions as a teenager.
I would like to provide a new upward bound theme: a skyhook successor, the skyhook chain. Look at www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6Tr-pucu-4 for details. This video starts with an explanation of the benefits of such a system for the upcoming space industry, followed by explanations of the old concepts and their flaws; the explanation of the new concept itself starts at min 31:30. Is someone interested in discussing that?
My name is Spas Spasov.
I am an Industrial Designer, I have worked on offline VR apps, also with Visual effects like Adobe AfterEffects, Pinacle Studio and DaVinci Resolve and others, also with 3D modeling with Z-Brush, 3D Studio Max, SolidWorks-Premium including simulations, also Creo, Blender, Siemens NX, Cinema 4D and game development software like Unity and Unreal Engine. I have a company with 3D for 3D printing.
I wish to donate some of my free time to help you with 3D modeling and scenes for your videos
Welcome DrolRedav, its a good question to ask. Your best chance currently to ask Isaac is likely going to be the SFIA fb page, as its voting time for Isaac, and his time has been taken up significantly with his election campaign, his upcoming wedding, as well as his normal routine, though can't discount the corona effect either. I would say montly livestream is a great place as well, but with everything going on, the livestream over next two months MAY, don't qoute me, be pushed back.
DaveS here, from the R&D world of super kites (Airborne Wind Energy- AWE) that can ultimately repower the world and even sustain an airborne civilization. Its a great stepping stone to interplanetary colonization. Hoping Isaac will bring his formidable insight to bear on the emerging field, which is trending into megascale metamaterial concepts. Lets polymerize the sky.
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so the setting is is quite complicated actually, the MC is some guy from about 500 years into the future(age 300) humanity has become a post scarcity society and developed quantum supercomputers the size of a modern processor, paving the way for personal nanomachines (controlled individually by the quantum computer implanted inside the base of the cranium. with nanomachines humans are effectively immortal (no aging by talomer restoration, immunity to disease since nanos function as a second immune system and enhanced regeneration) but the nanos are too dangerous to leave in the hand of a non sentient program, since it cannot be prepared for everithing, so they decided to grow an AI along any new human until 15, where the AI would be much more mature then his human (due to having simply more processing power it will have experienced way more than 15 years by his prospective) when they give it full control of the quantum computer and thus helps his human in life as a omnipresent companion. now this is the future, but its not where i want this story to develop. the story begins becouse the MC gets stranded (still not sure how) on a planet outside the bubble of colonized space and decides to uplift the humanoid species that he founds there instead of simply leaving (wich would nontheless have taken months to build an ftl capable ship) now, to make this interesting, i am going to play a bit with the local flora and fauna, but the main attracion i gues would be the magic system. magic in this world is possible only becouse in the same place as this world but in higer dimensions there are different versions of the parent star and the planet ( still not sure if i wanna go with dimensions or with parallel universes with different phisics ) . this is the premise and as you can see its more of a detailed idea then a book, i still have to decide a lot of major plot points and an ending, but i was sitting on this for a while and decided to try writing something for real. i would greately apreciete feedback.
ps i forgot the main part of my question, im stupid. after the MC gets stranded, i planned him to have quite the conversation with his AI companion, since they both want to survive i imagine that with nanomachines body modification would be trivial, and only needed materials. i was thinking a titanium lattice infued in the bones, optimization of muscles fibers with supercunductors, replacement of quite the lenght of intestines with high density batterys (the nanos can be used to make the work of the remaining part of intestines efficient enough) and maybe complete replacement of major muscles with sinthetics for energy based stamina (the genre of my story would be litrpg, so the more numerical quantification there is the better) then there is the issue of getting the materials, wich i would guess would be resolved by producing a second type of nanos built to the job.
the AI companion would be growing with the human, only the nanomachines get injected at 15 so to avoid accidents involving immature AI, as they basically get poer of life and death over their human.
to be honest the idea of an AI companion came from all of the gamelit genre, where the MC has a System that resembles the mechanics of rpgs, since i wanted more realism and a divine System is not really realistic i decided to use the AI that i would already put in charge of the nanos(too dangerous to leave uncheked) in a position where it would make sense, as a sorta of personal assistant/companion.
you have to remember that here humanity has cracked FTL and has achieved post-scarcity status, so boredom and suicides where a prominent problem until the introduction of these AI companion whose existance is dependant on their host.
Hoi! We're here to give the customary greeting upon joining a message board. Our name is Rainbow Sprinkles, we're an unsuspiciously ordinary human, and we've been enjoying the SFIA youtube show for ...uh, maybe a couple of years? We enjoy the show for the humanist looks at "what ifs," because that sort of hopemongering and encouragement to think about our agency in our descendants' future is mainly what draws us to sci fi. Well, that and nerding out about really cool things which could prolly be done, even if some might not be very practical. :D
Hello, all. My name is Allen, and I've been a fan of the YouTube channel for quite a few months. I regret that I'm just now joining the SFIA page, but as they say, better late than never. Not much to tell about myself. I have no background in science, but I'm nuts for physics, quantum physics, and futurism. I'm a former film-maker with a few credits to my name, but mostly I'm a data analyst and researcher working for various IT companies. I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to join the group.
I've watched some youtube videos with great awe - excellent work. I would like to contribute to a better world, more just and equitable. Maybe through Technology...maybe here.
My name is Tiago Lopes and I'm an industrial engineer/MBA and when I'm watching SciFi I ask myself ...how much would that moonbase cost to build? Where can we get data from the water pumping installation? etc...
My "nom de plume" was my hero in space 1999...strange but all my friends were John Koening or Alan Carter but I always prefered working smart, not hard.
See you out there!
Some may know me from the Discord, but needless to say i've been watching Isaac Arthur regular since 2016. I've seen basically a lion's share of videos at this point and for good reason- the amount of uploads, having some semblance of scale and ability to elaborate on a wide range of subjects make his videos a great resource.
As for who I am, I am a game developer who built a fictional universe because writing lore and space history is a thing I do. I also just like imagining alien worlds, despite probably not really going to the depth speculative evolution types would wish.
Just signed up. Long time viewer of the Y/T vids, just now finding my way here.
Looking forward to interesting discussions.
Interested in anything that is novel, which could be a unique way of looking at a common thing, or something new.
I work in public accounting and have been tasked with making a presentation on 'the firm of the future'.
I know some of the recent vids have touched briefly on different political structures and the impact of extended life times on one's career and how people would structure when they have children and so on.
There is so much going on today that 'feels like the future'. The robots aren't coming for our jobs; they are already here, but while they are taking certain jobs, they are creating other new ones. I learned the industry using pencil and 13 column paper and can now run my client's books from my phone.
Would be interested to know what the impact of the science and technology that undergirds so many topics would hold on the mundane things like paying one's taxes - which I know is a 'niche topic' (being charitable), but haven't seen much on this, other than 'AI this and AI that' and 'Blockchain!' - but what would that actually mean for society; everyone's every day lived experience of interacting in a political system with such advancements and yet we'd still be relegated to filing a 1040?
Case in point: Most nations have a territorial based tax system, but the US has a world-wide system. You cannot escape the tax man. But, what if we become a multi-planetary society? Surely income earned on another celestial body should not come under the sway of an Earth-bound government.
Found SFIA on YT (via Event Horizon), been listening to all the shows for a couple weeks. I'm a veteran, Jack of all trades, currently a farm hand and a commercial fisherman, have been interested in physics, astronomy, history, sci fi and futurism since I can remember. I'm also working on a patent for vertical farming (a design I haven't seen listed with the patent office but from a farming perspective would be better than the ones I've looked at there), also designed a "megacity" for my hometown (pop 6500 🤣) in my freetime, reducing its footprint by 90% allowing more farming and trees, while reducing its carbon footprint since every business that's not a factory is in there, elevator or stairs to work. Also have some questions about ONeil Cylinders...but I'll attempt to find the thread for this.
Thanks for the forum and for SFIA, it's fun, it's informative and it gives me alot of things to think about and discuss with friends and family.