• Sept. 29, 2019, 3:17 a.m.

    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...

  • Sept. 29, 2019, 2:03 p.m.

    I think that would be better question in the science listings

    If you are a newcomer to this forum and want to say hi/introduce yourself (or if you have questions about the forum), you can post here.

    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.

  • Nov. 11, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

    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.

  • Jan. 1, 2020, 7:18 p.m.

    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?

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 10:24 p.m.

    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

  • March 2, 2020, 5:17 p.m.

    Greetings and Salutations from Oakland California.
    I've been watching since the first year or so and thought it was time to join the forums.
    I look forward to many stimulating conversations.

    -Matt Long

  • March 12, 2020, 4:14 p.m.

    Hi I am Jericho having watched SFIA since 2018. I love to learn about the future of space, science and technology.

  • March 18, 2020, 8:21 p.m.

    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.

  • March 19, 2020, 3:17 a.m.

    @Derek Hey Derek, long time no see!

    As an aside, I'd like to point out that there is no moderator category in the Users section of this forum. Is that on purpose to keep us mysterious and omnipotent, or just an oversight?

  • June 21, 2020, 2:47 p.m.

    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.

    A topic has been started in Science Questions. Best to All.


  • June 24, 2020, 11:19 p.m.

    Hi Spaz,

    Great work you do. Please consider illustrating and doing design development of futuristic Airborne Wind Energy for SFIA or general use. Its a hot emerging tech field. Contact me at santos137@yahoo.com if you are interested.


  • June 26, 2020, 11:28 a.m.

    hi i am a budding new writer, and for the story that i want to tell i need help with nanomachines and quantum computers, is this the right place?

  • June 29, 2020, 8:44 a.m.

    Should be. Share what you'd like to, and ask any questions you want :)

  • July 3, 2020, 9:31 a.m.

    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.

  • July 4, 2020, 2:51 a.m.

    Very interesting! I like the idea about having an AI companion until you are 15 - it is something I think we might actually have as a thing coming up pretty soon.

    What were your inspirations?

  • July 5, 2020, 1:59 p.m.

    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.

  • Aug. 1, 2020, 5:52 p.m.

    Hi I'm not anyone special or super smart I just really love to explore ideas and take them to the logical extremes so when I discovered this channel on YouTube it scratched that intellectual itch I've had for so long.

  • Aug. 8, 2020, 6:16 p.m.

    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