Awesome find Stellarator, much appreciated, thanks!
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I would recommend joining the SFIA discord as well as Luca would be the one you would want to talk about regarding video/audio. More thank likely he will want you to join the production team for the sharing/feedback of such content.
Welcome Sam! Long time fan indeed. The website is still very new and lightly populated, though we have several planned features for future updates. However, conversation wise, jump in to any thread you are interested in or create one if its not already created. What kinds of topics do you enjoy researching/conversating about?
I enjoy gravity, space mining, energy farming/storage myself
Your question reminded me of this article I read the other day.
However, where would the pressure be coming from, the atmosphere? Also, where would the energy to create such a vacuum come from? Both these require energy, and a planetary atmosphere isn't forever so likely not infinite. Also, eventually you would reach such speeds shooting you out of the atmosphere or into the planet.
I agree that we need to further our research and understanding. I believe that everything is connected, not just our genes, but our consciousness as well. (interesting read: curiosity.com/topics/theres-no-such-thing-as-consciousness-according-to-philosopher-daniel-dennett-curiosity/)
I think we need to progress the understanding of intelligence as well as consciousness as our genes and their expressions are changed by our subjective experiences and how we perceive them. To push in one field without the consultation of the other is a delay imo, but the ethics your right are real world now. So what major considerations do you feel must be considered. Life itself makes many mistakes, people born with issues and deformations. So I feel our consideration of their subjective experience should be looked at in regards to altered life forms. What is the focus our programs aimed at helping people with disabilities and deformations? Quality of life and as much ability to live a pleasant life are top of the list.
Much of that would depend on where you live and what opportunities are open to you. In the US, as far as I know, once you have a degree you become ineligible for FAFSA grants, though you are still able to get student loans. I don't have enough knowledge of such programs and avenues to help in that regard. My only advice is that if you truly desire this, don't let anything stop you. Talk to everyone who has more knowledge than you, ask questions, and find a way. Never give up your dreams.
As for finances I would suggest looking at the school(s) you would be most likely to attend, and talk to their financial adviser, get resources and information on grants your eligible for, grants you can earn via work/community, and loans. Once you start schooling again, interest on student loans stops, you just have to submit the information to FAFSA(again in the US)
This is eerily similar in some concepts to a script I worked on this morning, with vehicles or engines "transforming" from one type to another, which would absolutely require advancements in folding technology. I honestly don't see humans capable of such this century without the help of gen2 AI. Look out in May for the episode to drop, I am not a fan of dropping spoilers
Perhaps I should follow suit then, as I didnt even start learning physics until after my college years. I would likely get more out of watching/reading it now than I have in the past. Thanks for the insight, headed to amazon now :)
I might even be willing to pay for one, if it were cheap enough
As for viability, perhaps. It would depend imo on where intend to explore. A body such as titan with a dense atmosphere..... sure if you understand the conditions you will be entering at. However for something without an atmosphere really. I would feel the mass of the wings would be a negative as you would get little if any positive effect.
Or even a planet itself within our solar system. I don't imagine it would take an extremely massive planet to zip through our solar system to perturb the orbital dynamics we have. Mass, distance, and speed would be the biggest factors imo. Something the mass of say mars or mercury may even be enough to alter orbital paths or even eventually cause a body to collide or be thrown out entirely, though unless it was a slower moving body, which seems unlikely, I would think it would require something around the mass of the earth.
Recent data suggests that the Milky way is more massive than Andromeda, which previously(to my knowledge) it had been Milky way was larger while Andromeda was more massive. Collisions between stars are extremely unlikely, though are possible . And obviously the super-massive black-holes will eventually collide. Some simulations show we will become an elliptical galaxy whiles others show we will remain a disk galaxy with new arms and trails as some systems are thrown either out of the galaxy system(s) or thrown on extreme elliptical orbits extending out towards the equivalent of a galactic "ort cloud" before beginning their journey back.
It is very difficult to write about the future of education even without a biased opinion. Just by examining the history of education vs a logical examination of what education "should" be is difficult enough. Historically it has been about the needs of a culture/society whether master/apprentice for blacksmiths or masons, basic mathematics for industrial era employment to "university" for first world countries. This speaks nothing of education to self existence, self dependence and sustainment, sowing, cooking, or other basic life skills.
You have gone over key concepts and technologies for us to handle just about any planet we could imagine and many we couldn't. Not that I am opposed to revisting, just curious to what your thinking. I know your concept of think big is still several orders of magnitude larger than mine, so when you say take a second look my mind jumps from something the size of the death star to something the size of star killer base
I swear I am converting to audio books today. I am so far behind and making time to read it like making time for another part time job. I don't know how you get everything done that you do....
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Happy to have you here, will take a look at your channel, look forward to seeing your work. Hope I get to be the first to welcome you, some good hard work has been placed into the website and I am enjoying it myself
My dream is to use such things as data security and one day asteroid mining to generate enough wealth to create an empire. Not a ruling empire or a trading empire, but more of a progressive one for humanity. Elon wants to make sure our species is a multi-planet one. Which is all well and good. However, I don't think it goes far enough. I want to build infrastructure, habitats, ships, telescopes, etc. My dream is to create a progressive system with the goal of making humanity a galactic species. All of this though is really just to support my end game, which is to one day build a station orbiting a black hole and spend decades or even centuries studying them and gravity.
I honestly think I should never ever ever admit this, but I still have not yet read that book. However, I am headed to amazon to grab a copy right after I hit reply. I do enjoy Alistair Reynolds but I haven't been able to pick up a book in over a year