Jun 092012
Manifesting Star Trek, Part-2 (THE BAD): Boldly Going to Low Earth Orbit Only

People loved the Space Shuttle because even though it was just a fancy orbiter in space, and a hitchhiking glider in atmosphere, it looked like a ship. We’ve been at the whole space thing for nearly 60 years, and still we have rockets and capsules, but no spaceships.

May 292012
Manifesting Star Trek, Part-1 (THE GOOD): 700mph Needleless Drug Injections!

There’s an obvious relationship between the consumption of sci-fi and technological inspiration, i.e., the inspiration of fi often leads to some really awesome sci. But there’s also a dark side, and it can throw a memetic monkeywrench into an entire paradigm…