SciFi

Quintessence Means Fifth Element

FOUR ELEMENTS Plato defined four basic elements as earth, water, air, and fire. In his analysis of geometry he defined five regular solids. He paired up the four elements with four of the five regular solids and this suggested to him that there might be another element. He assigned earth to the cube, water to […]

Skin Suit Requirements

A Skin Suit concept was previously described here as a combination of a super-skin layer of clothing, a space suit, and an exoskeleton. In order to bring this closer to a functional reality, we need to define requirements. We can start by defining the layers that are involved: Skin components – a layer of protective […]

Non Interference “Prime Directive”

The “Prime Directive” is a philosophical viewpoint that civilizations making first contact with more primitive cultures should avoid contaminating the primitives with their advanced technology, science and way of thinking. It was promoted by the science fiction television and movie series, Star Trek, and has been adopted as a common theme in science fiction. A […]

The Sequence of Contact

The world of science fiction loves to speculate about human civilization making first contact with aliens. Too often, those aliens are remarkably like us; not just in the way their bodies resemble ours, but also in their stage of developmental growth. We understand the difficulties involved in imagining an intelligent civilization unlike ourselves and then […]

Skin Suit

In the future, we will wear a basic clothing under suit that could be considered as super skin. It will be made from a variety of layers of composite materials: Nanofoams – hybrids of ceramic, metal, and polymer nanofoams will offer layers of light insulation, armor, and conduction of both liquids and electric current in […]

The Fantastic Fracture

At the “beginning” of the universe, when there was no time-space, the universe was more like a single point encompassing everything, a singularity with no time-space at all. In order for the universe to become something other than “everything”, it did not need to expand, in fact, that would be impossible since it was everything. […]

The Universe Sucks

Forget the “Big Bang” theory. The universe didn’t explode outward with unbelievable force and heat. It is more correct to describe the beginning of our universe as an inward collapse, a great sucking implosion. But neither explosion nor implosion correctly describe what happened. The description of an explosion depends upon the idea that time-space is […]

Asteropolis Cities in Space

An Asteropolis city is a giant rotating wheel parked in an orbit somewhere in the asteroid belt and providing a safe habitat for several million people. In space, clusters of these giant cities will form the beginning of the future of humanity, like stepping stones toward distant stars. And new concepts of freedom and commerce […]

Homesteading in the Asteroid Belt

Soon, there will be opportunities to move out into the asteroid belt and begin a new life there. Just as pioneers migrated across America, building homesteads and establishing a new beachhead of civilization, so will a new wave of pioneers build homesteads in the empty space of the asteroid belt. GROUP Assembling a group begins […]

Galactic ET-Net

Advanced civilizations will not be using the same technology that we use and just as ants might find it difficult to understand the internet, we struggle when trying to define advanced technology. Modulated waves of electromagnetic energy are not the only way to communicate. In the Standard Model of physics, the force carriers are divided […]