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Jurassic Park lovers have been told that the idea of bringing dinosaurs back from extinction is science fiction. Serial entrepreneur Ben Lamm is undeterred. With $15 million in funding and famed geneticist George Church on board, Colossal begins its quest to bring back the woolly mammoth. Continue Reading →
The first time I saw the word "Metaverse" was in Neal Stephenson's 1992 sci-fi novel "Snow Crash." The word has evolved over the years to describe immersive virtual worlds. These environments can be experienced on your computer on a 2D screen, but are best experienced using technology such as VR, AR, XR, MR, etc. This is where Facebook believes we/they are headed, and they are assembling a high-powered product team to get us/them there. Continue Reading →
In what can only be described as the thrill of a lifetime, Jeff Bezos, his brother, (18-year-old) Oliver Daemen, and (82-year-old) Wally Funk went ballistic this morning sitting atop New Shepard: a small, suborbital rocket built by Bezos's Blue Origin company. The 11-minute trip took the space tourists over the Karmen line and included spectacular views of both the curvature of the earth and the blackness of space. Continue Reading →

A Safer Space Race

On July 11, 2021, billionaire Richard Branson ushered in the era of private space travel by flying to the edge of space in a "space plane" designed and built by his company. Continue Reading →
A majority of Americans (65%) said they believe alien life exists, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. What do Americans overwhelmingly agree on? When asked to think about U.S. national security, most Americans (87%) say that UFOs are "not a threat." Continue Reading →
On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright grabbed the controls of the Wright Brothers' DIY flying machine project and flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. This morning, just 117 years, 4 months, 2 days later, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter just did basically the same thing... on the surface of Mars. This solar-powered helicopter flew to an altitude of about 10 feet and hovered for just under 30 seconds. The red planet is currently 179 million miles from Earth. Continue Reading →
There's clearly a significant number of people whose beliefs and associated actions put everyone at risk. I don't want to fix the blame. I want to do what I can to help fix the problem. Your thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome. Continue Reading →

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