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How nuts is it to diligently work to build something you eventually fly in? It’s one thing to daydream about flying from one place to another, liberated from routines. It’s something else entirely to spend years dedicated to holding yourself aloft, thousands of feet in the air, to rely on your own willpower and know-how to keep yourself from falling out of the sky. I definitely understand the appeal of accounting now but I think I’d rather be nuts.
Got sucked into watching robert stallman last night and i found myself really drawn into the concept of making an earning on support for free software. But now my head’s spinning around the economics of it, imagining encapsulating forks in new branches of the company, but I’m totally clueless on how all this really works help someone point me in the right direction
I don’t know how someone can not like the idea of star trek like it’s a vision of hope for the future of humanity of wonder and new worlds and adventure and love and all of the things we’ll never get to see in this lifetime so I guess if you don’t like star trek you must be really into things like taxes and life insurance
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Another mechanics of futurism post that will go without response: power beaming.
Besides the obvious horror of a pointing error (which i think could be managed), what’s the global energy budget looking like? Is this gonna be sunlight that would have been reflected by earth now getting absorbed? What kind of excess heat would this generate maaan?
Anybody else wanna talk about uploading consciousness? Cause i can only really comprehend a copy being made, but that would mean you would continue to exist in your meat shell as you were, but now there’s an existence that shares your history up until it was sent into cyberspace i mean REALLY you wouldn’t get the experience of living that way, it would….
And maybe you could bolster the guts you’ve got but patchwork isn’t ever long lasting
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