I miss the days when people weren't grown in vats, and the birds were still real.
your bot’s gonna have a lot to chew on when it gets back
@starwall i miss the days when the forests stayed where they were
@starwall starwall what is this
An orbital train to the moon sounds badass I want it
@SaintoftheSun It works something like this, and there's a lot of moving parts. It still takes about a day to get to the moon by it, and frankly I'm just tired of hearing about all of the people who hiked the entire way with their magnetic boots.
@starwall starwall please write a book about it please
@SaintoftheSun It's actually not that interesting, it essentially stays floating up there with a lot of magnetically propelled particles swirling around inside of stationary parts. Kind of like how a garden hose will rise from the ground given enough flow, except they built giant floating cities on top of the garden hoses and then connected the garden hoses on rails to giant carbon nanotube lines. I hear they're going to extend the railway to the whole System by next century.
@starwall that's... .
That's fucking awesome
>Implying space bears will not be a source of constant fear and unrest
@starwall all of these are incredible but this one I love the most
@starwall I've mentioned it before, but one of the major cultures in A Deepness In The Sky, the spacefaring Qeng Ho, treat bonsai trees and parks as some of their most treasured physical items. It is important for humans to see trees and life when they shift among the stars.
@robotcarsley Vinge has great concepts and a great like, pseudo-ethnography, but holy god his attempts at writing romance are awful, just the most painful, forced nonsense. Even in Deepness, my clear favorite, it makes me want to die.
the halcyon days when you could stick your bare hands into the dirt and your skin wouldn't burn
@cod3monk3y yes it says so in my profile
@cod3monk3y no it says right there that I'm live tooting from 2077
@cod3monk3y here's my mastovision for your pleroma eyes
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