KMO and Eric Boyd reconvened to talk about so-called "New Space." Some of the conversation focuses on the here and now as well as the near and long-term future. The conversation starts with a brief discussion of the Trump administration's concerns about the security of a 5G network that depends on Huawei routers.
Long-time listeners will recognize Eric Boyd as the loyal C-Realm opposition on the topic of Peak Oil and collapse. Eric has appeared on the C-Realm and C-Realm Vault podcasts for years as the person who offers friendly, calm push-back against the PO collapse narrative. Now the KMO has put some distance between himself and collapse, it seems like a good time to check back in with Eric to compare notes.
KMO welcomes JP of Egotastic Funtime back to the C-Realm to dissect season 2 of both The Orville (which we love) and Star Trek: Discovery (which we wish we could love). What worked? What didn't? What's on your wish list? Fun stuff!
First up is the conclusion of the conversation with Jim, your ad attacker, which began in C-Realm Podcast episode 543. Then comes a conversation recorded in Dallas, Texas with Scott and Paul, two friends of the C-Realm who both live near Austin, Texas and who traveled to Dallas to meet up with KMO for EarthX2019. There are a lot of stereotypes about Texas and Texans, few of which are charitable. Scott and Paul flesh out, and, in some cases, repudiate those stereotypes.
Earlier this year, KMO distanced himself from the Peak Oil fast collapse narrative saying that surveillance capitalism and artificial intelligence would be a bigger deal in the near term than fossil fuel shortfalls. He didn't say it very clearly, because even careful listeners took that as a declaration that information technology was building a stairway to heaven. This episode represents a renewed attempt at clarity. Thanks to Jim of the Attack Ads! podcast for his collaboration in this effort.