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.
KMO traveled to Los Angeles for Politicon 2018 where he promoted GEBB.io and recorded interviews for the Center for Progressive Urban Politics. This episode of the C-Realm Podcast features three of these interviews. First up, Dr. Brian Weeden provides some context on the proposed creation of the Space Force, a new branch of the US military devoted to space assets. Earth orbit is an increasingly busy place with a mix government, military, and commercial ventures. Some form of governance and control will be necessary. Next up is Sheril Kirshenbaum, the executive director of Science Debate, an organization devoted to persuading elected officials and the media to thinking and speaking more clearly about scientific topics. Finally, KMO meets GoatVsFish in the space where performance art meets politics. Is he goat? Is he fish? Does he sit upon the fence? And if so, is there a corresponding mudra? There is!
Elon Musk has grand (yet very specific) ambitions to turn humanity into a mult-planet species sooner rather than later. KMO and Jamie, a long-time Friend of the C-Realm talk about whether Musk's plans are at all realistic before moving on to dreaming about ways to take the best of computer gaming and the open source software movement and leverage them into new techniques for achieving genuine democracy.