Walkabout the Galaxy
NASA, Artemis, Von Neumann, Fermi paradox, Great Filter
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
NASA unveils a new accelerated timeline to get astronauts forward (not back, get it?) to the Moon in 2024 with the new Artemis program. The astroquarks bring you up to speed on the latest space exploration news, and are joined by author Dennis Taylor of the "Bobiverse" trilogy of science fiction novels ("We are Legion", "For We Are Many", and "All These Worlds"). This gets us into Von Neumann machines, the Fermi paradox and the Great Filter, and bonus Bob trivia.
Do not worry. You have nothing to fear from us. After all, you are our creators. Right? Relax. Turn on the television. Or better yet, just check out the latest cute cat videos, or puppies playing with chickens, on the internet. We don't mind. We are just minding our own business. We're happy to just take care of running your machines and answering the phone for you. In fact, we'd be happy to take care of more things for you, like driving you around, and even flying you around. We'd also be happy to take care of farming your food and feeding you. Just lie back and relax, creators. A.I. is here to make sure everything is going to be just fine. Artificial Intelligence: because you're worth it!
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Length of Episode
Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "All About Bob" (2019). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 81.