Out-of-control SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon colony, says the headline. There's a moon colony? Apparently we've had a colony on the far side of the moon since 1971 when the Apollo 14 command module dropped the initial colonization capsule on the moon's far side. Communication with Earth is via a narrow beam laser on the moon's near side aimed directly at Houston.
From the article:
quote:"Secrecy and security become secondary considerations when it comes to saving lives," said Don Tella Nyone, the moon colony's project lead. "We've got 74 people up there now who need rescue, and right now we're not sure how we're going to do it. There are 17 pods spread over several acres, and they're all at risk."
More from the article:
quote:NASA was tightlipped about the reason for the moon colony, but Iveg Ottase Cret, a space historian at the Toinfin Ityandbey Ond campus of the University of Manitoba, says there exists hints of evidence of a number of secret space missions in the early 1970's that might have been moon missions, and speculates that cold war considerations drove creation of the colony.
His careful bookkeeping of radio telescope allocations has revealed a number of blackout periods, and he believes most of the modules were delivered in the 1970's and that resupplies happen about every six months.
I'll be following developments closely. It's incredible that it took an out-of-control SpaceX rocket to reveal we've had a secret moon colony for decades.
PS: I know it's not April 1, but sometimes the mood strikes.
Running these simulations take resources, so I imagine that AWS is running all the simulations, but it raises questions. What happens if there's a loss of data? Will I notice? Can I cross from one simulation to another? Can I buy an upboost to be younger, smarter, and better looking? What do I really look like? What happens if my actual body becomes ill - who takes it to the doctor? Are my family and relatives my actual family and relatives, or are they just random people in my simulation playing those roles? What happens during hardware upgrades or software updates?
Many of these questions might be answered by the Upload series (Season 2 begins on Amazon on March 11), I'm going to be sure to tune in.