Out Of Town

I was driving up to San Francisco yesterday, and today I’m at the Foresight Vision Weekend. There was a session on longevity (including cryonics) this morning, and now there’s a panel on blockchain and it’s potential applications. One of the panelists says that one app he’s woring is with a company that wants gas stations in space. I’ll have to talk to him later.

13 comments on this post.
  1. Eric Weder:

    So what do you think of Elon Musk’s plan to send his red Tesla to Mars on the first Falcon Heavy launch?

    The man has a certain style … ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for the envirofreaks to complain.

  2. Kirk:

    Phil Plait has some more details, specifically about it being sent not into an orbit around Mars, but โ€œa precessing Earth-Mars elliptical orbit around the sunโ€.

    http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/elon-musk-on-the-roadster-to-mars

  3. peterh:

    An elliptical orbit between Earth and Mars orbits … Would that make it a potentially hazardous roadster, with a chance of hitting Earth at some point in the future?

  4. MfK:

    Can you imagine the insurance premiums?!? Though with Geico, he could save 15% immediately…

  5. FC:

    Add SuperDracos for attitude control and he can go the full “Heavy Metal.”

  6. M Puckett:

    Need a shuttle with a cargo door in the bottom:

    https://youtu.be/t_KXgFpguE0

  7. Pug Sanchez:

    I wonder if the space gas station company is somebody we’ve heard of. The first startup that comes to mind is Altius (Jon, was it you?!).

  8. DarkstarSF:

    OT: How can I find out what hardware a given Linux kernel version can support?

  9. DarkstarSF:

    “Canโ€™t wait for the envirofreaks to complain.”

    Here’s one:

    https://twitter.com/SarcasticRover/status/936902065808293888

  10. M Puckett:

    So, the future has flying cars after all! Flying cars in space!

    Musk delivering on the future!

  11. Dennis Wingo:

    Any update from the conference?

    To be honest I got bored as it seemed much to much like 70’s guru talk in LA..

  12. Paul D.:

    The car thing was silly. ๐Ÿ™‚ I expect they won’t do it, if only because of payload integration costs.

  13. McG:

    50 million miles to the amp!

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