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Globalization of Space


Amazing presentation on the globalization of space. There’s been a skyrocketing number (heh) of satellites launched, leading to the consequent explosion (double heh) rise of space junk.

Citizen Science Panel at World Con


They draw a distinction between crowd-sourcing data collection and people performing inquiry on their own. Panel seems to portray citizen science as an extension of social activism in the 60′s. But as my wife points out, “What about Ben Franklin?” These people need to read Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle trilogy.