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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ To celebrate International Pet Day, we’ll take a look at what the future might have in store for our furry friends, and what sorts of new pet might emerge as technology improves. Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur SFIA Merchandise available: https://www.signil.com/sfia/ Social Media: Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/
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Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit http://www.audible.com/isaac or text “ISAAC” to 500-500. The Fermi Paradox ask us how in a Universe so vast and ancient we seem to be the only intelligent civilization around, with no older interstellar alien empires visible in the
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Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook is free. Visit http://www.audible.com/isaac or text “isaac” to 500-500. Our Universe is billions of years older than our planet, and we often contemplate alien civilizations that might have arisen early than us in our galaxy, but just how early could life have arisen? Visit
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The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/isaacarthur01211 Machines may help bring about a Post-Scarcity Utopia, assuming they don’t take over instead, and we dream of a future that is a Post-Scarcity Utopia, but its dark reflection is the Post-Discontent society, one where through deception
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Our second end-of-the-month livestream Q&A session. Join us 2pm EST, Sunday, Oct 28, and get your questions about the channel and episodes on chat to be answered! Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur SFIA Merchandise available: https://www.signil.com/sfia/ Social Media: Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Isaac_A_Arthur on Twitter and RT our future
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While potentially dangerous, nuclear powered spacecraft offer far faster and more efficient spacecraft than traditional chemical rockets. Today we will examine the various means of using atomic power sources to propel spacecraft, both to get off Earth and to travel to other stars. See more of Fragomatik’s animations: https://www.youtube.com/user/fragomatik Visit Winchell Chung’s Atomic Rockets: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/index.php
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Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook is free. Visit http://www.audible.com/isaac or text “isaac” to 500-500. The last century has been one of awesome and often terrifying technological progress, and the next century offers as many wonders and terrors for us to navigate into our future. Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Support
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Get a free month of Curiosity Stream: http://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur The Fermi Paradox, the big question of where all the aliens are, has many proposed solutions focusing on what might lower the odds of intelligent species arising on another world, or what might end technological civilizations or cause them to go unseen by us and our SETI
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ So often expanding into space can seem like a Catch-22, where every proposed idea for development can only be practical if space is already developed. Today we’ll take a look at some potential options for pushing forward our orbital infrastructure such as asteroid mining or power satellites, and take a
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Use my link http://www.audible.com/isaac or text code isaac to 500-500 to get a free book and 30 day free trial We continue our look at Space Warfare by examining the notion of assaulting and invading planets. Often seen in fiction as vulnerable locations at the mercy of space-based weapons and fleets, we will see that
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This episode focuses on the basic concepts and misconceptions of wars fought in space and examines the notions of weapons, defenses, stealth in space, and the distance involved. Project Rho: http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/index.php Military Science Fiction: http://www.milsf.com Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/ Support the Channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur Visit the sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/ Listen
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Today we discuss the concept of trade throughout a colonized solar system, and ask how viable it is and what challenged it faces. Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://www.Brilliant.org/IsaacArthur While Interplanetary trade faces many challenges, Interstellar Trade faces even more, this episode will seek to examine in detail what can be traded between worlds, what probably
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The Orbital Ring is a type of launch-assist system that goes beyond moving small ships and crews into space and allows cheap movement of bulk cargo up to space, into orbit, and beyond. The channel has reached 100,000 subscribers just before this episode’s release, check out the 100k special here: Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Join
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A look at methods for predicting the future, how plausible they are and what hurdles they face, with a focus on Isaac Asimov’s concept of Psychohistory, from the classic Foundation series. Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/ Support the Channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur Visit the sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/ Listen or Download the audio
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Get a free month of Curiosity Stream: http://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur Alien Invasions have been a staple of science fiction for years, with motherships and UFOs assaulting Earth, but how realistic is such a thing? We’ll take a look at what might motivate an attack, how it might happen, what alternatives might make more sense, and what might
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Get a free month of Curiosity Stream: https://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur Asteroids represent a threat to Earth, but in the future they may be a boon, serving as sources of vast wealth and resources, and as orbital settlements and keystones of interplanetary trade. National Space Society Roadmap: NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement (3rd Edition 2019): Table of Contents
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ H.P. Lovecraft is known as the father of the Cosmic Horror genre of fiction. The creator of Cthulhu and many other terrifying dark gods in his novels paints a bleak and decaying view of our world and the Universe. Today we’ll examine what it might imply if that nihilistic and
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ One solution to the Fermi Paradox, the big question of where all the aliens are, is that extraterrestrials might hide from us to avoid altering our society, a concept we see in Star Trek called the Prime Directive. Is such a policy ethical, and if so, should we follow it?
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Our monthly livestream Q&A session. Join us 4pm EST, Sunday, August 25, 2019, and get your questions about the channel and episodes on chat to be answered! Join us for SFIA After Hours on the SFIA Discord Server! SFIA Discord Server: https://discord.gg/53GAShE Get a free month of Curiosity Stream & now Nebula: http://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur Catch the
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Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook plus two Audible Originals are free. Visit http://www.audible.com/isaac or text “isaac” to 500-500. As ancient and vast as the Universe is, it seems like some alien race arose in the galaxy long before us, but who rose before them? What would the cosmos be
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In this episode we explore technological challenges and solutions for extending the human life span and contemplate some of the challenges an extended lifespan might pose for our civilization. Visit the SENS Research Foundation: http://www.sens.org Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1583992725237264/ Support the Channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur Visit the sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IsaacArthur/ Listen
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A new version of the original video covering the Dyson Dilemma of the Fermi Paradox, in which we cover the apparent contradiction in the lack of numerous Dyson Spheres in the Universe and their seeming inevitable construction by growth-oriented technological civilizations. Support the Channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur Listen or Download the audio of this episode
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The Butterfly Effect is the principle that notes that even the smallest actions can have sweeping effects on everything in the long term. Today we’ll look at that effect and ask what it means toward chaos, inevitable events, fate, and free will itself. Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IsaacArthur SFIA Merchandise available:
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This episode is an in-depth look at stars, from the common kinds and basic terminology to exotic stars, some which are entirely hypothetical. We’ll look at Stars bigger than solar systems or tinier than a pinhead, and some stars that no longer exist or cannot exist till long after all other stars have died. Visit
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ We often speculate that the reason we can’t hear aliens civilizations is because our SETI efforts (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) relies on radio and telescopes to weak to hear them. But how plausible is that? and what would it tell us about our own future? Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net
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Get a free month of Curiosity Stream: http://curiositystream.com/isaacarthur We often consider interacting with Aliens and Robots in the future, but what about Alien Robots? Today we’ll ask what artificial intelligence created by aliens might look like and what sort of circumstances we’d encounter them, and if they may be the only aliens we ever encounter.
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Visit our sponsor, Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/IsaacArthur/ Natural disasters can topple civilizations, even in modern times, but with more and more technology civilizations become more robust and capable of predicting future calamities and preventing such ruin. So what other threats face spacefaring civilizations, both at the interplanetary and interstellar scale? Visit our Website: http://www.isaacarthur.net Support us on
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Start listening with a 30-day Audible trial and your first audiobook is free. Visit http://www.audible.com/isaac or text “isaac” to 500-500. We typically imagine interstellar civilizations as vastly superior in technology to modern times, but could the future see planets colonized by spaceships little better than our modern ones? Could some alien worlds allow space travel
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