Trump advisers’ space plan: To moon, Mars and beyond. Heh. All of this could still happen one day, but between catastrophic global climate change and multiple constitutional crises that could likely cause the American constitution to be scrapped, Bezos, Musk, and Thiel had better rethink their apocalypse plans. We’re out of time. The Atlantic has a piece digging iinto this Politico article saying they want to get back on the moon in three years. It’ll be surprising if this government as we know it lasts another six months. Maybe the space Nazis will do it after the undesirables are exterminated. I don’t know.
Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age. When he says humans, he means himself and a select elite. This is the guy drilling a tunnel under Los Angeles because he hate the traffic. Think that through. Los Angeles. You know… the city that’s perched on the coastline west of the San Andreas Fault. There’s something profoundly fucking stupid about Musk. His arrogance is boundless. I rooted for Space X in the past, because I have a naive love for space exploration. Fuck Elon Musk.
A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone. There’s so much going on in this story that’s disturbing. Racial profiling of a native American citizen. Ignoring protocol of an existing program that expedites people who have already submitted to rigorous background checks. Customs and Border Patrol agents declaring that they have higher security clearance than NASA. This is what a rogue agency actually looks like.