Life Extension

In this episode Isaac explores technological challenges and solutions for extending the human life span and contemplate some of the challenges an extended lifespan might pose for our civilisation. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Engineering And Design Of Von Neumann Machines

This article explores The Engineering And Design Of Von Neumann Machines: Advantages And Challenges For Space Exploration. Find out more about the engineering and design of von Neumann machines.

O’Neill Cylinders In science Fiction

This article explore O’Neill Cylinders In science Fiction. Each of these examples has its own unique take on the design, purpose, and function of O’Neill Cylinders, and they demonstrate the versatility of this concept in science fiction. O’Neill Cylinders are a popular concept in science fiction that have appeared in numerous books, movies, and TV […]

Von Neumann Probes And Interstellar Travel

This article explores Von Neumann probes and interstellar travel: Could these machines help us reach the stars? Find out more about Von Neumann Probes And Interstellar Travel.

Technological Singularity

What is Technological Singularity? The idea that human history is approaching a “singularity”—that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both—has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop […]

Interstellar Empires

The concept of Interstellar Empires has fascinated us for as long as we’ve know those stars in the night sky were other solar systems, and it’s become a staple of science fiction. But rarely do we consider how realistic such galaxy-spanning confederations are, and what special challenges they’d face. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Interstellar Highways

This episode discusses the idea over using chains of relays firing immensely powerful lasers or streams of particles to move spaceships between neighbouring stars at near-light velocities. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Megastructures: Shellworlds

Today we take a look at Artificial Planets constructed as Shells around a filler mass, such as a black hole. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


The word Ecumenopolis was invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous worldwide city as a progression from the current urbanisation, population growth, transport and human networks. This concept was already […]