Adamas Nemesis is now on Mastodon! You can follow this website’s Mastodon posts at social.adamasnemesis.com/@adamasnemesis. You might be asking “What is Mastodon? What is the Fediverse?” In my previous post on the decentralized web, I pointed out that the Fediverse is a group of social … Continue readingI Joined the Fediverse
Ever since the limitations of rockets were widely recognized, most prominently the fact that fuel requirements increase wildly as payload mass scales up, there has been perennial interest in “non-rocket space launch” technology. Most of this interest has been in the specific context of launching … Continue readingTo Orbit by Space Gun
In the previous post on colonizing the Oort cloud, I pointed out that with sufficiently cheap transportation technology any place within range will be inhabited to some extent by recreational-touristic populations or populations that deliberately seek out isolation. This outermost part of the solar system … Continue readingThe Sun as Gravitational Lens: A Breakthrough Technology?
Once mankind’s footprint has touched worlds across the solar system, what will be the last frontier? In the solar system of the near future, colonization will almost certainly spread outward from near-Earth space. The planets and settings closest to Earth will be settled first: Mars, … Continue readingColonizing the Oort Cloud: The Final Frontier of the Solar System
What would a truly advanced interplanetary transportation system be like? After all the near-future flags-and-footprints expeditions, research outposts, experimental space habitats, and space tourist centers we hear about so much are up and running, the build-out of space infrastructure will begin in earnest. In this … Continue readingInterplanetary Travel in the Solar System of the Near Future
To “decentralize the web” is to empower the individual web user to have more control over his or her activities on the Internet as opposed to a small number of large organizations. The effort to accomplish this is by now quite well-documented across the Internet, … Continue readingTo Further the Decentralized Web, Think Bigger