Deliver Us The Moon – The Blackout | PS4

Deliver Us The Moon – The Blackout | PS4

Assembling Section 3C now. Copy that. Do you think we’ll finish construction anytime soon? With the Council claiming more supplies each week? I doubt it. I’m surprised we got this past MacArthur in the first place. Yeah. Hey, listen. I’m getting strange readings here from the lunar surface. Are you seeing anything? Just wrapping up. […]

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Analog Reviews: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

Analog Reviews: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

It’s been fifteen long years since Sid Meier has given us the opportunity to conquer the cosmos with Alpha Centauri. Galaxies far, far away and alien life have been unmolested by man for far too long and by popular demand, Civilization: Beyond Earth has reached store shelves and Steam. Putting down pikes for laser cannons […]

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Interstellar Civilizations & Time

Interstellar Civilizations & Time

This episode is sponsored by Brilliant Keeping track of time is tricky enough nowadays, it’s a whole different story when your clocks and calendars don’t have 24 hours or 365 days, let alone run slower. But that’s barely the tip of the iceberg of problems with time facing interstellarcivilizations. So today we’ll be closing out […]

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Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

Are We Among the First Civilizations in the Universe?

When discussing SETI and the Fermi Paradox the focus tends to be on distance, the idea that an alien civilization could exist in relatively close proximity to earth enough that we could detect them. So far we haven’t found anything. But there is another aspect to the potential existence of exocivilizations; that they may be […]

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The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Are we the only living things in the entire universe? The observable universe is about 90 billion light years in diameter. There are at least one hundred billion galaxies, each with one hundred to one thousand billion stars. Recently, we’ve learned that planets are very common too. And, there are probably trillions and trillions of […]

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How to Build a Dyson Sphere – The Ultimate Megastructure

How to Build a Dyson Sphere – The Ultimate Megastructure

Human history is told by the energy we use. At first we had to use our muscles, then we learned to control fire. We industrialized the world using coal and oil and entered the Atomic Age when we learned how to split a nucleus. At each step, we increased our energy harvest to a scale […]

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Should Humans Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

Should Humans Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

When I was a kid growing up in the Midwest I’d go out look in the night sky and you know I would see all of these stars and I thought maybe there are other intelligent beings out there there are places everywhere that life could exist but now the big question is life originated […]

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Threats to Interplanetary & Interstellar Civilizations

Threats to Interplanetary & Interstellar Civilizations

This episode is sponsored by Brilliant When determining what the biggest threats to ourselves are, quite often you only need to find a mirror. Doomsday scenarios for humanity are a common topic of discussion, and one we’ve looked at here on SFIA before too, but so often those doomsdays scenarios really only apply to a […]

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