As, nominally, a citizen of every country on Earth (As my spiffy one-of a kind passport reads.) I really don’t have the time to follow much in the way of politics…locally I mean.
But America does seem to be turning itself inside-out lately.
Now…I appreciate this is small, very small, picture stuff as compared to the day, eventually, that Prime shows up on every device on the planet for his little “chat” on where we fit into the greater scheme of things. But still… This can’t be how it was supposed to go?
Leaving Belgium for Lagos. Taking a shuttle out to Enterprise from there.
I’d like to discuss the recent trip to Io with Prime. Things are…tense…
Royal Fort Gardens…I’ll bring lunch…usual time.
So this has caused a bit of bother with Prime. Down this road leads to true, empathetic!, AI. Watch this space…
Lovely conversation with Sam at NASA. He’s wonderful at keeping secrets…
Except…he doesn’t know about Persephone. Long story short we had a long talk around cognitive technology (I know right…) and it’s implications for spaceflight. I think he wanted to talk about it just so he could do his Hal 9000 voice which, to be fair, is the best Hall 900 voice I’ve ever heard.
I didn’t mention the phenomenal intelligence that is now my friend and minder…would have been a bit cheeky.
Windsurfing in Tenerife…
I know that was difficult for you Iain…we’ll sort it out after you get back from Io. Things are moving faster then I ever expected. Small things…the Livermore ignition breakthrough, Israel’s intransigence (Hardly blame them.) and for fucks sake…North Korea.
Our options are limited. Please contact me on B-B when you get to Berkeley. Mol
Glad they got that figured out. On other fronts…how’s the F1 job working out?
Can you be in Brussels on the 22nd? Quick trip out to Enterprise, night, and then back to the city. Not entirely sure if Prime, or a surrogate will be there. Vincent let slip that time-tables have been moved up.
I understand that you’ve been asked to moonlight for Aston Martin? You always have been a pure gadget guy at heart Iain.
See if you can meet me at that coffee shop on Cannery Row say 9am this coming Thursday?
Allen and Prime are still on Io. One shudders…
Good to have Scott back. No one is better at making space fun, safe and livable. And no one is better at keeping a secret…
Welcome Home Scott…your going to love Io.
Yes…thank you Iain. I’m not unaware that various peoples, you stupid git…, have some idea on what’s going on and, obliquely to be sure…, it will now and again make an appearance in popular media. I do so miss the Darkside sometimes.
Say nothing…we are well looked after. Yes it’s juvenile…proto-molecule…please. But we can’t ignore it completely.
Meet me in Stockholm. Alan is screwing around with Stephen Spielberg, the Seven Seas issue…once a kid, and I won’t be able to use the Enterprise this month.
Best…(And if I might say.) what the fuck? It’s not like Elon hasn’t figured this out or anything. Gravity waves…? Only about 75 yrs late assholes!