Show Notes

Alpha Centauri

Closest star systems to Earth. Sudden outbursts of James Cameron appreciation. Alpha Centauri {A,B}, Proxima Centauri. Sub-light space travel.

Cryo sleep

Continuation of consciousness. Perceptions of meatsackness.

Pandora the moon

Adaptive definitions of moons and planets. Learning about moons aside from our own. Disney World’s Pandora.


The utility of light in dark environs. Bioluminescence evolution on Earth. Useful wavelengths of produced light in water/air. Standard human bioluminescence. Japanese gameshow science.

Pandoran flora and fauna

Megafauna and megaflora and lower gravity. Hexapodality.

Na’vi anatomy. Avatar differences, e.g. 5 fingers, eyebrows. Boobs? Dr. Manhattan.

The Pandoran internet

Neural networks. Brain-machine interface vs brain-everything interface. Na’vi adaptability to remote neural control. Data-transfer


Superconductors. High-temperature superconductors! Floating “mountains.”


  • alpha centauri, 
  • bioluminescence, 
  • cryo sleep, 
  • evolutin, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction