Show Notes

We got so much feedback over time from supporter Jeremy that we’re dedicating a whole Questions & Addenda episode to covering them. Just like that one time.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi [episode page]

Guerilla space warfare. The Star Wars Geneva Convention. Chinese gun powder weaponization. Resources and impoetus in the development of killing technologies.

Ready Player One [episode page]

Speed-of-light internet latency. EVE online strategies for fun and profit. “Sharding” as first-named in Ultima as a technical and storytelling solution.

Wall-E [episode page]

Wasting potable water. Saltwater pipe corrosion. Graywater toilets. Fermenting your pee and eating rotten shark that smells like pee.

Upgrade [episode page]

Automation in combat. “Cute aggression.” The “call of the void,” and the fear of the call of the void.

Doom [episode page]

Could you really spoil Doom, though? Navigating by the ecliptic in space. Playing Descent.

The Predator [episode page]

Savantism before the invention and eventual ubiquity of writing.

2036 Origin Unknown [episode page]

The wonder of centricities and the Greek pantheon. Using the wrong words for things. ASCII vs Unicode.


  • The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katz: Amazon
  • Media used: Heavy Metal Riff by tgfcoder: | CC-BY
  • Media used:Retro Robot Thinking Sound by orginaljun: FreeSound | CC-BY
  • artificial intelligence, 
  • cyborg, 
  • economics, 
  • planetary centricities, 
  • science, 
  • science fiction, 
  • star wars, 
  • transhumanism, 
  • unicode, 
  • virtual reality, 
  • waste disposal