The Virtual Office
Marty: Look, Andy, at least come to the meeting wearing VR clothing. I know you like medieval times. Pretend it’s second life, and tell your VR Marvela to dress you in some sparkling blue-green coat of anodized aluminum. You know, like the chain-mail that knights of old used to wear, only finer.
Andy: I’m in my natural state, always up, awake, and ready for our mid-morning gab session with the bean counters.
Marty: Okay, bro, I get it. I’m using Sir-iah, and I look great! I’m at the office dressed to the heinz. I have octopi tentacles for fingers, my head is the swirling atmospheric mass of Jupiter, and my body is an asteroid cargo fuselage. I’m sitting on some rockets, and when I leave this VR office, I will fire them off, because later today I’m climbing into the cockpit of my JP Aerospace Ascender and heading up to Dark Sky Station Twelve for a jaunt to my mining ops in the asteroid belt. Be back to work in seven years or so, because of a little excursion I’m planning beyond the belt with an experimental fusion drive. Have fun at mom’s tomorrow.
Q: When will each of these cool things show up? Some quite soon. See Comments for the Answers.
Gentle Jim Lovell is interviewed by Joe Bland of the Sacramento L5 Society, a chapter of the National Space Society’s world wide network of chapters.
While JP Aerospace (see, @JohnMPowell1 ) has flown 18 thousand student experiments to the edge of space, all free to the student, the hundreds of Pongsats on a 2012 flight were on the list for kybash by the Imperial Demanderman of the 24th Century. Join CapnT on his voyage to Jupiter, as he tries to prevent Pongsat 2012 destruction. https://youtu.be/2Nf5XX85RAg
Something spinning to provide a feeling of gravity, the Spinship. Rotates one or two degrees of arc per second depending on diameter. More about it at The Space Trade
Yep, the edge of space if you count official space as 100 km. But really space conditions can exist much lower. This JP Aerospace airship headed up to 95,085 feet above MSL (mean sea level), back when it was legal to control a ship up there. Gotta get an OK from the FAA nowadays. Here’s the link: The Tandem Airship
How About a Water Planet?
This one is 111 light years away. See it on the National Geographic website
Help our Mother Earth by leaving her for space. Going to need propulsion like the JP Aerospace MHD for the plasma rocket.
Here’s the link Experimental_MHD .