Thursday, February 3, 2011
Three Timely Things
The Timebank project by eflux. A very interesting project that gets people to re-evaluate their relationship to time/money. This might just have some implications for how certain segments of Riskail's economy is handled, especially amongst the underclasses and those lacking in Inheritance...
Speaking of time, NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe has been a major success and the compiled results of this seven-year program are now available for free at the WMPA Results page. The results are fascinating reading, and full of inspiring ideas for fiction, gaming and other applications. We now have sufficient data to begin testing for dark energy, there are definite signs of cosmic inflation, and these results have considerably tightened up the Standard Cosmological Model. For science-geeks this is cool stuff. If it sounds like so much gobbledygook-babble, you can skip it, though there are some pretty pictures available at the site and the Build-a-Universe tool is a lot of fun even if you don't give a fig about the science involved.
Here's a guy who claimed to have done some time travel back in 2007...what's he been up to since then?