Category: Ship’s Library

A NASA video from a time of great optimism about space exploration. The Apollo missions were completed and the Space Shuttle program was underway. How soon before cheap and frequent flights to space would allow the construction of O’Neal colonies and mining camps on the Moon? This visionary approach calls for tiered greenhouses in space and unlimited solar power beamed back to Earth

This is one of the most imaginative and hopeful times in human history (at around the same time as Star Trek was aired as well). I would like to believe we will move back to that mindset pretty soon.

Space Chimp from Sydney on Vimeo.

Created as a collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Ben Lee and Leo Burnett, “Space Chimp” carries a message about our planet, and features Ben Lee’s track, “Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe”.

This list can be found here:

I also copied it here just in case for some reason the Open Culture site is taken down or anything like that. All credits for creating this list goes to Open Culture, LLC.

The list of courses:

Free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 400 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player. Continue reading

This is a blog of a Star Trek fan. Actually a fan of all good science fiction.

Of course good is a relative term, what I mean by “good science fiction” is mostly films, series and books that portrait a future (or alternative) society that has somehow been able to survive and overcome the difficulties we are currently facing as a species on planet Earth. In other words, a positive scenario future.

In this blog I try to find connections between some of the mind-blowing and inspiring sci-fi concepts (worlds, technologies, societies etc) and things happening in the real world – in science, culture, everyday news and so on.

The whole blog (or Log, for that matter) is divided into 5 sections:

  1. Science – I try to notice and find scientific achievements and discoveries, that are taking us (or could be taking us) towards that positive scenario future. It’s cool technology, physics, biology, gene technology and more.
  2. Philosophy – life is more than just the building blocks of the universe, more than just the biological mechanisms that make us tick. I believe that life is the Universe’s way of understanding and researching itself and I am here to give my part in that everlasting exploration.
  3. Human society – every technology or scientific advance can be used both to make the society better and for the worse. I try to find models, experiments, ideas that could be used to move towards a societal structure that could help human beings be the best they can be.
  4. Ship’s Library – the internet is filled with cool stuff, I make a subjective selection from that stuff to form an interesting ecosystem of ideas and inspiration, that connects all of the first three subjects of this blog. That means books, documentaries, inspiring videos, graphs etc.
  5. Star Trek – all things Spock, Kirk, McCoy and the rest of the Star Trek universe. Just because I like it.

I love that you’ve managed to read as far as this and hope you’ll enjoy the rest of the blog even more!

Live long and prosper! Spock out.

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