Ships, Brooms and the End of Humanity

By Andreas Haggman At a recent conference held at Royal Holloway I was treated to a lecture by Professor Colin Williams titled ‘Fear, Flesh, Machines and Monsters: The Frankenstein Complex and the Human Response to Technology’. Notwithstanding Prof Williams’ rambunctious presentation style, the content of the talk provided numerous thought-provoking highlights. One in particular came…

This isn’t the petition response you’re looking for

OK, so I thought this was relatively funny. Someone had started a petition to the White House to begin construction of a Death Star. This is the response posted on the White House website which uses the opportunity to describe the ‘international’ collaborations materialised in the International Space Station, moves towards the privatisation of space, and…