The ramblings of Gerald M. Kilby
Perseverance: Mars 2020. Why it matters for future Mars colonization. 7:34
Sometime on the 18th February one of the most complex Mars exploration rovers ever built will attempt to land on the planet surface. I say ‘attempt’ as nothing is certain when it comes to landing on Mars.
That being said, the seven minuets of terror (the time it takes from entering the atmosphere to touch down) will all be live streamed with multiple camera views and even audio.
It’s going to be awesome!
Cyberpunk – What can it tell us about our future? 15:27
If the recent release of Cyberpunk 2077 is anything to go by, then the genre seems to be more popular that ever before, clearly tapping into something in our collective psyche.
So in this video I take a look at this fascinating slice of science fiction by asking a few pertinent questions:
What is cyberpunk?
Where did it originate?
Why does it resonate with us?
And, ultimately, can it tell us anything about our future?
After the SpaceX SN8 test flight, are we closer to sending humans to Mars? 10:03
As science fiction writer, it should come as no surprise to learn that I’m really excited by what’s happening with the development of the SpaceX Starship. So after the success of the SN8 test flight, are we any closer to sending humans to Mars?
From SFFCon – Science in Scifi 49:22
How do you integrate science into your science fiction writing? This panel will discuss the most important things to keep in mind when taking scientific concepts and adapting them to fit in a fictitious setting.
Panelists: Lisa Richman (moderator), A.G. Riddle, Catherine Asaro, Gerald M. Kilby