This is a frog and it is super gross. Image credit: By Grosscha, via Wikimedia Commons


On Episode 25 of our goofball, transhumanism and singularity-centric podcast, I brought up the concept of leapfrogging. Before I get into the reasons why leapfrogging, in light of a potentially fast approaching technological Singularity, is worth talking about, it’s probably a good idea to briefly summarize what leapfrogging is and where the term comes from.


Episode 028: Spaceballers with Luke Donoho


This view shows a simulation of how a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy may break apart over the next few years. This is the first time ever that the approach of such a doomed cloud to a supermassive black hole has been observed and it is expected to break up completely during 2013. The remains of the gas cloud are shown in red and yellow, with the cloud's orbit marked in red. The stars orbiting the black hole are also shown along with blue lines marking their orbits. This view simulates the expected positions of the stars and gas cloud in the year 2021.

Space shot callers. We ball. In space. Security gangsta Luke Donoho joins us again to explore the far reaches of the galaxy. But first, we talk encryption and stuff. I almost typed “encryptino.” I’m saying that’s now the smallest particle of encryption there is. Coined. Done. Continue reading “Episode 028: Spaceballers with Luke Donoho”