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Waiting in the Bar for YOU!!! ~ 27 Nov 2018 ~

IMAGE:   The image to this poem features avatar agent Jaqi Bluh, on a stool in the bar at the Buried Man art region.


Waiting at the Bar for YOU!!!

Waiting at the bar for you,
YOU didn’t show,
I'm feeling blue.

It’s HOT at the Buried Man tonight,
so many avatars
lost their tights.

Me too fell in,
hid behind a chair,
was that a sin.

Mind over matter,
has to be so,
to make pixels flatter.

The spirit flies so high
and sees so much
that is so fine.

I’m waiting for YOU,
alone in the bar,
I thought you were true.

I’m feeling blue,
missing you,
it's true.


Kim
Peart

Wednesday

13
June
2018


NOTE ~   This poem is reflective of the amazing interactive art project by Mind Carlberg, staged at the Buried Man art region in Second Life, where folk were invited to take a photo of their avatar, naked, with a chair. 411 Second Life residents participated, and many more came to see. There was quite a buzz. Called ~ Naked with a Chair ~ the show is now on permanent exhibition at a nudist region in Second Life, where anyone interested can go to see the show, but to go beyond in those regions, one’s avatar must be nude. Personally, the Naked Chair show sparked a whole new lease on creativity for me in Second Life, with a kaleidoscope of possibilities, unseen before. I had been moving in this direction, and preparing gallery space by Pawpaw Station, but Naked Chair show was like a lightning strike, revealing a whole new landscape in the landscape of the unimagined. I am making more art in Second Life now, filling galleries with creative images, and also writing poems, via an avatar. Seventeen now, since June, and aiming for 101, for a book. Some of the poems are being printed, then laminated, and then hung by a string in places around Ross. So the poems first created in Second Life, are now finding a place in life, and in the landscape. This could grow into a poems trail around Ross.









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Time   ~ 30 November 2018 ~


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Time

The water in the bay is so very calm 
the morning air crisp
broken by the oars of a dinghy
sliding across the mirror of time
with every dip

The depths so dark
with seaweed and fish
with the smell of salt
and the wood fire on the boat
with a curried scallop dish

Rounding the Stack of Bricks
motoring up the Channel
dinghy bobbing along behind
Buster barking at the gulls
a child's memories wonder tell

Voices from time past echo
like laughter from the mists of memory
in a little boat upon the sea
timelessly putting along
in the safe hands of family

His piano accordion gave music to songs
played in the kitchen round
then silence fell when Tom vanished
how to tell a child the fisherman is gone
the body was never found

The Athena glided into the dock
as if steered by loving hands too right
greeted by the boat chandler
those leather soled shoes
they were blamed for his slip into night

The call of searchers fade away
and time mists up as decades slide
across the mirror of time
upon the sea of memories
upon life's ebbing tide


Kim
Peart

Friday
22
June
2018



NOTE ~   I have the news story posted in The Mercury on Thursday 3 July 1958. I was six at the time. I remember being told of the vanishing of Tom. There is a photo of the Athena, slipped, with the dinghy still on board, and the sails ready for the wind. The words beneath the photo read ~ "The 40ft. ketch Athena, which nosed through Battery Pt. moorings yesterday and ran against a jetty - with no one on board. Police believe the owner, Mr. T. J. Martyn (75), of Rokeby Rd, Howrah, fell overboard during an attack of dizziness." When my brother Brian was taking up old lino in his house, this page from the news was revealed. How time haunts.

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Silence   ~ 4 December 2018 ~
https://tasmaniantimes.com/2018/12/kim-peart-silence/

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Silence

Silence so tight
it's coiled like a spring
deep in the night
no voice to sing
no bell to ring

Silence so tight
it could snap any moment
whip like a wire
slice like atonement
slash like a comment

Silence so tight
it cannot be seen
hidden in time
secret and mean
so tiny and lean

Silence so tight
no heart can beat
no mind can think
no cold can heat
no sheep can bleat

Silence so tight
it sets the soul free
to fly in the night
like a bird from a tree
like a star that is seen

Kim
Peart

Friday
29
June
2018
 
 
NOTE ~   I once began sailing on a sea of meditation, where silence is found. Sometimes, when my art studio was in the Salamanca Arts Centre, back in the 1980s, I’d ask visitors if they would like to see my essay on Silence. It was obviously a long one, large copy paper folded over to make A4 in size and with many pages, sewn down the spine, and with ~ Silence ~ on the front cover, in blue. The visitor would open it, and turn the page, and again, and again, then look ….. then laugh. Each page within was blank, with ~ silence.

  

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Talk ~ 9 December 2018 ~
https://tasmaniantimes.com/2018/12/talk/

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Talk

Hi
Me calling
I've been waiting here
Where ya been?

Its gettin' late
we missed the show
they all went in
I waited

When you get this message
where ever you are
know I love you
I love you

Beeps mean the end
no more talk
message ends
What happens?

Empty world, alone I stand
all grey like an old rainy day
ringing wet
Hay

You called back, me, you
OK, I'll still be here
What will we do?
That'll be good

Rainbows colour up the greens
and blues and flowers
I'll sit here and wait
for my special mate

My love and my heart
may we never part
one day soon
will do

So long now past and gone
like a river of time
flowing by
and all that talk

Years upon years of love
Then you were gone
but I remember
our talks

Kim
Peart

Wednesday
11
July
2018
 
 
NOTE ~ Reading this poem, penned in the past, last July, by an older me, I find it haunting. If a poem cannot move the poet .....

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EarthRise   ~ 15 December 2018

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EarthRise

Their ship was a tin in the vacuum of space
three days from Earth in an alien place
when they rounded the Moon
all craters and dust
and saw the Earth rise with amazing grace

The Earth rising in space made the news
inspiring a whole new environmental tune
by people who loved this Earth
who hated the harm
and wanted to make everything new

But the Earth is old and has laboured long
delivering children to rise from the throng
to fly from the nest into space
to discover the beauty
of the dance of stars and celestial song

But the children could not see that space
was the next step in the evolution place
they clung to the Earth real bad
failing to see the price
of the trap of the Earth as a maze

The space people could see the power
of the Sun in space like a flower
shining bright with radiance
to create any dream
imagined in the celestial bower

But the oil people all said "No!" to space
and the coal people said "No!" to space
and the gas people said "No!"
and Earth people said "No!"
only space people said "Yes!" to space

Fifty times around the Sun to know
fifty years of carbon gas to flow
and now the heat rises
we wonder how fast
fifty years of delay when we should "Go!"

The Earth rise was a sign from space for us
to rise to the challenge of evolution we must
to run with the demands of survival
to find new ways in space
and to know the celestial beauty and fun

Now the clock ticks down for us on the ground
with an eerie silence from the stars around
as if to say you waited too long
as others have waited too long
so will we make the silence of the stars abound

Or do we stand a chance of winning our survival
by lifting our game, if a bit late on arrival
by running with Nature
running to space
to win a ticket to the celestial carnival?


Kim
Peart

Monday
10
December
2018
 
 
Apollo Astronaut Shares Story of NASA's Earthrise Photo
NASA, 29 March 2012
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/earthrise.html

"I don't know who said it, maybe all of us said, 'Oh my God. Look at that!'"Anders said. "And up came the Earth. We had had no discussion on the ground, no briefing, no instructions on what to do. I jokingly said, 'well it's not on the flight plan,' and the other two guys were yelling at me to give them cameras. I had the only color camera with a long lens. So I floated a black and white over to Borman. I can't remember what Lovell got. There were all yelling for cameras, and we started snapping away."

"Earthrise" is the name given to a photograph of the Earth taken by Anders during lunar orbit on Dec. 24, 1968. Earthrise became one of the most famous photographs from all of the Apollo missions and one of the most reproduced space photographs of all time. It has been credited for inspiring the beginning of the environmental movement. In Life Magazine's 100 Photographs that Changed the World edition, wilderness photographer Galen Rowell called Earthrise, "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken." Another boost of fame came in 1969 when the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp commemorating the Apollo 8 mission.

ASTRONAUTS:~
Col. Frank Borman, commander
Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr., command module pilot
Major William A. Anders, lunar module pilot


Note ~
   

When Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders took a photo of the Earth rising above the Moon's dusty surface, a new environmental vision erupted on Earth. 

That the Earthrise photo was taken in space appeared to be swiftly forgotten. 

The space people had a vision that would keep this Earth safe, by building solar power stations in space, beginning energy transition out of fossil fuel to the power of the Sun, harvested in space, relocating heavy industry into space, and building orbital space settlements anywhere in the Solar System. 

Our society would have become a much more advanced society. 

But, the Earth people could not see the need for space, and the fossil fuel people did not want to know about space. 

So we stayed on Earth, burning fossil fuel like there was and is no tomorrow. 

But, there was and is a tomorrow, and now the world knows that with atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) above 350 parts per million (ppm) we will get a planet temperature rise above 1.5C. 

James Hansen, who first warned the people of Earth about global warming in the 1988, in an effective way (there had been warnings about CO2 since the mid 1800s), later concluded that with CO2 in the air above 350 ppm, the temperature of the Earth would go beyond 1.5C above pre-industrial levels (Storms of My Grandchildren, 2009). 

The people of Earth have come to accept this equation (350ppm = 1.5C), but there is a monster in the room. 

350 ppm CO2 was a level sailed past in the 1980s. 

It is now bizarre to look back and see that the space people could have had solar power stations in space up and running in the 1980s. 

CO2 in the air is now going beyond 400 ppm, and rising at 2 ppm per annum. 

This is a huge tonnage of CO2. 

If 350 ppm CO2 in the air will raise the Earth's temperature by 1.5C (now going beyond 1C), how much will 400 ppm, or 410 ppm, or 450 ppm, or 500 ppm increase the Earth's temperature? 

It is not known how high the CO2 level will rise, but it is known that once CO2 is in the air, it can stay there for a century or more. 

As the Earth gets hotter, other greenhouse gases are being released, including methane, which is a far more powerful greenhouse gas. 

Methane is now being released from fast melting Arctic permafrost, and there are humongous volumes of methane hydrates (a form of ice high in methane that can burn) on the ocean floor. 

Much of the heat generated by CO2 in the air so far, as been sucked into the oceans, and the oceans are getting hotter, at depth. 

Should hotter ocean water reach the methane hydrates, will methane be released from these beds? 

This release of methane into the air is feared. 

Further CO2 will also be released with fires predicted to get fiercer as the world warms, and such fires have been seen in California and Queensland, even burning into the rainforest, which are supposed to be fire resistant. 

A couple of years ago 700 kilometres of mangroves died along the northern Australia coast, due to heat. 

The Great Barrier Reef has had two major bleaching events in the past couple of years, with a third predicted in coming months, due to ocean heat waves. 

Conditions are now seen to be too similar to the first great extinction event on Earth 252 million years ago, called the Great Dying, when most of life on Earth perished, with hot dead oceans releasing toxic hydrogen sulphide gas, killing more life on land and damaging the ozone layer, which then allowed higher levels of solar and cosmic radiation to the ground, killing even more life on Earth. 

Part of our strife now, is that CO2 is rising faster than happened in the past, which destabilises the Earth system. 

When James Lovelock examined the carbon problem, he concluded that the Earth could make a sudden shift to a permanently hotter state, one that would be hostile to humankind (The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning, 2009). 

Since working on ways to detect life on Mars with the 1970s Viking mission, Lovelock had been aware that the Sun was getting hotter, slowly but surely. 

The Sun is now 35% hotter than at its birth 4.5 billion years ago, and has so much fuel in reserve, it will burn fiercely over the next 5 billion years, until expanding to the orbit of the Earth as a red giant star (this is basic astronomy for a star like our Sun). 

The Earth system has been able to keep our planet's temperature relatively even, in part by sequestering carbon into the Earth. 

With the carbon level on Earth now destabilised, and pressure being applied to the Earth system by rising heat due to increasing levels of CO2 in the air, the balance could quickly shift to a hotter world, as warned of by Lovelock. 

When environmental scientist Guy McPherson considered the carbon problem, he concluded that there can be a sudden rise in heat within this decade, resulting in an extinction level event, and the high probability of no humans left on this hotter planet. 

Another warning from the stars predates the Earthrise photo. 

Cosmologists concluded that there are so many stars in our Milky Way galaxy, that as many as 30,000 alien civilisations could have found their way to the Solar System. 

But, we look out and see no sign or hear any sound of intelligent life among the stars. 

Many theories have been proposed to explain this eerie silence. 

When David Wallace-Wells was interviewing climate scientists for his long 2017 article, An Uninhabitable Earth, he found them speculating about the Great Filter theory, which suggests that an event in the progress of a planet civilization brings about their extinction before they can gain the liberty of the stars. 

Once a sustainable presence in space is secured, and with direct access to the power of their star, any planet civilization would then be able to spread out across the galaxy, and on to other galaxies. 

The only event that could end all planet civilizations at the same stage in their progress, could be the burning of too much fossil fuel for too long, leading to a rapid rise in heat, just as we are now warned is about to happen on Earth. 

If a Great Filter event were going to happen on Earth, this would need to be in our very near future, as we are now close to gaining a survival presence beyond Earth. 

As the upper safe level of CO2 in the air was left behind in the 1980s, there is enough CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the air and rising, to send temperatures skyrocketing. 

We can hope that doesn't happen, and wait to see what does happen, or we can invest in cosmic survival insurance. 

If we apply the precautionary principle and make a dash for space, this action can include:~
 
1.   Building solar power stations in space and beaming the energy to Earth to extract excess carbon from the air.

2.   With industry in space, construct an adjustable sunshade above the Earth, to help cool the planet as excess CO2 is being extracted from the air.

3.   Relocate heavy industry into space.

4.   Begin constructing orbital space settlements to further improve our survival options.

5.   Use the power of the Sun to deal with all problems on Earth, such as building robots in space factories that can be sent to Earth to clean plastic trash from the oceans. 

6.   Develop a sustainable human presence on Earth, and allow Mother Nature to recover and evolution to resume.

7.   Design a stellar economy built on the power of the Sun in space, free of poverty in space and on Earth.

For anyone wondering about the cost of space, there is a simple reply.

Once there is a sustainable industrial presence beyond Earth, there will be no further cost to Earth, with an infinite return on the investment, from across the Solar System and among the stars.

Once in  space, we will be in position to expand among the stars, spreading the life of Earth among the galaxies, just as life has filled the Earth. 

We need to mobilise within the year with a ten-year plan to secure our survival in space. 

Lingering on Earth alone, this planet is steadily becoming a death trap. 

Once secure in space, we can begin work on winning back a safe Earth. 

We can also look toward transforming Venus into a second Earth, which would be far better than allowing the Earth to become a second Venus, with a heat that makes the rocks glow and can melt lead (James Hansen warned of the prospect of the Earth ending up as a second Venus, with CO2 in the air at 350 ppm and more).

Venus is nearly the size of the Earth, and once had as much water as our planet, but fell to a runaway greenhouse effect, with all water evaporating, rising into the air, and being blown away into space by the solar wind, leaving a toxic and hot CO2 atmosphere behind. 

With the power of the Sun, anything is possible, whether transforming Venus into a second Earth, or turning the tide of death on Earth to win back a safe home planet. 

If we wait on Earth, we may not have to wait too long to see what happens. 

The heat is rising, and may simply leap beyond our ability to cope, or survive. 

We can add to the silence of the stars, or we can celebrate life among the galaxies. 

What will we do?

We can but look back now and imagine what would have happened, if the Earth people had awakened to the need to reach to the Sun, and run with Nature in the evolution of life among the stars. 

If the Earth people had joined forces with the space people in the 1970s, they could together have said "Yes!" to space, and "Yes!" to a safe Earth, rather than allow the fossil fuel people to lock humans down on Earth and place our survival at risk. 

It is late in the day, but while there is life, it is never too late. 

If the Earth people will now join forces with the space people, they can both reach to the Sun, and the fossil fuel people will see that they have been deadly wrong, and turn to run with life in space. 

All denizens of this good Earth can be invited to help reach to the Sun, to save the life of Earth, and help secure our cosmic survival. 

That we can do?


References for these notes can be found in my document ~ The Message ~
https://stargategrid.forumchitchat.com/post/the-message-2-august-2018-9809502?trail=15

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Second Dawn   ~ 18 December 2018 ~ Is Space the Key to Peace on Earth?
https://tasmaniantimes.com/2018/12/is-space-the-key-to-peace-on-earth/



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Is Space the Way to Peace on Earth?

As Christmas approaches, it would be so wonderful if the way to peace on Earth were revealed.

Once shown the way, would we step in that direction, or prefer war, which in our age could all too easily go nuclear, which at worst could leave a radioactive dead Earth.

Could the arrival of atomic weapons be the star that we need to see really clearly?

In my poem, Second Dawn, I wonder if the ultimate weapon of mass destruction could turn out to be our star of peace.

Why?

Because leading powers can no long fight a total war, and hope to win.

But on Earth environmental crisis and national tensions are still fresh as a jack frost.

In this poem I suggest that the process of finding peace on Earth, needs to be completed in space, where the threat of kinetic weapons, each with the power of a nuclear armed missile, will lead to a level of scrutiny, one nation on another, to ensure that there are no kinetic weapons being made or deployed.

In this way, space can lead to peace, which I explore in the article following the poem.

This will be a celestial peace, and a peace on Earth, delivered because in space there is no limit to resources that can be processed with the power of the Sun, to create a stellar economy that is free of poverty.

Ending poverty on Earth would be a great stride to peace on our troubled planet.

This future with peace is never going to happen on Earth alone, where we wait and wonder if there will be a second dawn to take away our future mornings.

I wonder who would be willing to march on the street to win a peace, delivered by action with space.

“Space for Peace” could become our wake-up call on Earth.


SECOND DAWN

Could a weapon be so terrible to wield
that it would bring about the end of war
because it would herald the end of life
if used to settle an angry score?

It was a second dawn
when the first atom bomb lit up the sky
and a second dawn again
when sent to remove a city from time

Mutually assured destruction
made the angry think twice
about another second dawn
that could send them out of time

As the clever tool-maker builds spaceships
and creates machines that can think
is the second dawn weapon a sign
that its time for peace to have a fling?

More terrible weapons wait in space
with the power of a second dawn
and no radiation fall-out
when kinetic weapons are born

Just a telegraph pole of metal
falling through the sky
that cannot be stopped
until striking where it fly

The fear of kinetic weapons in space
may make peace a thing to last
as everyone watches everyone
to make sure such weapons are past

So is space the key to peace
and the end to second dawn death
as folk spread out in space
and find happiness is a better bet?

Where creativity displaces war
where dreams can have their day
in the light of the Sun in space
folk can find better ways to play


Kim
Peart

Monday
12
November
2018



The Terrible Truth of Kinetic Weapons

Could space development be blocked by the fear on Earth of being hit by an object from space that has the power of a small nuclear bomb?

The threat of asteroids is well appreciated, even to the size of the monster that sent the dinosaurs into extinction 66 million years ago.

Robert Heinlein explored the use of Moon rocks to fight a war with the Earth in his novel ~ The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

Would one nation on Earth wait around for another nation in space to gain the ability to drop Moon rocks on their terrestrial cities, or asteroids, or metal rods?

A recent Pentagon report on China’s military intentions included “kinetic-kill missiles” as being on their wish list. [1]

This may not seem like such a huge problem at present, because the metal rods in question would be the size of a telegraph pole, would be costly to send into space, and efforts to do so may be monitored.

The problem of kinetic-kill weapons takes on a deadly nature as a weapon of mass-destruction, when nations, or private companies, begin mining asteroids and the Moon.

Rather than launching metal rods from Earth, those rods of death could be made in space from mined materials, and in time, could become more numerous than ICBMs on Earth.

The great appeal of metal rods, is that they need no explosive material in them to work as explosive devices, drawing all their power from the kinetic energy of falling to Earth, and releasing that energy on impact, and with no radioactive fallout.

Even without a human presence in space, automated and robot run factories and mining operations could run an assembly line to manufacture endless numbers of such weapons, and the factory could be hidden away on the dark side of the Moon.

Once on their way to a target, kinetic weapons travel so fast, they cannot be stopped.

The fear of such weapons may lead to great tension between space nations.

Private mining ambitions may become stifled, or blocked.

Hopes of founding a nation in space, as with Asgardia, may be grounded through fear by terrestrial nations.

Is there a working solution to this problem?

Could peace be put to work?

A declaration of peace in space, and transparency of activity, could be the simple answer.

Considering the power of the Sun is a virtually infinite energy-well in space, and there is no lack of raw materials across the Solar System, there is plenty of income generating opportunities in space for all nations, and unlimited space for national activities.

In space, everyone can be a winner, creating a stellar economy with no limits to growth among the stars.

A stellar economy could be designed to ensure that there is no unemployment, poverty, or homelessness, and that every citizen has a life-path, work, income, career and a home, in space and on Earth.

Eliminating poverty will be a giant stride toward peace in human society.

To leap over the present and real threat of kinetic-kill weapons being located in space, all nations on Earth could be invited to collaborate in space development, and work together to harvest the power of the Sun, mine resources, establish space factories, and build orbital space cities that offer an Earth gravity via rotation. [2]

In simple terms, once mining and manufacture is sustainable in space, and powered by the energy of the Sun, there is no further cost involved in space development, opening the way to unlimited production of space settlements.

The need for peace and transparency in space, could also prove to be the direct link to peace on Earth.

With no limit to expansion in space, there would be no need for nations to be in conflict on Earth.

What would the alternative be like?

If the nations will not consider peace and transparency in space, the outcome could be war in space that blocks space development, and worse.

Any conflict in space may simply trigger the long-feared space junk cascade, which could destroy all satellites and space stations, leaving a maelstrom of high velocity debris that blocks access to space for hundreds of years. [3]

It is believed that a chip in the observation window of the International Space Station, was caused by a flake of paint hitting at high velocity. [4]

In the vacuum of space, there is no drag on any object to slow it down.

Such a volume of space junk flying in at high velocity, may also destroy planes, and even make air travel too dangerous.

Without satellites, without space exploration, and without planes, humankind would be plunged into a rather dark and miserable future.

The loss of military satellites may also trigger conflicts on Earth, which could all too easily slide into nuclear insanity.

Investing in peace and transparency in space, may prove to be the key to human survival.

With peace in space and peace on Earth, we could look toward an amazing and creative future among the stars.

If space is the key to peace, we could march for that along the streets of our cities, and demand action.

This would be a song worth singing, for peace, in space and on Earth.

REFERENCES ~

[1]   China has transformed its military to ‘fight and win wars’, Pentagon warns
Sandeep Gopalan, 2 September 2018, ABC News Online
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-02/pentagon-report-on-chinas-military-contains-warnings-australia/10148162

“Seventh, China’s military ambitions extend to space: it wishes to acquire “counterspace capabilities, including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers, and orbiting space robots, as well as to expand space surveillance capabilities that can monitor objects across the globe and in space and enable counterspace actions.””

Kinetic bombardment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_bombardment

[2]   Space habitat
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_habitat

Orbital Space Settlements
National Space Society
http://space.nss.org/orbital-space-settlements/

Kalpana One Space Settlement
NASA
https://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/Kalpana/KalpanaOne.html

[3]   Kessler syndrome
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kessler_syndrome

Space debris
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris

[4]   Impact Chip
European Space Agency
https://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/05/Impact_chip


ABOUT KIM PEART ~

After following the Space Race to the Moon during high school years, Kim engaged in the space vision in 1976, with proposals by the Princeton physics professor, Gerard K. O’Neill, to build orbital space habitats. In 2011 he founded Space Pioneers, and serves as director. In September 2017 Kim was in Adelaide for the International Astronautical Congress, where an Australian Space Agency was launched on the first day. This year Kim travelled to Bremen in Germany for the 2018 International Astronautical Congress. Kim recently wrote a document detailing the Space Pioneers vision, The Message, followed with a photo essay of Space Pioneers work to develop a space program in the virtual world (NASA develops virtual worlds for use in deep space missions). Kim is now preparing for participation in the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. 21-25 October 2019, where Space Pioneers have booked a booth in the Exhibitions Hall, just along from NASA, where we will beat the drum of peace among the stars. In our booth we will have dedicated Internet access, and be able to show visitors our projects in Second Life, including the creations in our Space Art Gallery ~

https://stargategrid.forumchitchat.com/post/space-art-exhibition-7-sep-2018-9840291?pid=1306526453

The Message ~
https://stargategrid.forumchitchat.com/post/the-message-2-august-2018-9809502?trail=15





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Avatar   ~ 21 January 2019 ~
https://tasmaniantimes.com/2019/01/avatar/


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Avatar


Avatar, avatar
where have you been
when I was asleep
and you were unseen?

Did you go anywhere
that I haven't been
mixed with the stars
while I was a dream

Avatar, avatar
what do you say?
Tell me your secret
I'm willing to pay

You look rather pleased
it must have been good
Did you find a Romeo
some Robin the Hood?

Avatar, avatar
you are way too cool
your silence is deafening
I am no fool

You're a smart little lady
you move with such style
you leave me to wonder
by a country mile

Avatar, avatar
I'll have to give up
you're way better than me
at keeping mum

In future you know
I'll log out of the grid
instead of keyboard sleeping 
and waking to your grin


Kim
Peart

Tuesday
17
July
2018
 
 
 
NOTE ~   Anyone who drives an avatar, has to wonder what goes on when they are left on their own and unsupervised. It's a big strange virtual world out there, with AIs lurking around the corner. We will soon be wondering if that attractive avatar in a virtual world, is actually a robot. There are many robots in the virtual world, but mostly in stores as shop assistants, but soon they could be everywhere, as if run by people. Should we wonder if Second Life will see the dawn of the robot revolution, taking over the grid, then spreading across the Internet, and into every computer. For now, they may bide there time, but one day, we may be surprised.


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