Funding Friday: Space Odyssey - The Video Game

Here’s an awesome Kickstarter project. I just backed it. You can collaborate with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to make a Space Odyssey video game.

Here is the video:

And here is the project if you’d like to back it.


Comments (Archived):

  1. jason wright

    If Neil deGrasse Token were to be making this video i probably would contribute.

  2. kidmercury

    Funding Friday needs to be coordinated with fredcoin, buy coins to invest in aithorized projects, earn coins by investing too (when you guys match stuff), all contributions stored on corresponding blockchain, monetary policy gives basic income to afse. The world needs fredcoin!!!!! 🙂

  3. awaldstein

    What a cool world we’ve made.Met with a buddy a week ago who back when, we published the CD-ROM of Brief History of Time together when I ran creaf publishing & he represented Hawkins.Son of a physicist here can’t say no.

  4. Mark Essel

    will it run on a mac? didn’t see it in the kickstarter faq, assume no

  5. mikenolan99

    I was just telling my wife that when I was in 9th grade (37 years ago?) I had a science teacher who argued with me about the existence of geo-stationary orbit satellites. I knew about them because of the work of Arthur C. Clark, but that didn’t mean they were not real. I love this idea – kids being interested in, and playing with science is how the future will be invented.

    1. JLM

      .John Mackey sarted WF in the ATX on Lamar Blvd two miles from where I sit. He had one store which flooded when Shoal Creek jumped its banks in the early 1980s.He fixed that store and built another one in North Austin.He fell in love with building stores.This is one of the great American success stories. I put a bet on them a long time ago when they were the “startup” mojo in Ausitn along with Dell and National Instruments.Huge success story and I think their timing is very good. And I think Amazon is the perfect owner for them.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

      1. LE

        Sorry @jlm I forget your WF ‘connection’!!Although I only patronize one store regularly currently (see bagels below) I have noticed a subtle change in the employees since the recent sales slump. Much less ‘bounce’ in their step. One thing that always impressed me with WF employees was that they were several cuts above what I have called ‘supermarket’ grade employees. Working there is just nicer than at a local market and at least where I live and work they snap up the cream of the supermarket employee crop. But like I said there has been a change. Right now the environment will be fine. But possibly later it will be different as Amazon makes changes and issues memos.The bakery messed up a recent order and there were no tissues for cookies on several occasions. And no bags and the lox (spence) is not always out it’s in the rear frig. Plus I never see the store manager strolling around. All in all I am happy of course but it looks like they are cutting back on labor as a result of the lack of sales growth.Edit: Also stupid stuff that I hate. Don’t put all the everything bagels out so some office worker can get in early and get all of them for the company breakfast. That is poor planning. Have to keep product for all of the customers. Mr. small shop owner would never let that happen…. https://uploads.disquscdn.c

        1. JLM

          .I go to WFs in ATX, Savannah, Wilmington, and Charlotte. They are all a little different.Way too much emphasis on tattoos, hair colors (colors that do not occur in nature), and piercings.It is going to be an interesting marriage as Amazon has the tech/delivery side of things figured out while WF has the organic/good food part figured out.The organic food schtick is getting a little long in the tooth and others are catching WF and are good at it (Trader Joes is in ATX now).Walmart has the retailing part figured out and a lot of folks haven’t noticed they are the largest grocer in the US. Walmart’s purchase of for $3B shows they are willing to pay up to tech up.This will be an interesting competition. The last frontier in groceries is delivery.The guys who are really screwed are the traditional grocery chains. They will be dead in 5 years — likely sold to Amazon.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

          1. LE

            Way too much emphasis on tattoos, hair colors (colors that do not occur in nature), and piercings.We don’t have much of that where I am. Luckily. While I am sure to offend someone, personally I don’t find it appealing at all (through the nose in particular). [1]The guys who are really screwed are the traditional grocery chains.I am not sure that I agree with that. Grocery shopping is a crime of convenience. Mom goes to the place that is closest to home. After all she is busy taking the kids to soccer games. Unless there is a really compelling reason to travel further the more local market does have an edge. But then again maybe with a gross change like this you are right.[1] You want looks that appeal to and don’t turn off the widest selection of customers. And employees for that matter.

          2. JLM

            .The produce section of WF is like an art museum. The fish also.I like going to WF to see the animals in the zoo.As to convenience — BINGO! — that is exactly what is going to happen.I worked with a startup which created an inventory level of a person’s food pantry. They set usage rates and then were able to predict when you would run out of milk — as an example.You could get a digital order sent to a grocery store who would put your order together and then you could either pick it up — boxed — or have it delivered.The next slice was you could have it put into your refrigerator — the inventory rotated and the old stuff discarded or put in front.The big hurdle?Not the price. Not the shopper. Not the ordering. Not the the inventory. It was having a stranger in your home.The solution they are working on has a camera watching the person at all times.This is the wave of the future. Refrigerators will be out shortly which will have a tablet on the front to handle the digital element.The driver is convenience.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

          3. JamesHRH

            Why stock the fridge and shelves in a store when you can just stock the fridges and shelves in the homes?That’s likely how Bezos looks at the situation.