Astigmatic One Eye [Brian J.
Belter wargame from GDW Games Technological Disruption Of main interests to us is the use of mining as a part of in-situ resource utilizationthat is: But in the early stages, asteroid mining start-ups cannot be established to provide minerals to space industrialization because there won't be any.
No existing customers for their product.
To get the ball rolling, the start-ups won't be looking for water ice or aluminum to sell to AsteroGobbler Inc. Instead they will be looking for gold and platinum to sell on Terra.
And that's when the spectre of Technological Disruption will raise its ugly head and make the powers-that-be turn red in the face with live steam angrily shooting out of their ears. Imagine the rage of a member of the 0. Space mining has been mainly relegated to the realm of science fiction, and was not treated seriously by the international community.
The private industry is starting to assemble towards space mining, and success on this front would have major impact on all nations. We present in this paper a review of current space mining ventures, and the international legislation, which could stand in their way - or aid them in their mission.
Following that, we present the results of a role-playing simulation in which the role of several important nations was played by students of international relations. The results of the simulation are used as a basis for forecasting the potential initial responses of the nations of the world to a successful space mining operation in the future.
The article is composed of three parts. The first section depicts the rationale for space mining and describes the current and future technological state of this field. In the second part, we portray the simulation.
We analyze the political outcomes which should be addressed by the international community in the third part. We then conclude with some lessons for further discussion of potential mechanisms to mitigate the primary dilemmas and concerns which would be raised once the technology becomes a reality.
Simulations and roleplaying games as a forecasting method second part Roleplaying and war-games are a widely used method for forecasting decisions by two or more parties in a conflict.
The Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian war in was partly attributed to their use of wargames to provide superior training of their officers. Since then, roleplaying games have become an accepted method for forecasting the way in which conflicts are resolved in business, law and politics.
Roleplaying is also used to train professionals for future events and cases; this practice is particularly relevant in the legal field. Roleplaying games have shown their merit, particularly in cases in which groups have conflicting and complicated wants and needs.
Often in such cases, it has been discovered that even though negotiators can find a zone of agreement, they still fail to reach decisions that are accepted by all. It turns out that expert negotiators often do not realize the emotional and personal needs, desires and difficulties that shape the decision making process.
Roleplaying games do not suffer from this oversight, since the players are asked to fully emulate a certain character or side, and the needs and desires of the characters are automatically absorbed into the game's decision making process. Roleplaying games are also of particular use when trying to forecast the impact and consequences of large changes.This class is a survey course of the archaeology, art history, and material culture of the Greek and Roman worlds from the Aegean Bronze Age to Constantine and the beginning of Late Antiquity.
Particular attention is placed on three subjects.
Though the warm weather has been around for a while, there's still a whole summer of food festivals to sample. Some are in castles, some are by the sea and some are even just about chillies.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Austrian princess Maria Antonia, child bride of the future French King Louis XVI. Their marriage was an attempt to bring about a major change in the balance of power in Europe and to undermine the influence of Prussia and Great Britain, but she had no say in the matter and was the pawn of her mother, the Empress Maria Theresa.
Heroes and Villains - A little light reading. Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many.
In North America, the term school can refer to any educational institution at any level, and covers all of the following: preschool (for toddlers), kindergarten, elementary school, middle school (also called intermediate school or junior high school, depending on specific age groups and geographic region), high school (or in some cases senior high school), college, university, and graduate school.
Discrepancies between textual sources on sexual practices in ancient Greece and the visual representations on Attic vases.