Conscious Choice cover

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit. And if you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and I get a bigger cut much sooner.


Flyboard Air company purchased

The company that designed the Flyboard Air jet hoverboard, featured here only two days ago in the Evening Pause, has been purchased by Implant Sciences, a company whose primary focus until now was explosive detection technology for the Homeland Security.

Implant Sciences is currently looking into the possibility of selling its explosives detection business, and the purchase of Zapata is subject to shareholder approval. Overall though, it seems pretty confident that the move could lead to big things. “We are beyond excited to have visionaries like Franky Zapata and his team on board and we are thrilled to allow for shareholders to benefit from the many breakthrough products he has already invented and the new innovations he will be unveiling in coming months and years.” said Implant Sciences president Robert Liscouski.

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One comment

  • wayne

    These “hover-boards” are way cool, and the technology & associated spin-offs will be amazing.

    Not aimed at Implant Sciences in particular, but if anyone is interested in investing in “space,” or just has an interest in how the financial end plays out, highly advise looking up any of these Company’s, at the http://www.sec.gov website.

    Click on the “EDGAR” tool, to view their Public Filing’s.
    (That includes the big-guys as well. They have even more stringent reporting requirements & are required to list out all sorts of “worst case analysis” type data, qualifier’s, & legal boiler-plate.)

    Only had time to look very (extremely) lightly at Implant Sciences.
    They appear to currently have a 60-40 mix of business between private (60) & government(40) contracts.
    (Not making any judgements on them– take that factoid with a grain of salt.)
    They have been in business since at least 1999 & I intend to check out their extensive list of filing’s to get a feel for what they plan to do going forward.)

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