Ask A Genius 218 – The Blob, Blobs, and National and Religious Firewalls

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Ask A Genius 218 – The Blob, Blobs, and National and Religious Firewalls

Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner

July 4, 2017

[Beginning of recorded material]

Rick Rosner: Islam is still a force, powerful force, in the world that’s kept people afraid. I am skeptical of what has become of the western world 250 years from now and so that there may be like an Islam bloc. One that’s kind of firewalled off from the rest of the planets’ infrastructure, or there could be nationalistic blocs with each fire walled off philosophically.

Then you’ll have this planet-wide infrastructure with a lot of fluid communication possible among the different parts of the infrastructure.  It’ll be the most complicated machine entity in history.  But you may have for a variety of reasons philosophical, political, divisions or firewalls or whatever, though the year 2261 equivalent of a firewall may have protections in place.

I mean this thing or these things will function as willed entities, which will not be free from conflict. You could have easily imagine that a couple of these blocs could be squaring off.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner


Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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