Episode 2: Aaaand cut!
Things to do prior to the episode
- Monica: borrow webcam (done)
- Monica and ?: verify Monica's sound before 'cast
- item 3
- item 4
Introduction: Introduce people and the podcast...and stuff.
- Name: Playing God(s) (the title needs work)
The following three technologies come to practicle, widespread fruitation roughly at the same time (within the last 15 years or so)...
Wireless Telegraphy. Systems for transmitting information between people have been around for centuries, perhaps millennia. Telegraph signals got a speed boost in the U.S. from Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail. Wireless telegraphy as invented by Guglielmo Marconi, later evolving into radio, set information free from wires.
The airplane. For “the Realization of an age-long dream” he gave the laurels of success to the Wright brothers, but apart from its military use reserved judgment on the utility of the invention: “It presents the least commercial utility of all the inventions considered.”
The Linotype machine. The Linotype machine enabled publishers—largely newspapers—to compose text and print it much faster and cheaper. It was an advance as large as the invention of the printing press itself was over the painstaking handwritten scrolls before it.
From "What Are the 10 Greatest Inventions of Our Time?" by By Daniel C. Schlenoff on November 1, 2013, Scientific American
...But gunpowder has yet to see widespread, practicle applicaitons.
Main discussion topic: Interview with Monica on her world and use of the world building website.
- Please introduce your world at a high level
- Who are these people and where do they live?
- Introduce your deities
- Talk about how you used WB to build it
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Review of WB.SE recent/interesting questions: To be selected by the host/guests/co-hosts once a date is set for the first cast. Proposed: We examine good questions closed as "too broad" as there is plenty of space for discussion and we are smart people. (Also, we have lots of options)
- World 1: Green, Programmable Magic Systems
- World 2: Owner, Name