The Space Economy
It’s been quite a while since my last post here. Well… fundraising for SaaSholic is consuming most of my energy and time.
Despite being completely absorbed by the fundraising spree, I still make some time to read and watch entertaining/educative content.
I love SpaceX (who doesn’t?), love space exploration, I’ve read a ton of sci-fi this year (Three body problem is the best book series ever!) and from time to time Youtube’s algorithm bombards me with videos surrounding the topic.
Last month I watched a video covering an alternative method to send objects into orbit by spinning/accelerating them for hours in a centrifuge-like chamber until they reach escape velocity and then open a chamber to let them fly at hypersonic speeds into the void of space.
Sounds weird but has caught attention and funding. See their progress with your own eyes:
Lancaster Space Launch System
Today, YouTube served me something that I found even more interesting for 2 reasons:
1 – Lancaster’s system seems simpler (at least to the eyes of an uneducated watcher) since it has only one moving part and should be less prone to failure.
2 – The video is as educative as it can get!! Its creator describes in detail how the Space Economy shall work and how his company fits it.
TBH, I didn’t know much and hadn’t spent much time thinking about the Space Economy. Its very obvious possibilities blew my mind and if SpaceX is still around for 5-10 more years, it’ll definitely be a thing.
People are now fixated with the Metaverse – which is also cool as f*ck and is brilliantly illustrated in Snow Crash – but now I’m convicted that space exploration will also vastly increase our economy and create more opportunities for wealthy people and institutions to put their money to work.
If I had more cash liquidity, I’d definitely be looking for some space-focused VC or alike run by the right managers.