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Virgle: Do you have the right stuff?

Here's possibly the coolest thing to happen this year:

Virgle


The following markers indicate... well, click to find out:

Click the image to see the story.

Check out their site. Seriously.

Best,
Chris "I'm going" McKitterick

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stevenagy
Apr. 1st, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Very cool, but I'm thinking it's April First tomfoolery.
mckitterick
Apr. 1st, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
*g*
clevermanka
Apr. 1st, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
I just want to know--have they read Kim Stanley Robinson?
mckitterick
Apr. 1st, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
Why, is that the spot? Or are you referring to the utopian aspect...?
clevermanka
Apr. 1st, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
I just think anyone who plans a colonization of Mars should probably read those books. =D

But yeah, a lot of the aspects they discuss are similar, especially the mention of eco-protesters who disagree with the over development of the planet.

I loved this: "Google now stores a full copy of the Internet on Mars"
sdemory
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
You and me both. Fortunately, I both love the taste of spirulina in the morning and feel a calm determination to vanquish the unknown.

See you on Mars!
mckitterick
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
...and don't forget the drive to increase the Martian population. It's our duty, man. The things we do for our nation-planet....
clevermanka
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
I think sdemory's got a big head start on you in that arena, buddy.
sdemory
Apr. 1st, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
Indeed. Fortunately, the Demory seed produces multiples. Thus, I'm ready to do my part to create a new breed of Martians.
margaretq
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
*giggle* That is an elaborate April Fool's set of msgs....
mckitterick
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)

;-)
emessar
Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
If you do a search on You Tube for Virgle, you can see some of the video responses that people have posted. Some of them are entertaining, especially the effeminate gentleman with the glow in the dark teeth who thinks he's already from Mars.
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queza7
Apr. 2nd, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
Totally agreed. Me forgot about April Fools. Rawr.

Mars would be so awesome..... but I think I'm too much of a groundhog to go, anyway. Le sigh.
mckitterick
Apr. 2nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
I know - all it takes is money and will.

I think it's obvious that we have the will; just look at all the people who wanted to be part of Virgle.

The money we've spent on the war in Iraq? That could have established a colony on Mars.

steve98052
Apr. 9th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Coolest April Fool ever. The thing is, the people behind it make it a fairly credible joke.
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