February 28th 2007

My previous personal website www.muddasheep.com has been removed (all except the startpage) and all old websites lead directly to the content on the farm now.

And, believe it or not, this news section features comments now (called 'Notes'). It requires a PHQ account.

I had a bunch of thoughts recently, and I'm going to throw these at you starting today, adding another one as soon as possible.

Muddasheep's Daydream - Part 1

You're driving in your car on the highway and suddenly out of nowhere gravity stops working. Slowly your car and all surrounding cars would drift into air, with nothing to hold on to. There's nothing you can do about it and the last few minutes in your life while drifting farther and farther away from earth's surface, getting less and less oxygen to breathe, you'll think about how this was possible. It's not, you say? How come? Just because we and our physicists can't explain it? That's a lame excuse. Think about the effects! Just like we're relying on electricity and the internet today, gravity is something nobody would expect suddenly to disappear. Imagine half the world's population would just fly away, next to trains, planes, houses, millions of rocks, trees, cars, toys, and so on. Rescue teams trying to get people down from skyscrapers where they found one open window that saved their lives, watching images on television of large chains of humans that hold on to each other, reaching into sky several meters, the lowest human holding on to a mere root in the ground, waiting to get help. Imagine the afterlife, the remaining people getting used to no gravity on earth. News channel reporters appearing in suits with magnetic boots, electricity cables not hanging down, just hovering between the towers. Could there be a life outside? It would be extremely dangerous without any safety regulations. Scientists around the globe would try to find the reason behind the loss of gravity, finding it ridiculous and terrifying at the same time.

What would you do? You're walking under the open sky and suddenly gravity defies humanity's physical laws and you slowly drift out into space, nothing to hold on to. Would you laugh? I thought so.