After a long while in terms of self imposed Sci-Fi exile, for one reason or another, it is good to return to the roots that started it all in digital painting. In particular, I quite adore the illustration styles of early space illustration styles and thus here is a ode to John Berkey
Notes: In the distant future of Mankind, assuming we achieve sufficient conscious mass to collectively reach beyond the stars, and put our petty squabbles aside somewhat - I'd imagine there would be all sorts of explorers whereby the seemingly infinite vastness of interstellar "space" would represent what the Wild West and various undiscovered trails of the Classical World equivalent would come to be.
- interplanetary propulsion (gets you from A to B in a conventional manner)
- interdimensional propulsion (A type 3 civilization might be able to start exploring the 11 dimensions theorized. We have to become a type 1 civ firstly)
- passive propulsion (a mixture of low energy/laser propulsion method which can utilize in effect the cosmic winds, perhaps some advanced perforated meta material to represent solar sails, or a field device that in effect captures certain particles - far more advanced than say a 50-nanometer beryllium sail)
All in all, its good to be back!