Author: Dylan Taylor

Simply-Goodspace

Leonard Cohen passed away last year at the age of 82. Perhaps no other musical artist brought together more musical genres in their lifetime. Considered by many to be the Godfather of alternative rock, his tribute albums include artists as varied as U2, Nick Cave, Tori Amos, Don Henley and Elton John. In one of his more famous songs “There is a war” he discussed all of the ways we create conflict with each other. In one verse Cohen says, There is a war between the rich and poor, A war between the man and the woman. There is...

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The Question

The future of humanity in space will be dramatically impacted by the answer to a very simple question. What will occur first: the first combat fatality in space or the first human born...

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Does the World need a declaration of Space Opportunity?

In 2013, while attending a module at Harvard for the Young Global Leader’s program within the World Economic Forum, I was speaking with my good friend and classmate Lucian Tarnowski about my passion for space. Lucian is a gifted “big thinker” and as he often does he asked me the thought provoking questions about the nature of the passion and why it mattered to the world today. Given the context of the Harvard module (the program was on global leadership and public policy for the 21st century) our conversation quickly morphed into the lack of leadership, institutions, and structure...

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The Most Famous Person to Have Ever Been Born

Who is the most famous person ever to have been born? This is a question that has likely been pondered more in our modern day society than it was a hundred years ago. With the advent of advertising, television, social media and the modern day Q score, popularity is something we measure weekly if not tweet by tweet. Notwithstanding the popularity of popularity, the question I ask is a much more philosophical one. What makes a person famous? Not this year or this decade but over millennia? Typically it is been a world leader such as Genghis Khan or...

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