Playing of Commander Keen in the Mars mission

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Playing of Commander Keen in the Mars mission

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Is it thinkable that someone would play Commander Keen games in any Mars mission?

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sure why not. Gotta have dosbox on that space shuttle.
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There's a historic moment to be had here: The first video game ever played on Mars.
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That would be the least of their priorities, you know. But I guess probably it will be something on their smartphones. But by then their smartphones would be in their eyes or flexible on their wrists.

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wiivn wrote:That would be the least of their priorities, you know. But I guess probably it will be something on their smartphones. But by then their smartphones would be in their eyes or flexible on their wrists.
Actually it could be vitally important. There are two major issues with travel to Mars, the first is getting everything there; a living being needs a lot of resources and that takes power to move. The second is the fact that bodies degrade in space, bones decalcify, muscles atrophy and so on.

But the third problem is not going insane.

NASA has in fact investigated sending married couples as these would (in theory) be two people who could interact in a small, cramped space without getting dangerously aggravated. The ISS has numerous games, both normal and jerry-rigged. A simple solution would be internet access, allowing the person(s) onboard access both to human contact and distracting games. Simple, mobile games like Keen would be ideal, you don't want anything that might stress the module's systems and sending data would take a LONG time. (Even at light speed.)


Besides which we know the first game played on Mars, Paddle War, way back in the early 90s.
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Levellass wrote:Besides which we know the first game played on Mars, Paddle War, way back in the early 90s.
I was thinking that too, but I'm pretty sure the wrist computer didn't have that function back when Keen went. ;)
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A good idea for Mars crew would be first driving camera car on Earth (similar to Google Street View) and then taking some pictures to the spaceship.

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Keening_Product wrote:
Levellass wrote:Besides which we know the first game played on Mars, Paddle War, way back in the early 90s.
I was thinking that too, but I'm pretty sure the wrist computer didn't have that function back when Keen went. ;)
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What about using Street View on a spaceship as entertainment

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Impossible because the internet would be slow and Google doesn't give us option for mass downloading of Street View? Then do it yourself! Is this illegal because of "privacy" regulations? Then say thanks to those politicians who declared the entire public space as non-public.

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SupFanat wrote:Impossible because the internet would be slow and Google doesn't give us option for mass downloading of Street View? Then do it yourself! Is this illegal because of "privacy" regulations? Then say thanks to those politicians who declared the entire public space as non-public.
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I mean that one hobby for Mars mission could be virtual trips on Earth like Google Street View. But since the internet would be slow on the spaceship (if available at all) local copy is needed. And Google doesn't seem to have some option which allows user to download thousands kilometers of roads at once to look them offline. (You might find some tricks to download single panoramas but I don't think that the same tricks work for many panoramas at once.) So if you need Street View for offline use (the only realistic solution for spaceship that travels further than the orbit of Moon) you have to create your own Street View. But there are some sources which say that you aren't allowed to cerate your own Street View because it would violate the "privacy" of everyone who randomly appears in picture. And if this nightmare is true you should say "thanks" to those who wrote such laws.

I think that my privacy is limited by the need of other persons to record memories about their trips. So I'd respect your right to film your entire trip from London to Edinburgh, from New York to San Francisco or from Berlin to Rome even if I'm "risking" that I could be randomly filmed.

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Quite possibly, though it does seem a bit abstract. Few people here do virtual tours of Earth, they just get Minecraft.

The issue is that many people do not respect your right to film them, especially if that goes to a global audience. This has been the big problem with Street View; while most of us wouldn't begrudge appearing in private home movies\photos, or even more public venues like a news broadcast, many people are uncomfortable with appearing on a public forum, especially if they were not made aware of this. Street View cars are quite unobtrusive and so while you may be aware that you are being photographed or filmed you may not be aware that you have been placed in Street View.

The same issues surround 'revenge porn' and people posting 'private' photos on Facebook. Would you consent to a picture of yourself taking out the trash in your pajamas being placed onto Google? Maybe, but many worry.
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About Street View - my point of view attempts to respect such projects. Too little respect for random passers? I think, if these passers prefer old damaged pictures in the museum to be restored (I believe so), they shouldn't complain too much that there's a (rare at the moment) movement to archive new pictures completely undamaged as well. So I'm sure that any thinkable censorship which is only applied to online version and not to the cold storage is the right solution. It's however not OK to censor even the cold storage - because this project suffers from very bad "erroneous blurrings" - the worst term in Google Maps Products Forums which was used in 2014. And such Street View for spaceship crew wouldn't be even published at all.

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That is neat.

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