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Skystalk

The plot of “Skystalk” by Charles Sheffield explains to us in detail about human nature.   Humans without fail will procrastinate. We see this throughout the short story. As humans we feel if we don’t procrastinate, we wouldn’t be stuck in sticky situations. In the story both the government and the engineers procrastinated when in […]

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1. Humans are smart and are able to accomplish just about anything. We went from nothing (materials in nature) to computers, cars, and smartphones. We mastered our environment to create anything. “I sat back and let the full dimensions of the problem sink in” (Sheffield 286). Humans are intelligent and, with enough time and effort, […]

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Space Elevator

NASA’s Space Elevator  Video  Article Wall-E  

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One example of human nature in “Skystalk” is that people tend to be greedy and selfish. The terrorists in the story plant a bomb somewhere around the Beanstalk in order to get the people in the Skystalk controls to meet there demands. This shows that these characters in the story were willing to hurt others […]

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Friday Question

A part of human nature is able to feel, and sometimes, crack under pressure. As the time ticked closer and closer to the end, the astronauts began to get nervous. As any human, when they know a lot is at stake, they will naturally feel nervous because it all falls on them. A characteristic of […]

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Friday Question #9

Charles Sheffield’s science fiction story “Skystalk” tells us about human nature. Humans are often blinded by their own ambition. When we build machines or weapons we often overlook the creation’s weaknesses or negative aspects. In the story’s case, the people who built these machines overlooked the possibility that an enemy may sabotage their units. The […]

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Friday Question #9

1) Humans are doubtful creatures. They take action, but always considers the worst case scenario before anything happens at all. There are many times in the short story, where the characters consider what would happen if they failed to disarm the bomb. They also doubt the very technology they depend upon. Jack worries about what […]

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1. Humans learn from their mistakes. Upon learning about the terror attack on the Beanstalk, Jack expresses his frustration with the government’s neglect. He says, “Dammit, we’ve been warning Congress how vulnerable we are for years. (286)” At the end of the short story, Congress finally grants the construction of two more beanstalks as a […]

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Friday Question #9

1. Society has danger and people are careless. Even though there is the control department for managing trouble, the terrorists plan a bomb on the Beanstalk. 2. People worry about problem but they do not take an action immediately. At first, they recognize that there is a bomb, they argue that why it happens and […]

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Friday Question 9

One example of human nature is greed. In the story the terrorists made demands that could simply not be met, and that is because they are greedy. They wanted what no one could give them, in other words they wanted to much. Had they been logical they would have made demands that could be met […]

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