Fred Scharmen

Fred Scharmen

Fred Scharmen teaches architecture and urban design at Morgan State University in Baltimore and is the author of Space Settlements (Columbia University Press, July 2019).

photo: Elon Musk and a Tesla Cybertruck

Bring on the Apocalypse: Cybertruck Is Ready

Tesla's Elon Musk shatters expectations (and glass) with a bulletproof electric pickup that looks like it expects you to shoot at it. Maybe you will.

An artist's rendering of a space colony, with farms, a university campus, an elevated train track, and skyscrapers in the background.

Jeff Bezos Dreams of a 1970s Future

If the sci-fi space cities of Bezos’s Blue Origin look familiar, it’s because they’re derived from the work of his college professor, the late physicist Gerard O’Neill.