[ExI] [SPACE] People in space, not machine - what gives?

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 00:16:45 UTC 2009

And what do the European French and Muslim immigrants to France have
to do with any of this?

John  ; )

On 4/8/09, Dagon Gmail <dagonweb at gmail.com> wrote:
> Assuming at some time in the future there will be colonies of humans in
> space (of
> which many people estimate that window of opportunity has come and gone -
> i.e.
> only machines will make it in space)  IF humans were to actually settle the
> solar
> system in big drums, what would people here think...
> 1- the dynamic of power/empire formation be? Which planet/region would be
> most "profitrable"
> 2- what political systems would fare best
> 3- what new political systems would emerge
> 4- what kind of "power projection" would work ?
>  (stealth settlements to avoid kinetic bombardments?)
> 5- aggressive interdependency? Market slavery?
> 6- can such a solar system be mostly peaceful? Or will it be a mess?
> 7- does trade make sense (slow tanker vessels?)
> Assume AI would be limited (which is very unlikely, but speculating about AI
> civilizations in
> the solar system, remains a bit pointless) . Likewise, assume
> nanofabrication is limited too.

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