[ExI] Easter Island again

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 05:52:14 UTC 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> We know the industrial base does replicate itself on earth as well as
> the human population that is part of it.  I am not saying it could not
> be done on the moon or Easter Island, but I don't know how.

Given that we know (do we?) that it can replicate itself on earth,
then we know that we should simply copy all of the designs for all of
the machines, all of the processes and skills that go into making each
of the components, and go from there, and then start making
modifications for a resource-constrained environment and i.e., not
assuming bountiful oil supplies or otherwise including some constraint
that on the moon or otherwise off earth is ridiculous but when on
earth isn't too particularly ridiculous for the time being barring
superdisaster. But, because of the nature of the technical information
as it currently exists- or perhaps it doesn't exist- questions like
these can't easily be asked. How would you preliminarily go about
answering these questions? Maybe you have some better ideas than I've
put forward, I'd like to hear :-).

- Bryan
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