[ExI] Meat v. Machine
spike66 at att.net
Fri Dec 31 01:02:14 UTC 2010
... On Behalf Of Damien Broderick
>...But it's the obvious one (especially if it's true). Even at c, traveling
for 4 million years to get to the *nearest* star system is ridiculous.
Yes, maybe you get updates and upgrades from home, but the fine cut&thrust
is missing. So the cosmos is physically explored only by antisocial
psychopaths? Oh dear...Damien Broderick
Point taken, but it is about 4 yrs to the next star at c, 4 million with
good chemical rocket tech. Travelling to the next star will indeed be a
lonely endeavor in any case.
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