[ExI] NYT: The Technocracy Boom

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 07:57:21 UTC 2010

Of course, they would not be left in peace, for the reasons you quote.
I am afraid control freaks and nanny state zealots will be around for
a long, long time.

In The Artilect War, Hugo writes about his fear of a major war between
Cosmists and Terrans, with billions of deaths. I really hope it won't
come to that, and I think physical separation (escaping to Cosmosia in
space) will be the best choice at some point. Of course, the Terrans
will still try to attack the Cosmists, who will be forced to defend

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 12:41 AM, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In Hugo de Garis book, Cosmists escape to a space colony
>> aptly named
>> Cosmosia to be left in peace. I suspect someday we will
>> have to do so.
> What makes you (or Hugo) think they'd be left in peace?
> The 'non presbyterians' would see it as a sacred duty to reach them and convert them to the One True Faith, the catholics would be compelled to reach them and save their souls (and those of their embryos), not to mention both these groups having an insatiable desire to regulate everyone's sex lives, and the gubmints would feel a pressing need to reach them and Tax them.  Not to mention the mere fact of an independent space-going colony being a serious military threat to all right-thinking folks.
> The only way a space colony could 'escape' would be to keep going, faster than any pursuit, or stay hidden indefinitely. Or, of course, by becoming the very thing they are escaping from, and impose their will on everyone else.
> Ben Zaiboc
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