[ExI] Lethal future was Watson on NOVA

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 16:57:17 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Eugen Leitl  wrote:
> Why do people have children? Do children forever remain in
> their home?
> Why was America colonized? Why do we have 500 volunteers for
> a one-way mission to Mars?
> What are pioneer species and what is ecological succession?

Or, alternatively, why don't people have children?
Viz. the collapse in first world birth rates.

You are comparing people with miserable, short lifespans to very
long-lived people with every wish fulfilled by nano-Santa in virtual

Apples and Oranges.


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