[ExI] Colonizing Space was Perception of time

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 25 02:24:00 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com>
> To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org
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> Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Perception of time

> As a member of a species that seems to find it infeasible to even colonise a 
> single moon 1/4 of a million miles away, I'd like to see that paper!
> Ben Zaiboc

It is most certainly feasible. You just need to build a logistical supply chain one small step at a time. You guys are really good at this. Think about it terms of warfare. You guys can get supplies to your troops on the other side of this planet. That is pi*earth's radius away. The moon is 60 earth radii away. The supply chain to the Afghanistan war is over 5% the distance to the moon. Now leverage your existing assetts. You have a space station in low earth orbit. Use it as a base camp to build a station in earth-moon L1 Langrange point. Now you have conquered what amounts to a hill between the gravity wells of the earth and the moon. I suggest this be an international venture because the Earth-Moon L1 is of inestimable strategic value with regards to both the earth and the moon allowing easy access to both. In any case, conquer lunar L1 and the moon is yours.

Maybe we should lobby congress into declaring war on space in retaliation for the death of brave astronauts from Apollo 1 to Challenger. 

Stuart LaForge “Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." -Clay Shirky

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