[ExI] Space settlement/was Re: Gold

Dan dan_ust at yahoo.com
Mon May 27 04:41:56 UTC 2013

On Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:38 PM Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 25, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Alan Grimes <ALONZOTG at verizon.net> wrote:
>>> Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>> There won't be any space settlers. All the settling and processing
>>> will be done by solid state.
>> I find that statement profoundly offensive. It implies that some agency will
>> exterminate all other forms of life and modes of existence. If you don't see
>> what I'm getting at, swap out "solid state" with "the Aryan race".
> You are just looking for that old ax to grind.
> The point is that monkeys are harder to ship to the asteroids and to
> other planets than "solid state"
> It would be the same kind of obvious to say "farming of the seas will
> be done by fish"

But we were talking about settlers -- not processing stuff. In other words, yes, it might be that asteroid mining happens via solid state only -- not humans (and no felids either). But do you if no humans will ever settle off world permanently?


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