[ExI] Gold

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed May 29 03:08:58 UTC 2013

On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 3:53 PM, Alan Grimes <ALONZOTG at verizon.net> wrote:
> Rafal Smigrodzki wrote:
>> ### This is irrelevant. Whatever technology reduces the cost of human
>> space travel, the same technology also reduces the cost of solid state
>> creature travel by the same factor, or even higher. Solid state/non
>> biological beings will always have an economic advantage over humans
>> in space, an advantage so massive as to preclude meaningful
>> competition against non-biologicals in terms of the ability to settle
>> space.
>> Just as Eugen says, it will be upload, or stay home. At best.
> So what?
> Because uploading renders everything meaningless, my only available option
> is to explore space as a regular being. So therefore all questions of
> economics are moot because the decision is DO IT! regardless of how much it
> costs. Indeed, the only relevant question is which star to travel to. =P
> Are you going to try to stop me, punk?

### Laws of economics will stop beings like you. You won't have the
money to pay for the tickets, or to rent, much less buy real estate up
there. Beings that can move and think a thousand times faster than you
will settle everywhere, and there won't be any unclaimed matter for
you to use, outside of legacy jurisdictions left for flesher use.


> --
> Powers are not rights.

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