[ExI] Living space culture: Black sky thinker Rachel Armstrong
giulio at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 07:43:50 UTC 2017
I am trying to think of creative ways to do the "rewards and incentives" bit...
On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 8:41 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's exactly my point: the challenge for us space enthusiasts is how
> to fall in love with space again, as a society.
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "The obstacles aren't financial (we spend much more on war and useless
>> Yes they are financial, actually. Get the money devoted to it, and
>> lunar colonization will happen.
>> A lot more people believe war, right now, is necessary for survival
>> than believe lunar colonization, right now, is necessary for survival.
>> This isn't really something that can be changed, unless one had enough
>> money that one could just do the colonization project anyway.
>> The "we" who spend on "useless gadgets" get short term, immediate
>> gratification that the process of lunar colonization can not
>> replicate, at least until after the money's mostly spent.
>> So you have to come up with rewards and incentives - real ones, that
>> enough actual people will actually buy into. The long-term good of
>> having a lunar settlement is demonstrably woefully insufficient (from
>> many, many attempts to raise the funding with that as the sole
>> reward), so you have to come up with something far more.
>> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This post is inspired by ongoing developments in space and by the
>>> ideas of Rachel Armstrong, a “black sky thinker” and the main author
>>> of “Star Ark: A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship,” a really awesome
>>> 2017 book...
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