[ExI] Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen Hawking Message-ID:
giulio at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 08:38:56 UTC 2018
I am not against habitats in free space ;-) Let's do both and let1000
flowers bloom. But the psychological impact of lunar and planetary
outpost is higher (to me at least).
Ultimately, space is not for biological humans, but for our
post-biological mind children. But we need to develop human presence
in space now, for the mental health of our species. Wee need to keep
the space dream alive, otherwise we'll stagnate and never become
posthumans. Therefore, let's not wait for posthuman mind children, but
let's go to space now. The Moon, Mars, L5, let's do all of that.
On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 12:16 AM Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Following the visionary cosmism of Nikolai Fedorov and the recently
> published final book of Stephen Hawking, I think the future of
> humankind must be out there among the stars...
> From the link
> > With a fraction of what we spend for useless gadgets, games, apps, fashion, cosmetics, unhealthy food, boring entertainment, and dumb culture, we can start colonizing the moon and the planets now. We can, we must, and we will.
> Why? Neither the moon nor the planets around the Sun are suitable
> habit for humans and further, they are deep gravity wells. Planets
> are a horridly inefficient way to use mass.
> I would think the advantages of building rotating habitats in free
> space (over planetary surfaces was obvious to present day Extropians.
> It was to the people in the L5 Society clear back in the 1970s.
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