[ExI] Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 05:09:59 UTC 2018

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 9:46 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of
> Keith Henson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:24 PM
> To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen
> spike at rainier66.com> wrote
> > If we created an L5 station, it might support about, say 70 proles
> > with a
> mass of perhaps (what would you guess Keith?) ten million kg?
> You are not thinking in the right order of magnitude.  The
> historical/prehistorical lower limit for a group to exist long term is
> between 700 and 5000.
> Keith
> _______________________________________________
> That lower limit had a different set of assumptions of course.  We would
> have at our disposal much more intensive genetic screening and embryo
> selection.  Under those circumstances, I can imagine very little in the
> reproductive department would be left to chance.

Irrelevant.  70 people groups tend to break up before they breed even
one generation.  The reason has little to nothing to do with
reproduction or genetics.

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