[ExI] Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 14:05:28 UTC 2018
adrian wrote: The only way to hold them there is to build an effective
social unit. That requires a lot more than 70 people. Personally, I'd say
don't try it with less than 10,000, preferably at least 100,000
>From what I have read, the authors have thought that the bands/tribes we
formed, ran to about 150 people. They argued that a person could learn all
the names of that many. Archaeological findings, I assume.
But I assume that we would want many more than that in a space colony, and
so different pods could be constructed. But to me, that would create a
danger of the 'us/them' problem and contention between the groups.
On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 1:57 AM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 11:07 PM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> > Sure. But of course in a space station, there is no up to break to.
> Yes there is, and it is ironically down: back to Earth.
> > There
> > they stay, together they remain, regardless of desire to break up.
> Nope. They wander back to where they came from - Earth - if it's
> possible to do so and there's nothing holding them there.
> If it's not possible to do so, they make a way. Controlled reentry of
> the whole space station, perhaps. (You didn't make it to do that?
> Well, they're there and you aren't. Or you are, but you're outvoted
> 30:2, with the remainder going with the majority of those who care.)
> The only way to hold them there is to build an effective social unit.
> That requires a lot more than 70 people. Personally, I'd say don't
> try it with less than 10,000, preferably at least 100,000.
> It's the exact same problem the seasteaders ran into hard - and why
> the seasteaders aren't still there now, a mere several years after
> they began.
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