[ExI] The space frontier and our divine cosmic destiny
giulio at gmail.com
Sat Feb 22 07:29:09 UTC 2020
I have been reading and watching all the sources analyzed by Newell (list
with links at the end of my post), and I think she has a good point. In the
1950s, the impression was there that the space frontier would one day be
open to ordinary people from settlement, just like the Western frontier in
the 19th century. Perhaps "Space version 1.0" WAS what our collective mind
wanted, and we lost interest after realizing that Space version Apollo was
reserved to the government.
To recover Space version 1.0, I think whatever lowers the cost of access to
space (like your own work), and especially what lowers the cost of human
access to deep space (Musk, Bezos), is a step in the right direction. Plus
suitable cultural engineering initiatives.
On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 10:53 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> That Space 1.0 lost funding for not being the version that the public
> wanted - specifically, for not allowing the common masses to directly
> participate - is an interesting argument I had not heard before.
> It tracks with the sizable public interest I have seen while promoting a
> space access means that, by having just the one small satellite as the only
> payload, would minimize involvement of parties other than the satellite
> owner and the launcher. (Government licensing still needed, but much less
> regulation when they're not paying for it.)
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 12:52 AM Giulio Prisco via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> The space frontier and our divine cosmic destiny
>> Back to the future: Space should be seen as the new frontier, and space
>> exploration should be promoted as our sacred, divine cosmic destiny...
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