[ExI] L5 society and infections

Henrik Ohrstrom henrik.ohrstrom at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 11:22:54 UTC 2020

When I was an young impressionable larvae I read O'Neills book about
orbital colonisation and then I wondered about infelicitous problems.
Nowhere in that book do they discuss quarantine and infections.
How was this question addressed in L5 circles?


Den fre 20 mars 2020 01:57Keith Henson via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> skrev:

> spike wrote:
> > If covid is with us indefinitely, we will face it again next flu season,
> It won't be.  For some countries such as Iran, it will infect most of
> the population with a high death toll.  China seems to have stopped
> it.  It is hard to say what the US will be like, but I seriously doubt
> it will last a year.
> > Colleges will need to transition to distance learning.
> I doubt it.  Somewhere around is an article Freeman Dyson wrote about
> his daughter Esther Dyson's time at Harvard.  She recognized that who
> you know is at least as important as what you know.  Few college
> students understand that.  She did and if you read into her Wikipedia
> page you can see what she did with that knowledge.
> Keith
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