[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 215, Issue 40
ben at zaiboc.net
Thu Aug 26 20:39:07 UTC 2021
On 26/08/2021 16:11, Spike wrote:
> *…*> *On Behalf Of *Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
> *Subject:* Re: [ExI] OP-ED: The billionaire space race reflects a
> colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world
> >…Who exactly is there to enslave in space?
> If Seven Of Nine is out there, I will buy her. Granted my bride might
> not like the notion, but she may go along with it if we buy Commander
> Riker too.
> >…These factors alone, not to mention the vastly increased importance
> of technical competence for survival, will make space colonies rather
> different than historical colonies… Adrian
> Well said Adrian. This article is really about conflicting models of
> the future rather than specifically about space exploration. It is
> worth thinking about: many hold to a model which (reasonably) suggests
> that growth on this planet really isn’t forever. At some point
> population growth must slow and stop. We currently quarrel over how
> that happens and how many people will be here when it does, but even
> ExI people need to think about it.
> I picture a kind of Jetsons world where there is enough of everything
> and population growth is somehow solved. Hope so.
Life-extension. That's how to solve population growth problems. Sounds
counter-intuitive ("won't that make things worse?"), but do the maths.
Not only will it reduce population growth, but it will encourage people
to behave more responsibly, and I have to say, even though I hate the
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