[ExI] OP-ED: The billionaire space race reflects a colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:43:35 UTC 2021

On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 12:51 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On 2021-8-26 08:11, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:
> > This is why some of the science fiction I have written envisions a
> > day when human population growth is artificially maintained "for the
> > good of society" (read:  for the benefit of those who already exist)
> > such as via mass cloning [....]  This might be a self-reinforcing
> > trend: once the first clones are old enough to vote, they would seem
> > likely to vote for more cloning, [....]
> Is new cloning more advantageous to existing clones than to non-clones?
> Why?

It's political.  More support for the way they were created, more pressure
against those who would denounce cloning as unnatural in a bid to make
clones second class citizens or to mass execute clones.
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