[ExI] Hibernation for travel to Mars

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 17:51:26 UTC 2022

On Wed, 2 Feb 2022 at 17:29, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Hmm, I'd say it's more that nuclear engines - and thus, fast enough trips to Mars - need to be put int0 production before we send people to Mars.  But yeah, this is optimizing for current technical limits when it is easier (and less expensive) to just break those limits first.
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That's the exponential progress problem. Do we do nothing now because
in five years time it will be so much easier and better? It's the old theme
about early starships being overtaken on their lengthy journey by
faster next generation starships.
It may be best to try with existing tech because tomorrow's tech might
never arrive. And we might learn something important while making our
first feeble attempts.  :)


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