[ExI] Interstellar Travel is really hard

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 01:10:47 UTC 2022

On Fri, Jan 7, 2022 at 2:38 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Interstellar Travel is Hard
> Published by Steven Novella   Jan 7, 2022
> There are many possible solutions to the Fermi Paradox, ways of
> resolving the apparent contradiction, and many of them have merit.
> But I think a sufficient explanation is simply that interstellar travel is
> really hard.
> <
> https://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/interstellar-travel-is-hard/
> >
> So at best even an advanced civilization might come up with an
> interstellar ship that can manage 20-50% the speed of light and
> require tremendous resources.
> Interstellar travel may simply seem not worth it.

### It's similar to the problem of people who feel that having babies is
simply not worth it. No matter how many of such people are there now, in
about 122 years none of them matter any more but the descendants of the few
who thought otherwise end up inheriting the empty cities.

Just one civilization that likes the idea of spreading and develops the
technology is enough to change its light-cone.

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