[extropy-chat] SPACE: new planet?
eugen at leitl.org
Sun Feb 22 18:36:01 UTC 2004
On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 06:20:47PM -0500, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Yes! I see the structure of the universe's habitable planet(oid)s as a
> matrix of the bubble-shaped Oort Clouds covering the galaxy, with big empty
I see the structure of the visible universe as a great big empty honking
void, utterly devoid of life smart enough to get off their individual rocks.
With the possible exception of us.
> spaces down in the gravety wells around stars. This is totally different
> from traditional futurist thinking about interstellar travel to other
You're putting tranditional futurist at -35 years at best. This is pretty
dusty, even for last century futurism.
> planets. I also see the little hops spreading out in all directions, and
> not the big hops across empty space that most sci-fi has described. The
> future is totally different than what we had predicted. There are more
> worlds, closer worlds, smaller hops, and lower technology requirements than
There's something cute about a 300 km/s technology, vs a 0.95 c technology.
Picture 10^3 years of worth of volume with a 10^3 factor in velocity. 10^6
years. 10^9 years.
> we earlier imagined. This has made me more confident of future interstellar
> expansion than ever before. These Pluto-type worlds are the interstellar
> worlds of the future. They far outnumber the classical planets by hundreds
> of thousands to one.
I see Kuiper belt as one big salad bar. Fusables, crunchy carbon.
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