eugen at leitl.org
Sun Feb 29 21:04:50 UTC 2004
On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 02:45:02PM -0500, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > primarily from famine? Earth is more likely to be depopulated by mass
> > emigration to off-Earth living facilities than by famine.
While we have it soft, we shouldn't forget that our parents and grandparents
did witness death from war, famine and disease first-person. Given the time-travel similiarity
of geograpic travel, quite a few areas of the world are still experiencing
Nowadays, death and pestilence usually tags along with war, but we shouldn't assume that
somehow, magically, we're immune to the whole of it.
> This is ludicrous. The Hunger Project reports that 20,000 people die every
> day from hunger. Other statistics claim this is as high as 35,000 people
> per day. You really expect thousands of people to be leaving earth *per
> day* in the foreseeable future? I don't.
Thanks for providing a reality check. The launch capacities might be there,
but there's nothing to travel to. To make it worse, no one is even doing
research on long-term stable closed-loop ecosystems for human life support.
We're not a space-travelling culture. Repeat after me: we're not a
We'd better learn to become one, quick.
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