[ExI] tiny martians again

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 22:52:10 UTC 2008

On Thursday 17 April 2008, spike wrote:
> > Unfortunately the space programs that are just PR programs in
> > superpower politics would never want to give the impression
> > of their nation being a nation of midgets... Aleksei Riikonen
> Ask not what space programs are, but rather what they will be:
> governments out, private funding in.  If done with private funding,
> using a tiny astronaut is an option that suddenly becomes far more
> attractive, or even completely necessary.

How about no funding? The open source model is proving effective. 
Technological manufacturing for open source groups is being solved at 
the moment (by *me* and others alike); we will win. Nobody will need 
funding: just access to raw materials. The internet provides the 
knowhow and programming to make it happen.

- Bryan

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