[ExI] Living space culture: Black sky thinker Rachel Armstrong
giulio at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 07:41:44 UTC 2017
That's exactly my point: the challenge for us space enthusiasts is how
to fall in love with space again, as a society.
On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 8:32 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> "The obstacles aren't financial (we spend much more on war and useless
> Yes they are financial, actually. Get the money devoted to it, and
> lunar colonization will happen.
> A lot more people believe war, right now, is necessary for survival
> than believe lunar colonization, right now, is necessary for survival.
> This isn't really something that can be changed, unless one had enough
> money that one could just do the colonization project anyway.
> The "we" who spend on "useless gadgets" get short term, immediate
> gratification that the process of lunar colonization can not
> replicate, at least until after the money's mostly spent.
> So you have to come up with rewards and incentives - real ones, that
> enough actual people will actually buy into. The long-term good of
> having a lunar settlement is demonstrably woefully insufficient (from
> many, many attempts to raise the funding with that as the sole
> reward), so you have to come up with something far more.
> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 10:18 PM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This post is inspired by ongoing developments in space and by the
>> ideas of Rachel Armstrong, a “black sky thinker” and the main author
>> of “Star Ark: A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship,” a really awesome
>> 2017 book...
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