Re: SPACE: Case for Mars

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Tue Feb 22 2000 - 08:54:47 MST

Robert Bradbury wrote:
>Zubrin has clearly done his homework and clearly makes a valid case for Mars
>being perhaps the first place we should go on a long term "occupation" basis.
>... Many of his economic arguments for colonizing Mars disappear if we even
>get minimal AI for human worker equivalence.

I'd be interested to see the best economic argument for colonizing Mars,
even assuming we never get AI. Seems a hard sell to me.

Btw, a recent Journal of Transhumanism article touched on this topic
(see )

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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