Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how?

From: James Rogers (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 23:14:28 MST

On Wed, 07 Feb 2001, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > As far as I can see, the first person who gets to Mars to stay
> > owns Mars, all of it. Or at least as far as her gun can fire. Like
> > it or hate it, Mars will eventually be converted entirely into
> > private property, immune from hassle from the blue planet. spike
> It will take a while to build some guns once up there.

It won't take long if someone actually tries. An AK-47 can be trivially
manufactured with technology that was out of date when my grandfather was
a soldier. A literal gun would be on the puny end of what could be
manufactured in short order assuming some really basic fabrication

-James Rogers

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