Re: SOC/SPACE: Greens on Space

From: Greg Burch (
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 12:32:46 MST

On march 13, 2001, Damien Sullivan (howdy, Damien!) wrote

>On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:22:12 EST
> wrote:
>> space development. These indicate a small note of some green ideas opposed
>> to general commercial development, though:
>> >like we would any other vital wilderness. The heavens must be viewed
>as a
>> >preserve from weapons, nuclear power and massive commercial development.
>> >The sky is not for sale.'
>Any chance they had orbiting advertisements in mind?

Actually, that was one of the featured examples in other parts of the article
to which the author and the quoted source was opposed. But I found this
interesting because the tone of these kinds of statements in the piece wasn't
limited to just that example. The rhetoric slipped into a general opposition
to "exporting capitalism into outer space."

       Greg Burch -
     Attorney::Vice President, Extropy Institute

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   Every question we answer leads on to another
      question. This has become the greatest
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