Re: beauty queens and galactic colonization

den Otter (
Mon, 4 May 1998 18:07:00 +0200

> From: ChuckKuecker <>

> Has anyone considered the possiblity of colonizing any arbitrary star? As
> long as there is sufficient material in orbit, be it asteroids or planets, a
> seeder ship could assemble habitats for colonists, who would arrive in deep
> sleep or be generated on the spot from frozen embryos or directly from a DNA
> data base.

I used to think that it would be like that, but nowadays I think more along the
lines of Jupiter Brains gently floating through the universe, growing, learning and
dreaming of lives in virtual worlds...maybe even of colonizing planets with frozen
embryos, and dancing naked in the glow of an alien sun.