Re: SPACE/TECH/BOOKS: Zubrin falls on his pen

Date: Fri Aug 11 2000 - 19:34:06 MDT

[catching up on old correspondence after a comm interruption -- thus the late

In a message dated 7/30/00 9:37:14 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> So, it would appear that Zubrin's perspective argues that only
> "humans" in their natural form will be the logical explorers
> of the solar system.

I think folks like Zubrin can't allow themselves to think too clearly about
the impact of mature nanotech on space technology because, if they do,
they'll risk a kind of paralysis in their current advocacy activities. If
one clearly sees what will be possible in no more than 50 years, it's hard to
advocate the kind of programs folks like Zubrin work for.

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