"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > That is, in fact, the issue with current space launches. We can
> > construct ships now that would catch up to and pass the Voyager probes,
> > despite their being launched decades ago. Most expectations are that,
> > in the next several decades, we will acquire technology to let us
> > construct ships that would pass any such probe built and launched today.
> In which case would we go out and give those probes an upgrade?
...at which point (including time to travel to those probes), they
become part of the latest-generation wave. Assuming it's not less
resource-costly to scrap or ignore 'em, in which case any "colonists"
on said probe would be rendered obsolete by being behind the leading
edge of colonization.
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