> Spike Jones wrote:
> > >
> > > who owns mars and moon?
> > The first one to get there with sufficient guns to make it so. spike
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote: Bleah! Bleah! Bleah!
> For me, part of the whole point of ditching Earth is the chance to live on
> some piece of territory that is NOT soaked with fifty thousand years worth
> of blood from the people who killed the people who killed the people who
> killed the... you get the idea.
I do, and I am in total agreement. The only question is how.
> Assuming we don't just divvy up the mass of the Solar System to begin
> with, then I'd expect that any piece of territory in space belongs to
> someone who uses it for something useful - the homesteading principle.
Ideally yes. With humanity in its current form, I don't see how
we can protect those who *are* using space real estate peacefully.
With humanity in its current deplorable form, the first space homesteaders
could be slain by later comers whos only ideal is to destroy what the
others have built. If we go into space now, humanity has all the same
problems as we do on this planet. Im not giving up hope, simply
perplexed by a vexing problem. spike
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