From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 10 December 1998 20:26
Subject: Re: Travelling the Stars
>A more fundamental question would seem to be: *Why* would you want to go to
>Survival, resources, curiousity maybe, but there aren't many reasons to
>go through all that trouble if you don't have to. Once you start to talk
>about the kind of powers we discuss here, stars are little more than balls
>of hydrogen gas wastefully burning themselves up. Why not dismantle them
>for fuel and live in mobile habitats in free space?
Curiosity. When we have the resource to do pretty much whatever we want, we end up in a leisure society.
Why not go and have a look to see what's out there?