On Sat, 4 Dec 1999, Technotranscendence wrote:
> I also briefly go over such in "For a Free Frontier: The Case for Space
> Colonization." (See my web site below. I dismiss terraforming because it
> seems too expensive and less likely. However, with nanotech... But that is
> almost a mantra on this list.:)
I'm giving strong consideration to submitting papers/talks to the Mars Society 2000 convention discussing nanotech applications for creating a Mars atmosphere, terraforming, nanomedical enhancements for explorers, etc. If I get to do a talk, I'd finish it up with something like -- "Now if we all work towards the ideas I've outlined it is likely that we could be implementing them during the 2020 to 2030 time frame, however that really makes no sense at all since the the time required to entirely disassemble Mars is on the order of 180 days, so by the time our colonization effort reached the planet, it is likely that it would no longer be there.