Re: from 6 billion to 500 million: how? (was RE: true abundance?)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 21:37:03 MST

At 4:36 AM +0100 1/31/01, denis bider wrote:
>I think we all dream of - or maybe at least feel highly of - a world like
>Asimov described in Aurora: a whole planet divided into a relatively small
>number of large properties, each of them governed by virtually
>self-sustained hominids and their robots.

I don't think I've ever dreamed of this or desired this as a goal.

However, I do predict that this will happen when we colonize the
asteroid belt. The very large number of very small worlds make this
type of distribution likely to occur. I see the asteroid belt, and
the rings of the gas giants, as becoming a close community of small
states in close proximity. The only odd thing would be that these
states would drift in their physical location to each other.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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