RE: 160 for Space Migration

From: Emlyn O'regan (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 19:16:11 MST

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> Its fairly simple: a spaceship is going to be the most space, energy,
> and mass restrictive habitat that humans have ever
> encountered and will
> thus require that the crew be planned to operate by the most stable
> social structures humans have evolved for. T'ain't no welfare moms in
> space.

Uh, are you proposing a capitalist economy on board the generation ship?

Well, maybe you'd want all women + sperm banks? 
Of course, the whole generation ship thing looks pretty silly really,
excepting if it is an end in itself. If the people on board actually want to
live in space, and arrival at the destination planet is incidental to them,
then it makes some more sense. Sometimes I think that might be cool, but
then I wake up to myself.
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