Re: SPACE: Lunar Billboard?
Sat, 4 Jan 1997 10:59:38 -0500

In a message dated 97-01-04 08:20:38 EST, Eugene writes:

<< Sending people into
space is extremely wasteful, imo. I think skipping manned spaceflight
altogether, progressing immediately to the upload stage should be much more
profitable in terms of roi.

This proposal sounded logical, yet it brought up a philosophical question for

What exactly is "profit" to an upload, (if you mean the kind of transhuman
upload I am thinking)?.

Why would an upload feel the need to colonize and explore outerspace? Or any
physical space for that matter? Or am I missing some major facet of this....