Re: Propulsion and rot, was Re: Orbit calculations

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 10 2001 - 09:00:10 MST

Spike Jones <> writes:

> The boredom factor is one I have been considering
> for some time however, especially because of my
> wacky notions that the first colonist may be going
> alone. We need some kind of really advanced VR
> to keep her lonely mind engaged and entertained. spike

In my case there will likely be an 8 person crew, but boredom is still
going to be a major problem. VR is of course one possibility, but
variety is extremely important to keep interest up. So I am thinking
of hiding "surprises" for the crew that only become apparent after a
certain time. Also, personal interaction is often more entertaining
than solitary entertainment, so the groundside psychology team will
likely come up with a lot of games, roleplaying, plays and other stuff
to do. But even then it is going to be yough, and in this scenario
there won't even be a nice view outside the ship to watch.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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