RE: extropian galactic colonization

Borys Wrobel (
Wed, 06 May 1998 10:01:38 -0600

>> seems to me the extropians might be the first
>> to solve some baffling problems with interstellar travel. we can achieve
>> .001 c with current technology. if people are made to live 500 yrs, then
>> only a few generations are needed.

> By diving toward the sun
>first and then using gravity whips, speeds in excess of .01 C are
>probably achievable and we might manage .1 C.

It sticks someplace in my memory, that not so much the speed is an issue,
but rather the acceleration needed to get to much higher fractions of c. In
that sense, freeing oneself from a feeble human body solves both that
problem and that of time