Re: May be impossible to live long-term in space

Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 05:15:33 MDT

Human physiology requires gravity long-term. Most scientists seem to have agreed on this notion. Rotating (very large) spacecraft and space stations will have to have this for us monkies to survive permanently. You uploaded Mr. Roboto's, and Johnny-5's will require only entertainment software to keep you going. Lucky ducks.

In a message dated Mon, 17 Jul 2000 1:33:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Damien Broderick <> writes:

<< This is hilarious if the Penrose model of microtubule-mediated
consciousness is correct.

>After a day in orbit, the microtubules
> grew in random directions.
> The findings might explain some of
> the health problems people living in
> space have, such as depressed
> immune systems.

Bugger the immune system, their minds will revert to sub-bacterial sludge.
Once again, let's hear it: `Daisy, Daiiissssyyyy--'

(It might explain some of the less than poetically triumphant utterances
broadcast from space. `Congratulations, Lunar One. You are the first human
to stand within the moon's magnificent desolation, like stout Cortes upon a
peak in Darien. What are your first impressions in this unparalleled
moment?' `Uh, duh, it's, like, real... barren... and, like, empty up here,
Capcon. I'm gonna play some miniature golf now.')

Damien Broderick

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