"Chen Yixiong, Eric" wrote:
> I'm not sure why you guys are devoting so much effort to trying to
> figure out security arrangements for a space colony which does not
> exist and for which there is not yet any definite plan to create
As the guilty party who started this thread...it's mainly speculation
on a topic raised at the Extro 5 a few months back.
> The idea of claiming "space" seems a natural move for us Earthlings
> because it is a direct analogy to how we divide up the Earth.
> However, a direct analogy is probably not a good one in this case.
Agreed. All the more reason to make our territory claim limited, so as
to more easily avoid accidentally drifting our territory over someone
else. (Unless we are almost stationary with respect to Earth. Almost
stationary is good enough: continental drift happens, yet I've not
heard any complaints about its effect on international borders.)
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