RE: stinking subs

Billy Brown (
Mon, 15 Nov 1999 10:33:10 -0600

Spike Jones wrote:
> Solution: defeat the olfactory organs using special nasal implants.
> This solves the bad smell problem, but also allows the space colonists
> to satisfy themselves (sort of) with the same food all the time, since
> all food would taste about the same anyway. This solution would
> also extend human lives in the here and now, since taking away
> the sense of smell/taste would encourage one to eat less. spike

Couldn't we just fix the problem instead? I mean, come on, the navy doesn't even bother with air conditioning on most vessels - I doubt they have ever worried much about something as 'nonessential' as odor control. You'd think a good air sanitizer would be fairly easy to build with modern biotech and filtration techniques, let alone those of 2005-2010. Surely by 2010-2015 it won't be all that expensive a problem to fix?

Billy Brown, MCSE+I