Re: Archologies

E. Shaun Russell (
Sun, 8 Sep 1996 19:02:27 -0700 (PDT)

On 8\9\1996, Tim Robbins wrote:

>Okay, I know Max Moore is going to pummel me on this one, but are we
>all sticking to the party line that FTL travel is really impossible? Even

I don't think we should rule *anything* out at this point in time.
I don't like the word 'impossible', I see it as more of an assumption than
anything convincing. In other words, I'm not ruling out any possiblility of
Faster-Than-Light travel.

>Here's an informal poll? What do you all consider the comfortable
>carrying capacity of the planet? Not the maximum.

Comfortably? Maybe one billion. Personally, I think the population
is a little too big as is, but we could probably sustain another billion
people while still maintaining comfort. Hopefully us extropians and
transhumans will be able to convince the rest of the world to colonize other
planets before we reach the 6.5 billion (uncomfortable) range.

Ingredi Externus!

E. Shaun

"Spinning, whirling, still descending
Like a spiral sea unending
Sound and fury drown my heart
Every nerve is torn apart..."
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