Re: Scarcity and getting off ( was: sex, yet again..)
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 22:44:42 -0500


>I personally believe that space migration is the fundamentally
important one, even if just to get our eggs out of one basket. Living in
a gravity well anywhere is a dumb idea. It's like living in a one
company town.

Absolutely! But taking our own scarcity along won't get us far.
We certainly need a lot of diverse, life sustaining technology. And all the
rest of the bag of tricks we can muster to keep us alive on an offworld
colony. I dont think it's going to be like in Star Trek where all the planets
have air we can breathe and humanoids who speak English 100% ; - )
This is all I meant by directing the attention to what we can do here and
now. Of course we want options, lots of options...