Q: Disclaimer: I’m a socioeconomics whore. I might argue for ancap today, ancom tomorrow, minarchism next week, etc. I don’t care. I am not far from thinking that humans in large numbers are ungovernable ethically and that people who don’t like the system should just do a risk-benefit analysis and discreetly break the laws they … More Economics, automation – present and future options
Q: When I think of the steps to settling space, I think of it mostly in terms of technology and economics. If you don’t need to be economically self-sustaining, we’ve had the technology to build a moon base for decades – just spend $100k/kg on food and other things to sustain it that we don’t have … More Moon, space, profit, strategy, Q/A
Q: Instead of water, what would you propose they focus on at a moon base? BTW The savings from reusability are in addition to the savings from not having to launch fuel from Earth. But even getting fuel derived from the Moon or asteroids will not be free, since it will still be quite a hassle. … More Moon, ideology, Q/A. Water.
source Premise: As of 2018 does humanity have any claim to the Sol system (other than Earth)? If another species started mining and disassembling parts of the solar system today without contacting us – 1) What would your personal response be? 2) Do you think the newcomers are in the wrong? *taking notes for my … More Strategy of actions when you see alien von Neuman Probes in your skys.
source Premise: On the idea that’s it’s “imperialistic” to want to colonize space: When the aborigines did a prehistoric megaproject consisting in crossing a sea to colonize the asteroid called Australia, sixty thousand years ago, were they being imperialists? By that logic it was even worse than colonizing a lifeless planet or asteroid, because Australia … More Life importance. Probabilities and rights.