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.
People quite regularly notice that I do use energy metrics and ignore economic realities in my assumptions. There are few good reasons for that. And let’s consider some aspects on an example of the problem of using smart matter on a large scale for megastructures like space lifts or other stuff. A point about economics … More Smart matter, Q2, economics vs energy and other animals
Ok, I got a valid question about what you gonna do with all those presumably available K1(10^18W) energy, in terms of production in space, which I have broadened to activity in space. If you do consider that the improvement of technologies is not required to meaningfully utilize the energy. It is a lot of energy … More K1 energy budget. Is it too much for us?
They have the destination, they heading to Supermassive black hole. reasons are TLTR, if short it allows to overcome some growth problems for a more extended period of time and have a bigger population as result. At the moment, this is the only place I know, where is possible to extract energy more efficiently than with any … More Why would a civilization choose to inhabit a single enormous vessel instead of maintaining interstellar colonies?
What is given? Humans have a practical problem, they need living space. But for how many? How fast population grows? As for the first question, some believe that for Earth 1 billion (109109) people is ok, and what is above is excess, there are bunch other believers. But solving the problem is to solve the … More What would come first, the colonization of the solar system or interstellar colonization?