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“International competition rather than international cooperation motivated states to open terrestrial frontiers for centuries, and that motivation will have to be harnessed again for our species to permanently occupy other worlds of the solar system.”

from Reopening the Space Frontier by John Hickman

The last remaining issue of long duration space life

TaggedDatabase, Space, Advocacy

Had another request to add demo SQL to the old Magic Datepart page. Done.

Hey... yesterday two background voices came together in a flash.

First, while waiting for my tires to be replaced I caught a guy lamenting 'kids these days' not being able to look up from their Gameboys [sic] and AppPhones to save their souls.  Later I had Methuselah's Children playing at the house and along came that always-sad Heinleinism that the only long duration space travel issue truly unfixable by dedicated science and engineering (aka Just Doing It) is the deadliness of boredom.

Hmm.  Hmmmm.  Perhaps the rise of video games is the pink pill RAH didn't foresee?  

You just need a way to ensure that the generation departing the ship rebels against the sloth of their parents.  



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