[LMB] LQ #65: Bujold for here & now
aharo at erols.com
Thu Sep 10 12:35:46 BST 2009
Judy R Johnson wrote:
> Meanwhile, where are the lifeboats? How do we assure that the human
> species has some eggs in a sustainable basket that's not on Terra? Allow
> me to crow. I've been saying for some years that NASA is wrong and
> planetcentric in aiming at the moon and mars - they are too big to
> terraform and the gravity never will be right for humans, and NASA has been
> downplaying the bad effects of low grav and radiation - so I say we should
> hole up inside asteroids and tether-swing them for artificial full gravity
> and a shirtsleeve environment. Apparently this panel they're talking about
> on the news sorta agrees ("asteroids" were mentioned)
I have always wanted my own asteroid: with a big transparent steel
picture window, some propulsion to dodge other planetary system garbage,
and annual delivery of groceries (with a hydroponic greenhouse backup).
And, of course, high-speed internet and surround sound.
Uh, am I describing the ultimate bachelor pad?
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