[LMB] Planet colonizing

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Feb 13 13:55:33 GMT 2020

> On Feb 13, 2020, at 6:23 AM, markus baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>> A news item on the radio about how Chinese factories are having trouble with so many workers in quarantine got me wondering, what do the first factories on a newly colonized  world like Sergyar make?  Maybe process whatever is mined?  How soon do we get factories making equipment for other factories.. Then what?
> it makes sense to "render down" whatrever is mind into pure materials as this will safe both volume and mass for interstellar transport

Why?   I would expect “pure” materials will be available everywhere.    It’s the value added which might be hard to duplicate (although I’m not sure about that).

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