[LMB] Luna, and Space generally (was Arecibo)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Nov 24 19:11:44 GMT 2020


On the other hand, if we keep producing big increases in wealth the way we have in the last couple of centuries, big expensive things will be affordable.  


> On Nov 24, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I think you are dramatically underestimating the difficulty of human
> beings settling space.  Setting hostile environments on Earth - like the
> continental shelf, Antarctica, various deserts, etc. - would be far easier,
> and generally we don't bother because of how hard it is to eke out even a
> basic existence there.  Colonization efforts in the past have involved
> finding relatively hospitable locales and killing / exterpating the people
> already there, not marching into places without people and starting anew.



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