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  •  I said HIGH technology. (0+ / 0-)

    Not cottage industry. The kind of life support tech that's required to live in a vacuum full of radiation is a bit more than a band of space colonists would be able to make for themselves.

    Space colonization is a childish fantasy.

    The romance of pioneering in space will wear off real quick once the public realizes there are no holodecks, or green bountiful parks in Moon domes, or exciting battles with fierce alien invaders, just 10 cubic meters of cramped quarters, recycling your own urine, living in your own sweat, facing the dangers of decompression daily, seeing the same goddamn faces every day, knowing that down below on Earth people are laughing, and loving, breathing fresh air and running in spring sunshine, meeting people and living life.

    Medicare for everyone.

    by Night Train on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 10:12:04 AM PDT

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    •  High technology is a relative thing (1+ / 0-)
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      What was high tech for Native Americans was common place for European, and is cottage industry for us. Even as we step up the tech latter, its still accessable.

      I know you are convinced that humanity deserves extinction (or about that), but I consider that forcing a decision on other people who deserve the chance to make that decision themselves.  

      Besides, you are so sure people love nature, and will be leading idellic lifestyles, but space wil be near impossible, and will be like living in a coffin - I am sorry, but no, I don't buy that, and I don't believe that.  We can go big

      Besides, I am drinking someones recycled urine, and there is sweat around men, and I hardly see that many new faces as is.  

      I and I know that true for a lot of people.  

      I know you can't see it, but what we have on earth is hardly paradise, and I don't see it any worse than it would be in space.  

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