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starship-design: Re: Why go to the stars?

Antonio wrote,

>  For the same reasons medieval Russian peasants fled to the woods?
>  (Maybe this falls under .1.)
>       -  To get as far away as possible form: the Boyars orders,
>foremen and henchmen; from the Csars Tax Collectors and press gangs, and
>from the Zealots bonfires.... (and keep whatever honey I find, whatever
>furs I trap, enjoy whatever I build, feed on whatever I hunt or raise
>and sing whatever I feel like, when I feel like it).
>  Sure its optimistic, but its a reason too.
>  In other words: to open up frontiers.
>  I dont know about you, but earth seems too crowded for my taste, and
>more crowded by the minute.

Indeed you'd open frontiers, but the difference with previous frontiers is
that this one is sponsored and thus regulated before it starts.

BTW.  Writing this, I started wondering what would happen if people start
      a mutiny.