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RE: starship-design: FW: New thoughts

From: 	Lindberg[SMTP:lindberg@olywa.net]
Sent: 	Tuesday, April 21, 1998 1:52 PM
To: 	SSD
Subject: 	Re: starship-design: FW: New thoughts

>First, a question:  How does one determine the criteria for the "types"
>of civilizations?  Could you tell me a website or recommend a book for
>in-depth information?

A good book that tells about civilization types, as well as the future of sciences is Michio Kaku's book "Visions". I know of a web page, but I'll have to look it up.

>	The above was a li'l longwinded, but the upshot is this, individual
>states will give up some sovereignty for economic benefits.  Integrated
>economies mean **larger** economies, ones which might be better able to
>support space, maybe even underwrite an asteriod mining company
>(remember that?).  

I agree with the point you made. And it would be nice to have an asteroid mining program set up.

Kyle R. Mcallister