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Re: starship-design: Suspended Animation

Kelly St wrote:

> In a message dated 5/10/98 6:54:58 PM, arocha@bsb.nutecnet.com.br wrote:


> You don't need remotre control for steady bland flight, you need it for
> emergencies and judgement.
> Also since the ships would be moving away from one another over great
> distences the time lag eats you.


> AI has gotten good at dealing with routine things in a very limited relm.
> They are still pretty useless in an unconstraind environment like ship repair.
> So again I'm assuming the systems can't be much more then a couple orders of
> magnitude better then today.
> Kelly

Kelly were talking about a starship fifty years into the future. Now if you went
years into the past and told people that before the end of the century there would
such a thing as computers controlling ships, factories, and to certain extent
they'd call you nuts. The computer industry does exactly what your assuming it
it jumps in orders of magnitude. Fifty years ago the first computer had just been
invented, now we have the internet. Besides the industry is one in which research
well funded.