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Re: [Fwd: starship-design: HIGHLY OPTIMIZED TOLERANCE]

> > Interstellar exploration won't interest any investors.  It
> > couldn't return
> > anything marketable.
> This has always been a big problem with interstellar exploration. Other than
> scientific knowledge of limited marketable value, there is precious little
> reason to go. The only thing that I can even remotely come up with is some
> sort of Diaspora where some disaffected group of society decide to leave in
> mass and somehow fund it by pooling their resources. There won't be any
> investment return, just a new chance at life the way they want to live it.
> Science fiction paints a very unrealistic picture I'm afraid.

That is true, in the past a group of people could walk to a new
Very cheap travel.

"We do not inherit our time on this planet from our parents...
 We borrow it from our children."
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