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Re: starship-design: FTL travel
In a message dated 4/15/00 1:09:38 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Good 7 point list Lee. Yeah unless we learn some great new physics or
>> manufacturing trick. Interstellar travel will be extreamly expensive
>> limited. Commercial options are nil, and even self supporting colonies
>> be impossible. Explorers only for a while.
>That is true, but lets remember most of mans great works
>have not made money... pyramids ... great cathedrals .. the mona lisa
>painting... it is only in the last 5000 years has man got greedy
>and needs to charge $ for everything.
Well the Mona Lisa was obviously a commercial project, and the other two were
built for national prestigue or trying to suck up to god. Obviously not a
good basis for exploratin or colonization.