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Old April 15 2013, 05:17 AM   #30
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Re: If Warp Drive were Possible...

ZapBrannigan wrote: View Post
One of the many troubles with such generation ships is that by the time your people get anywhere, they won't be your people anymore. Their culture would be entirely different after millenia in space.
In the novel Voyage to Yesterday (James Hogan), instead of having a generation ship, or freezing people for protracted time periods, what you do is send genetic material only.

After arrival, the ship "makes people" who are raised and educated by robots until they are adults, at which time they descend to the surface and establish a colony.

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