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Old February 2 2013, 04:07 PM   #16
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Re: 2nd Asteroid prospecting company to start prospecting in 2015

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Since we're talking about future visions - the solar system and, then, the galaxy will NOT be colonized by the majority of mankind. Indeed, 99% of its descendants will remain right here, on Earth, until it rots away. Much like the ~150 humans that left Africa not so long ago, only 1% of humanity will inherit the skies.
Um, duh? Getting the majority of 9 billion off the planet would be quite a trick. I have no doubt though that one day, should some of us get off this mudball in a meaningful way, that that 9 billion will become a minority.
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Old February 2 2013, 06:00 PM   #17
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Re: 2nd Asteroid prospecting company to start prospecting in 2015

Correct, but also eluding the point:

Even if getting the future 9 billion off the planet will be technologically feasible (a real possibility), 99% of humans will still remain on Earth.

It's not about technology, but about psychology.
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Old February 2 2013, 07:42 PM   #18
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Ah, well yeah, that's a different issue.
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