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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

To Infinity And Beyond!

Our Generation Ships Will Sink
Boing Boing dot net has a story by Kim Stanley Robinson, a science fiction writer of some renown. I've heard of some of his books like the Red, Blue and Green Mars trilogy. Haven't read any of his stuff.

He's a bit negative about interstellar travel, but he's probably right. Most of the problems he talks about apply to interplanetary travel as well, and so if we want to explore the solar system we should be doing some large scale experiments to try and learn how to overcome these problems. As for the stars, we will need to send robots. They will be our next step in evolution necessary to reach the stars.

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