In the virtual realm, software programs are now capable of watching us in real time, going so far as to make predictions about our future behaviors and sending alerts to the appropriate monitoring station depending on how a computer algorithm flags your activities. That is in and of itself a scary proposition. I think human implants are likely to go along a very similar route. It would be such a disadvantage to not have the implant that it essentially becomes not optional.
Garden Worlds, Park Worlds Motives For Colonization As Rick Robinson mentioned, the real reason for extraterrestrial colonization is so that science fiction authors and game designers will have a marvelous background for their creations. But who are we trying to kid? Science fiction, particularly hard SF, is not known for engaging the whole range of human experience.
This is no knock on it; all the branches of Romance are selective. The truth is that we want space colonies so that they can rebel against Earth, form an Empire, and generally play out History with a capital H, with lots of explosions and other cool stuff along the way.
Westerns are set in the wild west, the corresponding location in science fiction is an interstellar colony. The tired old "calling the jackrabbit a smeerp" trick.
Un-lazy writers can and have written award-winning novels which technically are "westerns set in space" but are not pulling a Bad Durston: He cut out his super-hyper-drive for the landing He spurred hard for a low overhange of rim-rock They should — one is merely a western transplanted to some alien and impossible planet.
Population Explosion But Terra becoming overpopulated can not be solved by colonization. Noted science popularizer Isaac Asimov pointed out the flaw in that solution. Currently population growth is about million people a year, or abouta day.
It is a lot easier to use contraception. The other thing to note is that as nations become industrialized, their population growth tends to level offor even decline.
This removes population pressure as a colonization motive. The newscaster went on to say that the Spaceship Mayflower had finally been commissioned and that the rolls were now opened for emigrants.
Pretty lucky for them, I thought. No twerps like Jones.
And a brand new planet. The spuds were ready. I took a quick look at my ration accounts, decided we could afford it, and set out a couple of pats of butterine for them. The broiler was ringing; I removed the steaks, set everything out, and switched on the candles, just as Anne would have done.
That way you never get your accounts fouled up. Dad sniffed the steaks and grinned. This was a good crop year and they started operating the Montana yeast plant besides. Try it on your slide rule. Dad is absent-minded; he lets ration points get into the incinerator.
When I salvage, I really salvage. The untaxed quota for our family was three children, then my brother Pat and I came along in one giant economy package.
We were a surprise to everyone, especially to my parents, my three sisters, and the tax adjusters. Maybe Dad did not handle the emergency right. Many families get an extra child quota on an exchange basis with another family, or something, especially when the tax-free limit has already been filled with all boys or all girls.his lifetime, Reid published three volumes: An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (), Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man .
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from rutadeltambor.com The Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind is a treatise on ethics, on the human being's performance and motives and freedom.
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Thomas Reid FRSE (26 April – 7 October ) was a religiously-trained British philosopher, a contemporary of David Hume as well as "Hume's earliest and fiercest critic".
He was the founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense and played an integral role in the Scottish Enlightenment.. In he was a joint founder of the Royal .