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Re: How to (re)build a world from scratch. Ch 14

There isn't actually a chapter 14 in The Knowledge but I thought the form of government and the future evolution of mankind was worth thinking about. Government The big question is 'What would work best in the early years of settling an exoplanet ?' e.g. - democracy - dictatorship - military - comme...
by Roger_Dymock
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:43 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
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Re: How to (re)build a world from scratch. Ch 7

Medicine Of all the chapters in Lewis's book this has to be the one I know least about. On Earth we might have retained the knowledge as to, for example, which plants might be useful but on an exoplanet who knows what might be beneficial or downright poisonous? Would an expert in natural healing and...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:13 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
Views: 19006

How to (re)build a world from scratch. Ch 10

Communication One of the biggest challenges facing any attempt to settle on a distant planet would would be transferring the sum total of human knowledge from here to there (at least all that was relevant to building a civilisation from scratch). An extract from 'A Direct Brain-to-Brain Interface in...
by Roger_Dymock
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:32 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
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Conclusions

Seems to me that we can't sensibly entertain the idea of journeying to and colonising a distant planet using today's technology (going to the Moon on a sailing ship was never really on). We might list what we need without necessarily knowing how we are going to achieve it. Rocket scientists won't li...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:50 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
Views: 19006

Re: In Technology Built For Longevity

If we are to travel to other worlds (my theme in all of this) then longevity of technology is absolutely key. The Japanese took us a long way wrt reliability when they started talking about defective parts per million rather than the hundred as we were used to not that many years ago. Now we need to...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:39 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: In Technology Built For Longevity
Replies: 9
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Re: Biology is the problem and the solution

Good morning, An interesting proposition but I think it would be preferable to fully characterise a potential Earth II before we set up shop there. Terraforming requires a great deal of resources and those we probably wont have on arrival. If we need to terraform we have to ask why the planet got th...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:37 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: Biology is the problem and the solution
Replies: 2
Views: 3342

Re: Visual representations

Some of the prehistoric cave paintings depicting hunting scenes look very much like instruction manuals to me. Men behind the herds driving them towards the hunters in front of them for example. If your language is limited or you all speak different ones what better way to communicate? In the same w...
by Roger_Dymock
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:59 pm
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: Visual representations
Replies: 4
Views: 3984

Re: what is relevant to building on a new world?

Hi Strongbow, A web search on Space Based Solar Power suggests that quite a few people are interested in that concept. You are right in that we should try and keep Earth II as clean as possible. By the time we have to seriously think about it we ought to have found a way of using fossil fuels very c...
by Roger_Dymock
Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:19 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
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Re: How to (re)build a world from scratch. Chs 5 and 6

For those of you who may not be aware of my shameless stealing, as with the other chapters I am basing this one on the same numbered chapters in 'The Knowledge'. There is little reason to doubt that the chemical elements to be found on exoplanets similar to Earth will be any different to those found...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:49 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
Views: 19006

Re: what is relevant to building on a new world?

Hi, Thanks for your comments. Most of what I have written is based on current knowledge so who knows what fuels we might use in the future. One that comes to mind that hasn't been pursued as far as I know is usng a satellite to focus the suns rays onto photocell arrays on Earth. This is quite advanc...
by Roger_Dymock
Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:02 am
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: what is relevant to building on a new world?
Replies: 18
Views: 19006
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