Sunday, 15 January 2017
"Nothing Succeeds Like Failure"
exhaustion of resources;
I disagree with the term, "overpopulation." If four of us in a car on a long journey find that we have only three packed lunches, then we say not that we have too many people but that we have too few lunches. Every extra mouth to feed is an extra pair of hands to work and population decreases as standards of living improve.
Stanhope, who is "...not a yut..." (p. 23) lists benefits of space technology:
only Earth is inhabitable without life-support;
extraterrestrial resources are too costly to transport;
each expedition brings back less new knowledge (?);
other agencies now handle the satellites -
- so why keep NASA?
An intellectually challenging agenda. Having read the book before, I know that, later in this future history, Terrestrial problems will be solved by wealth from the asteroids.