6 thoughts on “Pioneers And The Future”

  1. “It was for this reason there is absolute no mention of NASA in the book. Unlike most modern movies that idolize this mostly dysfunctional government agency and see it as the only solution for accomplishing anything in space (watch The Martian again to see what I mean), I knew that while government will be strongly involved in space exploration for the foreseeable future, for anything to get done quickly those governments will best step aside and figure out how to let their citizens both freely do it and also own what they do.”

    Scott Adams say global climate is something we should pay attention to {and we are paying attention to it {so that handles it??}
    BUT climate change will not make much difference- a slight reduction in GDP in future.
    Scott is idiot. Climate change has destroyed current GDP, and if world warms, that is better {add more GDP].

    But what stuck in my mind is we should pay attention {to some crazy climate cargo cult]
    And NASA is not important.
    Or nice if more people paid attention.
    Anyhow, it seems to me that space exploration is very important and NASA not doing any.
    And if NASA continues to not doing any exploration, I would agree NASA will not be “even be remembered” as anything significant done in terms whether anything happens in regards to space.
    But if people in future are vaguely intelligent, whatever entity which does space exploration would be remembered for what they accomplished.
    It’s sort of UN- a useless organization which has not done anything in direction of what they were established to do. World peace.

    But I am optimistic that NASA might eventually do some space exploration. Though if doesn’t, NASA is actually stopping space exploration {like UN which if anything, it causes wars}.

    Does anyone doubt, that NASA has so far, stopped space exploration?

  2. I keep seeing people saying that the vaccine distribution should be federalized. Where the hell have they been the last 50 years? Even Cuomo is better.

  3. The safety bludgeon has created a generation of workers whom are risk averse. The government is risk averse by nature, which is OK perhaps, as long as they are forced to admit it. Understanding limitations and all that. The bigger problem is that private business has been infected. The entrepreneurial energy that comes from accepting risk and staring it down, has been mostly killed. In my business anyway. How many companies took the Covid money? This was the vector of communism the Covid ninjas aimed to inject. It will be fascinating to see if a new breed of risk takers can take over. Many will be watching and wondering how to copy the SpaceX revolution.

  4. Attack of the lawyers. The problem being that we have a mercenary class of non-local lawyers that move in, wreak a lot of havoc for little local gain (they make sure to get paid first!) and then they leave for their next victim. When the lawyers were local they had to moderate their actions because they would have to live with the results.

    Innovation R.I.P. because of excessive reaction to lawfare…

  5. I’ve always been of the opinion that life is 100% fatal- you aren’t getting out of it alive.

    Risk? IMHO, risk acceptance varies greatly from person to person. A rock climber accepts a great deal of risk. So do base jumpers, people who like diving with sharks, etc, etc.

    As for me, no way, no how, am I interested in personally going into space long term. (though I’d jump at the chance to go for a few hours or days). The reason has nothing to do with risk – I’m fine with risk. The reason has everything to do with crowding and density; I can’t tolerate cities for more than brief visits, so the density and crowding in space habitats and transports would be anathema to me. (Even the most roomy envisioned habs have higher population densities than earthbound cities).

    However, just because I don’t want to go, doesn’t mean I don’t support those that do.

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