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[Question] Space coloniza­tion: what can we definitely do and how do we know that?

Ruby6 May 2019 23:05 UTC
31 points
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“Far Co­or­di­na­tion”

DragonGod23 Nov 2022 17:14 UTC
5 points
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[Question] Steer the Sun?

Shay4 May 2022 3:36 UTC
2 points
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Ice: The Penul­ti­mate Frontier

Roko13 Jul 2024 23:44 UTC
52 points
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(transhumanaxiology.substack.com)

[LINK] Wait­butwhy ar­ti­cle on the his­tory and fu­ture of space ex­plo­ra­tion, SpaceX and more

LizzardWizzard8 Sep 2015 11:14 UTC
5 points
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All Pos­si­ble Views About Hu­man­ity’s Fu­ture Are Wild

HoldenKarnofsky3 Sep 2021 20:19 UTC
146 points
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Beyond a bet­ter world

Davidmanheim14 Dec 2022 10:18 UTC
14 points
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(progressforum.org)

A Quick Tax­on­omy of Ar­gu­ments for The­o­ret­i­cal Eng­ineer­ing Capabilities

Ruby21 May 2019 22:38 UTC
30 points
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The En­ergy Re­quire­ments and Fea­si­bil­ity of Off-World Mining

clans30 Jan 2023 15:07 UTC
31 points
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(locationtbd.home.blog)

To re­duce as­tro­nom­i­cal waste: take your time, then go very fast

Stuart_Armstrong13 Jul 2013 16:41 UTC
70 points
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Defend­ing against hy­po­thet­i­cal moon life dur­ing Apollo 11

eukaryote7 Jan 2024 4:49 UTC
57 points
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(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Grabby Aliens could be Good, could be Bad

mako yass7 Mar 2022 1:24 UTC
28 points
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Coloniza­tion mod­els: a pro­gram­ming tu­to­rial (Part 1/​2)

snarles16 May 2011 23:33 UTC
42 points
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Coloniza­tion mod­els: a tu­to­rial on com­pu­ta­tional Bayesian in­fer­ence (part 2/​2)

snarles17 May 2011 3:54 UTC
29 points
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[Question] Why is it valuable to know whether space coloniza­tion is fea­si­ble?

Ruby7 May 2019 19:58 UTC
6 points
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Pur­pose­ful­ness on Mars

JamesAndrix8 Aug 2010 9:23 UTC
18 points
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[Question] Is a near-term, self-sus­tain­ing Mars colony im­pos­si­ble?

ESRogs3 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
13 points
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Musk, Mars and x-risk

Kawoomba23 Nov 2012 20:32 UTC
14 points
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[Question] Is it definitely the case that we can colonize Mars if we re­ally wanted to? Is it rea­son­able to be­lieve that this is tech­ni­cally fea­si­ble for a rea­son­ably ad­vanced civ­i­liza­tion?

Ruby7 May 2019 20:08 UTC
9 points
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[Link] Space Sta­sis: What the strange per­sis­tence of rock­ets can teach us about innovation

Kaj_Sotala3 Feb 2011 18:36 UTC
26 points
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Use tardi­grades to spread life in the universe

fordytwo_unicorns9 May 2023 15:42 UTC
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Neil Arm­strong died be­fore we could defeat death

kilobug25 Aug 2012 19:49 UTC
−3 points
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[Fic­tion] IO.SYS

DataPacRat10 Mar 2019 21:23 UTC
40 points
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Quan­tify­ing an­thropic effects on the Fermi paradox

Lukas Finnveden15 Feb 2019 10:51 UTC
29 points
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Luna First, But Not To Live There

NathanielMRouth8 Sep 2020 3:14 UTC
21 points
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(nathanielmrouth.wordpress.com)

[Question] If Star­ship works, how much would it cost to cre­ate a sys­tem of rotable space mir­rors that re­duces tem­per­a­tures on earth by 1° C?

ChristianKl14 Sep 2020 18:46 UTC
13 points
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The (short) case for pre­dict­ing what Aliens value

Jim Buhler20 Jul 2023 15:25 UTC
14 points
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De­cel­er­at­ing: laser vs gun vs rocket

Stuart_Armstrong18 Feb 2019 23:21 UTC
22 points
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So You Want to Colonize The Universe

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:17 UTC
20 points
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So You Want To Colonize The Uni­verse Part 3: Dust

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:20 UTC
20 points
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So You Want to Colonize the Uni­verse Part 2: Deep Time Engineering

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:18 UTC
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So You Want to Colonize The Uni­verse Part 4: Ve­loc­ity Changes and Energy

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:22 UTC
14 points
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So You Want to Colonize The Uni­verse Part 5: The Ac­tual Design

Diffractor27 Feb 2019 10:23 UTC
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[Question] Which parts of the pa­per Eter­nity in Six Hours are iffy?

Ruby6 May 2019 23:59 UTC
21 points
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Claims & As­sump­tions made in Eter­nity in Six Hours

Ruby8 May 2019 23:11 UTC
50 points
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Prepar­ing to land on Jezero Crater, Mars: Notes from NASEM livestream

Yitz17 Feb 2021 19:35 UTC
3 points
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Will Mar­tian G be enough to make healthy baseline ba­bies?

Randomized, Controlled9 Mar 2021 3:30 UTC
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The Price Of Space Is Friendship

sxae24 Mar 2021 11:27 UTC
13 points
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On Falsify­ing the Si­mu­la­tion Hy­poth­e­sis (or Em­brac­ing its Pre­dic­tions)

lorepieri12 Apr 2021 0:12 UTC
8 points
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The Anti-Carter Basilisk

Jon Gilbert26 May 2021 22:56 UTC
0 points
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[Book Re­view] “Suffer­ing-fo­cused Ethics” by Mag­nus Vinding

KStub28 Dec 2021 5:58 UTC
15 points
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Ge­or­gism in Space

harsimony28 Sep 2022 16:05 UTC
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(harsimony.wordpress.com)

How Do We Pro­tect AI From Hu­mans?

Alex Beyman22 Jan 2023 3:59 UTC
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The Greater Goal: Shar­ing Knowl­edge with the Cosmos

pda.everyday14 May 2024 22:46 UTC
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[Question] Would a scope-in­sen­si­tive AGI be less likely to in­ca­pac­i­tate hu­man­ity?

Jim Buhler21 Jul 2024 14:15 UTC
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SpaceX will have mas­sive im­pact in the next decade

ChristianKl31 Dec 2020 1:04 UTC
36 points
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How would you gov­ern Mars?

Bernhard31 Dec 2020 2:32 UTC
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Fore­sight In­sti­tute: 2023 Progress & 2024 Plans for fund­ing benefi­cial tech­nol­ogy development

Allison Duettmann22 Nov 2023 22:09 UTC
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Pre­serv­ing our her­i­tage: Build­ing a move­ment and a knowl­edge ark for cur­rent and fu­ture generations

rnk829 Nov 2023 19:20 UTC
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Astron­omy, space ex­plo­ra­tion and the Great Filter

JoshuaZ19 Apr 2015 19:26 UTC
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Link: White House wants your ad­vice on space exploration

polymathwannabe18 Oct 2014 14:32 UTC
3 points
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Poli­ti­ci­ans stymie hu­man coloniza­tion of space to save make-work jobs

Roko18 Jul 2010 12:57 UTC
15 points
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Stan­ford talk: easy step to uni­ver­sal colonisation

Stuart_Armstrong22 Mar 2013 4:35 UTC
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So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
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