Re: The Future of Human Evolution

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 22:17:35 MDT

At 06:45 PM 29/09/04 -0700, you wrote:
>The feasibility is not the issue here- I was asking why he would prefer to
>run away from a UFAI at relativistic speeds rather than supraluminal ones.
>I could not see any inherent disadvantage is higher speeds, that's all.

I don't really care how I get to less populated zones as long as it is so
far away that governments or UFAI decided I am not worth chasing. But if
we are limited to STL speeds I can live with it.

Distance is time with SLT and few governments are going to go after people
when it will take decades to centuries just to catch up to them. I don't
know if an UFAI would be more or less patient.

On the other hand, if you had a transport that let you step into any part
of the universe and leave no tracks, you could get lost in a billion
galaxies (at least).

Keith Henson

>Robin Lee Powell <> wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 03:38:56PM -0700, Maru wrote:
> > What is so bad about interstellar FTL travel?
>It appears to be impossible. Of course, we know our physics is
>wrong (the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, for
>example) but there's enough evidence for relativity that it is
>unlikely that it is *that* wrong.
>Much as I hate to say it.
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