Summary: In the 1960s many bright people, from scientists to science fiction writers, predicted that we would have a large presence in space by now. They correctly predicted we would have the technology. Why do we have nothing but a few small robot explorers? What will eventually draw us into space? This is a follow-up … Continue reading Why we have not gone into space, & why we will.
Summary: People's favorite fantasies don't reveal what they'll do, but provides a window into their thinking. Conservatives talk about the problem of the "takers" (ie, the "47%"). A famous science fiction author describes one solution in his best-selling books. Read and applaud! A comment by Graydon at Brad DeLong's website: Jerry Pournelle's Codominium stories from … Continue reading Too many “takers”? Look to science fiction for the hard-Right answer!