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Since 1960's our rockets aren't getting any better. What
we're getting much better at is miniaturization. I
that we use our strengths and forget about our
It takes 4.5 ×10^17 J to accelerate a 1000 kg spaceship
10% of the speed of light. However, it takes only
10^8 J to accelerate a 0.001 kg to the same speed. Is
0.001 kg enough? Yes it sure is. If we keep progressing
our trajectory in science, we will soon be able to
implement the following plan:
Create nanobots that can build nano-factories. Those
nano-factories produce micro-bots that build micro-
factories. The micro-factories produce factories that
produce robots. The robots produce big factories that
produce big stuff including the first robot mom. The
mom has a robot a "test tube womb" where it will grow
human babies. 5 colonists each year. Spread 1 years
apart. In 20 years there will be 100 colonists ready to be
human parents and reproduce on their own and/or with
help of the robo-moms
Can a robot be a good mom?
- Once we've gone down the road of miniaturization and
perfected AI it sure can. It can shoot the predators
to inhabit our new-Earth wishing to snack on our pink-
- It can teach them to be good humans
- It can teach them about their roots from old-earth (or
they are sent there by evil dictator, teach them false
- It can cuddle them. The robot mom would be made out
of the softest cuddliest material.
- It can read them books at night, change their diapers
scold them (hopefully not with it's laser) when they
- Most importantly it can teach them that they are more
than their mother. That their real mothers and fathers
far away on old-earth and that they have something
called consciousness and emotions.
Circular Spaceship Accelerator
This could be the propulsion mechanism [ixnaum, Apr 17 2014]
'My Girlfriend's A Robot' by The Hanson Brothers
[DrBob, Apr 25 2014]
||We are already nanobot constructs.
||//We are already nanobot constructs
||I'd agree with you if we could find evidence of
ancient nano technology that pre-dates DNA etc.
Also, I'd agree with you if humanity sprang to life
from nothing to full glory in 20 years. The
anthropological evidence indicates otherwise. If
someone did this to us, why would they want to
wait millions and millons years for evolution? Why
not take the 20 year shortcut and be done with it?
Or fine, maybe there is good reason to slow it
down a bit (maybe to avoid the cultural problem
with robo-moms) but even if they started with
mammals and let the rest evolve, that would still
leave millions of years worth of waiting for humans
to evolve - and thousands of years waiting for
humans to catch up technologically. Would they
be that patient? We're impatient, I'd think our
creators would be the same.
||Project management practices differ depending upon the end goal, resources available, and the team hired to do the job.
||The last lesson would be difficult to prevent from
perpetuating, until we created at last a race of
||[+] More immediately viable then sending 75 kg meatbags off into interstellar space.
||//We are already nanobot constructs.//
||Perhaps. Or perhaps were are the spaceships of microbe civilizations.
||So, periodic flu and cold events are the vacation season for bacteria when all the mass transportation systems get overloaded and it's difficult to get a room.
||"Luke, I am your mother."
||" Project management practices differ depending upon the end goal, resources available, and the team hired to do the job. "
||I'm sticking with my original position. Once you rack up sufficient manufacturing experience from the Quality Anthropology point of view, you begin to see that "Intelligent Design" is just another 7.XXXX ISO 9001 variant of inadaquately managed wantrepeneurship.
||//they have something special called consciousness and emotions//
||//if they are sent there by evil dictator, teach them false propaganda//
||It would, surely, be much simpler just to send
bacteria, and give evolution a bit of time to work
after they arrive.
||Will you want to wait millions of years to determine
success or failure?
||with my approach, we will send the probe and within 50
to 200 years we get back a signal with a human face
saying "Hello Earth". If we don't, we know we have to
send a new batch with improved nanotechnology.
||This is the commonly published idea of "send fetuses
and let robots train them" with "just add
nanotechnology" attached. Unoriginal [-]
||Even more unoriginal, because "just send nanobots
and have them build us" has also been published a
||Terrible echo in here <memo to Jutta (more soft furnishings please)>