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We only have one earth

A case for expansionistic space policy

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Video duration
01:04:32
Language
English
Abstract
An abundant number of existential risks threatens humanity. Many of those planetary by nature. Current science already enables us to colonize nearby space, yet nobody bothers to supply the modest financial resources. Hence this call to action.

Numerous existential risks currently threaten humanity: Nuclear war, resource depletion, antibiotica resistant bacteries, meteor impacts, unfriendly singulary, just to list a few. Various groups try to reduce these risks, a real effect is yet to be seen though. As those risks are never going be eliminated entirely, a safer (and rather obvious) strategy would be to distribute humanity a little more redundantly throughout space. The financial resources allocated to this task however are ridiculously small.

This talk is going to highlight
<ul>
<li>why it would be a jolly good idea to take space expansion seriously
<li>what current technology can already do
<li>what humanity currently "uses" its resources on
<li>which political institution we should prod
</ul>

Talk ID
5468
Event:
30C3
Day
2
Room
Saal 6
Start
11:30 a.m.
Duration
01:00:00
Track
Science & Engineering
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Drahflow