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Privatising the moon may sound like a crazy idea but the sky’s no limit for avarice

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Of all the priorities...

I once debated with Eric Weinstein on his Portal Discord server a year ago about whether outer space should be our priority at hand. His argument was we need to focus on better technologies than rocket propulsion to more efficiently extend our range.

I've always believed outer space is skipping steps. We should explore and colonize the oceans first since they're easier, closer by, have an abundance of natural resources, and plenty of space. Life support logistics underwater would help prepare for outer space travel too.
 

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Of all the priorities...

I once debated with Eric Weinstein on his Portal Discord server a year ago about whether outer space should be our priority at hand. His argument was we need to focus on better technologies than rocket propulsion to more efficiently extend our range.

I've always believed outer space is skipping steps. We should explore and colonize the oceans first since they're easier, closer by, have an abundance of natural resources, and plenty of space. Life support logistics underwater would help prepare for outer space travel too.

Not to be confused with Dennis Hope the prisoner in solitary confinement.
 
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Selling something nobody has a legal right to, sounds like a great business model for tricksters and scheissters to scam idiots. While you're at it, I've got a bridge to nowhere I can sell you.
 

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Not to be confused with Dennis Hope the prisoner in solitary confinement.
He wishes:



I honestly feel bad for anyone gullible or stupid enough to actually pay this fraud.
 

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He wishes:



I honestly feel bad for anyone gullible or stupid enough to actually pay this fraud.
It's more a point about how moon privatization is easily undermined by a lack of serious recognition.
 

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I have considered this a bad idea ever since reading Heinlein's The Man Who Sold the Moon which is about ... well, you can guess.
 
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