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Old 05-03-2013, 10:18 AM
Peremensoe is offline
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I disagree that machines to build people are no easier to transport than people. You don't need a woman, you just need a 'womb' and gametes. The tricky part is the mechanisms to support the infants and children. That's why assembling 'adult' bodies from non-organic materials on site might be most practical. Specialized robots to do this can certainly be smaller and simpler than the general-purpose bodies they build. Then download the stored minds. Then cultivate the bio-babies, if we're still attached to flesh as part of authentically human identity.

ETA: I would say that the murderers and bad tippers should be ineligible for either the cold-transport or the encoding. We may not want them here, but it would be worse to make them our legacy to the stars.

Last edited by Peremensoe; 05-03-2013 at 10:23 AM.