Fischer om ett Europa som förlorar i tyngd

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Joschka Fischer, tidigare grön och tysk utrikesminister varnar i en artikel i EU Observer för ett Europa som ”fades away”, artikeln är väl värd att läsa inte minst för miljöpartister och andra som i världens problem ser ett Europa i samarbete.

Möjligvis kan man säga att det inte främst är de institutionella reformerna som kan förändra detta, utan de ekonomiska som kan ge Europa ökad global styrka och betydelse.

One Response to Fischer om ett Europa som förlorar i tyngd

  1. Bentosepuluh says:

    Adam, I would agree with you that Mars sholud be colonized but that we sholud go to the Moon first. But I say this for a different reason. Namely, that we need an off-Earth, self-sustaining colony as a back-up in case humanity destroys itself. Please allow me to ask you some specific questions:- Do you believe that it is possible (let’s say 2% or greater) that someone will develop self-replicating technology sometime around mid-century which could pose an existential threat? Perhaps it would be a self-replicating echophagic chemical, nanosomething, accelerating AI, or an artificial bacteria to which we have no immune defense against?- Do you believe that it is faster / cheaper to colonize the Moon than it is to colonize Mars?- Do you believe that it is possible within reasonable budgets to construct a self-sustaining lunar base before about 2060-2070?If you answer yes to all three, then, wouldn’t the survival of mankind take priority over He-3 or deuterium? Shouldn’t survival be the driving motivation for what NASA sholud be doing next?Note: Both motivations to return to the Moon (survival vs development) share a lot initially in terms of architecture. But, without the survival motivation, we might be diverted to Mars (national pride instead of development or survival) with a pretty significant delay before achieving a colony. Also, a lunar mission based upon survival would probably differ on what we’d do once we arrive (e.g. transporting carbon & nitrogen or the equipment to extract those ppm from the regolith).

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