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Posted by PHIL on January 16, 2000 15:52:39 UTC

: ***Okay, so what is the most important long range goal we should be working toward today, is it being done already, and if so, is it put forth as what we are really trying to do? Who is in control of its direction, and is it in the interest of earths inhabiants or the closed circle of the govt/business alliance? Will our gain be a trickle down kind or will it benefit us directly?...

: ***What I see as the most important long range goal is ensuring our survival in the future when our resourses have been depleted, and there is no more room for growth on this planet.

: ***The efforts of NASA and other space agencies seems to have the goal in mind although it is not put forth as being the overall goal. There currently is a program which promotes the civilian communities involvement in such goals (in the name of space tourism and material resources) but it seems that it is only of interest to those with alot of money. : Mainly business, and surely there will be some form of governmental aid in the process.

: ***This program is the same entity which awarded its prize to the wright brothers. Currently the prize is for the first individual or team to build and operate a vehical capable of reaching 62 miles (100km) into our atmosphere, twice in a row, same vehical must make both trips, three passengers minimum, 10% total lifoff wieght used during entire flight is maximum allowed for fuel and other purposes...

: ***The prize is ten million dollars, it is a good program for those with lofty :) goals, would take quite a bit of teamwork and members with much ambition from basically every disipline we have. Boy, what a fun project to be involved with. See www.xprize.org

: ***Another really nice project is the SETI, and it is the largest compilation of individual members giving computer time to the cause of finding extraterrestial life in the area of our future grasp. www.seti.org use the link seti@home.

Both of these sites have alot of interesting stuff...

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