Wat we doen
Only by becoming interstellar we can keep growing human life. And what an amazing journey, to achieve longevity and then reach out to the stars but also to work on a peaceful and sustainable earth returned into a upgraded sustainable pristine state. It seems extraordinarily challenging but also maybe not totally impossible in the future given the pace of technological progress. With all the computing power and algorithms available today we should definitely act massively daily towards these truly meaningful goals and increase our capacity to achieve them.
Certainly there are so many innovations and projects necessary contribute to the above. Our capability towards achieving this is growing every day in even the most unexpected places. Every time our engineering tools get better even if it is to produce better roller bearings, electric engines, etc., we are moving forward.
Probably focus should be 1) biotechnology (nanotech in general) when it comes to longevity. 2a) In space manufacturing, 2b) robotics (automation) and 2c) nuclear fusion engines when it comes to space exploration (since what we really need is assembly of large spacecraft that can reach another solar system). Along the way we as a humanity might build more space stations, moon bases, bases on other planets etc.) Surely many steps are necessary to get to a point were we can reach new earth like planets, we are only just beginning and have done very little construction in space. Even automated factory lines on earth are not yet perfected enough to work without human intervention or we do not yield net energy from fusion sustainably. So there is a lot of work to do. Nice work is being done to lower cost of access to space, but in my opinion we should invest at least 10% of global GDP into space. This means we could already with present day launch cost launch (not taking into account any economies of scale) more than 100000 falcon 9 rockets yearly into space. That is quite amazing! And in my opinion it truly shows that we as a humanity should seriously refocus and could do so much more. Also 10-20% of global GDP could be spend on longevity, given the incredible progress of understanding of our biology and nanoscience we should become. And another 10% of GDP on world peace and prosperity for all. Focus here should probably be on abundance economics and philosophy but also just giving away healthcare, construction of infrastructure etc. to places which are not yet well connected to global progress.
Our idea is that with the above vision in mind we team up brainstorm about, define, setup and engineer concrete projects grounded in present day opportunity that contribute in the best and most effective imaginable way to the above.
Alcohol and such are not allowed during this meetup. Just to keep the community what it is really meant to be for; which is having fun doing great things, learning, getting to know people interested in making interstellar living a reality as well as people who want to make the current world a more sustainable, accessible and peaceful place s.t. earth forever remains a wonderful home!