ACCESS: Above Top Secret
- Apr 5, 2006
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While generation ships tended to be panned by sci-fi writers (seriously, how much novels do you read when generation ship voyage did NOT ended up in total disaster?),
it's not unreasonable to assume that generation ships will encounter serious difficulties. We're generally talking about flight times measured in centuries if not millenia; human societies are barely able to hang together for that long on earth with essentially unlimited resources. For a generation ship to do that it will need the sort of social regimentation to be found in "Brave New World" or "1984."