ACCESS: Above Top Secret
- Dec 2, 2007
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That future has already begun with the new religion "save the planet" from those who are destroying it: Do not consume much water, energy is scarce, do not eat meat, it would be better if you were not born because you are killing the planet. You are parasites and to save the planet there is only one solution... a virus. They are the new Nazis.You need "precursor civilizations" to die to maintain space opera type setting. I think the vision of space being a source of "frontier" stories is pretty fringe within its own context given the nature evolution of the environment. What is likely to happen short time span of colonialization followed by populations and processing power that is orders of magnitude beyond anything in history. An alternative would be the first civ systematically killing potential life bearing areas to prevent future rivals.
Someone really need to think about that world....(and find an angle that is appealing to read) Quadrillions living in a system for (b)million years. What would "people" even do? What is the culture, what is the kind of thing that is thought about and what are the stories within that context.