Posts tagged "space program"
"It occurs to me that there exists, today, a chunk of the future populated by exotic strangers who can afford to Live The Dream, should they so desire.
"The Occupy movement has tapped a wellspring of political discontent around the world; their slogan, “We are the 99%”, refers to the fact that 38% of the total wealth in the US is controlled by just 1% of the population.
"(They) have a minimum income of $0.5M/year if they’re working, and assets close to $2M if retired. Mostly they
make earn over a million a year: strikethrough deliberately added, because they are typically workers in the financial sector, CEOs in public corporations, or the odd lottery-winning anomaly (one of the first hundred hires at a successful IT company like Microsoft or Google or Apple).
"These folks aren’t going to go and colonize Mars…"