Speaker for the Dead


by Brian Koberlein | 18 April 2018 | Thought

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.briankoberlein.com/speaker-for-the-dead/


Good question. I tried answering that a few months ago [disclosure: gratuitous link to own site]. Digest:

  1. We’re spending too much effort in self-interest, which is working against our chances of surviving;
  2. Regardless, we should make plans to colonise away from Earth. It’s our highest priority as a species. All our eggs are in one very fragile basket;
  3. If our species does die on Earth, our legacy will be tiny, will not last long on the scale eons, and will not extend far into space.