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Socialist-Technocrat Malthusean Academics rage at Space X

By MisdemeanorRebel follow MisdemeanorRebel   2020 May 12, 12:10pm 272 views   5 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Why, it's Colonialism, just like India.

Saveliev is hardly alone in drawing parallels between the NewSpace industry (or Space Race 2.0) and the age of imperialism (ca. 18th to 20th century). Last year, Dr. Victor Shammas of the Work Research Institute at Oslo Metropolitan University and independent scholar Tomas Holen produced a study that appeared in Palgrave Communications (a publication maintained by the journal Nature).

Titled, "One giant leap for capitalist … prise in outer space," Shammas and Holen assert that the commercial exploitation of space will benefit human beings disproportionately. At the heart of this effort are Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and other Silicon Valley-billionaires that—contrary to their humanist pretenses—are looking to expand their wealth while taking advantage of the fact that there is little to no oversight in this area.

"In this regard," they wrote, "SpaceX and related ventures are not so very different from maritime colonialists and the trader-exploiters of the British East India Company." For the record, the East India Company operated with impunity in India while it was under British rule, effectively making them the real governing authority over the nation and its people.

https://www.thespacereview.com/article/1954/1

Surprisingly, one wonders how many South Asians already living on Ceres and the Moon right now will be impacted by American Colonialism of Extraplanetary Bodies.

This classic piece of Socialist-Oppression Capitalism-Sucks Don't-Remove-Muh-Scarcity Whingebaggery continues:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-019-0218-9#Sec2
1   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2020 May 12, 12:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The huge number of launched Starlink satellites point to a clear effort to create so much redundancy in satellite communications that they can't all be shot down at once, not to mention the spy functions.

i saw these trains of satellites trailing across the sky along a single path in Santa Cruz a couple of weeks ago. Spooky. Comparisons to Skynet from the Terminator movies don't seem that inappropriate.
2   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2020 May 12, 1:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ceffer says
The huge number of launched Starlink satellites point to a clear effort to create so much redundancy in satellite communications that they can't all be shot down at once, not to mention the spy functions.


Yep. And we all know who the biggest user will be, in remote places. Good luck to Russia and China trying to shut down our Comms/Guidance in a war.
3   Shaman   ignore (2)   2020 May 12, 1:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Just goes to show you that academics are the enemy of science.
4   mell   ignore (6)   2020 May 12, 5:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

lol useless "academic" shills.
5   MisdemeanorRebel   ignore (3)   2020 May 12, 6:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Brilliant post, thanks OC.

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