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Yeah the sanest option I've heard is throwing some construction robots up (obviously not easy but far from impossible) to dig us a nice hole to live in when people get there, set up a reactor, start finding water, etc.

Construction "waldoes" are well within our capability for a year out. The Japanese have already been experimenting with on-orbit teleoperation with a synthesized lag of one full second. It sucks to work that way, but human beans are amazing, and I think there's many a talented gamer who would love to work in space from the comfort of planet Earth.


Maybe that's why so many places in the US still have shitty internet - to teach the gamers to cope with lag better.

Oh the irony, if the US turned out to be the dominant power in space because of a head-start from hordes of lag tolerant gamers.

>human bean

It's a habit I have of bean cute.

Bean there ... Done that

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