RE: [VV] Vectorverse was Re: NAC - American style
From: "laserlight@q..." <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:51:09 -0500
Subject: RE: [VV] Vectorverse was Re: NAC - American style
>FTL Travel: ?? (Wormhole, Point-to-Point FTL, Lightspeed drive, Wave
I like the way John Ringo's Posleenverse has it. IIRC Method 1 has no
restrictions on routes--you can go where you want--but it's slow and
expensive. Method 2 is fast and cheap but only available along specific
>Colonisation method: ?? (Cryosleep, generation ships, prison transport,
wealthy businessmen, greedy corporations)
Any of the above, far enough back in history
>Galactic Economy: ?? (by this I mean what is the most valuable
Water? Oxygen? Unobtainium?)
I'm thinking Tier 2 has gone into biology at the price of neglecting
physics and materals sciences. So Tier 1 sells weapons and power
to Tier 1, and buys pharmaceuticals and perhaps gene-engineered people.
>What is the imperative for expansion: ?? (population pressure, lack of
resources, interspecies war)
No "interspecies", we're only talking about humans. Your other two
are identical to each other.
>What level of automation will starships have: ?? (FB standard 1 man per
mass, 5,000 men to man a destroyer, etc).
Perhaps 1/mass for civilians and, oh, something like 4/mass for
Just pulling numbers from the aether at the moment. 10/mass is too
'Neath Southern Skies
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laserlight [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 4:25 PM
> One thing we do need, though, is FTL mechanism. I'd say jump points,
> sort of like Alderson points except covering a larger volume. It's
> most efficient to arrive at the center but you can modify your arrival
> position off to one side by quite a bit -- enough that a fixed station
> can't guard the entire arrival aread.
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