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RE: [VV] Vectorverse was Re: NAC - American style

From: "laserlight@q..." <>
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
Engine, etc)

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 []
> 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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