Help the Space Economy Revolution!
HELP THE SPACE ECONOMY REVOLUTION!
The global economy is entering a deep crisis, the worst since 1929. This
is the second act of the "Crisis of Closed-World Ideologies", which has
been developing throughout the XX Century.
In 1991, the fall of the Berlin wall was the Crisis of Collectivist
Ideology. The recent massive failure of the financial system is the
Crisis of Neo-Liberal Ideology. Both these ideologies failed because
they are based upon a closed-world, terro-centric philosophy.
There are now almost 7 billion humans making massive demands on planet
Earth: we urgently need to open the frontier, and move to a wider vision
of our world, so as to access geo-lunar system resources and energy. In
short, we need a new /"Open World Philosophy"/. The alternative would be
the implosion and collapse of our civilization.
The most promising event of the current time, the emerging countries'
industrial revolution, will very soon have to face the dramatic
insufficiency of the energy and other resources of the Earth. Because of
this they are destined to fail if they remain locked within our
There are some encouraging signs, pointing the way out of such
confinement: in 2004, Scaled Composites proved that low-cost space
travel is feasible - as it has been for 50 years. And both China and
India have the Moon in their sights: they seem to understand clearly
that space offers an alternative to a darkening future.
This is because it is now evident that any closed-world strategy will
result in tragedy, as the 1930s depression ended with World War II.
Today, since the energy and resources of planet Earth are not enough, it
is far too likely that this crisis will end with a terrible holocaust,
if we do not reach outside our world to obtain new resources and energy.
Consequently if G20 discussions are to solve the economic crisis, they
must include plans for geolunar system industrialization, as the only
sustainable direction for development, since this will make
non-terrestrial resources and energy available. If governments are to
give out financial aid, it should not be to obsolete industrial segments
like banking and automobiles!
Help should be given to the most promising industrial revolution of our
age: the ignition of the space economy, which can only be based on
low-cost space travel. This means, initially, rapidly developing
low-cost space travel, industrialization of the Moon, space solar power
supply, and accessing extra-terrestrial resources from asteroids and
There need be no depression if we aim high! If we want our civilization
to continue, and to reach a higher ethical level, a new Renaissance is
necessary and urgent - a Space Renaissance, the industrial and cultural
revolution of our age!
Stock exchanges are burning billions each week, but what are they
burning? Only bits of information in bank accounts. Real wealth is not
money, but technologies and the potential for work: with 7 billion
intelligences, Humanity has never been so rich!
The above is clearly evident to all astronautic humanists, but not to
our political leaders!
WILL WE REMAIN SILENT, WAITING FOR THEM TO REACH UNDERSTANDING BY
This is a call to the thousands of astronautic humanists, space
activists, and all visionaries of a space-faring humanity.
*We must speak out loudly this time: the G20 should become G21,
including a representative of future citizens of orbital and lunar
cities and elsewhere in the Solar System*! If a nation is defined by a
shared ideal, then we are a nation, the Land of the Space Renaissance,
and our homeland is currently a region in cyberspace!
But we could hold a major Space Renaissance Forum, on the same days as
the next G20, in April 2009, calling on all existing pro-space
organizations and all sincere astro-humanists to join!
Please show your interest and help this idea: it could make a big
difference by bringing this vital new idea to the attention of the public.
Add your signature to this call, *writing an email to info@xxxxxx
<mailto:info@xxxxxx>*, <mailto:info@xxxxxx,> with [SR-FORUM] in the
subject, thank you!
see also: http://www.tdf.it/SRI/sri-call.htm/
Adriano Autino – adriano.autino (at) tdf.it - http://www.tdf.it/
Patrick Collins – patrick.collins (at) spacefuture.com -
Michael Martin-Smith – lagrangia (at) lagrangia.karoo.co.uk
Charles Radley – charles (at) stratowave.com
Alberto Cavallo – alberto.cavallo (at) eurinome.it
Technologies of the Frontier - Tecnologie di Frontiera
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