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Old 08-23-2017, 07:02 AM   #171
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A lot of the products aboard won't just be the rations for the trip but the material for founding a new colony. Seed is the most compact form assuming it is fit for the planet you are headed too.
And if it isn't fit for the planet you're heading to, how are you going to feed yourselves once the food you brought with you runs out?
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:38 AM   #172
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And if it isn't fit for the planet you're heading to, how are you going to feed yourselves once the food you brought with you runs out?
The most compact way to carry seed that will be fit for the planet you actually reach would be in the form of a brilliant crew of plant geneticists with a fully equipped lab.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:35 AM   #173
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And if it isn't fit for the planet you're heading to, how are you going to feed yourselves once the food you brought with you runs out?
If your intell is not right something is off.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:19 PM   #174
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And if it isn't fit for the planet you're heading to, how are you going to feed yourselves once the food you brought with you runs out?
Assessing soil compatibility is one of the things the Scout Service would do before the planet is opened for exploitation. Occasionally mistakes will be made and colonies will fail.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:24 PM   #175
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The most compact way to carry seed that will be fit for the planet you actually reach would be in the form of a brilliant crew of plant geneticists with a fully equipped lab.
That will be carrying the seeds OF seeds of plants to eat. That will take far longer to reach end products and not my idea for short term plan A.
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:39 PM   #176
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That will be carrying the seeds OF seeds of plants to eat. That will take far longer to reach end products and not my idea for short term plan A.
People making short-term plans for colonizing alien worlds probably deserve what's going to happen to them.

One of the great advantages to carrying colonists as popsicles is that you can delay defrosting them until there are plants to eat.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:36 PM   #177
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And if it isn't fit for the planet you're heading to, how are you going to feed yourselves once the food you brought with you runs out?
Y'know, I thought it was obvious that this was a rhetorical question... but I see some plotbunnies in the answers to it, so I'm not complaining.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:16 PM   #178
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Has anyone read Marc Miller's Agent of the Imperium and its thing about the wafer technology & skill chips?

Does it change anything about the Third Imperium from what you've read?
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