posted on May, 30 2004 @ 09:36 AM
You seem to think I mean that "Joe Sixpack" will be jumping into space all by himself. That's not at all what I meant. I mean that while yes, at
first rich will be the ones who go on "space cruises" etc, the prices will give way, as they have to in order for companies that are doing all this
work to make a full return and start gaining profit. Which is what it's all about.
Don't take my statement out of context, this isn't an episoid of "Star Trek" and persons will not be jetting into space all by their lonesome. But
the analogies stated are the same, just on a different scale. The rich are always the earily adopters of "luxury technology" but it always comes
down to making it available to "Joe Sixpack". That's the goal of almost any business, to bring their product to the masses, where they get the most
It will not only be the rich "early adopters" that will stabalize the industry, and make the technology more available to the public. You'll
eventually have corporations scrambling to get up and out there for mining purposes, zero g research, construction etc. They too will be part of the
picture of stabalizing the entire industry and privitization of space.
This is not such a big step in the grand scheme of things really. It's more like the next "little hop". It will be the natural progression, like
many industries before it.