A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Way Too Far Away

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“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong” – H. L. Mencken

Interstellar travel sucks... Interstellar travel sucks…

Douglas Adams once said, “Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet”, but we place enormous faith in the inevitability of technological progress, sure that our scientists and engineers can eventually solve all problems involving natural law.  Heck, somebody’s got to be working on an app for that.  They’ve got a pretty impressive track record so far, so perhaps our confidence is not entirely misplaced.  For those of us born in the 70’s, we were raised on healthy doses of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and stacks of science fiction that made it seem that the expansion of the human race out into the galaxy was a foregone conclusion, and that we would one day meet other sentient creatures and swap stories…

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