HOW TO JUMP-START AN INTERSTELLAR CIVILIZATION

By Erika Ilves & Tyler Emerson
Prepared for 100YSS Symposium 2013, September 19-22, Houston, USA Track // Becoming an Interstellar Civilization: Culture, Governance and Ethics

Journalist:

What do you think of Western civilization?

Ghandi: I think it would be a good idea.

Civilization
is a cultural infrastructure designed for continued survival and evolution of Earth-originating minds in the universe.

Cultural infrastructure
Identity Goals Technology Organization

Extensive innovation
Getting from 0 to 1

Intensive innovation

Getting from 1 to n

extinction risk

Cosmic

Intergalactic

Galactic

Interstellar

Solar

Interplanetary

Planetary

Intercontinental

African

THE JUMP

Interstellar

THE JUMP

$125 trillion
interstellar mission

$65 trillion
world economy

THE JUMP

2013

2112

IDENTITY

THE JUMP

GOALS

TECHNOLOGY

ORGANIZATION

IDENTITY

Cosmic citizens

Earthlings

IDENTITY

SPACE

Earth Next 5 years

Universe

All of time

TIME

IDENTITY
All future generations All of us now

SPACE

Universe

My tribe

Earth Next 5 years

All of time

TIME

CARE

IDENTITY

Cosmic citizens
Movies
$35B

Books
$109B

Earthlings

Games
$67B

INTERSTELLAR ART ACADEMY
ars ad astra
Film
Learning from the Grand Masters

+

Writing

Big History Existential Risks Cosmography Propulsion Astrobiology Limits of the Possible

Gaming

Settle Milky Way. Seed life. Find others.
GOALS

Peace. Justice. Prosperity. Sustainability.

Settle Milky Way. Seed life. Find others.
GOALS Global public discourse Entrepreneurs

Peace. Justice. Prosperity. Sustainability.

In global policy fora Thought Experiment: Going Interstellar as a Shortcut to Sustainability, Prosperity, Peace and Justice
In entrepreneurship fora Next 100 Years: The Startups We Really Need

Fusion Starships Engineered habitats Solar system infrastructure Galactic internet Bodies made for space

TECHNOLOGY

Crude energy Orbital space station Agriculture & manufacture Global infrastructure Global internet Human life extension

Organovo Modern Meadow Project Persephone

Space
$277B

Planetary Resources Deep Space Industries

Intel Google Paypal Galactic

Mining
$650B

Biotech
$100B

ICT
$3.6T

TECHNOLOGY

Energy
$6T

Construction

$4.6T

forget blue sky

think black sky

INTERPLANETARY TECHNOLOGY & ECONOMY INTERPLANETARY ROADMAP TECHNOLOGY & ECONOMY ROADMAP

Pan-solar market Pan-solar governance Knowledge Civilization

Semi-planetary market Inter-national governance Semi-networked knowledge & people

ORGANIZATION

Designed by Apple on Earth. Assembled on Tau Ceti e.

Interstellar civilization is the Ultimate Knowledge Society

Pan-solar market Pan-solar governance Knowledge Civilization
EVE Online

Orgrevolutionaries

Charter cities Seasteaders

ORGANIZATION

IDENTITY

Books
$109B

Games
$67B

Movies
$35B

Global public fora

Entrepreneurship fora
e.g., TED, Skoll World Form
Biotech
$100B

GOALS

e.g., WEF, Clinton Global Initiative

Space
$277B

Mining
$650B

TECHNOLOGY

Energy
$6T

Construction
$4.6T

ICT
$3.6T

ORGANIZATION

Organization revolutionaries
e.g., EVE Online, Charter Cities

THE JUMP

So who is going to get all the balls rolling?

2013

2112

Tau Zero Icarus Interstellar 100 Year Starship The British Interplanetary Society The Institute for Interstellar Studies

~1,000s of people?

We need to turn into one of these.

active members
in an epic volunteer organization that will energize our civilization towards the stars

1 million

THE JUMP

Interstellar

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