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35. "RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention"
In response to message #34
 
   >>>and basically set human progress back a couple of thousand years by
>>>basically turning every human nation back into an island.
>>
>>A couple of thousand years might be a bit of an
>>exaggeration—it's not as if all the advanced technology on Earth
>>stopped working—but it certainly did no economic or geopolitical
>>good.
>
>It occurs to me that, if things got sufficiently bad, they wouldn't be
>able to launch anyone on those one-way trips offplanet. Apollo-era
>rockets would be enough, especially if there are galactic passenger
>liners waiting in high orbit (which would make sense) but Apollo-era
>rockets still require a pretty hefty industrial capacity.
>
>Also, how screwed you are by losing access to the ocean and to
>intercontinental trade, depends very much on where you are. The USA
>is in trouble initially because we went and exported all our
>manufacturing base to China, but could probably recover with native
>resources. Japan, on the other hand? Completely screwed.

Keep in mind that by the time of the Fog Interdiction and the Hundred Day War, the nations of United Earth (tm) had access to the galactic stage since late 1999. That's nearly 40 years of access to advanced technologies (if albeit not widely distributed) and even with Earth getting a lockdown on galactic imports, that still leaves enough examples lying around (along with technical specifications and blueprints) that we clever monkeys probably whipped together suitable substitutes of our own. So I don't think we'd have been knocked back to Saturn V boosters for escaping our gravity well, but anything that did get built for that purpose wasn't likely to be returning.

--- Philip






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   RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention SpottedKitty Jul-22-17 1
      RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Droken Jul-23-17 2
      RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-25-17 4
          RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-25-17 5
              RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-25-17 6
          RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-25-17 7
              RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-25-17 8
      RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention drakensis Jul-26-17 14
   RE: soon: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention MoonEyes Jul-24-17 3
   Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-25-17 9
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-25-17 10
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-26-17 11
              RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention TsukaiStarburst Jul-26-17 15
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-26-17 12
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Wiregeek Jul-30-17 32
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Matrix Dragon Jul-26-17 13
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention SpottedKitty Jul-29-17 31
   RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention TsukaiStarburst Jul-26-17 16
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention SilenRevered Jul-26-17 17
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-26-17 18
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-26-17 20
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-26-17 19
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Bushido Jul-27-17 21
              RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Peter Eng Jul-27-17 22
                  RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Star Ranger4 Jul-27-17 23
                      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention TsukaiStarburst Jul-27-17 24
                          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Star Ranger4 Jul-28-17 28
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention zwol Jul-31-17 34
             RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention pjmoyermoderator Jul-31-17 35
   RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention discord Jul-27-17 25
   RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention TsukaiStarburst Jul-28-17 26
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Mephronmoderator Jul-28-17 27
          RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Star Ranger4 Jul-28-17 29
              RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention MoonEyes Jul-30-17 33
      RE: Vocaloid Variations: The Mother of Invention Gryphonadmin Jul-28-17 30


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