Inhabitants of the earth, you are on the verge of transition to the level of space civilization and the colonization of the solar system, which will give you unlimited resources, economic power, high quality of life and prosperity.
You have seen life at the level of space civilization in science fiction films and futuristic predictions. This is a completely different quality of life, a high level of technology, a high level of well-being, and a high quality of thinking. Transition to a completely new level of development in all respects, which amazes the imagination with its beauty and perfection.
You were promised to start space exploration of the state during the space race, and still promise. But what have they mastered. How many space resources are delivered to the earth, how much does your life improve from this? What is this development of a new space on which your tax money is spent and which gives you the opportunity to wave the flag and glorify the leader and the party? This is not colonization, this is propaganda. States fund scientific space demonstration programs to maintain their status and power. From the point of view of real space expansion, such a strategy does nothing, it is a dead-end direction.
You have been accustomed to the idea that the pioneers in space are astronauts, but in fact the path to space exploration is laid by planners, those who develop strategies, develop plans. (State space administrations have no plans for space expansion.)
The adopted space exploration strategy assumes a gradual expansion of space research programs. Which, over time, should lead to the beginning of practical space exploration, and after further growth, ultimately lead to a full-scale industrial development of the solar system. After that, humanity will gain access to unlimited resources, raise its level of technology and be able to rise to new heights in development, passing into the status of a space civilization.
But the traditional strategy for the development of space expansion is held back by the enormous complexity and cost of large space programs, which serve as almost insurmountable barriers to the colonization of space.
(And besides, the states themselves do not seek to develop real, economically efficient, space exploration. Without paying attention to numerous practical projects involving the development of new transport systems, the development of space production, the development of space raw materials and solar energy.)
Besides, states themselves do not seek to develop real, economically efficient, space exploration. There are many projects for the development of new types of space services, such as space solar energy, space production, qualitatively new transportation systems, and the extraction of extraterrestrial resources. There are projects of industrial complexes consisting of transport infrastructure, energy, and production that can give rise to the development of extraterrestrial industry. But such projects are not given attention.
In the last decade, private traders have begun to join space exploration, with more practical goals and projects. But the private space industry, just like the state one, runs into barriers that prevent the colonization of space. Failing to get around them and attract sufficient resources from the global industry. It also develops slowly and does not give a chance for a quick transition to the space age. Provides chances only for future generations.
A new approach to the development of space expansion involves starting it with the transformation of mankind into a space civilization, within the earth, freely and quickly. With the goal of creating a new global industry that can spread in the solar system, just as quickly and easily.
I am alternatives, a supporter of the development of space expansion, Nikolai Agapov. I have developed a qualitatively new approach to the development of space expansion. Transformation of modern humanity into a space civilization “Space transformation”. The main logic of which is not to wait for the beginning of space colonization, which will be followed by the transformation of humanity into a space civilization. And to start with the transformation of humanity into a space civilization on earth in the near future. In order to create a new industry on earth that can freely spread in the solar system and transfer society to the lifestyle of a space civilization. So that in some future, about 10, 15 years, when the space age industry is sufficiently developed on earth, it began to spread in space.
With this approach, there is no need to wait until the development of modern cosmonautics is transferred to the world space industry. The transformation of humanity into a space civilization will begin immediately and will continue in the near future. Immediately bringing benefits and benefits, giving practical motivation for further development in this direction. Developing without significant barriers to growth, from the first new industry startups on earth to full-scale colonization of the solar system.
Space Age Industry.
The “Space Age Industry”, a new industry based on space age technologies that is workable on earth and able to spread freely in space, must prepare the world industry and economy for the colonization of space.
The main core of the space age industry is the technology of digital production and production machines “Replicators”, capable of making copies of themselves – replicas, multiplying.
A modern industry is based on highly specialized machine tools. For the production of complex products, such as, for example, a car, a large number of machine tools are needed, and many enterprises for the manufacture of parts. Modern production infrastructure is large-scale and expensive, it would be mega costly to transfer it into space.
The now nascent industry of a new order is based on universal machines capable of making any parts according to a digital template, by adding material in small portions. The most famous example of which is a 3D printer. In order to make a car using 3D printers, you need only a few printers of different types, printing from different materials, plastic, aluminum, steel. If you place several 3D printers of different, basic, types and assembly manipulators in a small micro-factory located in a container. It will be a micro-enterprise capable of producing any complex product. Cars, various industrial equipment. And in particular, micro factories will be able to make copies of themselves.
Replicators will not be able to produce only high-tech parts that need to be made in technology centers on earth.
At the modern level of technology, the creation of the first mass replicators is still exotic, but no longer fiction. We have the necessary technologies, only initiative is needed.
Replicators will greatly accelerate industrial and economic growth on earth. They will quickly spread throughout the world and will quickly increase their numbers, raising living standards on earth to the standards of modern developed countries. When the replicator industry gains enough power and technology, it can continue to spread in space.
Replicators provide completely new opportunities for the industrialization of space. The price and weight of such machines will not be large, comparable to modern satellites or orbital station modules. Delivering them into space will be available to businesses, large corporations or large communities of mass entrepreneurs. But one such machine, complete with a universal robot, in space, will be able to make thousands of its copies and robots. Groups of replicators and robots will build the first space bases and industrial facilities. The first extraterrestrial enterprises will begin streaming the production of spacecraft with replicators flying around the solar system, spreading the “Seeds of Industry” across it.
Replicators will build a new space transportation infrastructure. Powerful slings for orbiting cargo from low-gravity planets, orbital electromagnetic accelerators, for removing cargo from the ground. A fleet of reusable orbital plasma-propelled tugs to connect near-earth space, planets and asteroids by transport. The new space transport infrastructure will replace modern rockets, it will be cheap and efficient.
Replicator constellations and the space industry will need to be supplied with high-tech parts from the ground, but their weight is relatively light and the cost of shipping into space will be modest. In addition, with the growth of the replicator industry, rocket-less transport systems will begin to develop in space.
The industrialization of space using replicators will not be overly expensive, but it will be fast, large-scale and super-profitable. It will attract the power of the entire world industry and trillions of investments from the entire world economy to space exploration, providing the massive exploration of space with sufficient resources.
The Earth segment of the space age industry will work primarily for consumers, creating and maintaining a living environment for people. Therefore, it will be versatile, similar to the modern industry.
In terms of organization, the space age industry will represent a multi-profile business structure “Ecosystem”. Consisting of networked entrepreneurial communities, for the most part, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. A decentralized industrial infrastructure will work well with a decentralized, networked organization.
Space age communities.
The transformation of humanity into a space civilization will go not only through the transition to a new industry, but also through the transition of society to the way of life of a space civilization. The main conductors of space transformation in the social sphere will be social movements and clubs of people of the space age, organized according to the principle of network structures.
The main features of the people of the space age, the transition to the thinking format of independent players and builders of the space civilization. With a modern format, state servants and large corporations. The tasks of the people of the space age are to serve as carriers and builders of the space civilization. Transition to her living standards, changing her way of thinking, way of life, everyday living environment, professional orientation and professional activity. Raise your living standard at the expense of higher living standards. Serve as an example for others, and help others in the transition to the living standards of a space civilization.
Network organization in the space transformation system.
For the development of organization and the development of any activity, including the transition of the earth to technologies and living standards of space civilization, an organizational system, an infrastructure of organization and management is needed.
The vertical, bureaucratic management structure, which is familiar to the earth at the present stage, in which society is governed by a small elite, is not suitable for building a cosmic civilization. It is ossified, lacking flexibility, develops slowly and has internal constraints. Narrow elites purposefully restrain development in order to maintain their dominant position, power or monopolies in the economy. The traditional elites, on their own initiative, will not want to develop space transformation, and if they do, they will be capable of little in it.
The initiative and leading role in the development of space civilization belongs to the society and civil elites.
The system of organizing the construction of space transformation will be a network structure. Unlike a vertical organizational structure, like a pyramid, with vertical links going from bottom to top and from top to bottom, in network structures, links go in all directions. In a networked organization there is no rigid hierarchy and less order, but it gives much more opportunities to each individual person for personal development and development of their activities. And due to this, it gives a gain in the total speed of development and economic growth.
The network organization began to develop with the advent of the open information space, and accelerated with the advent of the Internet.
An open information environment and information communications are the main conductors of connections between people, and the main environment for the development of a network organization. The infrastructure of the network organization is the connections of people with each other, using which people can develop a system of civil self-government. Examples of network structures of civil self-government are various kinds of communities of interest, using the Internet and publications for communication. But in the not too distant future, such online communities will become more organized and professional. They will begin to spread in the economy, politics, and all spheres of life and activity, gradually replacing state management structures and large corporatism.
Networked communities will be governed by the most intellectual and proactive representatives of society, civil, networked, elites. The network elites will not have power in the traditional sense, with the help of violence and direct subordination, their management will be advisory in nature. But the implementation of their recommendations will be prompted by the desire of society to raise their professional and living standards, which is much more effective to do under the guidance of professionals. Network elites will be able to manage the actions and resources of society, gaining its trust. And they will quickly lose their ability to manage, along with trust. Participants will simply move from one coordinator to another, through the transition to new Internet communities, transferring their investments and partnerships. Under such a system, monopoly control over society is basically impossible,
The main differences between a network organization and a vertical one are that in a vertical system, decisions are made by a narrow layer of elites. Society only fulfills them. Power players, public servants. And with a network organization, each person is an independent player in the civilizational space, he can build and develop it on his own initiative. Consequently, the total initiative of society for development and the total opportunities for development are much higher than with a vertical organization. And if for a vertical system the transition to a qualitatively different civilizational space is great complexity, requiring a radical reorganization of the system, then many independent players can make such a transition easily and quickly, simply by changing their way of life.
Network communities, in terms of total intelligence and economic power, will not be inferior to government agencies and large corporations. But they will have high flexibility. And the growth rate of the industry of the new industrial order at the disposal of independent entrepreneurs, and the rate of evolution of its technologies, can many times exceed the development of state administrations or large corporations.
Network structures are perfect for the transition of society to the stage of cosmic civilization, followed by the colonization of space. Their advantages, flexibility, high speed of development, the ability to involve the world industry and society in the process of space transformation and colonization of space.
Network organization now seems exotic, as it is not supported by traditional institutions of power. But its online communities can be quickly developed through social media groups and publications.
Management by developing and promoting the concept.
I plan to develop the space transformation project mainly through the development and popularization of its concept. A theoretical model for the construction of a space civilization, followed by society and business.
The concept of space transformation is its core, an informational template, so to speak. The concept will be realized through its transmission to society through publications and network structures. Partner communities borrowing information from the space transformation coordination center will be a system of branches diverging from the center into the community. Leading the practical implementation of the concept through its use in their lives and activities. Space age communities and space age industry entrepreneurial networks.
Translating the core of the organization into the form of an information product, and transferring it to society directly, through popularization, from the coordinator to each participant, this simplifies the matter to the limit. Information can spread instantly, to the whole world, it does not need intermediary structures that hinder any activity.
Free passage to the space of cosmic civilization.
For you, ordinary participants in the civilization of the earth, the ultimate goal of space expansion is to get into the space of cosmic civilization, to get its living standard for yourself. The construction of space bases, the expansion of the space industry, these are only intermediate stages that are best kept to a minimum.
States do not have effective plans for transferring earthly civilization to the cosmic level; the authorities only declare it as a goal achievable in a distant, futuristic perspective. In fact, they use your interest in space expansion only to maintain their status and domination.
The concept of space transformation that I propose is the beginning of space expansion with the construction of a space civilization. Primarily in your life. Using the rudiments of cosmic civilization in the form of technologies, consumer products, opportunities for leading a lifestyle that are available on earth now. The remaining steps, the creation of a new industry capable of spreading in space, the creation of a space-based industrial transport infrastructure, then, in the next stages.
The final stage in the transformation of humanity into a space civilization is the colonization of the solar system with an unlimited expansion of the resource base and opportunities for the growth of living standards. With the transition of human civilization to a qualitatively new level. But you, following my concept, can begin the transition for yourself into the space of a cosmic civilization without long expectations. You can immediately embark on the path of building a cosmic civilization, receiving for yourself its opportunities and benefits. And in the near future, confidently and quickly bring it to the final result, the colonization of the solar system.
With the advent of the concept of space transformation, the construction of a space civilization is no longer dependent on power. It is in your hands.
First practical groups and projects.
Now the space transformation project is at its initial stage. Its first anchor points are two Facebook groups, the Space Expansion Networking Community and the Space Age People’s Club, and the Space Expansion WordPress site.
The development plan assumes, first of all, the popularization of the idea of space transformation as an alternative to traditional astronautics. Popularization of the possibilities and prospects of space expansion. Simultaneously with the popularization of the conduct of commercial intermediation activities, developing partner communities among companies whose technologies and products are the beginnings of the industry and the living environment of the space age. Mediation activities, the organization of business communities, should build the first partner communities around the focal point. Trade and advertising should provide the first money that can be invested in other projects.
Further develop partner communities, and at the same time lead the first experimental developments in the field of technology. Create startups that are engaged in experimental development and promotion of new products to the market. And to involve existing startups of a similar orientation in partner communities. The results of the experimental work should be published in the news and transferred to the business environment for free copying, and building partner communities that work in a similar way to a franchise. The focal point supports the community with information, management, and advertising, receiving from its activities a share of the profits of the firms included in the community. By channeling the revenues received to improve technologies and management systems, for the further development of communities.
With the development of the first online communities, the stake will be placed on the simplest, cheapest and most popular technologies of business. But with the expansion and accumulation of resources, the development of more complex, high-tech areas of activity.
So in the first few years, it is planned to form a global ecosystem and start developing replicators suitable for mass production.
In about 10 – 15 years, but possibly earlier, to create a scientific and industrial complex suitable for the production of space machines and the industrialization of space. Start creating projects for the first alien industrial bases based on replicators.
Simultaneously with the development of full-fledged space replicators, to develop projects for experimental replicators and alien bases equipped with them, in a greatly simplified and reduced version. Such experienced, simplified, space bases, similar in size to groups of remotely controlled toys, should serve to demonstrate the possibilities of industrialization of space and experimental development of technologies. At a price of several tens of millions of dollars, they will be available to startups or space privateers.
The start of practical projects was slowed down for a long time due to the lack of investments and publications, but recently I decided to bypass these inhibiting factors by switching to conceptual management. This method of management is still new, exotic and not worked out in practice, but it makes it possible to launch a project on the market and develop it further in the form of an information product, practically without encountering inhibiting factors.
Simultaneously with the development of business ecosystem projects, there will be projects for transforming humanity into a space civilization in the social sphere. In the form of clubs, Space Age social movements, and thematic subcultures, Space-agers, for teenagers and romantics, named after the New Age movement.
The projects of social groups were also inhibited earlier, as they did not arouse understanding and interest in society. But now I have updated their strategy. Made their concept out of the appendage of the business community as an independent movement, participation in which will give direct benefits in the form of a functional lifestyle, and an increase in personal characteristics, which will give personal progress and many benefits in life and work. Will make life freer, more interesting and meaningful.
The project strategy, now updated, should launch their active development.