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Aurora - a critique by Stephen Baxter and others
Something to bear in mind is that many species won't thrive if you take a bunch of juveniles and release them into the wild. Many animals require periods of socialisation and education with kin groups. Given this another aspect of automation needed to properly introduce some new species into an ecosystem would be to have bots that look and behave like adults to raise the young.

Raising human by robot...well I'm skeptical that anything less than a human equivalent intelligence could do so (at least doing it properly, humans need a lot of interaction with other humans to develop socialisation skills. Less than human equivalent you're going to end up with a person to social disorder ratio of 1:1). Along those lines do we have any examples in the setting of robotic interstellar ships, lead by an AI, that build an ecosystem and raise human children in it? I'm feeling some good scope for OA level weirdness there Wink
OA Wish list:
  1. DNI
  2. Internal medical system
  3. A dormbot, because domestic chores suck!

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RE: Aurora - a critique by Stephen Baxter and others - by Rynn - 08-18-2015, 07:20 AM

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