You know its kinda awe inspiring to realize that the megafauna are dead because we ate them.
Who would win giant land monsters or tiny bois with sticks
@Laurelai who would win, a vast interconnected web of life or these weird apes with some melted sand and a bunch of hydrocarbons
(just kidding, the apes die too)
@brennen Unless the apes can live on other worlds.
@Laurelai my guess is you need a functioning ecosystem to actually bootstrap your way off-planet, if it's possible.
i guess i'd like to be wrong, on balance, since "keep a functioning ecosystem" doesn't really seem to be on the table.
@brennen @Laurelai I wonder what the minimum viable ecosystem is that can still support a chip foundry.
@jbond @Laurelai congratulations on existing in a timeline that can probably answer this question empirically.
@brennen @Laurelai Due to an unfortunate accident of scale, the experiment will take several lifetimes to run.