Starslip by Kris Straub

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    Hive mindedly considered.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    How could their planet sustain 68 billion inhabitants?

  3. Michael McMillan

    Michael McMillan said, almost 2 years ago


    Night gaunt, do you have any idea how many ants Earth presently supports? How about the number of termites. Jinx is insectoid, so I can easily imagine a hive of unimaginable numbers.

  4. comicnut4636

    comicnut4636 said, almost 2 years ago

    Over 26% gone!!!

  5. Veridian

    Veridian said, almost 2 years ago


    Depends on the size of the Planet doesn’t it?

  6. Veridian

    Veridian said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael McMillan

    If you can Imagine them, the Hives numbers aren’t “unimaginable” after all….Staggering, Awe-inspiring, Terror inducing, Gargantuan, Mind numbing? Yes…“Unimaginable”? Not so Much…

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Michael McMillan

    Now imagine ants the size of humans.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago


    It would have to be larger than Terra but smaller than Jupiter and solid.

  9. imgran

    imgran said, almost 2 years ago

    … assuming they used their resources no less inefficiently than we do.

    … which is a horrible assumption because we use our resources very ineffiently and could easily support 10 times the current human population even using the resources the exact same way we use them right now.

    Some of you people need to step out of the cities and realize just exactly how big this planet actually is.

  10. old1953

    old1953 said, almost 2 years ago

    By building arcologies that engaged in total recycling, IOW, ground based space stations that input and output nothing but waste heat and used either geothermal or solar power, Earth could support a population of hundreds of billions. Sadly, we’re far more likely to kill ourselves off than do something that reasonable. However, a building less than half a mile on a side by twenty stories high would provide 2000 square feet of space each for one million inhabitants. That would include each person’s working and living space and share of public infrastructure and food growing areas. Aeroponics is capable of growing food in such space restrictions, waste recycling is totally well understood now, heating and cooling requirements would be far more easily met than in current cities. Only seven thousand such structures would house the entire human population as it currently exists, taking up 1750 square miles of surface. Currently, the city of Tokyo by itself takes up 844 square miles. We waste a lot of space and building material on tiny dwellings, by any remotely logical standard.

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