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Old Jun 12 2015, 06:02 PM   #9
pearldiver
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Default Re: Pern in 500 years

The idealism of the original colonists probably had about as much relevance to the Pernese a few Passes down the line as an upper middle class vegan's opinion on eating meat does to a kid in Somalia, to tell the truth. They're in two entirely different contexts. The Pernese don't know the problems that come with industrialization, because they've never dealt with them. AIVAS probably left them some warnings, but it's human nature to see the opportunity for wealth and not the price you'll pay for it.

(That said, I like living in an industrialized nation. Subsistence farming sucks. If the colonists could've kept up the clean and renewable energy sources they brought with them, Pern could've been a pretty nice place to live with a good balance of technology and nature.)
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