Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Editor, (10/01/1978), The Arts, Omni Magazine, October 1978, Retrieved on 2012-12-25
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    25 DEC 2012

     Colonies Will be Built in Space

    ...the goal of planet colonization has been challenged by a radically different notion of the Final Frontier Created by Princeton professor of physics Gerard K.O'Neill, this new concept is based on one of those revolutionary propositions that are so simple they seem self-evident. The surface of a planet, O'Neill asserts, is not a very good place to house a post industrial society. Free space itself, he says, ist he natural ecological habitat for a high energy, high-growth technological specie...
    Folksonomies: space exploration
    Folksonomies: space exploration
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    It doesn't make sense to fall down into the gravity-hole of a planet to colonize its surface after you have climbed out of the gravity hole of your homeworld.