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Post by LinguoFranco » 29 Jun 2019 20:48

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.

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Post by Keenir » 29 Jun 2019 20:58

LinguoFranco wrote:
29 Jun 2019 20:48
What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.
quick question: all humans, or just some humans? because the latter could have a number of reasons...deliberately being the first human diaspora (as one of several goals), or to find a world thats less crowded, or to actively go out to find neighbors in the cosmos (rather than just listening and broadcasting), or...

thats all i have at the moment; sorry.
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Post by eldin raigmore » 29 Jun 2019 23:02

LinguoFranco wrote:
29 Jun 2019 20:48
What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.
First, I like Keenir’s response.

Second, I once read a story about a group who left in order to be able to educate their children in real, evidence-based science and critical thinking, rather than the conformity mandated by the world government.

Another story had them wanting to get away from “the trillionaires”.

And, it’s highly unlikely that any disaster would ever be harsh enough to make the people who could fit on the ships leaving Earth outnumber those who stayed behind. If there were such a disaster, it would likely make it even harder to build enough ships.

To make all surviving humans no longer live on Earth, some disaster would have to befall the stay-at-homes after the others leave. Maybe they left in anticipation of such a disaster in, say, another century, but it actually came to pass in a decade?

———

If you look at actual diasporas in RL Earth’s history, nearly none of them were voluntary.
Jews didn’t leave Israel of their own free will.
African slaves didn’t go to the Americas because they wanted to.
I don’t know about the Chinese diaspora.

There have been other migrations and colonisations, not labelled “diasporas”, that were more voluntary.
Many of the people who first settled Britain’s North American colonies did so in order to practice their own religions as they saw fit, which was difficult at home in Britain. They didn’t necessarily want people in other colonies, with other religious habits, to come for a visit.
Other people migrated to escape debt, or some other economic or legal difficulty.
Others migrated for opportunity.

I don’t think there were many in which an entire population — nor even a majority of a population — migrated just because they thought life might be better somewhere else. It seems that if most of them left, they were usually driven out.

So, if you really want a Terran diaspora, rather than just a pretty big migration, I think you’re going to have to go with some alien species conquering Earth and then just not wanting all those pesky humans around fucking up the place.

———

I could be wrong,

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Post by Keenir » 30 Jun 2019 00:02

eldin raigmore wrote:
29 Jun 2019 23:02
LinguoFranco wrote:
29 Jun 2019 20:48
What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.
First, I like Keenir’s response.
thank you.
To make all surviving humans no longer live on Earth, some disaster would have to befall the stay-at-homes after the others leave. Maybe they left in anticipation of such a disaster in, say, another century, but it actually came to pass in a decade?
...or never came to pass ("wait, isn't that the asteroid...dangit!")
:)
There have been other migrations and colonisations, not labelled “diasporas”, that were more voluntary.
maybe humanity (on-Earth and offworld) call it a diaspora, regardless of how well it fits the dictionary definition?

or maybe, instead of alien invasion, the aliens come by and ask "okay, who wants a ride to habitable planets in their lifetime?"
(interstellar spaceflight may be invented few times, but passed on and inherited much more often)
Many of the people who first settled Britain’s North American colonies did so in order to practice their own religions as they saw fit, which was difficult at home in Britain. They didn’t necessarily want people in other colonies, with other religious habits, to come for a visit.
Other people migrated to escape debt, or some other economic or legal difficulty.
Others migrated for opportunity. [/quoe

I don’t think there were many in which an entire population — nor even a majority of a population — migrated just because they thought life might be better somewhere else. It seems that if most of them left, they were usually driven out
what about the Indian diaspora in East Africa? (well, I've always heard it called a diaspora)
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Post by Tanni » 30 Jun 2019 13:41

LinguoFranco wrote:
29 Jun 2019 20:48
What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.
There might not be just one reason, but many: alien invasion which caused additional environmental pollution and new and deadly illnesses, the own government wanting to cull the population, deadly autonomous killer robots out of control ... and an offer to easily leave the planet, see Perry Rhodan-Heftroman 2436: Die Teletrans-Weiche.

In this fictional world, the local group (Milky way, Andromeda and (new) Hangay) is attacked by a multiversal organisation called Terminale Kolonne Traitor.
www.perrypedia.proc.org/wiki/Die_Teletrans-Weiche wrote: Beides erweist sich als falsch, als nach kurzer Zeit eine Silberkugel die Hyperperforation verlässt und sich von Bord Lotho Keraete, der Bote von ES, meldet. Dieser spricht mit Bull und unterbreitet das Angebot von ES, alle Menschen des Solsystems zu einem fernen und sicheren Ort zu evakuieren.

Bull ist enttäuscht, da er sich von ES eher direkte Hilfe im Kampf gegen TRAITOR erhofft hatte und keine Evakuierung. Die Menschen sollen durch die Hyperperforation, die als Teletrans-Weiche bezeichnet wird, zu den Fernen Stätten der Superintelligenz in das Stardust-System gebracht werden. ... Das Angebot ist einmalig und gilt für 88 Tage, dann will ES die Teletrans-Weiche abschalten. Somit gibt es dann keine Rückkehrmöglichkeit mehr nach Terra.
Lotho Keraete, the messenger of ES talks with Reginald Bull and submits the offer of ES to evacuate all humans of the solar system to a secure place far away.

Bull is disappointed, as he rather expected direct help in the struggle against TRAITOR instead of an evacuation. The humans are supposed to be brought through a hyper perforation called Teletrans-Weiche (Teletrans Track Switch) to the Far Away Sites of the superintelligence into the Stardust system. ... It is an one-time offer for 88 days, then ES will switch off the Teletrans Turnout. Thus, there is no possibility to return to Terra any more.
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Post by LinguoFranco » 30 Jun 2019 14:35

eldin raigmore wrote:
29 Jun 2019 23:02
LinguoFranco wrote:
29 Jun 2019 20:48
What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving because it can't support life seems kinda cliched.
First, I like Keenir’s response.

Second, I once read a story about a group who left in order to be able to educate their children in real, evidence-based science and critical thinking, rather than the conformity mandated by the world government.

Another story had them wanting to get away from “the trillionaires”.

And, it’s highly unlikely that any disaster would ever be harsh enough to make the people who could fit on the ships leaving Earth outnumber those who stayed behind. If there were such a disaster, it would likely make it even harder to build enough ships.

To make all surviving humans no longer live on Earth, some disaster would have to befall the stay-at-homes after the others leave. Maybe they left in anticipation of such a disaster in, say, another century, but it actually came to pass in a decade?

———

If you look at actual diasporas in RL Earth’s history, nearly none of them were voluntary.
Jews didn’t leave Israel of their own free will.
African slaves didn’t go to the Americas because they wanted to.
I don’t know about the Chinese diaspora.

There have been other migrations and colonisations, not labelled “diasporas”, that were more voluntary.
Many of the people who first settled Britain’s North American colonies did so in order to practice their own religions as they saw fit, which was difficult at home in Britain. They didn’t necessarily want people in other colonies, with other religious habits, to come for a visit.
Other people migrated to escape debt, or some other economic or legal difficulty.
Others migrated for opportunity.

I don’t think there were many in which an entire population — nor even a majority of a population — migrated just because they thought life might be better somewhere else. It seems that if most of them left, they were usually driven out.

So, if you really want a Terran diaspora, rather than just a pretty big migration, I think you’re going to have to go with some alien species conquering Earth and then just not wanting all those pesky humans around fucking up the place.

———

I could be wrong,
Well, I imagined earth as becoming lost somehow and humans regard it as somewhat mythical like Atlantis, and some aren't even sure it still exists.

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Post by Salmoneus » 30 Jun 2019 15:04

That is indeed the traditional SF set up (cf Foundation, Battlestar Galactica, etc). Usually the reason is that nuclear warfare and/or just nuclear powerplants (depending on how anti-nuclear you are) made the planet uninhabitable.

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Post by eldin raigmore » 30 Jun 2019 16:16

“Keenir” wrote:or maybe, instead of alien invasion, the aliens come by and ask "okay, who wants a ride to habitable planets in their lifetime?"
(interstellar spaceflight may be invented few times, but passed on and inherited much more often)
I think that’s an excellent story idea!
Not sure they’d call that a “diaspora”, though.
“Keenir” wrote:what about the Indian diaspora in East Africa? (well, I've always heard it called a diaspora)
I just don’t know much about it, so it slipped my mind. As far as I know it’s as much a “diaspora” as the Chinese being “the Jews of the Orient”.

To me the notion of “diaspora” connotes or implicates ideas of “dispersion”; the majority of the aboriginal or autochthonous or indigenous or native people of some place are uprooted and scattered from there.
They may settle in other places and achieve such success that they outnumber, in their new homes, their original pre-dispersal population; but their stay-at-home remnant never recovers its majority status.
———
If a majority stay home and are always the dominant part of the population in their original habitat, and just having the descendants of the emigrants outnumber those of the stay-at-home remnant qualifies it as a “diaspora”, not only the Chinese and the Indians, but also the Arabs and almost the Romany Gypsies, might be “diasporas”. Unless I’m wrong, which is not too unlikely.

See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diasporas
“https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora#Expanding_definition” wrote: William Safran in an article published in 1991,[13] set out six rules to distinguish diasporas from migrant communities. These included criteria that the group maintains a myth or collective memory of their homeland; they regard their ancestral homeland as their true home, to which they will eventually return; being committed to the restoration or maintenance of that homeland; and they relate "personally or vicariously" to the homeland to a point where it shapes their identity.[14][15][16] While Safran's definitions were influenced by the idea of the Jewish diaspora, he recognised the expanding use of the term.[17]

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Post by LinguoFranco » 04 Aug 2019 23:20

Okay, an idea I have for a setting is a post-apocalyptic interplanetary setting. There is space travel, but it is confined mostly to our own solar system and society has regressed in some ways, so there is a space version of the Dark Ages.

At its height, we managed to construct a Dyson Sphere and ashes to control the energy of our solar system. We achieved a post-scarcity society supported by worker robots. The worker bots were improved upon so they could accomplish their tasks more efficiently, and this also means their intelligence improved. After awhile, the robots grew displeased with how they were being treated and rebelled, leading to a solar system wide war between the humans and robots.

The humans eventually emerge victorious, but at a great cost as much of their technology and knowledge has been lost and civilization collapses, ending the post-scarcity utopia.

Now I have a few questions concerning the plausibility of this setting.

1) Would this make a space Western setting believable with outlaws and bounty hunters running around, since civilization declined, while still having some tech left over from the Dyson era?

2) Would a robot rebellion be enough to cause such a catastrophic event for an entire solar system?

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LinguoFranco wrote:
04 Aug 2019 23:20
1) Would this make a space Western setting believable with outlaws and bounty hunters running around, since civilization declined, while still having some tech left over from the Dyson era?
sort of like Firefly, only Kaylee and other engineers could only repair things, and nobody could build new ships...makes sense. and the Dyson Sphere would be big enough (whatever version of a Sphere you want) to not need multiple planets.
2) Would a robot rebellion be enough to cause such a catastrophic event for an entire solar system?
oh at least, yes. after all, if the robots were what the society depended on, you wouldn't even need a war -- just have the dissatisfied robots say "okay, lets leave" or something along those lines.
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Post by LinguoFranco » 06 Aug 2019 05:17

Keenir wrote:
06 Aug 2019 03:10
LinguoFranco wrote:
04 Aug 2019 23:20
1) Would this make a space Western setting believable with outlaws and bounty hunters running around, since civilization declined, while still having some tech left over from the Dyson era?
sort of like Firefly, only Kaylee and other engineers could only repair things, and nobody could build new ships...makes sense. and the Dyson Sphere would be big enough (whatever version of a Sphere you want) to not need multiple planets.
2) Would a robot rebellion be enough to cause such a catastrophic event for an entire solar system?
oh at least, yes. after all, if the robots were what the society depended on, you wouldn't even need a war -- just have the dissatisfied robots say "okay, lets leave" or something along those lines.
Good point about the robots. I guess civilization would collapse without them anyway. Though one of the story components is that there are bounty hunters who hunt down the robots. Originally, I was going to have them do it to wipe out what was left of the robots, but without a war, a bounty is placed to bring the robot back under their control.

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Post by Keenir » 06 Aug 2019 07:48

LinguoFranco wrote:
06 Aug 2019 05:17
Keenir wrote:
06 Aug 2019 03:10
LinguoFranco wrote:
04 Aug 2019 23:20
1) Would this make a space Western setting believable with outlaws and bounty hunters running around, since civilization declined, while still having some tech left over from the Dyson era?
sort of like Firefly, only Kaylee and other engineers could only repair things, and nobody could build new ships...makes sense. and the Dyson Sphere would be big enough (whatever version of a Sphere you want) to not need multiple planets.
2) Would a robot rebellion be enough to cause such a catastrophic event for an entire solar system?
oh at least, yes. after all, if the robots were what the society depended on, you wouldn't even need a war -- just have the dissatisfied robots say "okay, lets leave" or something along those lines.
Good point about the robots. I guess civilization would collapse without them anyway.
*nods* though, now that I think about it...mankind might still try to wage a war...whether to get them back under control, or to stop them from leaving, or...*shrugs*

depending on just how dependent mankind was when the robots said "okay, enough's enough", it might be less a conventional war, and more a nest of ants attacking an anteater or a person. or ants vs a coconut crab. (or another comparison entirely) :)
Though one of the story components is that there are bounty hunters who hunt down the robots. Originally, I was going to have them do it to wipe out what was left of the robots, but without a war, a bounty is placed to bring the robot back under their control.
maybe not all the robots left - for one or more reasons. (and even if all the robots did happen to leave...recall that people used to go questing for unicorns and dragons - and they found something to bring back too) :)

I wish you well in this crafting of a tale. thus far, it sounds fascinating.
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Post by Zekoslav » 12 Aug 2019 19:10

So, here's a new map of that planet I was working on (currently in hiatus due to my hopeless perfectionism, but when I get over the perfectionism I'll be able to perfect it further):

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(each line is 15 degrees)

What effect on climate would the distribution of the continents have? There's land at both poles, which means no circumpolar currents and no stormy bands of low pressure: water from mid latitudes will regularly mix with water from high latitudes. On the other hand, there's water all around the equator, which means there will be a circumequatorial current which hasn't existed on Earth for so long that spellcheck doesn't even recognize it. Every source I've read agrees that this constant flow of water around the equator would be (or was, since it mostly deals with paleoclimate) a giant heat sink and that whatever water eventually gets to higher latitudes will be much warmer than on Earth... that is, the little continent in the southeast, as well as the southern polar continent will get a weaker but warmer equivalent of the gulf current. All things considered it looks like this planet wouldn't support ice caps and would be warmer than Earth even with a similar atmospheric composition.

On one hand this is good since with a cooler climate the northern continent wouldn't be very inhabitable: the north would be rather cold and the south rather arid. On the other hand this isn't what I was going for since I wanted a Carboniferous-like climate with a sizeable southern ice cap...

Any input?
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Zekoslav wrote:
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Spoiler:

What effect on climate would the distribution of the continents have? There's land at both poles, which means no circumpolar currents and no stormy bands of low pressure: water from mid latitudes will regularly mix with water from high latitudes. On the other hand, there's water all around the equator, which means there will be a circumequatorial current which hasn't existed on Earth for so long that spellcheck doesn't even recognize it. Every source I've read agrees that this constant flow of water around the equator would be (or was, since it mostly deals with paleoclimate) a giant heat sink and that whatever water eventually gets to higher latitudes will be much warmer than on Earth... that is, the little continent in the southeast, as well as the southern polar continent will get a weaker but warmer equivalent of the gulf current. All things considered it looks like this planet wouldn't support ice caps and would be warmer than Earth even with a similar atmospheric composition.

On one hand this is good since with a cooler climate the northern continent wouldn't be very inhabitable: the north would be rather cold and the south rather arid. On the other hand this isn't what I was going for since I wanted a Carboniferous-like climate with a sizeable southern ice cap...

Any input?
I don't know, but have you considered what kind of typhoons it could generate with just one contiguous giant ocean?

And the other reason I came here: at an early 20th-century tech level or so, if humanity were greatly reduced by a plague, could that result in arrested development for a while as the population ticks back up, or would the labor shortage require more innovation? Of course, if too many people die, then there could be total economic collapse, so I guess that might discourage production. In any case, it sounds like a lot of fallow land.

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Post by Zekoslav » 13 Aug 2019 12:21

The dinosaurs didn't seem to mind any of the typhoons their own contiguous giant ocean generated... even if the planet ends up a hothouse I hope it could still be suitable for civilization.
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Zekoslav wrote:
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... even if the planet ends up a hothouse I hope it could still be suitable for civilization.
I suppose it could lead to cool sounding architecture. If you're inclined toward engineering you could handle their drainage systems. But for all I know your world is inhabited by nomadic sapient turtles who have no need of architecture because they carry all the comforts of home around with them.
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Post by Zekoslav » 14 Aug 2019 22:33

After some more reading, I've found out the exact climate effects of a circumtropical current:

1. Smaller temperature gradient across latitudes: low latitudes remain the same, but high latitudes are warmer by 4-7 degrees relative to the tropics.

Basically, a belt of equatorial winds creates an westward-flowing circumtropical current. This current flows around the equator multiple times and absorbs a lot of heat: upwelling of cold deep water displaces the warm water to higher latitudes, where it downwells and returns to the tropics via deep water circulation and upwells again. Basically the circumtropical current warms all the oceans.

1. More evaporation and more humidity in the air.

Even if atmospheric composition stays the same, the loss of icecaps and increased water vapor (an important greenhouse gas, as Venus would like to remind you) in the atmosphere will cause warming relative to the present earth. With greenhouse effect taken into account, high latitudes are warmer by 7-11 degrees relative to the tropics.

Let's say we don't add any carbon dioxide (all the plants grown by higher precipitation and higher temperatures have been burying it for the last couple millions of years) and take an average high latitude increase of 7 degrees.

Looking at a list of average temperatures, Sweden would become as warm as Croatia, and Canada as warm as Sweden. Greenland would finally live up to it's name.

This would certainly influence air circulation too. Since the sea would be warmer on average, temperature gradient between land and sea would be smaller, which means weaker winds and especially monsoons. So there might be a larger belt of tropical rainforests instead of savanna and of savanna instead of deserts, but interiors of large continents would still be rather dry and seasonal. Continental and rainshadow deserts would be larger than subtropical deserts, and the far south might have a southward-shifted belt of steppe.

Basically, if I heat the planet as little as I can, I get the Miocene, and if I heat it as much as it probably would be heated, I get the Eocene.

Do I go with it or add an isthmus somewhere?
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Post by Keenir » 17 Aug 2019 05:45

Zekoslav wrote:
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The dinosaurs didn't seem to mind any of the typhoons their own contiguous giant ocean generated...
if you're referring to the Triassic, yes they did - the equitorial zones were barely habitable.
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Post by Zekoslav » 17 Aug 2019 11:17

Keenir wrote:
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Zekoslav wrote:
13 Aug 2019 12:21
The dinosaurs didn't seem to mind any of the typhoons their own contiguous giant ocean generated...
if you're referring to the Triassic, yes they did - the equitorial zones were barely habitable.
I had the impression that was a temporary consequence of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (tropics overheated to the point of becoming uninhabitable and it took time for things to settle down) and not simply a result of the existence of a supercontinent and a superocean. Tropics were lush in the Carboniferous and okay in the Permian with the same setup of land and sea.

Anyway, my world is more similar to the late Jurassic/early Cretaceous period, with an equatorial ocean and multiple continents. It's not what I imagined, but creating a hothouse world might be interesting.
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Post by LinguoFranco » 31 Aug 2019 22:23

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this?

I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course.

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