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mertats t1_j8dkqkg wrote

Modern CPUs and GPUs require highly sophisticated machines and processes, even today only handful of countries can produce them.

The more complex the product gets, and more exotic materials the product requires it becomes harder to be self-sufficient.


kjm16216 t1_j8dmkxm wrote

Plus if you are going to build complex things that you didn't set up for at the beginning, you will need to be more than self sufficient, you will need a surplus of time, energy, minerals to expand the equipment of the colony.


UnfeignedShip t1_j8ezylh wrote

Along with the people to operate them/


kjm16216 t1_j8f0gww wrote

And the supplies to sustain them. Your population growth has got to match your surplus, and your surplus has to grow with population growth. I feel like I'm explaining how to play SimCity all the sudden.