"We are all repositories for genetically-encoded information that we're all spreading back and forth amongst each other, all the time. We're just lousy with information."
This is an early reference to a practical idea - inflatable structures do not require as much mass lifted up from Earth.
Compare to the air tight tent from Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun and the inflatable air lock from Space Tug by Murray Leinster.
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