"...the people dealing with these new technologies will still be derived from the human stock we're familiar with today."
Good work for belters - if you can find them.
As Niven points out, the idea that a magnetic monopole, a particle that is a magnet with only one pole, actually exists has been around since at least the early 1930's, when Paul Dirac showed that magnetic monopoles were consistent with Maxwell's equations if electric charges are quantized, which is what is observed.
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