[ExI] Power satellites

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 03:53:45 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:44 PM, John K Clark <jonkc at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> "Keith Henson" <hkeithhenson at gmail.com>
>> Like all elevator proposals it suffers from the problem that we don't
>> have the nanotube cable yet, but if we did his estimate isn't out of
>> bounds.
> So let's see, we don't know how to build practical power satellites but if
> we had something else that we know even less how to build then they would be
> dirt cheap. And on the basis of this "financial analysis" you expect people
> to invest in the venture. Recent events have shown that bankers aren't
> exactly rocket scientists, but they're not THAT dumb.

Perhaps not, but bankers can be impressed by rocket scientists... and
mathematicians... and monkeys that play the accordion.*

* Not all bankers of course, some are thoroughly unimpressed by rocket
scientists and mathematicians.

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