[ExI] extropy-chat Digest, Vol 82, Issue 13

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 14:19:27 UTC 2010

On 9 July 2010 04:55, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> You are way out of date.  I finally came to a solution that would get
> the cost of SBSP down to around two cents per kWh with a front end
> investment in transportation around $100 B ($60 B in lasers).  Then
> one of the people who was helping me with the SBSP analysis told me
> about a project that looks like it will generate power at just over a
> penny a kWh *and* the front end investment is under 1% of the SBSP
> front end.  The principal is Ed Kelly and if you Google on that name
> and Transmeta you will get the right guy.

A penny as one hundredth of a British Pound? :-/

> I am not particularly happy about it, but I am on record as saying I
> would support any energy project that looked better than what I was
> working on.  Not going into space closes off a lot of opportunities
> but it probably doesn't matter.  Because of the singularity I don't
> see humans being in charge beyond mid century anyway.

Why, shouldn't they have a little fun as long as they are? ;-)

Stefano Vaj

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