[ExI] The silent PV revolution

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Mar 31 09:59:35 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 09:36:15PM -0400, Mike Dougherty wrote:

> Do you think after the road is glass-smooth there will be any issue
> keeping the cars in the lane, especially during wet/winter conditions?

I'd rather have a packet-switched matter transport network underground.
Something like http://www.cargocap.com/

>  Since glass-smooth will require considerable build (at least it will
> in northeast US) would it make sense to have the opposite of our
> current roadway's high-middle lower sides?  If the glass-smooth roads
> were effective bob-sled paths, the tendency would be for the car to
> drift into the center of its lane.  Of course we'd need to be able to
> turn off the road, so the high walls of a bobsled course is an
> exaggeration (though a downhill express route would be an exciting
> ride, no?)

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