[ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal

Giulio Prisco giulioprisco at protonmail.ch
Fri Mar 24 09:39:01 UTC 2017

Columbus didn't bother with tech details either. If he had, he would have stayed home.

Of course somebody will have to bother with tech details. Visionary architects have an important role to play, and practical engineers also have an important role to play.

I would be very surprised if someone could pull this off with today's tech and realistic funding. But then, big surprises do happen now and then.

Giulio Prisco
giulioprisco at protonmail.ch

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Subject: Re: [ExI] Orbital skyscraper proposal
Local Time: March 24, 2017 10:11 AM
UTC Time: March 24, 2017 9:11 AM
From: pharos at gmail.com
To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>

On 24 March 2017 at 04:15, Darin Sunley wrote:
> There are elements in here that strongly suggest parody.

Perhaps, but their credentials seem good. They have done work with
NASA on the Mars Ice Dome design and are involved in many futuristic
design projects, including real-life design work in New York.



On the other hand, they are architects, not engineers. So their
far-out speculative designs may well involve an element of 'Don't
bother us with the technical details'. :)

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