[ExI] Maximum Jailbreak, and the legacy of Stephen Hawking Message-ID:
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 01:01:46 UTC 2018
adrian wrote - Oil would
have to be synthesized - but it is unlikely that automobiles as we
know them on Earth would be in as much demand, so much less oil would be
What about the asteroid belt? Isn't it the remains of a planet, or thought
to be? If so, life might have developed on it and so some remains could
have oil. That would be a discovery to top them all.
On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:42 PM Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 5:29 PM William Flynn Wallace
> <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > adrian wrote: This requires quite a bit of mass, but moving quite a bit
> of mass through a zero-g environment is far simpler than many other things
> we discuss on this list. We're talking "large asteroid" range, far smaller
> than even the Moon, so this could be done with today's technology (though
> it would cost in the millions or billions of dollars).
> > ----------------
> > So the scifi stories I read will come true: we will move asteroids into
> Earth orbit, and create large tunnels to live in, providing radiation
> protection, and then tow asteroids which are full of water to supply the
> colony (like one of Asimov's stories where they got a water asteroid (if
> that's what you call it) from the rings of Saturn). I suppose metals and
> even oil could also be supplied by asteroids. I doubt the 'oil' part, but
> what do I know?
> Metals, no question, and this is a strong contender for why we might
> start moving the rocks (mining all that platinum, and getting rich
> from selling it even after the market crashes as a result). Oil would
> have to be synthesized - but it is unlikely that automobiles as we
> know them on Earth would be in as much demand, so much less oil would
> be needed too.
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