[ExI] The L5 Society ( was: EP and Peak oil.)

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 23:10:58 UTC 2008

On Friday 11 April 2008, hkhenson wrote:
>  Or around 900 power sats, 15 years of production at 60 a year. Now I
>  fully admit space based solar power isn't a very likely future. 

Sorry Keith, I just don't see how that's much of a problem, especially 
if we solve the self-replicating machine problem (kinematic 
self-replicators, or even just n^2 tech, not necessarily 2^n). Call 
this the powersat bootstrap scenario: we launch once and only once, 
everything else is done in the sky. Actually, there might be more than 
one launch due to various predictions of failure due to solar 
radiation, micrometeorites, etc.

- Bryan

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