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