[ExI] towing an iceberg

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Tue May 25 06:16:03 UTC 2021

Wouldn’t it be easier to put “fins” on the iceberg? And just adjust them as needed, the same way you do a J stroke on a canoe?

SR Ballard

> On May 24, 2021, at 10:42 PM, Stuart LaForge via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Quoting Spike:
>> The force that could be exerted by the wind is tiny compared to even slight
>> current.  That iceberg is going go wherever the water tells it to.  I don't
>> know if anchoring to the bottom of the sea and pulling it with thousands of
>> cables will exert anywhere near enough force.
> Ok so we can't use the wind to propel the iceberg, so then can we use it to steer the iceberg? Apply small but constant force orthogonal to the current to guide the iceberg to warmer latitudes where we can use the temperature difference between the water and the iceberg to power a heat engine to propel the iceberg to the highest bidder?
> Stuart LaForge
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