People quite regularly notice that I do use energy metrics and ignore economic realities in my assumptions. There are few good reasons for that. And let’s consider some aspects on an example of the problem of using smart matter on a large scale for megastructures like space lifts or other stuff. A point about economics … More Smart matter, Q2, economics vs energy and other animals
It is a response to a conversation on FB, and the conversation will be below. Main four points are as a premise. 1>At that point a major war can break out because you need resources that are controlled by someone else. 2> But the global economy is no more there. 3> You can’t wait for … More Relations between Earth economics, Space economics, response to a discussion.
Ok, I got a valid question about what you gonna do with all those presumably available K1(10^18W) energy, in terms of production in space, which I have broadened to activity in space. If you do consider that the improvement of technologies is not required to meaningfully utilize the energy. It is a lot of energy … More K1 energy budget. Is it too much for us?
Let’s say you are concerned about the future of humanity after wild AI has broken his firewalls, got conciseness, or wild trans-humans moved into quantum computers attached to a terminator body— what are alternative besides evaporating of all fleshy humans?Or if you find those events unlikely, what about alien creatures flesh and blood or steel … More What form of currency to do transactions between us and droids/AI/terminator?
Q:Now assume Joe is an average white American citizen who has attended college and earns 50,000 USD annually. In addition to his salary, he has 100,000 USD in his bank account. He has no family and is prepared to spend any time, effort, and/or money needed to create a country (most likely a micro-state) that … More How can Average Joe create a micro-state that is a member of the UN in the least amount of time?
Or how important is our technological development and space for our future survival. Q: I would like to know what are pros and cons of robots replacing human in most repetitive jobs. A few days ago I stumbled on another interesting factor which may be useful if people are replaced in simple production jobs. However, … More Robots replacing human — in future