Q: Do we have some guesses on the minimal infrastructure necessary, on the lunar surface and/or lunar orbit, to start developing and testing NTRs and fission-powered electric/ion drives there? Total tonnage, specific kinds of payloads/ equipment there, are there minable sites for various specific raw materials that happen to be close to each other on Luna … More About minimal meaningful infrastructure of the space industry.
Q: Disclaimer: I’m a socioeconomics whore. I might argue for ancap today, ancom tomorrow, minarchism next week, etc. I don’t care. I am not far from thinking that humans in large numbers are ungovernable ethically and that people who don’t like the system should just do a risk-benefit analysis and discreetly break the laws they … More Economics, automation – present and future options
Q: Self-expanding adaptive manufacturing (SEAM) factory is the first step on Plan 0. Here is a possible pathway to developing a SEAM factory and the rationale behind it. A SEAM factory must produce a commercial product to sell at a profit. It could theoretically make anything but I think manufacturing machines (lathes, mills, 3D printers, … More SEAM capabilities, the way to adress the development of those.