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.
One of the keys to use any resources in space are the technologies. We may speak about that like exporting technologies in space. It may mean adaptation of currently existing technologies to the conditions we may have them on the surface of the moon or in 0g. So as being able to technological processes for … More Importance of SEAM-factory for space
Q: When I think of the steps to settling space, I think of it mostly in terms of technology and economics. If you don’t need to be economically self-sustaining, we’ve had the technology to build a moon base for decades – just spend $100k/kg on food and other things to sustain it that we don’t have … More Moon, space, profit, strategy, Q/A
Q: Say you own a company that can create habitable floating platforms in international waters for a price point per square meter roughly half of the average of house prices in the US. So there is a demand for people to move there. How would you structure the funding structure for the company/government there? Would … More Establishing a city, and some thoughts about that. Q/A.
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?
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?