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
From a perspective, you may never be thought about. Originally it was posted as an answer to a question of WorldBuilding site. Where a guy tried to imagine a realistic space combat based on the tech he thinks is realistic. As with many of such attempts, A good answer can’t be given because strategy and … More A story about Space War and Space Politics in the solar system, you never heard of.
We are one step ahead.The question is not how far away we are, but how small we can make it for practical purposes.And how well we have documented the plan for tech-seed to grow. The real growth of our technologies started in late 19 century and the beginning of 20th century.The amount of information and … More How far away are we from a 14mt clanking replicator architecture?
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