Establishing a city, and some thoughts about that. 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.

Life importance. Probabilities and rights.

source Premise: On the idea that’s it’s “imperialistic” to want to colonize space: When the aborigines did a prehistoric megaproject consisting in crossing a sea to colonize the asteroid called Australia, sixty thousand years ago, were they being imperialists? By that logic it was even worse than colonizing a lifeless planet or asteroid, because Australia … More Life importance. Probabilities and rights.

Smart matter, Q2, economics vs energy and other animals

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

A story about Space War and Space Politics in the solar system, you never heard of.

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.

How far away are we from a 14mt clanking replicator architecture?

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?