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.
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
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?