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
Q: I read your article “How can I move a planet?” the other day. I’m not sure I understood the device, is it some kind of GIGANTIC mechanical arm that stores elastic energy to harvest matter? no, it isn’t a big mechanical arm, kinda. youtube links there are important to watch. all in the article is actually a fluff, … More Smart matter, clarification, Q1
Or rather how a tool capable of moving the planets can be done. TL;DR Build a planet big spaceship, move stuff with the gravity of that ship, using star energy for propulsion solar sail like. Or by pressing on the planet by a huge shell. As reasons to move planet are not given, so are not … More How can I move a planet?