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.

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

The plan. The ghost of the ghost plan.

Moon Launch payload to land on moon – 400t or less, in 1000t range. Teleoperate equipment, establish initial capabilities to collect energy Establish production capabilities to grow energy collectors, produce collectors IRSU Establish production capabilities to produce most of the hardware for teleoperated equipment, teleoperate assembly line for it Grow available materials collection capabilities(0.5% wt … More The plan. The ghost of the ghost plan.

What form of currency to do transactions between us and droids/AI/terminator?

Let’s say you are concerned about the future of humanity after wild AI has broken his firewalls, got conciseness, or wild trans-humans moved into quantum computers attached to a terminator body— what are alternative besides evaporating of all fleshy humans?Or if you find those events unlikely, what about alien creatures flesh and blood or steel … More What form of currency to do transactions between us and droids/AI/terminator?

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?