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We're all fascinated by the successful miniaturization of devices; is there room in our future for really enormous machines? (Read
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|"Answering your question, yes, I do like macro-engineering, and devices built on that scale. It's one of the reasons (aside from it simply being so good) why I like the old Project Orion, and wish it would actually be built and launched. Using that to carry the startup infrastructure to begin asteroid mining and manufacturing, would allow the buildup of the infrastructure necessary to make it feasible to build Orbital Elevators. And all of those things fit under this category."
(Ashley 7/23/2008 2:07:55 PM)
|"Me too - got some nice pictures with the article on Michael, the Orion ship from Footfall."
(Bill Christensen 7/23/2008 2:38:46 PM)
|"I was also thinking about the single city on Lemnos, in Robert Silverberg's classic novel The Man in the Maze."
(Bill Christensen 7/23/2008 2:49:56 PM)
(there is room in the present 7/24/2008 10:30:22 AM)
|"Nice pics, but what are they?"
(Bill Christensen 7/24/2008 1:45:54 PM)
|"'SLAC' is the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a gigantic high-energy physics lab in northern california"
( 7/25/2008 5:20:50 PM)
|"Don't forget the artificial planets from Olaf Stapledon's Star Maker."
(Bill Christensen 10/28/2008 11:44:55 AM)
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