Re: Orbital Towers.

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Thu Mar 02 2000 - 09:58:33 MST

Damien Broderick <> writes:

> At 08:19 PM 29/02/00 +0100, Anders wrote:
> >BTW, apropos the "one way" fountain in your _The White Abacus_,
> >wouldn't frictional heating in the atmosphere heat it above the Curie
> >temperature?
> Ratio mentions this in a flurry of reasons why it'd never work (before it's
> shown working, and you can't argue with empiricism). My reply: *desperate
> handwaving*... and that candy-pink coating on the iron ingots, maybe. :)

OK, that explains it :-)

The real question is of course: why would such an aesthetic society as
the one you describe use candy-pink coating? :-)

When I become an aristos, I plan to build vertical cities on my
beanstalks and keep most of the planet below as parkland. My biggest
problem is simply getting enough people to fill out a few 35,000
kilometer long cities... (xoxed uploads don't count, since they will
likely not need much buildings)

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

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