Re: MACRO: Planet building

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 09:27:13 MST

On Monday, January 08, 2001 7:48 PM Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > > While it might seem kind of a waste of a lot of resouces, what do
people on
> > > this list think of building planets? Sans or with nanotech?
> Depends on what one would want to do with the planet. Besides, we're
> all *on* one now, aren't we? And the same one, to boot.


> That said, I'd rather build dyson spheres than planets, except maybe as
> a temporary measure (say, extensively modify Venus and Mars to be near
> term large non-Earth habitats - one could probably do this much faster
> than building a space station that could hold the same number of
> people, especially with rotating the station to provide a 1 g field).

I'd rather do neither, BUT I was only asking to see how the problem would be

Personally, I am for building lots of small scale space colonies -- e.g.,
ranch homes in space -- when it comes to space settlement _without_
nanotech. (With nanotech, there are many more options, of course. Or so we
all seem to believe here.:) And it's doable right now.


Daniel Ust

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