Buckyballs in space !!!
Alex Tseng (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 00:30:58 -0800 (PST)
1 ) I was wondering about buckyballs as the material
needed for a mega-engineering project like a beanstalk
2 ) Is it possible to first put a series of
geostationary spacestations/spacefactories that
produce buckyballs and
3) related materials/pre-fab/self-replicating
processes ( maybe we can expand on this
self-replication stuff, I see it as inevitable
progress if we are to do beanstalks; dyson spheres
and roaming intelligent asteriods with artifically
engineered trees ... I think Dyson expounded on this
as well !! )
4) With all the materials; manpower and resources in
Space then we build down...right?!
5) Is there other materials other than buckyballs
which is just as good for the job ?!
6) What about nano-technology producing a
super-conductor that works at high temperatures, does
this provide the energy supply infrastructure needed
for mega-engineering ?
7) So we really serious about this mega-engineering
stuff ? ( I see it as the push its going to give to
technology , of course if other factors like Doomsday
and Tower of Babel occurrences can be filtered out of
our history !? This push/leap in technology is what
this extropian paradigm is all about ! )
8) SO WE'RE GOING FOR IT ?! ANYONE GOING TO SHOOT US
DOWN ... WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GET FUNDING FOR THIS
MEGA-STUFF...( i know i'm cramping in a lot of stuff
in here , i just want to put us in a 'constructive'
9) Great, thanks for your kind attention
10) Great resources and web-pages, guys,
out of this world,...!!!
---Kennita Watson <email@example.com> wrote:
this for the strength?
If you want a stronger structure, you either build it
out of stronger material or, if you have no stronger
material (available at an acceptable price), you build
Also, what do you think of the "open"-structure.
Is that still not wind-proof :-)
An open structure would probably help, because you
can often get just as much strength with less
material by arranging it in an open lattice (the
Eiffel Tower is an example, as are geodesic domes).
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