re:Hole in a box

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Feb 17 2002 - 18:32:14 MST

At 01:40 PM 2/17/02 +0100, Amara wrote:

>MSW's Gravitation might be the best place to start for 'harnessing a
>cosmic generator'. They have a scenario of an advanced civilization
>which has constructed an enclosed bubble five million miles in
>diameter around a 10 M_Sun black hole and rotating in a
>counterclockwise direction at about .94c. A space capsule hauling a
>garbage barge < snip >

>This idea was proposed in early 70s.

Yeah, and I'm always amused in a chilled kinda way by this 1970s idea of
`garbage barges' postulated for an era where drextech and its successors
(we now see) will have made the very notion of unwanted waste materials
unthinkable. *Throw stuff away into a black hole*? Are they completely *mad*?

Damien Broderick

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