Re: Dyson (Was: Paths to Uploading)

Spike Jones (
Fri, 08 Jan 1999 23:20:12 -0800

> Billy Brown wrote:
> Rare is the man who can see one false meme in his own upbringing. Rarer
> still is he who sees more than one of them. No one can spot them all.

billy, ive sure spotted a hell of a lot of em in my own. {8^D

many of you have patiently seen me brain barfing over launchers and how difficult and expensive it is to climb out of this gravity well we evolved in, but this is what got me interested in nanotech to start with. if we admit orbit is inherently difficult and there are no royal roads to interstellar travel, then the most promising technique is aggressive downsizing of payload. nanotech could blast away problems that defeated generations of rocket scientists. hope so. spike