Re: Burning Cosmic Commons (was: ... Fermi's Paradox?)

Spike Jones (
Sat, 06 Mar 1999 13:22:09 -0800

Damien Broderick wrote:

> No, not if you insist on blowing yourself into space on a swiftly depleted
> column of hot gas. How about my favourite gadget, a Hyde Space Fountain?
> Keep your power plant decently on the ground, and run up the virtual ladder
> on electromagnetism. Room-temp superconductors would surely help.

Damien, why do we need room temp superconductors? In space you have a vast expanse of 3 degrees Kelvin space in which to radiate away waste heat. Our current liquid nitrogen temp superconductors might be sufficient if we work out the other details. spike