Re: Powerful Extropian Memes

Michael S. Lorrey (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 14:26:46 -0500

Randall Randall wrote:

> I've lately thought that on Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> >seems to behighly dependent on the technology level of the society. We don't
> >know what sort of pollution reduction technologies may be developed in the
> >future, although controllable limited nanotech may be considered to be
> >capable of being a 100% reducer of pollution.
> Well, not 100%...there's heat, too.

Well, yeah, but I've already got a solution for that too. Thermal superconductors built into the sturcutre of sky-hooks will conduct excess heat out of the atmosphere and allow it to be radiated away in space.

Another idea is to promote technologies which produce a form of pollution which negates greenhouse gasses....a first generation form would be simply to genetically engineer plants to be far more efficient converters of solar energy in their photosynthetic processes, thus leading to increased crop rotation, increased oxygen output, etc.

Mike Lorrey