Re: Powerful Extropian Memes
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 12:06:13 -0800

Michael S. Lorrey, <>, writes:
> 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.

Is there such a thing as a thermal superconductor? I've seen references in SF but I don't know if such things really exist. I suppose you could use a heat pump, in any case. How much heat could you really pump out in this way though? A sky hook is pretty small compared to an atmosphere.