Re: If all the ice melted...

Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 16:33:58 MDT

In a message dated 7/2/01 11:28:04 AM, writes:

(re atmospheric vs fixed carbon)
>Aha, have you forgotten my (in?)famous Sapphire Mansion post?
>It needs to be rewriten with some corrections, but the general
>gist of it is still correct. The URL is:

As you say, the limiting factors on nanotechh are energy, mass, and
designs. Fixing carbon is energetically very expensive; even worse
if you're trying to do it mechanochemically as you have to catch
air molecules. You don't see short doubling times if you have to
fix carbon; you do far better if it's already there.

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