[FoRK] Global Guerrillas
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Fri Nov 5 08:27:28 PST 2004
Fuck the economics of it, start building giant thin-film solar factories
on tracks so you can start laying the 2 square miles of solar cells per
day that are required power the global economy. It needs a Manhattan
project mentality to push it along.
> Seriously trying to switch to a hydrogen economy would have a nice
> impact also. It's had only crumbs invested so far.
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 06:58:46PM -0800, Justin Mason wrote:
>>> The author thinks Bin Laden sees the US as an over-stretched 1980's
>>> Russia, vulnerable to economic collapse; indeed, his last communique
>>> about what he calls the 'bleed-until-bankruptcy plan'.
>> Where's the surprise in this? US will lose if it has to fight mano a
>> (few thousands body bags are enough to immediately terminate a
>> campaign), and current military hardware is ridiculously expensive.
>> Not much more where that came from.
>> (Nukes are cost-effective, but you don't really want to go there).
>> If you look at the trends in the deficit, demographics, lack of
>> and growth the old West is about to get finished.
>> There are two technologies which can completely change the picture:
>> manufacturing and AI. Both see next to zero R&D. See lack of innovation,
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