[FoRK] "What did the president know and when did he know it?"
Thu Jul 7 16:47:16 PDT 2005
> Has anyone informed you that Arthur C. Clarke is a Science
> FICTION writer?
> Terraforming is nothing more than the imaginings of creative
> dreamers. Mylar skins for our atmosphere are an even more
> humourous imagining. And with no economic incentive to put
> any of these systems in place, how do you imagine that these
> thousand-trillion- dollar megaprojects would even be
> attempted? Philanthropy on the part of messurs Brin and Gates?
> You do realize it's 2005, right?
Is your argument
(a) these technologies are infeasible given our current state of technical
(b) the cost/benefit ratio is too high for the technologies to be
One can assert the technologies can solve the problem even if (b) is true.
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