[FoRK] short-term predictions: 2014, 2017, 2022

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 13 23:53:34 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 03:31:30PM -0700, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> On 6/13/12 3:08 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> On 6/13/2012 3:07 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>>> You mean like a glass-lined IV pipe direct from the Guinness plant? 
>> Why not diamond lined?
> Graphene.  Everything must be graphene.  Superconducting, super slippery, super optimium solar cell, supermaterial.

Man, I really hate vogues in material science.

> On the other hand, creating diamond would be a better way to sequester our excess carbon dioxide.

Carbon is carbon. For many stuctures, sapphire, quartz or alumosilicates would do plenty.
Or nacre and nacre-like organic/inorganic layered composities.

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