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    Thread: Alien Holograms
Post: RE: Alien Holograms

The mechobot system is closer to what I am thinking of
xsampa General Setting Discussion 3 70 01-08-2020, 03:56 AM
    Thread: Alien Holograms
Post: Alien Holograms

Is it possible that certain species of aliens, in particular those that are silicon-based, have the ability to create holograms "naturally" somehow?
xsampa General Setting Discussion 3 70 01-04-2020, 03:28 AM
    Thread: Transhumanism: How do we know?
Post: RE: Transhumanism: How do we know?

@Drashner: You wrote:" a) Most notions about what an alien (or future human) civilization might do with its time are built on the notion that a civ must/will grow in material and energy consumption u...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 20 38,094 01-02-2015, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@radtech: No high-tech alternative fuels are currently easily producible or generate as much energy as oil. Here's the problem: Consider the difficulties that would be involved in building the sort of...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-23-2014, 10:44 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: Here's a forum about the 70s tech movement that may be needed in the event of slow collapse.
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-23-2014, 12:40 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

(09-22-2014, 07:56 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: You seem to be operating on the theory that the only possible response to societal stress is for society to fall apart. Historically, that isn't want happens. ...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-22-2014, 11:13 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: Quote:If we are past the point that its possibile why is Iceland in the psotion it is in? Early enough investment? Fortunate geography/population density? Or did I miss something? Most likel...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-22-2014, 06:17 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@kch49er: I agree that all these technologies are viable in a post-peak-oil universe. However, since oil either has peaked or will do so w/in a decade, as evidenced by this table :Quote:Quote:Projecte...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-22-2014, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

@ian: Fracking may not be worth it. The issue is that to transition from a old energy source to a new one, you must have enough of the old one to keep society running for the time being until the new...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-21-2014, 03:36 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

Here's what could have happened had the US decided to transition to 100% renewables in the 70s: Quote:The steps necessary to make that transition were discussed during that time in any number of perio...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-21-2014, 02:36 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

Renewables without Hot Air is a book written by the chief advisor to the UK's Department and Climate Change. It analyzes hard numbers about renewables to decide if we can support industrial civiliz...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-20-2014, 08:55 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: RE: Renewables

(09-19-2014, 06:22 PM)stevebowers Wrote: My degree was a long time ago, but it was in environmental science, so I've got a rough idea of the problems, which are many. The most difficult problems are...
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-20-2014, 12:09 AM
    Thread: Renewables
Post: Renewables

Have any of you been electrical engineers or permanant members of any branch of science/engineering dealing with renewables?
xsampa Real Life But OA Relevant 56 101,372 09-19-2014, 11:38 AM
    Thread: Early Interstellar Colonies
Post: Renewables

Have any of you been electrical engineers or permanant members of any branch of science/engineering dealing with renewables?
xsampa General Setting Discussion 33 378 09-19-2014, 11:38 AM
    Thread: One Billion opportunity
Post: RE: One Billion opportunity

Can we use the billion, to say, kill all the people we think are deluded, or blow up the world?
xsampa General Off-topic Discussion 4 8,744 09-17-2014, 05:54 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

Here's an issue with any global/continental renewables projects: Quote:That difficulty, interestingly enough, was sketched out well in advance in the pages of The Limits to Growth, still the best – an...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 475 09-16-2014, 11:10 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

(08-12-2014, 06:08 AM)stevebowers Wrote: This is a key point. Detractors of photovoltaic power say that storage is an insurmountable problem. With a worldwide grid there would be little need for sto...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 475 09-15-2014, 11:10 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

1.What do you mean by "will be". Do you assume OA's timeline will basically be the future's? 2.What if the other path occurs and fossil-fuel-exhausted earthbound humanity builds technologically sustai...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 475 09-15-2014, 07:48 AM
    Thread: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm
Post: RE: Earth's Ecology, Pre-Nanoswarm

Here's an article about renewables.
xsampa General Setting Discussion 45 475 09-15-2014, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Physical limitations and social implications of post scarcity
Post: RE: Physical limitations and social implications o...

(08-18-2014, 06:53 AM)Matterplay1 Wrote: [quote='xsampa' pid='9158' dateline='1408300267'] A side note: your quote contains some interesting assumptions. Did you pick it from an EG entry, or somewhe...
xsampa General Setting Discussion 87 1,082 08-19-2014, 03:40 AM