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Terraforming Venus
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Time is a very valuable commodity in an advanced civilisation; other valuable commodities are energy, raw materials and processing power. These last three can each be converted into the other, with varying degrees of difficulty, but time is a little more difficult to convert.
Even a self-replicating system goes through a period of slow growth at first, when it seems for a long time nothing much is happening, then a lot happens at once. A very large process like terraforming an inhospitable planet like Venus would pass through a long phase when nothing much seems to be happening. During this time the colonists could concentrate on the smewhat lower-hanging fruit of the construction of modestly-sized habitats elsewhere.
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Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-23-2015, 09:43 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-23-2015, 06:57 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-23-2015, 10:02 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Drashner1 - 04-24-2015, 01:25 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 05:16 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-24-2015, 09:51 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-23-2015, 09:04 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-23-2015, 09:17 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by radtech497 - 04-24-2015, 05:07 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Drashner1 - 04-24-2015, 11:28 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-24-2015, 07:42 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 07:57 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-24-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Rynn - 04-24-2015, 08:51 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-25-2015, 12:33 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Cray - 04-25-2015, 01:03 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by Dalex - 04-25-2015, 06:17 PM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by ai_vin - 04-26-2015, 12:56 AM
RE: Terraforming Venus - by stevebowers - 04-25-2015, 07:37 PM

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