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by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell visions: Computing
Replies: 2
Views: 6145

I'd have to agree most the old farts who came up with the idea don't cant even begin to comprehend what the future will be when generation facebook matures. I propose we call it the wormhole, lol.
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Politics
Replies: 36
Views: 26300

We're so far ahead that even our private tech startups are the best in the world. We wouldn't need government run launch vehicles to dominate. We'd just need a few export restrictions and fees, and let our companies run wild. Our companies would launch the payloads of other countries. Our companies...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 42969

I'm not necessarily pessimistic just a devils advocate to the overflowing gush of optimism this site generates. I think its extremely important to have debate. Personally I think the singularity consciousness will take over soon(read Ray Kurzweil Singularity is Near) so we can add to pessimist and o...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

The purpose of a few dozen high power lasers with polywell power is that it could effectively create a "shield of defense". Also metal storm batteries could provide a defense if used as a wall of metal in the path of enemy munitions. Like the missile shield for ground, but why not make it ...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Food
Replies: 66
Views: 42969

Underground is still 2d thinking. Without the sun you can go vertical, like say an aquaponics sky scraper. I'm thinking trade tower size buildings, AWG on the roof, and polywell the whole show. They only make sense for feeding 1st world cities, but it would allow high quality local organic food some...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

I mentioned this in my weapons post I should have made 1 big post. Anyway add a polywell to a larger version of Lockheed's new fancy blimp. Add dozens of plane based chemical lasers they just built for missile defense, Imaging for recon. Various missiles for precision strike ops and rail gun launche...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Politics
Replies: 36
Views: 26300

I'm sure all of them would like a somewhat weaker US. My point exactly, but an american polywell with a 10 - 20 year head start would make a stronger US, thus upsetting the balance of power between the said countries. This is a political destabilizing force unless the a US fusion multinational sell...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

GIThruster wrote:Send your resume if you like. I'll forward it. :-)


I could dust the coils, and wax the floors, maybe fix some leaky faucets in the bathroom etc. lol
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How long ago could we have built polywells? (WW II ?)
Replies: 30
Views: 6530

kunkmiester wrote: On the other hand, if Tesla had heard about it, he might have pulled something weird out of that brain of his.


Now that is an interesting thought experiment. Too bad JP Morgan bailed out of Wardenclyffe Tower.
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

I'd guess we'd be on the crazy semi-socialist nonsense NASA road to having interplanetary vehicles that are Poly driven in just a few years. A few years that is, to grab the vision, and a decade of R&D bugled by every engineer in USG employ, fighting with each other to have a say so about where...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

Seems like a better long term solution than Polywell/vasmir Combo, but P/V combo is closer to reality. Bussards polywell jet idea is much more elegant , but would probably take billions and require NASA to manage it, thus it will never make it past each new election. On the other hand, VASMIR is pri...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Politics
Replies: 36
Views: 26300

I understand your perspective, my issue is your assumption that polywell/cheap energy is stabilizing. I guess I would like to hear more detail on how polywell might stabilize the global status quo, assuming declining US superiority and the rising status of EU, China, India, Russia, etc. In support o...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Philosophy
Replies: 0
Views: 5448

Polywell Visions: Philosophy

For this section I'd like to pose some questions. Ethics-Disclosure is the main ethical issue, but underlying that issue is the question, who should control/regulate polywell and what should it be used for first. Overarching this is the legacy of Dr. Bussard, so the second question is what would Bus...
by cksantos
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Politics
Replies: 36
Views: 26300

Think about one of the key elements of US geopolitical power. We don't hold grudges and once our enemies surrender we raise them up. In addition the USA for the most part has no territorial ambitions. I agree to some extent, however we don't really raise them up so much as burden them with debt ala...
by cksantos
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Implications
Topic: Polywell Visions: Transprotation
Replies: 61
Views: 42125

Kind of funny where I got that idea, my office has a view of the AC unit and the condenser water drips into our desert of a landscape and is the only green spot. Combined that with an unhealthy amount of scifi and there you have it. Per vaccum ionocraft, I didn't realize someone finally did a vacuum...

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