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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Originally posted by Hal9000
This ribbon would probably wrap around the Earth at the equator as it is rotating. It would be like wrapping a present on a large scale.
Nah, you spin the counterweight with it, stays insync. Besides, what kind of present has a line across the middle as it's wrapping?
They're incredibly expensive, and we cannot even make them very long.