posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:58 AM
reply to post by punkinworks
O-K I'll give you lockup 'cause its 'puters &crap which are oh-so advanced, but even as far out as it seems no one has thought of trying it out on
the ground first...which makes more sense by removing many objections...and no it isn't the same as the space elevator business, which is a whole
'nuther area I'll touch on sometime later.
I think we can do superconductive electromagnets, an we got masers before lasers, so why is it so science fictionish to set up an airspike ahead of
some superconducting electromagnet on a rail powered by a maser say three hundred or so miles away? Is it because the English are so much better at
science and engineering that all we can do is scratch our butts and dream?
In that case
it is really science fictionish and you may continue being premature for the next hundred years because I know for a fact it will
not happen in that case
Speaking of which, back in the day I would take characters like you out to the mountains with a case of beer, and when we came back there was
consensus. Didn't matter who was right, there was consensus. Domestication ruins everything. Its refreshing to have a good healthy fight ever so
rarely. And it builds comradery. But I suppose the world has gone soft.