posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by GetRadNZ
Yes, very cool. I just hope they distribute any and all sustainable-habitat knowledge to the public and others so that we can ALL benefit from such a
huge, expensive undertaking.
These transferable benefits might include transfer of proven technology for designing, monitoring, and managing alternative energy and conservation
practices, scaled-down alternative plans for multi-use structures such as low-cost, mas-produced dwellings and residences, low-footprint factories and
infrastructure, and efficiency improvements in adapting techniques to retrofit and newly construct similar facilities across the public spectrum and
for the collective public good.
The trouble I have with these enormous expenditures and programs is that only the elite scientists, astronauts, engineers, etc., ever seem to gain
first-hand benefit and immediate gratification from the project. The taxpayers pay for it while the elitists wallow in such beautiful, efficient
environments, at our expense, and, if we are lucky, they will send us a pretty picture or a news sound bite now and then. Whoopee.
*sigh* Oh well. It's to advance our scientific knowledge, and all that, I know, I know...