Originally posted by vind21
For arguments sake, name a known asteroid that has a high gold content.
Name a celestial body that could support 100-500K individuals and mining operations.
Anyone ever tried to mine a small object in zero gravity?
Errrr yes these super smart inter planetary traveling aliens dump 100-500k miners onto one asteroid at a time, no they'd do what id assume we would,
teams of 100 or so in bases all throughout the asteroid belt prospecting.
Some of these 'small objects' are the size of countries. Hell Vesta
is over 500km in diameter...
and mining wouldnt be all that hard given their tech level, hell you could make ship that basically consumes the small asteroids and processes them
Originally posted by vind21
A lot of these poster's counter arguments are just as ignorant and impractical as the original premise of genetically engineering biological machines
to do work, you know casue its not like we bio-engineer bacteria and other organic materials to do things machine can't or anything...... I mean we
would never change a biological entity at the genetic level to solve a problem when we can use wires and metals to do the same thing at higher costs
I mean if you were sooooo advanced you would just use robots to do EVERYTHING cause like it would be easy to build intelligent AI's to operate in
constantly changing circumstances in harsh extremely dusty conditions and make self contained filter systems to keep circuits clean all while keeping
your imaging devices able to detect the difference between dust and rocks that were self replicating and essentially free resources right?? I mean
we're aliens screw biology!
Not that I buy into stichin but man, it's pretty obvious alot of you people have never taken a physics class or understand action - reaction.
Certainly no early settlers ever mined easily accessible gold veins practically exposed at the surface similarly to these ancient mines with pick axes
and some pans.....If you think about it landing on a planet for whatever reason and then leveraging a pre-existing resource of humans for labor is
about the most efficient way you could possibly do this. I mean humans never used to use natural resources like horses as a primary form of
transportation until like 1920 because I mean, we'd just build a car right?
Yeah but where talking about a alien race that's claimed to be hundreds of millenia old who are supposed gods at genetics and technology.
Whats funny is, just what quantity of gold would you mine in 150,000 years... I mean sheesh, I doubt earth even has that amount on it given how
aggressive their mining supposedly was. What I find funny is...
Given their tech, intelligence and age. Why the hell didnt they just park Nibiru in a proper orbit around the sun so they wouldnt need the damn gold
in the first place. Or maybe create an artificial cloud layer, or create a planet encasing reflective sphere around their world... or use that free
energy of theirs to just keep the heaters on.
The whole Nibiru story falls to pieces the moment you start thinking about solutions we would do in their situation in anyway or form. But hey I guess
they arent as epic as the Stargatesque movie plot (and yeah the movie came out after Stichins bollocks but still) also given Nibirus supposed huge
orbit how many times did it do a round trip in those 150,000 years. I mean it would keep on moving wouldnt it? and could they mine enough gold each
trip for the job (I mean your talking about needing huge quantities of the stuff to particulate then spread in the atmosphere of a jupiter sized
world, i mean you could take 1million tons of gold, vaporize it and throw into the atmosphere, and it would do sweet fanny all here on earth)... which
comes to the issue I thought of...
Why not just friggin recycle the damn gold they were already using in their atmosphere to keep the heat in? or did they have to survive millions of
years in the cold before some bright spark in their civilization said 'hey i got this plan, next time we pass that planet with all the water lets mine
its gold for this idea I got... everyone set your alarm clocks for 2,000 years from now... ill go get some more wood for the fire in the mean time
Sorry just find this stuff stupidly maddening.
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