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by BaRbArIaN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Subsystems
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Subsystems

Power:Solar is fine and all, but it currently can't deliver consistent performance Storage can't yet be light enough for most Amps/hours tasks. You have to add something with ooomph like a Thorium Reactor, but those wouldn't be private "legally". Conversely you can reduce the power needs or limit it...
by BaRbArIaN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Do I have to get a job?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Do I have to get a job?

I always liked the idea of credits based on the energy you give to the system. Solar, wind, hydro, etc. All need watts on the power grid, and if you have excess you might as well get paid. WattCoin or something. Will have less heat loss "tax" once we get room temp superconductors.
by BaRbArIaN
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: What is money?
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: What is money?

Alternative to money is barter. If all you have is chickens and eggs, but everyone near you has plenty good luck buying anything. The town 50 miles away might not have a lot of chickens, but they raise pigs and cut a lot of firewood. Eventually you get sick of pig roasts and need to get tangibles. M...
by BaRbArIaN
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Re: Introduction

Yarr! I think I would like to let this inspire me to write, and perchance to imagine new things, which I will share of course!
by BaRbArIaN
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: What is money?
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: What is money?

In general terms, money seems to be just a means of keeping track of stuff. I have 7 sheep, trade me for 3 horses etc. It's easier to meet in a bar or wherever and trade symbolic stuff than the real stuff usually. It has been precious metals because they are rare. If you used rocks, everyone would b...
by BaRbArIaN
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Solar Roads
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Re: Solar Roads

Make charging and storage available every 10 miles so you can use the time the road is empty constructively!
by BaRbArIaN
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Weaponized Currency
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Weaponized Currency

Offer to exchange it at any time for equivalent in Bitcoin or whatever.
by BaRbArIaN
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Subsystems
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Subsystems

Future comms: find a way to keep an entangled particle in a magnetic trap. its also entangled mate is in another magnetic trap. You can read its spin with a laser. If the laser is polarized, you can make it have one spin or the other depending upon which side of the trapped particle you illuminate w...