Post Singularity Engineering

So you’ve got planetary scale intelligence.  You’ve used self replicating von Neumann probes to build that Dyson Sphere.  What next?

Matrioshka brain


Public Transportation at 4,000MPH

Evacuated Tube Transport:  1/10th the cost of a high-speed rail,  10 times the capacity & 4,000 mph?  Read about it at Singularity Hub. 


Urban Planning at the Dawn of Material Agility

What is the future of cities when all material objects are programmable?  The IEET has an amazing post.

What’s the background on programmable matter? 


Self-Replicating Spacecraft

Settling the moon with self replicating robots could increase US industrial capacity a million fold.

Self replicating space probes could explore the entire galaxy in five hundred thousand years travelling at one tenth the speed of light. 

The search for alien self-replicating nanobots.

What’s the background on self replicating spacecraft?


Biomedical Buckyballs = Super Rats

University of Paris researchers have found that when rats drink pristine (non toxic) C60, it doubles their lifespan.  Read about the antioxidant properties of fullerene at 33rd Square.


Space Migration & Type 2 Kardashev civilization

H+ has a nice post on space migration. 

If you haven’t checked this Sentient Developments post on building a Dyson sphere (disassembling the planets starting with Mercury etc).  Do it!  Even NASA was impressed.


Space Solar News

Personally, I like the decentralized model of energy generation.  It bypasses choke points and energy markets that can be manipulated.  Since energy is an input for all material goods it can act as a private tax.

However, large industrial facilities have large scale energy needs.  Space solar can tap into the suns energy 24-7.  With complimentary technologies such as wireless energy transmission, transportation technologies can be freed from dragging along an energy source as a payload.  This approach will become essential for space elevators and could revolutionize the commercial aircraft industry.

Here is the latest flower based design for space solar.

Defense applications for space solar.

The military use of space solar that they are not talking about…

The case AGAINST space based solar. (Cynical take on space technology forecasting).

Nonetheless, a forecast of a space based solar future. (Thanks to Next Big Future for awesome coverage of this tech).


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