Bezos […] is self-funding Blue Origin at a rate of approximately $1 billion a year
Today, all of humanity’s energy needs could be met by a solar farm covering an area the size of Nevada. In a couple of centuries, a solar farm to meet our needs would cover the entire planet.
up to 1 million humans living in each cylinder built from asteroid materials and other space resources. Each environment would be climate controlled, with cities, farms, mountains, or beaches. „This is Maui on its best day all year long,“ Bezos said. „No rain. No earthquakes. People are going to want to live here.“
It was brave and bold of Bezos to put his entire vision for humanity’s aspirations out there all at once. Like with Musk in 2016, it opens him up to criticism for being too dreamy about outer space or not caring about the immediate problems here on Earth. But the reality is that, while Earth has plenty of problems today, humanity faces existential concerns in the decades and centuries to come. It is good to think about these problems and plant the seeds for solutions that may one day solve them.


Auszug aus einer 2000-Worte-Antwort: „Why do I say that a world which has the technology to make electronic computers cannot possible resemble medieval Europe? For two obvious reasons: first, in a world with advanced technology there are lots and lots of literate people and lots and lots of books; and second, a world with advanced technology must by necessity be based on some sort of modern economy, either a Soviet-style planned economy, or a free market economy, but in any case nothing like the sluggish medieval economy.“

„At this time, the penalty for minor theft such as a loaf of bread was to be plowed to death. You were buried up to your chest and plows would be driven through you.
I bring this up because a computer should be built for a purpose and not just to be brought along.“

„This sounds like an XY problem.“ [scheint ein neues Catchall-Ding zu sein das die diversen Biases ersetzt]

„As others have pointed out SSDs are simply too complicated. […] If I may recommend an alternative: micro SD cards!

…und im Archiv: How long would it take to create a Windows 1.0 capable machine from complete scratch?

„[…] My guess would be 35 years and 20000 people, depending on how you get past the first steps. Perhaps half a million man-years.“
Kommentar: „I like how you just handwaved mining, because that’s what you’re going to be doing for the first thousand years or so.“

„There’s only a few goals that are actual requirements and they have some low-hanging fruit: […] CPU, the only unique part that we want to move away from is mechanical switches.  […] Clock, you could make an inverter to provide a clock pulse or fashion a piece of quartz into a thin wafer (almost impossible but you only need to get lucky once). […]
It still seems pretty reasonable to accomplish within a year given perfect knowledge, the right raw materials, and a decent set of able-bodies.“