Posted: Mar 14, 2022 12:50 pm
by newolder
Fenrir wrote:
hackenslash wrote:
There are some challenges in getting the energy down to the surface, and I estimate at least some significant dispersal, but it's fairly straightforward to use a laser as a carrier wave to transfer the energy down to collector stations on the surface for distribution.

Jewish space lasers?

I recall such proposals from the 1980s and one of the stumbling blocks was around the "beaming the energy down to the surface" section. Maser technology was calculated as the most energy efficient but a misdirected beam (due to deliberate or accidental satellite orbit disturbance) could easily result in "boil in the bag" outcomes for some denizens beneath. :doh: However, seeing as how I'll be long gone before such schemes are operational, have at it... :popcorn: