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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    eventually space elevators if we can create a suitable Metamaterial.
    Carbon nanotubes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    No offense, but I think statements like this are narrow-minded, you seem to think everything is just going to stay the same, even bodily death, which is generally accepted by everyone as "the only thing that is certain in life" may become a thing of the past once technology is advanced enough.
    If you open your mind to natural selection over the last 4,000 million years, you will get things in perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    Carbon nanotubes?
    Carbon nanotubes are a viable option as well as boron nitrade nanotubes diamond nanothreads.

    Space elevator

    I'm sorry to say I have to agree with @Mole about the concept of overcoming death. I don't think physics works quite that way.
    Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. -Richard P. Feynman

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovecraftianMonstrosity View Post
    Carbon nanotubes are a viable option as well as boron nitrade nanotubes diamond nanothreads.

    Space elevator
    Yeah, I recently did research on space elevators for science class.

    I'm sorry to say I have to agree with @Mole about the concept of overcoming death. I don't think physics works quite that way.
    I was thinking something along the lines of preserving the memory of the individual as a computer program and transferring it an artificial body. It's been already, I don't have the refernce right off the top of my my head, but on tv there was a scientist who did this with her partner. Basically, so her partner would live on forever, though it's questionable whether this is really the same person, it's a first step. I'm not saying science has the tools to stop death at this point (and I'm no expert), but in the future we don't know what could happen.

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    Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. -Richard P. Feynman
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    When we went to the Moon, we turned our TV camera around and discovered The Environment, and it has been our preoccupation ever since. And today we look out into a universe that is accelerating away from itself in every direction in every point, and fantasise about interplanetary trade, while we are blind to 4,000 million years of history behind us. And this is because the USA had a revolution that negates history, just like any revolution before it. The USA has blinded itself, and the rest of us, to reality.

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    Personally I see in the future trade will follow advances in space travelling tech just like international trade became possible with the domestication of the horse and invention of the wheel and intercontinental trade became possible with the advent of good sailing ships so to me it makes sense that as we get faster and better space ships interplanetary trade will then follow suit.
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