It would be amazing if something like this was to actually be implemented but I just don't see how they're going to do it. Is everyone going to just have to remember to avoid the cable when they're in the area flying? How do they attach it on site and then get it back to earth? Can't they just start working on teleportation??
Ummm... no. The plan is for a space elevator on either the moon or Earth, or both... there is no tether idea between the moon and earth as that would be imposable for far too many reasons to list, not the least of which is the rotation of the earth and the moons elliptical path around it… or even the wobble of both the earth and the moon. Space elevator, not tether.
What I found interesting is that Ouya the console raised more money on Kickstarter than this "space elevator" with a whoping 8 million compared to the measly $21,900.
@JOMA, that raises the question though.. in teleportation, are YOU really being moved? Or are you being destroyed in one place and a clone of you is recreated somewhere else? I guess it depends on the method.
"You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to
them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."
Ouch! You're right, DAndrews, thanks for the heads up. I corrected the story. Thirty pushups for me.
"The space elevator will be built about 50 years after everyone stops laughing".
--Arthur C. Clarke
Has it been 50 years already?
sorry Joshua... wasn't trying to be a *** with the way I worded that... Thanks for correcting :)
Interesting but it will take years to build and even years to going to be tough.
Is there any practical use for this? besides being able to have a astronaut walk over to the moon? lol
Hah, novel idea. It would be interesting to see how they planned to handle all the obvious risks including the most obvious "Lift(er)" malfunction. Ever been stuck in a gondola. Nice view for an hour or so, but ... how long do you think it would take to get someone up there to make repairs? :D
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