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I don't think you connected the grounds, Dave.
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I've just finished reading C M Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons" - I find the similarity striking.

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I have a theory about our energy problem: we paint the earth black.
I remember an article in Omni magazine in the late 70s, saying the solution to global warming would be to paint the State of Texas white.
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If it is energy you want you don't need to paint the planet black, just build a Dyson-Harrop Satellite [nothing to do with the vacuum cleaner/hand dryer man].

Building a shpere is a bit ambitious as you would need all the matter in the solar system, but a satellite sounds do-able  smiley-neutral

In fact any advance civilisation worth its salt will have one hence this paper to detect advanced civilisations by detecting the satellites.
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/abscicon2010/pdf/5469.pdf

Meanwhile NASA are looking at a faster than light drive so theat we can pay a visit.
The spacecraft does not actually travel faster than light it just bends space around it to achieve the same result - so that is okay then. Apparently they think it can be done without needing several stars to power it.
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