[SpaceProgram] sea vs. spacesteading

cole santos cksantos85 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 19:11:16 CEST 2012

There is a diving bell in the big island here in hawaii.
On Sep 27, 2012 7:08 AM, "Lee von Kraus" <leevonk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I actually won a small grant ($1000) about a year ago to build a
> minimalist submersible habitat. It was going to be a transparent diving
> bell type thing made out of a solid acrylic dome, filled with air and tied
> to some anchors. Then I saw that someone had already build something
> similar using a transparent tarp for the dome with a net over it that was
> tied to anchors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phj3lLEtWlk).
> I still have the gear I bought to build it but I never was able to find a
> suitable place to put it (needs big, big anchors). The gear includes a
> thick transparent tarp, large cargo net, and a scuba 'hookah', surface
> supply setup (to aid in setup and swimming down to the base). I live in
> Brooklyn New York if anyone knows a good location (most are too polluted or
> have heavy boat traffic) or would want to help out in installing it
> somewhere. In any case the general concept could be used to make a
> prototype to do tests with (isolation, power generation, etc). If someone
> has a good location near them I could maybe bring the gear and we could set
> it up there. Alternatively we could contact the 'bubble room' people (in
> the video)
> Lee
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM, cole santos <cksantos85 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I love otec, ive seen it in action on the big island. when combined with
>> a thermal vent, or geothermal well it could be much more efficient.
>> On Sep 27, 2012 1:59 AM, "Pastor Gabe" <gabeterasem at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Glad  to see this discussion and wanted to throw a couple cents in...
>>> There is a lot of interest in the seasteading community in space. There
>>> are I would say three factions of the movement: capitalists, libertarians
>>> and spacers. Someone noted that the there are many ties between sea and
>>> space but technology the least of them, and that in some ways is true.
>>> Especially when you look at the converted oil rig architecture, there is
>>> little practical application of that tech in space. Someone else however
>>> noted the link between underwater and space, which is exactly where I and
>>> the spacer faction of seasteaders want to take this. The political and
>>> ecological work done by seasteaders is also useful, but by it's nature I
>>> think this group is really focused on the tech.
>>> Here is my vision for shared progress:
>>> An ocean floor/submarine habitat, powered solely by OTEC, thermal vent
>>> or reactor simulates the conditions of space as best and as cheaply as
>>> possible, including the psychological isolation issues. Submerging a
>>> habitat is virtually free compared to placing it in orbit. Space actually
>>> has an advantage of allowing us to use inflatable technology that is not
>>> practical submarine. An argument I made during the 100yss conference is
>>> that seasteading is a sandbox for spacesteading. Sure some things will need
>>> to be adapted, but there is a lot we can test and in doing so develop the
>>> foundation and confidence that there is a commercially viable interest in a
>>> space industry. I ask people to look at America's founding, with large
>>> corporations not forming or coming onboard until small communities put it
>>> all on the line to make the move to the new frontier. The oceans may not be
>>> our destination, but it will be on our journey.
>>> I also want to applaud everyone's efforts here. I hope and believe that
>>> it will be people like you that make dreams of space travel/ living a
>>> reality.
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