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Surrounded with Everything We Need — 7 Comments

  1. Reminds me of a quote from (if I recall correctly) Heinlein – it’s raining soup, and we don’t even have a bowl. I suppose it would be more appropriate to say that we, as a society, are generally too lazy and stupid to use the bowl, though.

    Doug

  2. I think it is important to note that even if we live in earthbag structures, we don’t need to give up technological progress. We can build massive fibre optic network going directly to houses for telecommunications. We can continue our space programs and eventually have colonies on the Moon and Mars that use earthbag structures.

    An earthbag house can easily take advantage of new wiring standards and technology so long as conduit is embedded into the walls.

    Hypothetically if making power cables out of graphene becomes as cost effective as our current copper, we could cut down power loss because of the differences in electron mobility between the materials.

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