Oh, what a great idea - a giant structure visible for everyone on the northern hemisphere! (or southern, depending on where they build it) Yeah that won't piss everyone off.
The wikipedia page made me believe the elevator would be used for the transportation of goods, not people. Even then, it seems pointless - it's not like goods get transported to space so often. Of course, the reason for that could be that there isn't a space elevator - but even then, why would we need to send goods to space? What's the purpose?
Quote from: Thedutchjelle on September 12, 2007, 11:03:56 PMThat thin line going up the sky looks kinda thin.. like it can snap any moment.Yeah, with all the wind in space...
That thin line going up the sky looks kinda thin.. like it can snap any moment.
..... I know there isn't wind in space -- But don't you agree that that structure looks weak?
I don't thinking building a huge elevator would be much cheaper than launching a rocket. And even then the elevator also needs to be able to escape gravity.
Maybe so..Then there is still a human problem - Let's assume the elevator works and it travels at such a speed that it can escape gravity. The thing is, to escape gravity the speed would have to be really big so the pressure would be enormous. How many people would be able to deal with that? I don't know about you but if someone told me "yeah uh the pressure in the elevator when you're going up is huge" I'd be scared shitless and not willing to go in there.Unless of course there are quality depressurizers out there but I'm thinking that's still SF - dunno though.Also yeah I know it's for the transportation of goods but while we're at it, why not transport humans as well?
No no no no no.