Or we could skin over the planetary atmosphere with some kind of membrane. Might be easier than impacting the odd rock. Long as we're dreaming.
Impressive power generation.
Credulous writer interpreting "m" as miles would be my guess.
The diversions and tangents are totally the best part.
I quite liked REAMDE, personally. Well paced, fun. Opinions, right?
Shipping containers are already shipped flatpack and assembled as needed.
That one only shows five years.
I wish writers wouldn't say "evolved" when they mean "formed" or perhaps "developed".
So, they only have one at Lenovo? Explains a few things.
Well done, I was signing in to mention Banks' Excession.
I've never seen the other two, but Hank Green, and his brother John, are two people who've earned much respect in my view, for their charity work, for their educational series "Crash Course", and for the work they've done supporting other youtube science channels, like Emily Graslie and Animal Wonders.
Latency isn't too bad from LEO. Existing satellite systems work from geosync, which is worse. Some of the advantage will be eaten up by routing, and bandwidth will probably be pretty limiting. I'm interested in seeing how they solve the routing problem.
All these things make me worry about Kessler Syndrome. Maybe we need some kind of international LEO traffic control body, to regulate and assign safe orbits, track junk, and whatnot.