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zomgitsduke t1_j8efwf5 wrote

Modern technology? Eh, probably not.

There are known issues we will face, and most of our engineering can handle that.

But there are also unknown issues we would face. And that would be risky.

We're closer than we've ever been though!


paperwasp3 t1_j8fzmqe wrote

I think the Saudis mirrored "Wall" in the desert has aspects of arcology. But of course it's not a sealed environment. It is ambitious, and supposed to be self sustaining but I guess time will tell about that. Hopefully we'll learn from that and not make the same mistakes. But as you said it's the things that we don't know about or could ever imagine will be the real problems. Who's job is it to think of that stuff?