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  Re: Mining operations in a new future world  
From: Alain
Date: 10 May 2019 02:19:51
Le 19-05-09 à 22:09, Hj. Malthaner a écrit :
> On 5/9/19 11:25 PM, Bald Eagle wrote:
> 
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6FX-Y6fIXw
>>
>> There are lots of discussions of mining operations in Sci Fi - both on 
>> Earth and
>> in space from "Victor Appleton II's" _Tom Swift's and his Atomic Earth 
>> Blaster_,
>> and Arthur C. Clarke's _2061: Odyssey Three_,  to Frederick Pohl's 
>> _Mining the
>> Oort_.
>>
>> We have every level of technology, and still have people who dig with 
>> shovels.
>> Other people use 3D printers to make trinkets.  So I don't see a 
>> "conflict".
>>
>> Envision your story and make it your own.  :)
> 
> I hope. Today I finished a first version. Still needs some work, there 
> should be something going between the mining ship and the excavator. But 
> it's late, local time, and I need some sleep. More work coming soon.
> 
> I also need a better heightfield generator some day but for this scene 
> the image that I have must do.
> 

Those excavators seems to small. Even if the ship is HUGE, the 
excavators should also be huge. If not, it would take for ever to dig 
out enough minerals to justify such a big ship.

On another note : Why are those canon turrets ever present on an ore 
transporter/processing ship ?


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