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July 25, 2012, 11:19:10 PM
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So yeah i keep getting lost in thought on this one whats your take on it?
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July 25, 2012, 11:20:11 PM
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Free energy, like you own your own dam??
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July 25, 2012, 11:22:11 PM
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Probably the same thing that happens to bitcoin when hell freezes over Smiley
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July 25, 2012, 11:23:13 PM
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So yeah i keep getting lost in thought on this one whats your take on it?

free energy!  Cheesy
well i wouldn't need to pay a hydro bill,
so maybe I'd have more money bitcoin?

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July 25, 2012, 11:31:41 PM
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What energy is free?  Like hamsters going in a wheel? Smiley

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July 25, 2012, 11:36:21 PM
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What energy is free?  Like hamsters going in a wheel? Smiley

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July 25, 2012, 11:36:55 PM
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The universe would heat up till it is no longer possible to maintain a liveable environment making it irrelevant.

But assuming free energy also would come with 100% efficient computing it would simply be about the space occupied by those machines. Not that big of a deal.

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July 25, 2012, 11:52:19 PM
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Energy requires resources.

Resources are scarse. Desires are not.

In Star Trek universe, Holodeck comes into play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodeck

And we don't need Bitcoin anymore.

You guys have really come up with somethin'
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July 25, 2012, 11:55:39 PM
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Energy requires resources.

Resources are scarse. Desires are not.

In Star Trek universe, Holodeck comes into play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodeck

And we don't need Bitcoin anymore.


Not everything sold depends on resources. And not all desires are of a material nature.
That said I think even then there would be a need for currency.

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July 26, 2012, 12:13:15 AM
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Actually the fascinating concept here is energy storage or transmission using the bitcoin network. What i mean by this is if extra solar or wind capacity is used to mine BTC, and conversely BTC miners shut down during peak hours regionally,  we will have the same effect as if excess energy in in one region was sold and transmitted to another region.  But without transmission losses!  Bitcoin is awesome!
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July 26, 2012, 12:37:29 AM
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Energy requires resources.

Resources are scarse. Desires are not.

In Star Trek universe, Holodeck comes into play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodeck

And we don't need Bitcoin anymore.


And how would you obtain your new shiny Holodeck? Wink

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July 26, 2012, 01:31:52 AM
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I'm talking about these techonoliges i've heard about investors creating stuff in the past 100 years or so where the cost of electricity to run batteries generates more energy then it takes to run the batteries. I guess the gov and other rich companies raided these inventors and thus oil continues to rain.. I digress. What will happen in this case of free energy?
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July 26, 2012, 01:42:26 AM
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Like solar / wind power? eh..

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July 26, 2012, 01:43:10 AM
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If energy is not a limiting factor, other things will be:
-Space (with high enough difficulty, a room full of computers wouldn't get you minimum wage)
-Computation speed
-Cost of labor (with high enough difficulty, people will realize they are making less than minimum wage setting up computers)
-Heat (even with free energy, heat will be a problem as you will need fans or air conditioning)

...and so on


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July 26, 2012, 01:43:21 AM
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I'm talking about these techonoliges i've heard about investors creating stuff in the past 100 years or so where the cost of electricity to run batteries generates more energy then it takes to run the batteries. I guess the gov and other rich companies raided these inventors and thus oil continues to rain.. I digress. What will happen in this case of free energy?
only one thing to say:
conservation of energy is a law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

if you profe this wrong you'll get the nobel-prize! Grin

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July 26, 2012, 01:46:15 AM
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I'm talking about these techonoliges i've heard about investors creating stuff in the past 100 years or so where the cost of electricity to run batteries generates more energy then it takes to run the batteries. I guess the gov and other rich companies raided these inventors and thus oil continues to rain.. I digress. What will happen in this case of free energy?
only one thing to say:
conservation of energy is a law of physics. It states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy

if you profe this wrong you'll get the nobel-prize! Grin

Who cares about a Nobel prize, if you play your cards right you could own half the world, and possibly more.
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July 26, 2012, 01:51:35 AM
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If energy is not a limiting factor, other things will be:
-Space (with high enough difficulty, a room full of computers wouldn't get you minimum wage)
-Computation speed
-Cost of labor (with high enough difficulty, people will realize they are making less than minimum wage setting up computers)
-Heat (even with free energy, heat will be a problem as you will need fans or air conditioning)

...and so on




Interesting thoughts... I shall ponder on this.
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July 26, 2012, 02:09:16 AM
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When we have free energy, bitcoin will be used to control distribution of global and extraterrestrial resources..
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July 26, 2012, 02:14:55 AM
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My rigs run on free energy Smiley (free for me)
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July 26, 2012, 02:24:29 AM
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free...

energy...

Huh

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