Polywell Visions: Water

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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Postby GIThruster » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:16 pm

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Postby ltgbrown » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:27 pm

Well, my thoughts on the blimp come from it's ability to lift a potentially significant size load (10-50 times current airlift), near or at, vertically, fly a semi straight line (at 2-6 times ship travel speeds) and land at or near veritically. The Walrus program (DARPA) was intended to prove the technologies necessary to do this. The vision being to lift supplies or entire units from their source (only needing a field), move them directly to where they are needed and drop them off (again, only needing a field). No boxing up, no containers, no rail or truck travel to a port, no loading onto a boat, no 30-60 day voyage through choke points to another port, to be offloaded by cranes (easily sabotaged), to transport via rail or truck to the acutal desired location. Now when the desired location is enemy held territory, obviously you drop off some distance away and "work your way in". Just as you would do today, except no port, no cranes, no unpacking, etc. Time from activation to actually doing something; significantly faster, I mean significantly. Like better than twice as fast. In the case of humanitarian relief, all you would need is field and the blimp itself could become a base of operations. Something that big sitting in a field next to your village, helping you, has to make the kind of impression we would want.

Remember, the idea behind the Walrus program was that technological advances were such that the past limitations for launching and landing large blimps could be overcome. (And yes, they did discuss self defense issues, which is why it was seen more as a logistical and recon platform, not csankos's vision of bombs and laser raining down hell on the very populations who we are trying to convince we support.) I am guessing that since they did not go to the next phase in the Walrus program, the previous statement proved to be not true.
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