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Xist 09-26-2017 07:07 PM

Clean energy by assimilating lakes into the Borg Collective
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This was an interesting read:

Towards the end they discuss making natural (or man-made wonders) look like this:

[my interpretation]

They say it would not affect weather because that is determined by the oceans.

San Diego is 356 miles from Phoenix.

According to this, Tucson and Quartzsite would be ideal location for Borg planes, and I am okay with that, because I have no use for Tucson and Quartzsite, but allow me to point out that would introduce humidity into an area with regular 115 temperatures, but I guess I am okay with that, as long as it stays in Tucson and Quartzsite.

I once read that windmills were limited in California until the people against them died (of mysterious causes?). Power plants are ugly, but if they created shallow lakes in the middle of nowhere, it should work just fine.

What do you guys think?

freebeard 09-26-2017 09:31 PM

Unsubstantiated speculation.


Their model shows that 325 gigawatts of power is potentially available from evaporation via existing lakes and reservoirs larger than 0.1 square kilometer (not including the Great Lakes).
Show me the means of gathering the evaporation of even 0.1sq kilometer and moving it to where it will impinge on the levers that realize usable torque with any kind of ROI.

Windmills were doing fine in the 1920s and 30s until rural electrification drove them out.

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