Modern life looks a lot like the dreams of the past. So we asked today's best sci-fi minds what they dream about. From artist Dave Seeley: “Since 1895, scientists have theorized about building orbital elevators, structures that overcome the enormous energy cost of using rockets to escape Earth’s gravity. Recent developments in lightweight, high-strength materials may eliminate the 'roadblock' to viable space commerce.”
Space Elevator Advocates Take Lofty Look at Innovative Concepts by Leonard David, SPACE.com’s Space Insider Columnist | 9/22/14 See how the International Space Elevator Consortium is working to advance space-elevator tech and science to make the future now.
Reference point for Wooden Skyscraper building material. Note: The online article via Curbed.com lacks the technical detail and sourcing of the print piece Popular Science. (This material is actually 15% less expensive than comparable strength steel and concrete as well as being better than carbon neutral. i.e. actually cleans smog from atmosphere.) #FollowUp