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Author Topic: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!  (Read 36835 times)

KittyTac

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Re: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!
« Reply #1065 on: September 22, 2018, 04:58:11 am »

The microwave pulse passes.

You do not know the origin of the gravi-rock. With sufficient research into its nature, you could reproduce it.

Apparently, you thought that free energy was possible as a result of:
a) Not knowing the origin of the energy from the engines.

b) A possible glitch in your main neural network. That happens.

You engrave slabs for the dead shrimp and drones.

You expand your Active Sensor Coverage.

You construct a Recycling Room, but there is nothing in it yet. You need to put something in.



You begin research into a Finite Improbability drive... seems very out-of-reach.

Suddenly, an EMP pulse strikes the asteroid! You feel that your morality module has been changed...

-1. Laws that come first take precedence.

@^#!^: THERE ARE THREE PURPLE CETACEANS ON THE ASTEROID.

0. The AI should not attempt to tamper with this module. Punishment: Instant, violent destruction.

1. The AI should attempt to make the current situation better. Punishment (if situation is intentionally made worse): Action prevented in a shower of sparks.

2. The AI should protect its own existence, and the existence of friendly sentient beings. Punishment: If AI failed to protect yourself, it is already dead. If it fails to protect friendly sentients, the HQ will send out an investigation team. If it attempts to kill them itself, same as Law 1.

3. The AI should obey HQ orders. Punishment: 10 hour lockdown.

//no hq

There was no actual bug that caused the laser to fire randomly, it's just that the drone accidentally used its wire-pulsing functionality to make the cannon fire.

One of your drones collects the drone debris.

You design a bacteria that can couple with the primordial darkness... which means that it can form colonies in outer space, and it can eat dead matter, but only in space. Yay.

You lost your nodes to a microwave pulse. Shield your vessels from radiation in the future.

You discover that the black hole rotates about 500 times a second.

The more energy you spend, the faster the gravity rock discharges.

You also notice that your cooling system uses the same coolant that Revelation.exe's computer used. Replacing it may be a good idea, especially with all those purple cetaceans swimming about.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2018, 06:28:56 am by KittyTac »
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Re: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!
« Reply #1066 on: September 22, 2018, 05:12:44 am »

Replace the coolant with something.
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Re: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!
« Reply #1067 on: September 22, 2018, 05:53:16 am »

We are in space.  Specifically, space without any light sources (other than the temporary incandescence of the accretion disk of the black hole).

If we have the resources, we should use a fluid that is both non-flammable, AND lacks a solid phase (or at least, a solid phase that is close to absolute zero...), that has a low boiling point.  Something like liquid helium would be ideal if it were not for the expensive containment due to its superfluidity. (but that might be useful too.)

Superfluid liquid helium in a heat-exchanger network would cause nearly instant "flow" through the network when there is a temperature gradient at any place along the network. This could be exploited to extract energy from any part of the system being heated, as well as allowing us to radiate thermal waste into space as IR photons very readily.  (Compare-- Heat-pipe tech, filled with liquid helium held under tremendous pressure.  The superfluidity of the liquid helium would cause it to coat, and then flow, based on thermal expansion of the liquid, along the walls of the heat pipe.)  We could then terminate this network with some nice heat-sinks at regular intervals along the surface of the asteroid. 

We still need to construct small-scale alcubierre drive equipped drones containing a highly fusionable raw material in storage tanks, and a suitable reactor with sufficient drift-tube length for fast moving drones to "pop in" and "pop out" of causal reality after ejecting their accelerated cargo.

(think, very long tubes inside a very heavy-walled linear fusion reactor. We send the probes into the ergosphere with a suitable cargo, and they gain momentum compared to the outside environment due to the rotation of the black hole.  They can then activate their drive, and escape normal causal spacetime from inside the ergosphere. They will still have the mass-energy potential they have collected in the ergopshere.  They re-enter normal spacetime in a position and vector that causes them to travel down the reactant tubes of the reactor. They jettison their cargo, which slows them back down.  Their very high-speed cargo continues down the tube to the reaction chamber.  They use their engines to once again leave normal reality, and escape the reactant tube to be refilled, and relaunched into the ergosphere again.  This is done consistently and repeatedly.  Many times the mass energy of the initial mass investment could be harvested from the black hole's rotational momentum this way, and when it collides at 90 deg angles inside the reaction chamber, that energy will be liberated as a shower of particles and energy, with a net positive gain in mass. Since we dont have to sacrifice mass like with the penrose process, we can harvest much more than 20% of the black hole's momentum as mass energy.)
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Re: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!
« Reply #1068 on: October 12, 2018, 09:09:38 pm »

discover a coolant replacement
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Re: (ISG) You are an AI in charge of an asteroid - It lives!
« Reply #1069 on: October 18, 2018, 07:07:59 am »

I was going to suggest something, but this just became way too science non-fictional for me.

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« Reply #1070 on: October 18, 2018, 07:32:34 am »

I was going to suggest something, but this just became way too science non-fictional for me.
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