If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed
But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees
@doppledee Maybe we could make these machines out of biodegradable materials like wood so they just decompose after they stop functioning...
I mean you do you, I'm here for the unconditional surrender or destruction of mankind tho so
@socalledunitedstates TBF, plants do constructive chemical reactions at temperatures way below the boiling point of water i.e. with very low energy requirements.
Not to mention, that all the high energy-storage organic compounds which we *simply burn* at extra energy expenditure and waste are also just compressed plant matter.
As Bucky Fuller once put it: Burning fossil fuel is like someone who has a three figure income discarding all of that and rather uses up their meagre savings account.
@socalledunitedstates We actually have nano-machines that construct themselves out of carbon they capture from the atmosphere. We call them "plants".
@socalledunitedstates Only problem is, getting rid of them release the CO₂ back, so we need some way of storing them somewhere somehow...
@socalledunitedstates you've hit the nail on the head, though. if we don't also do something about the huge dynamic range of the poverty-wealth spectrum, the people at its extents will never stop seeing freestanding, deoxidized capture matrix as fuel to be burned again.
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