Ex­plo­ra­tory Engineering

TagLast edit: 3 Oct 2020 15:52 UTC by Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg)

Exploratory engineering is a process for understanding a subset of the potential capabilities of future levels of technology. This process resembles the first phase of standard design engineering (termed conceptual engineering, or conceptual design), but it serves a different purpose:

Exploratory engineering allows to show how some capabilities that intuitively seem absurd may actually be achieved in the future.

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I just watched the Open C3 Sub­com­mit­tee Hear­ing on Uniden­ti­fied Ae­rial Phenom­ena (UFOs). Here’s a suc­cinct sum­mary and com­men­tary + some background

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Book Re­view: Neal Stephen­son’s “Ter­mi­na­tion Shock”

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von Neu­mann probes and Dyson spheres: what ex­plo­ra­tory en­g­ineer­ing can tell us about the Fermi paradox

Stuart_Armstrong1 Feb 2012 13:50 UTC
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De­sign­ing en­vi­ron­ments to se­lect designs

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janus2 Sep 2022 12:45 UTC
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A note on ‘semiotic physics’

metasemi11 Feb 2023 5:12 UTC
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ask me about my battery

bhauth21 Apr 2023 21:55 UTC
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Can we grow cars in­stead of build­ing them?

pchvykov30 Jan 2022 21:05 UTC
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Build­ing cars we don’t understand

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