Bracing For the Future….. Cost!

February 20, 2012 at 10:42 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, legal issues, science and technology, social opinion, web gossip)


We are trying to get past the insanity of the actual thought of this topic.  Surely, we are having students put through our collegiate institutions for the purposes of producing practical and intellectual minds which will lead to greater levels of stability for our society.  That was one of the underlying bases, or so I thought.  Yet, every so often, you roll around to learn about stories like this one.

Students whom are enrolled currently within a collegiate economics class have been given an unusual assignment.  Their task at hand has been to devise all of the parameters needed to construct an excessive object that was thought only to remain within the realm of fantasy.  As expected, all of what would be needed would grossly extend the barriers of ration and reason, leading many to ask the ultimate question of why.  Yet, as many things have happened, this indeed could happen, while we bear in mind that it is merely a humorous suggestion, for the moment.

The crime scene is Lehigh University, situated at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  This suburban Philadelphia educational center is where economics students used their skills with crunching numbers and calculating prices to come up with the extreme cost for an obsence object.  They figured that the total amount would equal to roughly $852,000,0000,000,000,000.  Yes, that is eight-hundred fifty-two quadrillion dollars.

This number is the estimated price for the metallics needed to build this object.  No one said anything about the interior of it, including lighting, furniture, appliances, and the whole gamut.  Surely, it has been recognized that none of this would be applied for free.

Okay, well what in The Hell is this thing, you may ask?  It seems that  economics students at Lehigh University have calculated the costs for constructing a Death Star.  Yes, the fantastic and fatal feature from the Star Wars film series has been brought from cinematic allure to classroom attraction!  Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader was not needed!

These students have online postings through their blog centives.net.  This particular posting ponders the idea of an actual Death Star, and the true nature of what it would cost to produce such a feature.  They figured that it would have a diameter of roughly eighty-seven miles.  There would be 1,000,000,000,000,000 tons of steel required to build it, siphoned from the iron core of our Earth.  Also, they estimated that the task would require a time length of 833,315 years just to get started on the project!

Why bother?  Well, there is the ever-increasing threat of alien invasion.  That could be translated into an underlying paranoia of being approached by anything unknown.  Whatever the thought, the truth of the matter is that it is an insane thought which was presented within a classroom setting for youths to ponder.  Here, it might seem as if this presentation has been placed upon students in a possible mismanagement of funding from hard-working parents, educational grants, and/or generous benefactors.

Not meaning to totally knock the idea; all levels of education are important.  Surely, the base of this blog message was that there are several other ways that money should be spent within a currently suppressed national economy.  There are ways to spend money that include attempting to stop the fighting among simple Earthlings before we consider attempting to battle anything from realms unknown.  This particular economics class, with it’s hidden theme of using money to benefit all of society, is presenting creative ideas for using global funding to unite a world dealing with so much internal strife.  Yes…..

Death Star

SEE THESE SITES!!!

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/02/20/lehigh-students-tabulate-how-much-death-star-costs?hpt=hp_bn13

http://www.newser.com/story/140101/students-calculate-price-of-the-death-star.html

http://hlntv.com/…/20/lehigh-students…much-death-star-costs

http://news.cnet.com/…/finally-a-cost-estimate…real-death-star

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/tag/death-star

http://www.geek.com/…own-death-star-for-8100000000000000-21020218

http://geology.about.com/od/core/about_the_core.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_invasion

http://news.exopoliticsinstitute.org/…alien-invasion-scenario

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