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I was intrigued by the use of the moon as the gravitational center for these habitats. It denotes a measure of distance, social and political, from the Earth.
One thing that I don't think was mentioned in the book is the fact that the lack of an atmosphere makes frighteningly low orbits possible, which would be kind of cool.
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'I'm afraid to tell you this Mr. Quaid, but you have suffered a schizoed embolism...'
'It drew its power from six square yards of sunpower screens on its low curved roof.'
'...lifted themselves to skimming flight upon whirling helicopters."
'Twenty rocket tugs towed it from its Earth hangar out into space.'
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'The search-bug detached itself and rolled forward.'
I don't need it to go fast, it just needs to amble along.
ELROI Satellite 'License Plate'
Robert Heinlein was thinking about this in 1941.
When Robots Beg For Their Lives
"Just what do you think you're doing... Dave.'
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'A paper thin polycarbon screen unfurled...'
'The program raced up the screen one scan line at a time, subtly smoothing, deleting and coloring.'
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