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Jun 1 '16 at 15:05 comment added MolbOrg Indigenous Australians and Australia with 7km^2 there is no such problem as where to put shit, no problem at all. No problem with clay too, if one person produces 10m^3/day it makes patch 100x100m just meter higher in 3 years, and for average patch of 7km^2 per person it's just 1m higher in 1900 years. And if you digg tunnel, you do not have to move all stuff on surface, if you do not need tunnels by them selfs, and it's easier not to do so.
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May 31 '16 at 17:25 comment added J.D. Ray How does the air get recycled so they have something to breathe? Where does the energy come from? On Earth all usable energy (with the possible exception of radioactive material like uranium) comes (or came from) the sun. Is there sunlight? If not, how does the water cycle work?
May 31 '16 at 16:42 comment added Aarthew III Are you telling me the deeper they dig the more rivers they find? Unless they replant the tubers you're humans will die.
May 31 '16 at 16:35 answer James timeline score: 7
May 31 '16 at 15:48 comment added subrunner If the force field is large enough to keep a population fed, then it's large enough that they'd be able to use agriculture and thus fertilize their desert tubers with their waste. In an enclosed system like that, nothing will be wasted -- recycling at its best. Otherwise, they'd subtract really important resources from their already resource-poor environment.
May 31 '16 at 14:40 comment added Cyrus That kind of force field would also be a very effective "unwanted people" disposal system...
May 31 '16 at 13:59 comment added James Welcome to the site Robin. If you have questions about the site check out the help center and feel free to visit Worldbuilding Chat
May 31 '16 at 13:59 comment added AndreiROM What do you mean by feasibility? You're presenting the character's situation as fact: they live inside a cylindrical force field which they can't touch because it vaporizes anything that comes into contact with it. If I were you I'd be less concerned with waster disposal than more practical matters such as how will these people make tools for digging, or get anywhere near the sort of variation in their diets needed to survive. Also, you seem to be envisioning them digging their way deep into the earth, but realize that unless the diameter is very small that won't happen.
May 31 '16 at 13:40 comment added Robin That's the idea I'm presenting, my question is more about feasability, and whether there's a less 'convenient' solution. Thanks.
May 31 '16 at 13:30 comment added AndreiROM Sounds to me like they would just throw it at the force field ...
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