I’m not trying to be argumentative. I’m trying to understand what unique benefits there would be to building on the ocean floor, because I’m just not seeing it.
If I ask a question, 2 + 2 = ? and you answer 16, wouldn’t you expect me to ask how you got 16? I asked what you get by being on the ocean floor, and you answer with benefits that can be had at the surface, then it’s not really a benefit of being on the ocean floor.
As much as I loved SeaQuest and The Abyss as a kid, I don’t agree that it’s something that NEEDS to happen. Should happen, yes, absolutely, but not need. I will agree whole heartedly that 2/3rd’s of our planet’s natural resources are down there for the exploitation, that there are really good reasons for a lot of things, and I’m open to being convinced otherwise, but at this point, I just don’t see it. If I’m working under false assumptions or incomplete or erroneous data, I desperately want that situation corrected.