Hey everyone, long time no see! To say I've been away for a long time would be a drastic understatement lol. I dropped by like I usually do, every few months, to check up on how things were progressing. As it's a new year I felt like it was a good time to drop back in and stir the pot a little, the Ideas & Suggestions thread seems rather dead. You can't have all run out of ideas already! The fact that 2 of my old posts are still on the front page is beyond me. What I want to do is start a few new threads in the hopes that it may lead to some new insights and mechanics for Blockade Runner.
Today's topic is QSL or as you common folk like to call it, Quantum Spin Liquids.
I've known about QSL for awhile now and was trying to think of what this could be applied to in the present or future. There is one base state material that contain a lattice that supports this and that's Herbertsmithite. How could we use this in BR and what could it be used for? Could this mineral be added into the game, be mined, and then refined to use in QSL?
Currently QSL's are theorized to allow more data storage. Instead of just 1's and 0's you can obtain up to 24 different orientations for one data unit. (I read that somewhere no source sorry!) Just think of Superman's little magic stick that held all that information in it. It would presumably require multiple lasers to read and write the data.
Uses: I believe this could be used in the memory tech tree, if there is one, going up from Silicon chips all the way to QSL memory.