True, but I'd not want a RTG providing my central heating if it's all the same to you.
Indeed please. No nasty radioactive waste longer living than the ones that created it.
We could reserve the surface for a mix of trees, presumably still solar panels and electric windmills,
Agriculture and solar (and wind energy, as far as I know) should be compatible. At least there are agrovoltaic projects out there.
Maybe it's not more widespread because we still have so many roofs to put solar panels on.
A little shade does not harm the plants, it can even sometimes improve yield (where they're getting too much sun). It depends on the plant and the place.
The panels could move or just be placed wisely static and let the shade move with the sun. So every plants gets its place in the sun, just not so many hours.
I'm honestly not sure what the effects would be on our mental health
What do you mean mental health? I didn't know we had such a thing. If we had it we wouldn't have come so far as to need all these mitigations would've we ?
We're terribly adaptable psychologically. I don't think that'd be the problem it seems to be, long term.
but thankfully for me at least I don't think I'll still be alive if this ever comes to be our real future.
Sure. I probably won't either. I'm not a figther. History has a habit of "solving" overpopulation with war.
I want to hope we have grown wiser than that. We hadn't birth control throughout most of history, so there's hope.
But as speculation of what our body needs, we'd presumably still need sources for the higher number B vitamins (spirulina is apparently for B1-B3 but not much else in the B vitamins), and other minerals like selenium.
Yes, we're very well adapted to a healthy life in a healthy Earth biosphere, not elsewhere.
If we managed to destroy our all-so-easy-to-live-in natural environment I have little hope we come clear with an artificial one.
It should be easier to keep an ecosystem in equilibrium than to build a brand new one, so if we already failed in the easy task...
I mean I live in a city. We use to picture life in a farm as a harder life. That's only because there are farms elsewhere feeding us.
But what would really be hard is life without farms. Bioreactors are fun in theory, might be useful as a complement,
but I don't believe we could ever achieve anything viable if we didn't manage to preserve the environment we had.
It's not that it couldn't theoretically be made to work with some efficiency, it's that we're just not competent enough.