weird technology update: Scientist Sees Space Elevator in 15 Years
the article on yahoo's front page reads as folows,
"'I have no doubt that our great-grandchildren will routinely use space elevators,' he said. 'But it will take another generation to gather the technologies needed...' The space elevator is not a new idea."
it certainly is not, i believe willy wonka came up with the idea in a little book called charlie and the great glass elevator.