Research groups around the world are working with existing technology to make this a reality in coming years.
NASA: "We will go!"
For information about ongoing private research on space elevator technology and current prizes being offered for achievements relating to the technology:
-Visit: spaceelevatorblog! and liftport *<[;o)~~ (links fixed)
NOTE: Still skiing... This post from the "pending file."
Think good thoughts, and have a nice Dayyyy!
UPDATE! Arthur C. Clarke - Talks about Space Elevator!
-ht/spaceelevatorblog!; Author would've been 92 (Jan 1st)