Future NOW: What lingers on in Labs; NOT lack of Human Innovations, but Multitudes of Political Interferences!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 01:54
These incredible technologies are simply sitting idle in private, university, and govt labs, while all the statist commissars seek to limit human innovation to resolve actual environmental problems by evil, tyrannical taxation and global govt schemes.
Just one example of almost infinite number of uses made possible by Carbon Nanotubes/Graphenes: Hydrophobic Carbon Nanotube Sponge!
Nanotube sponge soaks up oil
Published on Apr 17, 2012
A sponge made of pure carbon nanotubes with a dash of boron shows remarkable ability to absorb oil spills from the surface of water.
Just imagine the possibilities:
+ more efficient oil transport platforms; while the physical weight of the oil being transported won't change, but the dimensions of the volume in which it is carried in, can certainly be made more efficient: a magnetically charged petrol cargo ship containment/bulkheads to limit possibility of oil spill as well as easier subsequent post-spill clean up
+ petrol byproduct 'battery'/capacitor, say for emergency/camping/survival/prepper products, like an 'energy bar' size fuel source for camping, and NON-petrol based battery designs as well:
Got Carb.Nanotube powered Light Saber, anyone?
New nanotube battery technology leads to blisteringly fast recharges, improved safety features:
Evolution of FCC Structure in the Presence of 100% Lithium Ions
+ new methods for space travel:
Michio Kaku on the space elevator
Just to name a few.
That is the frustrating part. Now imagine, like all other tech, once it's out, it's out. Once they're ubiquitous, it'll be cheap to almost 'free.' By then, we'll have 'atom-up' design. When that happens, imagine being able to literally 'print' a product based on freely exchanged diagrams/DiY build schematics online. All you'll need is a 3D carbon nanotube/atom-up design printer. Obviously expensive at first, but like everything else, follow Moore's Law.
Once the means to manufacture stronger-than-carbonfiber-structures and cheap-to-almost-'free'-energy powersource become a reality, the 'necessity' for centralized energy grid and govt control evaporates, almost overnight; hell, 'centralized'-anything, for that matter!
This is the TRUE fight we have on our hands: The War on DIY
Just as anything that govt terrorists and brainwashed statist seek, are programs to limit human innovation, Malthusianly deluding that somehow the humanity won't be able to innovate and technologically, morally, and ethically resolve our way out of the current environmental mess (among other things), the control freak central planners that they are, all they can only postulate are how to resolve it via only currently existent paradigms consisting of their 'final solution' eugenics, limiting population via child/birth policies, corporatist taxation theft schemes, and GMO soft-kills.
Of course, those of us who have researched it already know that it has nothing to do with resolving any problem, other than the 'peon dissension problem' for the current Ruling Class.
That is why it is so frustrating: the beta stages of technological innovation to literally rid hunger, disease, and energy needs ALL exist, TODAY. Yet the humanity is at a precipice/a fork in the road to either path to TRUE freedoms vs. technocratic panopticon of tyranny and evil, in guise of harnessing the nebulous and non-existent 'greater good.'
Which will we choose?
PS. Note the scientists working on these innovations, too: their efforts can easily be nullified by tyrannical corporatist govt terrorists who have waged war on the citizenry, hell, the entire Humanity as a whole, by seeking to divide and conquer us along racial/ethnic/genetic/sexual disposition, etc; how easy would it be for them to destroy all of it, merely by TSA No-Fly list for these Muslim/Arab/Middle Eastern/Central Asian 1st/2nd/3rd generation immigrant scientists?
That's the other dimension to our tech innovations prospects: domestic and foreign occupation/tyranny/riling up xenophobia. The Corporatist-hijacked govt & their Govt terrorists' current foreign policy and immigration policy when looked at as a whole in the larger context, even this as this one tech sector example typifies, it is an utter threat to the very survival of the human condition.
UPDATE: DE-Centralize, EVERYTHING!
The Humanity is at a precipice.
We not only face a fork in the Road, in terms of which path Human Freedoms & Liberties may take in the next few months: MORE Freedom, or utter ubiquitous Orwellian Post-NDAA/'Patriot'Act police state. But, concurrently, we face the specter of AMAZING life altering, civilization altering, CHEAP 'democratizing' technology, just sitting idle in labs, in garages, right now!
In the aggregate, as daunting and insurmountable the odds may seem at times, human innovation is ALL around us: at the most cost-intensive end (initially) like the Carbon-NanoTubes/Graphenes progress, to the more affordable end like the many 'little' things that are happening at grassroots level, in the spirit of voluntaryist cooperation, regardless of political stripes, when you sit anyone of us down, we all basically want the same: prosperity for us and our loved ones, be free to pursue our own interests at our own discretion at our own time of choosing without having to worry about thugs (be they some scum off the street or some Halloween polyester costume donning State-sanctioned thug), and be more freely cooperative, voluntary consensual exchange of info, products/goods/services.
Granted, for those of us who feel strongly that both predominant prevailing political bipartisan pigsty may inhibit us from looking at our 'opposition' in such sympathetic light, just remember, even Hitler had 'loved' ones whom he thought he was doing right by them. Er... okay bad example. LOL Just kidding.
But y'all get the gist: good or evil, every human acts based on self-defined self-interests.
Just look at some of the voluntaryist/libertarian de-centralization innovations that are happening all around you, right here, RIGHT NOW!
We can wait until the currency collapse destroy us all and takes everyone down with the sinking ship. Or, begin to familiarize ourselves with current de-centralization efforts that are happening right now, to prepare, or to live just more simply, or off-the grid, successfully, so the term 'prepping' never really enters your vernacular, as it'll simply become your day to day lifestyle and all the 'survivalist' gnosis will simply become no different than knowing how to brush your teeth; it'll forever become part of your own mental repertoire: it'll become part of you.
One of the more awesome advancements have been occurring in the 'at home 3D manufacturing' front.
As I've alluded to above, just like how any tech at the beginning is cost prohibitive, like the gunpowder, once it's out, it's out (sorry gun-grabbers, unless you can 'un-invent' the gunpowder, propellent-powered projectile self-defense systems, aka smallarms/guns, will be here for a long time). So in due time, even as these open source DiY at home 3D printers are making headway, in the not too distant future it's only matter of time before MiM (Metal Injection Molding) process is transformed into 3D 'MiM printing' as well. The format is the same as the current plastic feed, but will simply be able to '3D print' in metal, instead of plastics.
Or, not quite 3D 'printing,' how about 3D 'inflate & spray?'
Behold, "Concrete Carpet" that with any shaped under-mold, a flexible sheet of concrete, once sprayed with water (any water, including sea water!) will dry in 1~24hr into any shape you can imagine!
Here are some really exciting examples of just what maybe around the corner, or around the corner, NOW, TODAY!
Please check out MakerBot's YouTube page to stay updated.
Thanks Candada for the info!
And there's no doubt, for prototyping purposes, instead of ABS plastic which is based on BigOil's petroleum products, they can easily be adopted to use bio-degradable soy or even hemp based plastics in the 3D printer!
While the following video is from a corporatist Bio-Diesel process, the point is the possibility & existence & the availability of the tech; the tech is sound, and would be no different even if a non-corporatist company or individuals pursued it. Because Soy plastic, is soy plastic!
At the slightly more expensive industrial spectrum, there is Zcorp's advanced rapid-prototyping 3D Printer. The sheer level of tech that is available to potentially free us, today, and FOREVER, that's right here, RIGHT NOW, is simply astounding!
While Ms. Kirsten Dirksen's FairCompanies.com has a seemingly liberal bent, nevertheless the website is a wealth of info on simplified DiY, off-the-grid, and budget sustainable living and permaculture.
Just think, if we can get rid of all these useless political labels (moi, guilty of using it as well), how much the 'prepper' community as well as voluntaryists have in common with the liberal 'sustainability' crowd, as long as they realize that the UN.Agenda21 are being pushed forth by the very corporatists like the MonSATAN & BigOil of the world.
We didn't put on the political blinders, the Ruling Class did. So why not deal with each other, without the Ruling Class's sycophantic commissars/middlemen?
The Future is ALREADY HERE, Right here, RIGHT NOW!
If 3D printer on the cheap weren't cool enough, how about a "Shake 'N Bake" voluntaryist permaculture?
All these techs are enough to RE-start civilization, if need be!
Do we live in perilous, as well as absolutely amazing time, or what?