The Scout’s Guidebook to World Peace
Better Godliness Through Chemistry
Dedication To God
First, I am a Christian. I thank God for the opportunity to live and experience each day and the moment and the space around me continually. I thank God for the good earth and life glorifying Him, the Maker of all things. We are God’s garden and God loves us all and wants us to love one another and love Him.
The end of fear and scarcity only comes when we are responsible to love and use what is good and to share with everyone. Take time during your day to forgive everyone of every bad thing you’ve perceived, and to thank the Lord for everything you have been given. Your opinion and attitude about these matters is more important than money and affects your life and those you adore.
Society operates through two systems: social domination and submission by circumstance, and love. Love is the answer and forgiveness and joy in the presence of God gives glory to Him who made everything.
Deciding social rank based on who is cooler, or who is at fault and giving to that person whatever they can get away with is Satan’s method and results in destruction and degradation. Too many of our society’s coercion methods of advertising, over competitive business, sexual chaos, and pressure to perform collapse into this loveless D/s nightmare. Wake up and love.
World Peace by Service and Reform
Peace is achieved through contentedness and righteousness. Love is sufficient to bring these conditions, but when our normal human requirements are met and we have the opportunity to help one other and improve our ability to love and serve others through education and practice we express and feel love and peace is natural.
We can make these conditions true by organizing world service corps and setting funds to recruit local volunteers and craftsmen to assist well construction, distribute rations, and build cement structures for education, shelter, counseling, and industry to provide the basis of a society of peace anywhere in the world.
It would be easy to raise the amount of money required to commission wells dug around the world for populations. We could send participants and acquire the help of local laborers to reduce the cost and increase the benefit of the projects. This would have a very positive effect on world quality of living and would be a fine example of beautiful charity and service to others.
In the same way, we can supply areas hit by starvation, such as the recent farm crisis in Mozambique, with nutrition. Drought and crop failures affect earth and the people who rely on it. No one should go to sleep starving. If necessary we can work with local governments to set up self-sufficient farming depots in hunger-struck regions to prevent hunger.
We may also need to reexamine 1st world farming subsidies or replace them with manipulatable [economic variable] state farms instead of using expensive and prohibitive subsidy programs. We may also choose to sell food to a world pantry program for storage, relocation, or alternative use programs.
We can free people from homelessness as states in a similar way to how megacorporations make use of 3rd world labor to cheaply produce goods. We can go into the poorest regions of the world and establish manufacturing plants, textile mills, and if possible hemp or other weed or vegetable farmspace, and import people to these places for them to have a chance at life.
We cannot give these products ad services away for free, because if you give a man a fish he’ll ask for one tomorrow, but if you teach them to fish they will have fish always. We can give them training for free or nearly free, depending on their ability, or they can trade it for brief amounts of promised work later. If they train and work they can apply to rent out a portion of the factory or space to use it on their own, selling the goods and to us or whomever they choose to and keeping the training and profits. After those motivated enough have become semi-successful we can end the terms of their temporary rental and shelter and training and drop them off in any city or town they choose.
These services will help many indigenous people and allow them to remain culturally independent. Their training, business, and profits will improve the local regions they come from, aiding global economies. A rapid program with a high turnover rate can quickly improve the world’s most impoverished regions and lend stability and independence to otherwise famished areas. This kind of assistance can replace a portion of foreign aid, supplement it in the future, or become a replacement for the horrendous World Bank and International Monetary Fund programs. These places will be training houses and manufacturing centers, oasises of service that will reward the good and diligent, but which others will pass over.
Prayer is more effective than war, and war is only to be in self defense. Jesus Christ told us to turn the other cheek/tower, to love our neighbor as ourself, to love even our enemies and to pray for them. The miracles at Lourdes and other demonstrations of the power of God through petition and prayer should be the way we honor God and remain at peace. Peace enforcement through potential is a more effective and safe and loving method of making peace. It is familial and if performed in fairness, is the basis of nationhood and logic and sense and respect and love. We can achieve this on earth with God’s glory.
World Service Through Industry
We live on a grand but finite planet and experience a grand but finite amount of labor potential in a given day. While facing a growing population with a low and uneven quality of living and rising problems of pollution and ecological damage, it is critical to reform our industries to help produce the most love through contentedness and righteousness.
We can achieve all of these goalpoints by changing methodology to improve energy and fuel efficiency, safety, and make better use of earth’s resources for more and sustainably better lives, and clean the planet of pollutions while producing less.
Section 1: Energy Production
We require millions of watts of electricity to run our cities, offices, homes, and industries every day. We generate the majority of our power from burning coal and making heat from nuclear fission and using it to spin turbines. This fills the sky and water with radioactive pollution and smog.
One of the chief reasons that switching to alternative power and acquiring alternative power systems is as expensive as it is, is infrastructure expenses. Building a coal power plant costs billions of dollars, and nuclear plants cost even more. We’ve already built hundreds of them and all the science and engineering elements to them have already been examined and made efficient and then cheap. Still, nuclear power plants cost some $3200 per kw capacity to build and are not profitable until their 18th year of operation.
Still, there are massive factories that specialize in producing nuclear reactor parts and thousands of engineers and scientists who have spent their lives studying the methodology of nuclear power. There are no major companies building fuel cell parts and very few R&D teams are devoted to fuel cell advancement, compared to currently widespread systems of technology. When we devote hundreds of R&D teams to producing more efficient power systems and thousands of new graduates choose to invest their time and research in ‘alternative’ fuels and systems, and companies rise and begin filling orders for their parts and installations, their price will begin to plummet as infrastructure grows and is paid for.
As of 2006, we have barely approached the peak efficiency level of the majority of alternative power sources, and the improvements of cost and of scale that come with merely having existing infrastructure are next to be completed. As with medical privatization, investment firms and individuals expect large returns quickly. This is a poor way to develop new industries and technologies. Public monies must be devoted this kind of research for the ecological and systemic reasons that may already be all too apparent.
Section 1.01 Nuclear Power
Nuclear power has about a 23% level of efficiency. That means that for every unit of energy produced by the plant about 0.77 units of energy were used to make it. A nuclear plant contains more than 100 times as much radiation as a nuclear bomb and most plants purposefully release radiation on a biweekly basis as part of operation. The EPA monitors ‘quotas’ and the Federal government has said that the thousands of deaths that occur from this purposeful and scheduled release of radiation are ‘acceptable’, and by proxy the contamination of foods, land, watersheds, wildlife deaths and fishkills, and other nuclear environmental damage.
The Indian Point nuclear reactors are about 4 miles from New York City’s main reservoirs ~26 miles north of the city. They dust the reservoir lakes with radiation twice a week to produce 100:77 units of standard electric power from heat, a byproduct of nuclear fission.
A nuclear plant can only be operational for about 15-20 years before it accumulates so much radiation that it is to be permanently encased in carbonite. A nuclear power plant is also operating against economic losses of construction for its first 18 years. America has not built a new nuclear power plant since the 1970’s, but the Indian Point nuclear power plants were built in 1974 and 1976. They have been operating for over 30 years. The Duke company is attempting to use public money to build a new nuclear power plant. They should instead select a good site for development of a large scale molten carbonite fuel cell system in the 300-900 megawatt range, which will also produce a substantial supply of pure drinking water.
We still do not have a suitable way to decontaminate nuclear waste or to shield the environment from it. Indian Point keeps their nuclear waste held on site. They recently found a leak in one of their radioactive water storage pools and are filing to call it a monitored release point. These places are deadly pits of radioactivity and we must stop using them.
The nuclear waste becomes a fissionable byproduct, which American companies have recently begun selling as fuel to other plants. If we are to enter a world safe from nuclear threats and wantonly breezed radiation, we need to find ways to store and decontaminate existing nuclear waste and stop making more of it. This lies in other power sources. We should decommission and shut down all nuclear power plants except for certain experimental reactors not designed for energy production and replace them with ecologically friendly power sources and energy efficiency.
Recently Duke electric company has filed to use taxpayer money to build new nuclear plants. This company has the wrong idea. Nuclear power is not a sustainable fuel source and continually increases the level of environmental radiation.
Section 1.02 Clean Coal
We produce a large amount of our energy from coal dug in America, but coal burning releases radioactive carbons and a huge amount of smog. All particulate matter contributes to lung cancer, but inhaling post-combusted radioactive hydrocarbons are a cost to be avoided.
We do not need to release this fluff into the atmosphere. Instead of releasing burnt carbon into the sky we should capture the particles through filters and recombust it. Chimney fires start on post-combustate matter and can be used for additional power and recombustion. Once the material has been combusted as many times as it will effectively burn we should capture it, compress it, and put it back in the ground. Mines can be filled with boxed up ash to disintegrate and make fertile ground instead of arsenic, or we could mix it in with fertilizer for fields. Volcanic soil and areas hit by wildfires are extremely fertile because of the amount of nutrients in charred materials. Why waste it? Furthermore, coal powered cities like Schezechen, China, will no longer have the lethal London Fog they are infamous for.
We must cease the method of mountaintop decapitation in our quest for coal. This is ecological destruction and most definitely infringes on state and Federal zoning provisions and is a blatant destruction of God’s natural landscape and the wildlife that previously lived there. Flattening mountains for coal is the height of wanton economic chaos.
Section 1.03 Oil
Only 2% of American electricity comes from oil burning power plants these days, but almost all of the American and world auto fleet runs on oil. The American auto fleet got an average of ~20.7mpg in 1980, while in the late 1990’s it was down to ~19.7mpg, primarily from the increase in wastefulness of large vehicles.
Peak Oil is the day on which the most oil is brought to the market during the life of the oil industry. This day is scheduled for sometime in 2007 or 2008, depending on a small amount of play remaining in the ballpark of economic and geological figures. In 2001 we found 16 major new oil fields. In 2002 we found 4. In 2003 we found 2. In 2004 we found 1. In 2004 we brought ~83.5 million barrels of oil per day [mbd] to the market. This figure has been growing at a 4% rate since 2001, and is expected to remain the same or increase due to world economic growth. Conventional industries, power, and world economic growth is dependent on oil, making economy growth inelastically [closely] associated with growth in oil consumption. This book describes several efficiency increasing methods to move away from oil and other dirty and inefficient technologies and socially stratifying and underdeveloping methodologies.
In 2005 we brought 86mbd to the market. In 2006 we are expect to bring some 89.5 mbd to the market. In 2007 we should see 93+mbd. 2008 would see 97+mbd under unaltered economic growth figures, but this figure is unlikely to materialize. Oil productions of over ~95mbd are very unlikely because oil companies have stopped commissioning new oil tankers. They have stopped training as many new technicians. Existing fields’ production is slowing as they naturally empty and depressurize and fewer and smaller new fields are being found. These are market indicators of slow new growth in oil for the 2006-on era. Continuing inelasticity of oil economies and continued economic growth, population growth, and expectation of economic growth are set to collide in about 2007-8.
This is a serious problem in many respects. The American experiences of Hurricane Katrina, oil above $3 gallon, and Hugo Chavez’ statement, ‘It is the end of the age of cheap oil’ are all milestones on this journey. Supercompetition for oil resources will make them out of reach for efficiently-priced economies and alternative fuel will become necessary and lower in price than oil, after brief periods of total economic disruption.
What we can do about this now, in the ~16 months before this event occurs are shift our energy production methods and our household, commercial, and industrial uses of oil and other fuels to renewable and environmentally friendly sources. We can buy and research cheaper and more fuel efficient methods of transportation and alternative fuel vehicles. Replace oil burning heating systems with alternative energy production methods, and reduce our reliance on grid energy, plastics, and oil fuels, which will be expensive and scarce during peak oil. We can drive less and turn down the thermostat to delay the onset but without shifting infrastructure they will be ineffective.
As of 1993, ¾ of all plastics came from oil based compounds. The remaining quarter came from natural sap harvested from rubber trees. We can increase the quantity of our plasticine products that come from rubber plantations and reduce the amount of oil that we must drill. This will replace oil baron positions with numerous agribusiness and manufacturing jobs.
There is a machine operating outside the Butterball Turkey plant in Missouri that can turn turkey guts into light oil using hyperhydration and pressurization techniques and achieve a boasted 85% efficiency. While this may seem like an industrial boon, it complicates the systems of pollution present from an oil combustion industry. It may be sufficient to stave off peak oil, but only at the expense of our atmosphere and earth. This machine may as well remain ‘undiscovered’, especially when more efficient and healthier alternatives present themselves.
Section 1.04 Fuel Cells
We have begun serious research into joining oxygen and hydrogen to form water and energy as a means of production. According to researchers linked by www.newscientist.com, enzymes harvested from bacteria and fungi ca catalyze the hydrogen and oxygen into water and power without using expensive and complex components. This fuel cell can be made with a mason jar, a capacitor with each side covered in one type of enzyme, and hydrogen added to the atmosphere in the jar. Power comes out of the capacitor. That will cost 50 bucks to make, depending on the cost of enzyme harvesting. Previous generations of fuel cell boasted 65% efficiency while using 1100*F temperatures, platinum components, and tricky proton exchange membranes. Enzymes replace all of that, making fuel cells the most efficient and cheapest form of large scale energy production, from a sustainable vantage.
New technology shows that America’s oil requirements can be replaced by hydrogen generated from bacterial photosynthesis. Just 25,000 km2 of this activity would supply enough, only 1/10 as much space as is used to grow soya. (www.newscientist.com)
Fuel cells are perfect water-energy utility resources for thirsty cities and private dwellings. We can reduce the intensity of water treatment and regulate the level of water and CO2 in an area by joining and splitting more or less water fuel than agricultural fuel for hydrogen. Spare water can be used to irrigate desert farmlands. Free, pure-by-production water as a byproduct of electricity in a private home is a welcome boon.
By growing hydrogen-rich crops [bacteria] and stripping the hydrogen into metal hydrides, or by simple solar or wind electrolysis, we can provide a sufficient quantity of hydrogen to fuel broad-spectrum energy requirements. Metal hydrides are special metal alloys that absorb and release hydrogen, storing hydrogen 2-3 times as densely as liquid hydrogen itself at room temperature. Metal hydrides are non-explosive. They can be linked to fuel cells the way we link a AA battery to the walkman/cd/mp3 player, and can be exchanged in 8 seconds at fuel stations. Fuelling would take as long as replacing the batteries, produce no smell, and metal could be shipped by truck or charged from solar panels or the grid.
Using agriculture to produce this hydrogen and the products for ethanol and biodiesel will can entirely replace petroleum motor fuel with non-sulfurous and non-carcinogenic fuel sources. Using plants as fuel will actually *decrease* the levels of CO2 in the air because the plant will breathe many times its own combustate during its lifetime. This will help clean the air of impurities.
 News of a dune buggy built by an independent technician investigated and verified by the US military operating on fuel cell power and using 22 gallons of water to travel from New York to Los Angeles is astounding and could revolutionize transportation ad energy production. This would be a fine way to improve humanity, but at the cost of water, possibly. If this water is destroyed by the fuel cell it could change the planet’s balance of water. I would rather be running out of oil than running out of water. This concept and reconstitution measures must be included before establishing infrastructure associated with consuming water as fuel. So should the case be with every industry and its fuels, sources, products, and byproducts.
Section 1.05 Turbine Efficiency
The way we generate most of our electricity is by heat, which boils water into steam, which forces its way through a turbine. This is a very inefficient method of energy production, considering that evaporation is a cooling process and water is a very good conductor of heat, and therefore requires a large amount of heat before boiling.
It would be much more efficient to focus this heat on an encapsulated environment containing magnetic turbines. If this environment held a low-temperature liquid that evaporated easily, such as bromine, with the chamber’s barometric pressure adjusted to closely fit its evaporation energy level, the chamber would use combustion or byproduct heat to make energy more efficiently. Bromine evaporates at 255*K, while water evaporates at 283*K. This alone saves 28*K of heat. If the pressure of the chamber is reduced to low levels, the bromine will evaporate at almost room temperature, spinning a turbine with as much force as boiling water and using considerably less heat.
Furthermore, if a waterwheel is placed on the opposite side of the tank where the bromine will percolate back into liquid form, energy can be captured in both evaporation and condensation. The steam in most power plants is released and evaporates into the air and falls powerlessly as rain. Encapsulated bromine can be used again and again and the heat can be conserved and recirculated with minimal losses.
These heat sources can be used in combination to power Stirling engines, or they can use gauged balloon tanks to pressurize air for use with vortex-tubes, producing more hot and cold air which can be industrially useful to the power plant. The efficiency level of any energy system relies on the quality of its turbines, or a fraction of its power will be wasted on heat loss, with full polluting effect and fuel expense of the process of combustion.
Section 1.06 The Vortex Tube
A vortex tube takes compressed air and spins it through the tube like a hurricane, causing warm air to rise and cool air to fall. Sea level air pressure is about 14.7psi. A regular 2hp electric motor was quoted at Sears in Nashua, NH for 150psi. This kind of psi can be used to produce air temperatures from -50*F to over boiling, without relying on combustion or refrigerant, although it is less efficient than other forms of refrigeration. It may prove efficient if combustion sources become scarce or if both the heat and cool sides are used simultaneously. Most quoters state only the use of cool and count heat as waste. That is waste. Any place that has refrigeration and heating at the same time could potentially make better use of a vortex tube.
A small electric motor could be utilized to pressurize large underground or furnace-sized chambers attached to a vortex tube that would provide or augment a home or business’ heating and cooling requirements, replacing some refrigeration, hot water, furnace and air conditioning expenses, and reducing the cost of food cooking, as well as conventional laundry drier requirements.  Fuel cell heat byproduct may also be used for these purposes.
This, along with efficient lighting and appliance management, could reduce the average home’s energy requirements from 23kw, putting it easily within range of a small solid oxide fuel cell system, which could entirely remove the home from the grid, or begin to supply energy back to the grid.
Section 1.07 Biodiesel, Ethanol, and Hemp
These agricultural power sources are excellent because they are primarily from weeds and farm waste can be grown on poor land in poor conditions. The first diesel engines, built by Rudolph Diesel in the late 19th century, ran on vegetable oil. The diesel engine displayed at the 1901 World’s Fair in Paris ran on peanut oil. Modified example cars running on biodiesel fuels got about 22 mpg over thousands of miles long journeys, equating today’s gasoline engines without the threat of scarcity or environmental destruction. [www.hempcar.org] A diesel engine can be reasonably modified into a vegetable oil burning engine by providing an electric heat source for winter, filtering fuel and optimizing combustion for the vegetable oil. Or it can be turned into treated biodiesel using lye, which will burn well in diesel engines.
Ethanol production methods have achieved rumored 30% efficiency, where for every unit of energy produced, 0.7 units were consumed, beating nuclear power without a hint of nuclear waste and considerably less overhead. Ethanol fuels can make good use of spare farm parts and produce nearly no pollution if their production and use are arranged properly.
While other weeds may also be cultivated for their fermentation and oil-bearing properties, we can use hempseed oil as a food, biodiesel fuel and ethanol candidate, to replace paper, and as a textile. The Declaration of Independence is written on hemp. 95% of all sails before the 20th century were made of hemp. The Dutch word ‘canvas’ comes from the word for cannabis. Industrial hemp is a non-intoxicating weed and grows in fields unsuitable for other crops.
The current method for producing paper is labor intensive and requires polluting chemicals and wood pulp that could be otherwise used for lumber or recreation. Hemp paper requires no such treating chemicals and uses biomass that grows 4X as densely matures to usable paper approximately 60X faster than trees, which takes 20 years to develop. Hemp paper is therefore significantly cheaper, less energy intensive, and more environmentally friendly than wood pulp paper.
Section 1.08 Solar Power
European and Californian photovoltaic endeavors have taken great steps in producing cheap clean power. Concentrating Solar Power [CSP] focuses the sun’s heat onto a central point that absorbs the thermal energy. Some use molten sodium which continues to blaze electric trails long into the night. This is especially useful in the sunbelt regions and could have massive implications for many 3rd world and equatorial regions. For example, if we covered 1/10 of the Iraqi desert with concentrating solar plants, we would produce more energy than could be pumped out of the ground.
Photovoltaics no longer need to be mounted on silicon backings, and can bend with clothing. You could install photovoltaics into your jacket that will power your cell phone, mp3 player, flashlight, or any other device you choose to carry. Photovoltaic briefcases can power mobile laptops and other electronics.
Photovoltaic and CSP power may be effective choices in earth’s sunbelt and for low-energy use items or areas, but in most northern climates they will only be able to supplement existing power systems.
Section 1.09 Urban Wind Power
The principles of certain shapes of skyscrapers make them natural wind tunnels, which is a vein of pure energy running through an urban landscape. If we design buildings to make use of these natural wind tunnels, installing large caged windmills on platforms and at the top of most skyscrapers they can contribute significantly to powering themselves and reduce the city’s outside electrical draw and the residing corporation’s upkeep expenses. These wind tunnels can be excitingly useful sources of sustained 15mph+ winds, particularly useful to large wind farms.
Some areas of the countryside are excellent for wind collection and wind can substantially participate in offgrid energy production, but weather patterns are likely to shift often during the coming decades due to greenhouse gasses and global warming. Solar and wind together will only produce a few kilowatts of power even in very good regions, and may not be enough except in quantity to supply a comfortable residential area, shop, or business. Wind and solar can effectively supplement power sources and low-draw settings, but with 2006 technology they are not enough for a modern home.
Section 1.10 Batteries and Supercapacitors
Batteries are not a source of power, but they can mediate burst-generated power sources, increase efficiency of idling motors, and trickle-charge on low-power sources such as solar and wind. Supercapacitors can effectively provide short bursts of very high energy and can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.
Even the most modern rechargeable batteries will only stand perhaps 500-1000 charges before weakening, and those also only carry perhaps 150 watt-hours per kilogram of weight. High temperature superconductors may be able to store more power in batteries but the research on that kind of application is years away. Currently, battery power is just about able to effectively power a 2005-6 era vehicle. By adding superconductors, main battery power requirements can be reduced and acceleration can be increased, while regenerative circuitry and charging can be somewhat improved and battery life extended.
It may become feasible to use compressed air to further augment and extend the capabilities of battery power in vehicles and other small standing energy production sources.
Section 1.11 Power Lines
We treat power lines as large batteries, but they all leak electrons (beta radiation [-] ). Officials claim their efficiency to be around 90% but the length and amperage of many power lines can reduce that efficiency eve further.
High temperature superconducting systems can be so efficient they could run one electron around the world through a cable and have it return to them. Unfortunately the technology and manufacturing required to make this is prohibitively expensive, although the science is sound. Several portions of Detroit and Washington, DC, have installed such liquid nitrogen cooled power systems to increase the amount of current available for car factories and government offices, but running these wires across the country would be too expensive. Energy decentralization will bypass the wastefulness of this system and increase our energy system’s resilience, efficiency, and ability to serve. [see 1.13, Energy Decentralization]
Section 1.12 Conservation and Thermodynamic Efficiency
Much of what we use fuel and electricity for is temperature conditioning. Most electrical heating is inefficient and coolant is environmentally unfriendly as well as electrically expensive, while fuel heat is dirty and scarce. Yet everyone feels temperature and adjusts their thermostat accordingly, and everyone enjoys a hot meal after it’s been frozen. By improving our methods of refrigeration and heating, particularly insulation, we can conserve earth’s resources and keep God’s garden clean and green. It is an expression of love to share what we have with others because it means we know them and care for their feelings.
This is statistically important because it dramatically reduces the amount of energy required for the average home and can improve quality of life and personal energy independence from an inefficient and dirty system. If these methods were put in place the average home could be run on a 12-15kw solid oxide fuel cell independent from the grid and city water and sewage lines. They would require hydrogen to be delivered or picked up for fuel, but their home’s energy chain would be very short and not necessarily produce any harmful byproducts. This is better Godliness through chemistry, and the world will thank you!
The vortex tube temperature conditioning system could reduce the inefficiency of electrical heating and cooling systems. Vortex tubes could likely spare a million barrels of oil per day in America.
Building clothes dryers that use pressure instead of hot air could reduce the time and energy required to perform this common 220v task. If the clothes were placed in an airtight chamber and a small electric motor depressurized the chamber to perhaps 6 psi and used that air pressure through a vortex tube to heat the chamber externally, all the water would boil off of the clothing at low temperatures, perhaps around 140*F, instead of water’s sea-level boiling point of 212*F. No liquid water would be left! Then the steamy air would be sucked out of the clothes chamber to a lower-pressure chamber from a higher-pressure wind chamber. The clothes in the drying chamber would be dry as though they had been roasted over an open fire for an hour, but still remain at low temperatures. This process would take perhaps 5 minutes and require only a simple microprocessor governing a valve system and a ~3hp engine to provide air pressure.
The average kitchen refrigerator is a very wasteful system, even if it operates using a cool from a vortex tube. Cold air falls, so it would be wise to use a system of drawers like a dresser to store food instead of wide-open doors. A compressed air tank could sit at the bottom and be powered by a small electric motor which would provide all the cooling the system required and spew the remaining hot air through turbines into the home as heating, or potentially be convected into the stove.
A refrigerator is also bulky and takes a lot of kitchen space. If it were designed horizontally with elegant opaque lighted countertops and sliding freezer doors on the top it could save air-time selecting foods and also reduce air-leak from picking foods while the door is open.
If every kitchen has a refrigerator and a stove, the vortex tube could chill the fridge and also heat the stove at the same time, building up enough heat over the day or night to be useful for cooking when desired, and use no fossil fuels nor electricity during oven operation. The oven would be turned into a heat storage chamber for the excess heat from the cooling of the fridge, which would gradually leak out to heat the house. Or, the alternative heat could be emitted outside through turbines if the house and oven are hot enough.
Section 1.13 Efficient Lighting
Traffic lights in America run on 70 watt incandescent bulbs, which operate for about 10,000 hours. There are usually eight or ten at a given intersection and tens of thousands in a single city. An LED array of these same lights uses up 9 watts and lasts 100,000 hours. If we switched our urban traffic light arrays to LED arrays we would save 88% of the power used on traffic lights, most of which operate continually. Since they are on only about half the time, we wouldn’t have to change the average LED array for 22 years.
40% of America’s lighting comes from incandescent sources. [newscientist.com -OLED]. A 23 watt electronically controlled lightbulb can replace an incandescent bulb requiring 75 watts. The electronic bulb lasts for 7 years while the incandescent bulb lasts for a few thousand hours. By adding a small capacitor this lightbulb will turn on immediately, and by increasing it to ~30 watts it will shine much brighter than its 75 watt counterpart. This will make it the more attractive bulb and American homes, businesses, and industries will save more than 66% on their lighting expenses.
Appliances use a considerable amount of energy, and some use energy when they are not even turned on. This is a gross waste and by merely making companies post the power draw of every device they make as part of its ticket conscious consumers will select the best devices and companies will adjust their engineering to reflect these likely choices. Posting will establish consciousness of power usage and promote conservation, and companies who are forced to advertise their product’s energy usage will pay attention to it.
The piezoelectric snowboard has recently come to the market. Crystals in the snowboard generate energy when they are stomped upon. This same method could potentially be used in the same way we use weight plates at some stoplights. A piezoelectric grid in the road approaching a stoplight could easily power it, or the municipality around it, especially if the light used a conservative LED array. Furthermore, a piezoelectric sidewalk grid could help power a city with its pedestrias.
Section 1.14 Energy Decentralization
Homes are encouraged to produce their own energy with fuel cell, solar, and wind and biodiesel installations and use non-electric alternatives such as compressed air to reduce their consumptions. We can stop wasting 10%+ of our electricity merely by shipping it out to consumers via power lines. Consumers can save over 66% on their lighting expenses and can replace a large portion of their major-draw appliances with trickle-charge compressed air systems.
Urban areas can dramatically reduce their reliance on polluting power plants by replacing them with fuel cell installations, and produce their own water for their urban environments. If Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico used fuel cells to power their cities they would considerably increase efficiency and produce enough drinking water for their thirsty metropolis as they do it. By encouraging citizens to restructure their homes and make use of solar power for cooling in the summer, they can dramatically reduce draw. The hottest days usually are the sunniest. Furthermore, an earth sheltered home rarely requires air conditioning.
Instead of building many large stationary fuel cell plants, fleets of mass transit vehicles can be fitted with fuel cells and when not in use or at stops they can power the city’s grid and drop off precious drinking water to be tested for purity, fortified, and added to the city’s water system. The city can be abuzz with electricity available at every corner stop and have few central areas vulnerable to individual malfunction. Where the people on the busses go, the power goes, because people use the power. [see Section 2.x Mass Transit and Deurbanization]
Section 1.15 Agriculture and Industry Decentralization
Advances in energy efficiency and other measures of deurbanization, as well as the increased usefulness and reliance on sustainable plant life will make agriculture a more attractive choice. Ethanol, biodiesel, and hydrogen-bearing weeds can supply our cars and homes so it will be unnecessary to huddle around or rely on oil refineries or power plants.
Industry decentralization can follow this model and provide low-overhead income to outlying industrialists with a robust system of fuel cell powered freight carriers and robotic 3D printers to cheaply produce well machined parts for assembly companies or guilds of production partners. A 3D printer, engineered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and now called a rapid prototyper is available for about the cost of a new car. It can print and design in layers like a computer aided drilling or drafting machine to grind precision metalworking parts suitable for industry, and finer models may be able to print fuel cell chips or entire vehicle transmissions in one go with minimal technical maintenance.
Furthermore, a 3D printer can produce any layerable or grindable product, varying based on lines of computer code and reserves of raw materials. Engineers and technicians can innovate on the fly and produce more efficient and cheaper components by editing code. It will be easy for industrial Meccas to form around even poor spaces of farmland, whose crops will then be sufficient to fuel these workshops which would trade production goods for their needed supplies plus profit.
Section 1 Review
Many methods of energy conservation exist. If we enacted many easy waste-reducing measures we could decommission all of our nation’s nuclear power plants and some coal plants. If we set up Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in half of American residential areas and installed compressed air vortex tube systems in half again we could shut down the remaining coal plants.
If urban areas made use of LED technology at traffic lights, farmed wind tunnels around tall buildings, and used mass transit-based Molten Carbonite Fuel Cell installations to provide their energy and water supplies we would be free of nuclear and coal power plants and significantly reduce the pollution and free radical beta radiation form power lines in our urban centers.
The hydrogen required for these fuel cells could be provided by either Concentrating Solar Power systems of electrolysis, countryside solar arrays, or agricultural farming operations, providing employment and business for farmers and trade to the cities.
Industrial decentralization can make rural lands attractive opportunities for clean and self sufficient industries, reducing urban overcrowding, competition, and highway congestion. Plentiful and reliable MCFC-equipped mass transit can power and quench the city, reduce transportation pollution and traffic levels, extend ranges of reduced need for vehicles dense cities provide while reducing urban overcrowding, prohibitive property prices, and crime and provide civil service jobs and profitable private enterprise mass transit systems, freight shipment, charters, and industrial heating supply on demand.
Section 2: Transit
We need to move things. But oil combustion is filthy and expensive and peak oil is coming. Improvements can be made to our vehicle design and power sources that will circumvent the dangers of peak oil, clean the planet, and give us much more useful vehicles and easier transportation.
Section 2.01 Fuel Cell Powered Mass Transit and Freight
A fuel cell powered bus is a variously useful piece of equipment. It uses hydrogen to produce electricity and water. It is enormous and can be used to move people and products. It can produce a comfortable quantity of heat which is useful to people and industry. And equipped with an electric transmission its drivetrain is 96% efficient and its torque is unquestionably powerful.
If a city had control of about 200 of these busses, they could easily run them through mass transit during the daytime, particularly rush hours, and substantially reduce the number of cars needed by their city dwellers, or reduce the time they are on the roads, reducing traffic and saving fuels. The busses themselves will produce chemically pure water for as long as the engine is running, so they can drop off and sell this water at various stops or at the bus station, or provide it to private businesses, or bottle it. The bus may also be equipped with hybridization systems or with ultracapacitors, which ca discharge power into the city’s grid at various stops or at the bus station.
When the bus is not being used for transit, or if a plethora of these busses are purchased, they can be used as small power plants for the city at the bus station, possibly at night or during low-circulation periods, to charge the grid. The busses can also be rented for charter trips across country or for carrying freight shipments to or from the urban area’s industries and businesses.
Since these machines are business centers due to their many productivities, they can be purchased or supplied by private individuals and by regulated contracting companies, although the city owning the busses would be cheaper. The same can be said of freight liners, which produce all the same goods, but instead of moving people they will primarily move goods. They can power highway-linked substations which may provide power and water to regional suburbs or rural areas.
Replacing dirty and single use mass transit and freight systems with variable use large vehicle systems will be one of the greatest boons of mass transit and power production, and will protect the city from the dangers of centralized power and water stations, as was demonstrated in New Orleans. Where the people and products go, the power goes.
Section 2.02 Transmissions
Currently almost all of our vehicles use a gearbox style transmission, which turns engine power into wheel torque. This system is about 70-75% efficient. It is downright foolhardy to use this kind of system, when multitronic systems approach ~95% efficiency and have fewer moving parts. They are infinitely variable so the engine's rpm level is always in the best performance zone. Audi’s tests of multitronic transmissions yielded only a ~10% gain in mpg, though.
A multitronic transmission that is potentially 25% more efficient than a gearbox transmission will provide the same street horsepower with a 3-liter engine that a gearbox transmission provides with a 4-liter engine. We could get 25% better mpg, or build cars requiring 25% smaller engines, or build cars that get 25% more power using multitronic systems.
It may be more efficient for a car to switch from a gearbox to a multitronic than to install a hybridization system on a combustion engine. Freight engines with dozens of gears could benefit massively from multitronic transmissions. All such large trucks should have multitronic transmissions or use paralleled electric power sources for torque.
Electronic transmissions provide over 95% efficiency. When combined with an electric power source, electronic transmissions provide the greatest efficiency, and can easily and more effectively be hybridized. A fuel cell powered vehicle hybridized with an electronic transmission would be a very efficient motor arrangement, and with a metal hydride fuel source and a light carbon fiber/polymer/steel frame could provide excellent and inexpensive transportation. A vegetable oil powered and optimized diesel engine with a vortexized air intake and a multitronic transmission would also produce high efficiency and complete sustainability with minimal pollution.
Section 2.03 Vehicle Construction and Safety
A steel car frame weights some 3267 pounds, 1485kg. This is ridiculously heavy and expensive to drag around. Cars should be made as lightly as possible to carry as little load a possible and bring as few newtons of force as possible to any acceleration, deceleration, or crash. Aluminum frames and bodies weigh 47% as much as steel but are weaker. Many smaller cars and alternative-power cars have switched from steel to aluminum frames to reduce weight. This is a poor choice and makes the cars less attractive buys against a capable and heavily polluting V8.
It may be possible to use polycarbonate or carbon fiber frame as replacements for steel. Carbon-fiber is stronger than steel and is ¼ as dense, but it costs about $9K per frame. Polycarbonate or carbon fiber can provide suitable protection for even a small car, and give it competitive performance with only a small engine. It may be possible to use a skeletonlike arrangement backed by thick reinforced rubber to replace heavy metal for protection.
Vehicle weight can be reduced and protection increased by using polycarbonite or carbon fiber skeleton frames and panels encased in hard rubber, steel tubing, and polymer fiber jackets. The car’s body would be constructed primarily from hard rubber formed around steel mesh. The front and rear bumpers would be 6” square rubber panels with steel bars running through the inside. A car that uses a rubber encased skeleton as its paneling will not suffer substantially from dents and will save the lives of its passengers gently, like a real-sized bumper car.
Beyond these safety measures, basic wood is a good choice for bumper protection. It will also emphasize the car’s green status. Varnished and engraved 1” thick wood will do a better job of protecting passengers than an industry standard 5-mph bumper. These options can improve safety and lighten and brighten any vehicle, regardless of power source.
In another scene, many highly stylized cars from the 1930’s to about 1982 have exceeding aesthetic beauty. While not the most aerodynamic, it may be more pleasing for someone to own a car that is shaped like a 1966 Lincoln Continental. There is no outstanding reason for vehicles to be pre-assembled in their existing formats if the exterior body can be lightly and rapidly assembled in the desired style.
As we now offer cars with optional AC or sport packages, we should offer cars that are modeled to look like classics. If the body is made from rubber instead of steel it should be no trick to build an excellent engine and drivetrain and frame and construct a standardized or custom built rubber body of any sort around it. For that matter, every portion of the vehicle should be as customizable considering engineering efficiencies. Industrial decentralization may make it possible for cars to be custom assembled with minimal special expense.
"Well, Mr President, it would be simple to improve the efficiency of cars to above 35 miles per gallon, and perhaps even past 40 for most vehicles.
All it would require is a simple computer, I mean, carbon fiber frames, weighing only about 800 pounds and stronger than their ~3200 pound steel counterparts. The cars would accelerate 2400 pounds faster, and decelerate 2400 pounds faster, saving fuel and lives.
Gearbox transmissions are about 70-75% efficient, while electronic transmissions are 95%+ efficient, and multitronic transmissions can be as efficient. By replacing gearboxes with alternative transmissions, each car would become ~25% more efficient, using less fuel and having more power per unit of engine size. Then a 3 liter engine could do what it normally requires a 4 liter engine to do, and all engines would always run in their peak power zones. Do this on a motorcycle, Mr President, and watch it fly away! Pedal bicycles could possibly appreciate this method as well.
Replace the metal body of the vehicle with thick naturally farmed rubber and say goodbye to dents and dings, and shape the rubber in any way you choose. It could be in the style of a 1957 Lincoln Continental without expensive folded metal. Merely injection molded rubber trees.
If you are willing to install fuel cells, you could enjoy even greater fuel efficiency and lower or nonexistent pollution outputs. This, Mr President, is the way to improve the American auto fleet and save the world cheaply from destruction."
What kind of a name is that, anyway... "Bunker"?”
-preversion from Stanley Kubric’s Dr. Strangelove 
Section 2.04 Vehicle Power Sources
There are two types of fuel for a vehicle: electric and combustion. The drivetrain of the vehicle should be arranged around these two fuel options. Some excellent electronic choices are fuel cells and battery operation. Oil, biodiesel, ethanol, and compressed air are the primary existing combustion or force-driven engine power sources. If all new cars sold in America after 2007 used these features, transit fuel consumption would drop by at least 25%, and the benefits of lighter cars would result in safer faster vehicles requiring even smaller engines, possibly reducing fuel consumption by 40% or more. America used over 20 mbd per day as of January 1, 2005.
Section 2.041 Fuel Cell Cars
We can build cars that operates using a fuel cell. Fuel cells are efficient and clean and a wise choice to shift most car power to in the near future. New fuel cell technology and hydrogen power storage make fuel cells very attractive and safe sources of energy.
Section 2.042 Compressed Air Cars
A car could run on batteries and compressed air alone. Most gasoline stations provide free compressed air for tires up to about 40psi. If the car had a large tankful of compressed air over the engine and a small secondary power source it could potentially be very efficient and ‘rapide’.
The existing French compressed air model from 2002 for South Africa and 2004 for runs on air compressed to over 4000psi and a gasoline backup motor. It travels on compressed air at 60mph for about 140 miles, and uses four 2-stage pistons. The included compressor takes three and a half hours to repressurize the tank from empty, or it can be filled in 3 minutes by high pressure air.
Compressed air can power a piston system, or can gradually be released through a series of turbined chambers leading to a vortex tube, which can make good use of the additional heat. These spinning turbines can power an electric drivetrain and hybridization system. When stopped or slowing the battery can run an electric compressor to recompress or recirculate the air pressure into the highest psi chamber. The car can be recharged either with compressed air to the tanks or by plugging in the battery. Both systems can recharge the other.
 Compressed air via the vortex tube may cool or heat inefficiently, but it can provide spot heating of batteries or passengers at startup with stored air. This could be added to any vehicle to increase comfort and performance during peak use, and make use of idle engine power to compress air for rapid cooling and heating.
Section 2.043 Battery Vehicles
In 1996 General Motors released the EV1, which used 535kg of lead-acid batteries getting about 25wh/kg., producing about 13375 watt hours. It had a 102kw motor producing 136hp of power, and had an 8 second 0-60, but a range of only 79 miles, at $34,000.
Modern lithium-ion batteries are easily rechargeable and contain about 135wh/kg. Using the new batteries could potentially extend any portion of this car’s performance X5.4. Liion batteries could make this car run for 425 miles instead of 79, or considerably increase it’s hp. Adding a lighter carbon fiber and rubber frame could reduce the burden and increase safety, extending usefulness. Giving it assists from compressed air systems for air conditioning and battery temperature regulation could also protect battery life.
Section 2.044 Ethanol and Biodiesel Cars
Ethanol and biodiesel systems are good choices when switching away from oil. The first diesel engines, made in the 1890’s by Rudolf Diesel, ran on vegetable oil. The diesel engine shown at the 1901 World’s Fair in Paris ran on peanut oil. All of today’s diesel engines can be modified to run on treated vegetable oil, which fryolating restaurants pay money to have carted away. This can also heat your home or provide you with electricity if you choose to accept it.
The hempseed oil powered car drove all over Canada and the United States, averaging 22mpg. It produces no carcinogenic of sulfurous emissions, and requires zero hydrocarbons to operate. [www.hempcar.org]
These fuel sources are good because they make use of agricultural waste that can be grown on poor land unsuitable for primary crops. They produce agricultural business and the plants they run on clean the atmosphere.
Section 2.045 Hydrocarbons
It is likely that automobiles will continue to run on oil until peak oil hits, and even then they will continue to try to until the oil market collapses and no longer supports widespread application. Oil-based cars that replace their heavy frames with safe alternatives will save efficiency and prolong oil fuel life. British vehicles average 50mpg due to being tuned for an increased octane of fuel. Most British vehicles use ~97 octane. American fuel and car companies could trade more with British and European companies by switching to this fuel grade and tuning level.
Section 2.05 Aerodynamics
I recently saw the large and squarish designs used on freight lines and many busses on the highway, and wondered why they were designed to be so non-aerodynamic. The air resistance pushing back against a vehicle doubles from 55mph to 70mph, and many freight liners exceed 70mph on a regular basis. In the spirit of the 1970 Daytona 500 winner Charger SE, a retractable nosecone for highways on the front of these behemoths could reduce their airspace profile without significantly increasing their size.
The nosecone would be telescoped outwards by a driver-operated switch when the truck or bus began accelerating on the highway. Then when the vehicle left the highway or needed to park or negotiate urban or suburban traffic, the nosecone could be retracted. This can save fuel and improve freight mileage. This may be an attractive offer for truckers who own their own and pay for fuel.
Section 2.06 Smaller Vehicles
We can also improve the performance of motorbikes. It would be very fuel-conscious to use a fuel cell-battery hybrid motorcycle with electric drivetrain. A British company called Intelligent Energy makes a 6kw fuel cell/battery model. It will go 50mph for 100 miles using old generation fuel cell technology. This might be an attractive model in America if it were given an enzyme fuel cell and a larger Liion battery system, and used metal-hydride hydrogen fuel systems. [http://www.gizmag.com/go/3857/]
If small sedan-style vehicles can be made safely with alternative frames and can run at highway speeds and beyond with alternative power systems and transmissions their market share will grow rapidly, especially in an age of expensive fuels and vehicles. Small alternative fuel source vehicles can prove inexpensive and efficient.
If priced below fullsize automobile levels they can efficiently reduce the cost of living for many and improve the lives of those living on lower incomes. This will enable more young people to break out on their own and have reliable long distance transportation. They are also more ecologically and socially conscious, so they will quickly become a strong market for these kinds of vehicles and fuel modification systems.
Section 2.07 Flight
Flights that use a large amount of jet fuel, although it is little more than kerosene, propel huge planes weighing hundreds of tons through the air at roughly 500 mph. Is this acceptable?
It may be possible to use rocketry-like scramjet systems to move people and goods through the atmosphere at mach 9.6, an astounding 7000 mph (outside the range of most standard missiles). Flying from New York to London would take under an hour, and New York to Tokyo would require only a few hours, instead of the ~20 hour now required.
Jet engines compress air, use it to burn fuel, and force hot air out the back. Scramjets take supercharged air passing by and burn fuel in that air, which expands as it moves out the back, forcing the plane forward. This produces much higher speeds and the air is processed less, but this system is only operational at high starting speeds. Used in combination with starting jet engines, or jet engines that turn into scramjet engines midflight and back again for landing could become a more efficient method of air travel.
Grant money, again, into this kind of travel and research, will produce the infrastructure and ability to field these kinds of aircraft. The private sector would take decades or longer to move to this kind of transportation, when the advantages and efficiencies it presents can be ours within 4 years if we correctly plan production.
Section 2.08 The Space Elevator
A space elevator is like an elevator whose top floor is low orbit around earth. Using this system will save an amazing amount of fuel currently required to elevate objects. By holding floating airports at 35,000’ and higher we can save a huge amount of our commercial aerospace fuel expenses, increase plane efficiency, and decrease flight times. By launching satellites and space vehicles from a floating platform at around 50 miles high or higher we can do the same for spaceflight, and effectively bring space tourism, interplanetary travel, satellite technology, and high altitude aerospace into economical range.
We can build these kinds of floating air and space ports as a system of helium-filled zeppelins, potentially with carbon fiber frameworks, attached to the ground by cables. Powered trams will zip up and down these cables ferrying passengers, cargo, equipment, and anything else to the floating platforms. By compartmentalizing the zeppelins and building them of thick rubber reinforced by metal mesh into a hardened rubber tarmac a few kilometers in width, planes can safely take off and land high above the ground.
They can do this safely with net systems and military escorts to guard against collision. By providing sufficient landing area and enforcing airport speed limits, by providing an extremely low angle of descent and an airborne runway miles long, planes should have a much easier and safer experience landing on a cloud than on the ground. It could also be easy to build and implement a system of field netting that provides exactly the right amount of resistance to safely slow down planes, and also charge small flywheels.
We could potentially build planes out of treated rubber and provide them with aerodynamic helium tanks. Planes traveling at such high speeds will likely stretch and rubber will allow them to do this safely and with less maintenance required and similar rigidity thanks to stiff and treated rubbers and metal mesh.
By using turbine-takeoff scramjets at floating spaceports we can dramatically reduce the amount of fuel required for air travel, increase flight safety, decrease the ground level impact and footprint of airports, decrease travel time, provide excellent broadcast and meteorological locations, and enhance spaceflight. We may also be able to capture substantial pre-atmospheric solar energy, mid-atmosphere winds effects, and channel or harness energy differentiation between the atmosphere and the ground, which causes lightning.
Section 2 Review
By changing frame structure and material, improving power sources, and shifting them away from oil, we can stimulate an environmentally friendly economy, improve international politics, and get some really sweet acceleration out of our cars trucks and busses.
By switching to biodiesel fuels we can eliminate our reliance on foreign oil, improve urban environments, provide numerous farming opportunities, and decrease rates of disease and medical caseloads and suffering. By hybridizing our vehicles and installing fuel cells and electronic transmissions in them we can further improve their energy efficiency and improve our social and economic strength. By changing the way we build cars and trucks we can improve their safety ratings while simultaneously reducing their mass. This will also allow smaller vehicles to become safer, lighter, cheaper, and more useful and popular.
Mass transportation can become a much more profitable option if the vehicles’ fuel cell engines are utilized as urban and suburban power plants, charter busses, and charter freight lines. They can also reduce the prohibitive costs of reliance on dirty and high maintenance automobiles and lower the society wide cost of living while improving quality of life, increasing consumer market size.
Private mass transit operators can purchase and run fuel cell busses and collect city and private fees for delivering water and power and circulate people around the city. Where the people and busses go, the power and water will go, because people use the power and water most!
By arranging technology correctly we can streamline our urban environments and commutes and make urban decentralization beneficial while avoiding the consequences of peak oil and environmental destruction.
[Also see Piezoelectric Tire in Blog Preface]
Section 3 Manufacturing
We currently manufacture and assemble the majority of our major production goods, vehicles and engines, semi-conductors and circuitry, mechanized goods, equipment and components in assembly plants and their recruited contractors, which they then sell to commercial distributors.
This system and its entrepreneurship can be improved by changing the production methods at a grassroots level using robotics. China is losing more manufacturing jobs than it is gaining because they are being replaced by robotics! If we continue or advance this trend by distributing more robotic grinding machines and reducing their cost we can form a society of entrepreneurs producing robotic labor and reduce the price of goods.
Using cheaper and more efficient freight systems and cheaper and more efficient robotic production and assembly distributed through the industry by numerous suppliers and assemblers over the internet can make a production plant in a cornfield in Iowa a good idea, and farmers growing crops can have robotic systems set up in their basements cranking out widgets to sell and ship to the assembly plant to be screwed together into cars planes automobiles, televisions, radios, and all kinds of manufactured goods.
Aside from manufactured goods, there are crafts. Cups, most furniture, some ways of producing milk, most clothing and upholstered goods, bookbinding and publishing. Crafts also includes natural resource acquisition and refining. Making Portland cement is a craft. Drilling crude oil is a craft, but refining oil is a manufacturing process that creates fuels. These crafts are made by people or by single-stage production facilities. A cup is molded from plastic or glass in one workshop and shipped to the distributor. [See Section 5 Distribution]
Aside from manufactured goods and crafts, we have services. These are the people who are skilled naturally and by the education system, which is in the midst of reform [see Section 6 Education Reform]. Skilled people install electrical wiring, construct housing, maintain equipment, use equipment, drive taxis and freight, and perform semi-skilled services within distribution companies.
We can enrich all of these people by improving the way production and manufacturing occur and provide them with resources of varying expenses, by refining distribution, which sells and provides people with those goods, and by changing the way the education system supports and accredits skilled servicemen and women, who through their services and crafts earn the money that distributors and manufacturers rely on. This is the economy.
Shifting the reliance of energy from mass mined, drilled, or processed fuels to agricultural produce will make farmland a suitable source of power production and the distance between a producer and a supplier anecdotal, ad supply all the needed scenarios for assembly and business in any location.
Section 3 Review
Section 4 Distribution
Section 4.01 Appropriate Investment 
An increase in globalization and profitability of major companies able to take advantage of the global marketplace by using 3rd world labor and pressuring American manufacturers to reduce their prices with foreign manufacturing products has caused major companies to dominate business and attract more major global investors and launch greater PR campaigns.
Investment can take the place of meaningful ground-level employment generating entrepreneurship. A small time investor should make use of their opportunities by either starting a contracting company, acquiring warehoused inventory and sales teams, or by investing in profit-bearing capital such as small power plants, real estate, or robotics operations. Midsized investors could contemplate starting their own businesses performing distribution or skilled services by professionals. A construction company building earth-sheltered housing or performing custom labor would be an excellent use of a moderate sum earmarked for ‘investment’ rather than picking the top performing fund. A large amount of investment could be well employed by forming a research and development company or an industrial firm or an institutionally associated or linked company involved in product or infrastructure design.
Breaking into certain major industries is impossible for most newcomers due to the high infrastructure and overhead costs associated with automotive, aeronautical, much manufacturing, and high technology sectors. Many of these kinds of firms are too large even for investment companies to startup, and all seem to rely on investment money to bolster their bottom line and compete with one another more intensely.
For example, there is a 0% chance of a Thai auto company gaining 5% of market share because of the current budgets and leadership of preexisting automotive companies. If a Thai company managed to get off the ground one of the existing companies would simply buy it and incorporate it, taking the majority of its livelihood from Thailand, even if plants or infrastructure remained. This is why much of the 3rd world is deadlocked into poverty, or out of the economic cycle. Existing markets focus on existing capitols of business and consumerism. The way out may be through education, but brain-drain saps even that hope.
On top of this, many corporations have cornered and controlled markets for product distribution, such as Coca Cola. A beverage company starting anywhere in the world must compete with Coke. And many major companies have made deals with poor nations establishing Free Trade Zones which guarantee ultra-low-overhead labor, basically for life, because the wages they pay are below poverty level and keep the workers and local region in poverty, ensuring reliance on the FTZ plants and that none of the workers will rise above poverty. The competition is simply too fierce for new companies to form in many locations and in many markets.
This competition is fueled by the possibility of being bought by the competition, using massive amounts of investment rivaling the net worth of some companies. If you’re on the cover of Fortune 500 you are in for hundreds of millions in investment. The 500 top performers are in major mutual fund deals and private investing circles. They will have the power to expand in that manner, and if you’re not among the top feeding companies you may wind up dinner. This can make companies desperate to outperform one another, degrading commerce, consumers, and workers as corporations dig in to destroy overhead and own one another and all possible PR, instead of build consumer success, worker satisfaction, product quality, and refine existing products.
It comes to a point where competition for being best is so great that investment can take precedence over the bottom line, over customer base, over the best interest of the market and company. In cases like these, such as when oil dependence mandated by private energy companies and automakers endangers civil society and government has a duty to step in and regulate that industry. Furthermore, when companies compete at the expense of workers and consumers, it is government’s duty to regulate those industries and enter them in the form of not-for-profit state run industries to compete with highly priced private company goods.
Section 4.02 State Run Industries and Federal Regulation of Commerce 
State run industries can provide substantial portions of unpopular or low-profit sectors or reign in wildly out of control sectors heading in one direction or the other. State auto and medical insurance can compete with private provisions to reduce the cost of service when industries would otherwise take very large profit margins or abuse workers. State run industry can reposition corporate profit drive leading to labor, consumer, and investor abuse by moving the target of ‘profit’ from corporate HQ to public-commerce funded state employees and industries.
For example, if Nike sells shoes for $90 a pair using Thai labor and parts costing $12 and turns the remaining $78 into profit, the state can regulate global labor by providing $50 shoes, giving $25 to American or more productive forms of labor and using higher quality products taking up the remaining portion of the profit. They can outsell Nike and continue making products without turning substantial profits. This will keep extremely powerful companies in check, reduce cost of living, protect American and state labor, and can even provide national credit and budget leeway in difficult times. It can give the state a much more powerful hand in business and economics and allow the state to steer industry and commerce much more effectively than by presidential mandates, campaigns, and finance programs alone.
This will increase state holdings and make business more directly accountable by making it compete against a massively-backed not-for-profit business example set in the state. The state can modify employment and inflation figures by modifying prices and employment at state facilities. If the state’s budget is running low they can use state business to shore up their fiscal position, or if they find themselves in the middle of a ‘budget surplus’ they can give it more directly back to the consumer by lowering their prices at the outlet.
This will provide jobs for workers at all levels and will allow the state to direct and accomplish many more public service projects and coordinate aid for poverty and disasters more effectively and quickly, but it will not stifle or damage business ingenuity or integrity, on the contrary, it will bolster them by providing low-cost research and development, low-intensity competition, a non-or minimally-advertised alternative, and will provide much more direct and inexpensive support for core needs of the individual and family.
Section 4.03 Tax Policy
With great wealth comes great responsibility. The distribution of wealth in America has become so great that the wealthy pay the great majority of taxes. American society and American laws and world conditions and policy have made it so that these wealthy Americans can become and remain the way they are.
If we properly tax wealth we can support the American budget and provide a good quality of life for American people and the world through the methods provided here. Proper industry and economic organization should primarily circumvent the critical nature of tax policy and redistribution by providing citizens with adequate quality of life from their jobs and families. But augmenting that with a proper tax policy should balance many of society’s imbalances without reducing the quality of life of the wealthy or reducing the incentive system. The real incentive for wealth, in the name of God, should be to use it to serve others.
Much of our tax money goes to producing a large military. This military is arguably unnecessarily large. If we reduced our military spending by 10% we could afford to provide adequate healthcare to every American and immunize everyone in the world against malaria and a handful of other diseases, annually. By changing our farming subsidy program we could produce an excellent agriconomy with healthy and organic methodology making higher quality better treated plants and animals and people. By changing our foreign aid programs we can administer meaningful and lasting improvements to global education and wellness. We can save the public money by providing state economies for many broadly consumed services. We should be more fiscally responsible with our tax dollars, as tax is a redistribution system and also a way of organizing public efforts for the common good.
Section 4.04 World Unions 
World Unions are the response to globalized companies. The World Union does not truly improve consumer health, merely worker health, and makes it more difficult for companies to abuse workers in Free Trade Zones by pressuring governments not to allow them and helping workers resist them.
However, unethical or tyrantlike unions can harm consumer health by demanding too much from industries, which the industry then passes on to the consumer and the union is almost powerless to stop them from doing this. Improving worker fitness at the expense of consumer and industry fitness is a poor trade.
However, World Unions can play an important and symbolic role in upholding skilled and semi-skilled worker treatment, especially in broad markets and in the face of large globalized companies.
Section 4.05 Walmartization [81-2]
A store is merely a ‘store’house where goods are piled up and salespeople sell them to customers for profit. This takes up a lot of space, provides low-production low-yield employment, and functions as an often cumbersome cost-increasing middleman between workers, manufacturers, and consumers.
Massive distribution centers such as Walmart also can edge out the other regional distribution centers by their size and ability to use their group’s capital to engage in anti-competitive business method. They attract investment away from research and manufacturing projects with harmfully acquired dividends and expansion in an established market and can push manufacturers to contract from dangerously cheap and poverty-extending 3rd world ‘Free Trade Zone’ labor at the expense of American and 1st world craftsmen and skilled individuals who contribute to a developed economy with a high quality of life.
Huge restaurant chains require franchise fees which rob communities of profit in order to send it to central headquarters in a far away city, where it will be spent on dividends, CEO rewards, advertisement, and furthering the same process. Small businesses and restaurants can use that franchise money to better reward their own workers, use higher quality foods, or even to reduce their prices. This will increase community wealth, health, and promote entrepreneurship.
These systems can be averted by several retail and advertisement alternatives that will actually improve commerce, reduce the cost of operation, better serve the consumer, and streamline the process of marketing and research and development.
Section 4.06 The Expo 
Targeted store-name advertising is costly and annoying. Retail itself is a slow and unrewarding process with many high overhead expenses. It takes a very long time to bring products and new products to market and determine consumer responses, during which time slow moving inventory can take up lots of valuable shelf space. Refining and customizing the product can take years during which time the industry or market may change, reducing a product’s profitable lifespan.
It may be easier and more effective marketing to advertise for expos and World’s Fairs at which companies and industries can field products and participate in massive ‘sales events’ without the high cost of sustained prime retail location, fleets of sales staff, and without using ‘shelf space’ on standing products.
An expo taking place in an event hall can have a concert there the next day, or that evening. The expo can attract numerous small and large sales companies and industry distributors can outlet to this place below retail prices without the normal expenses associated with retail. They can place show items and take numerous orders for warehoused items, while building PR, collecting market data and consumer responses, and selling several products all at once.
Artists can display their products, businessmen and salesmen can rapidly move products from distributors or importers, major companies can provide a presence to boost sales with low overhead, marketers and R&D teams can distribute items, collect data, and take specialty orders. Localized companies with sufficient capital can sell their products in such blitzes in major cities outside of their territory. Vendors can sell refreshments, tickets can be sold for the roof, and sellers will pay for booths. Consumers will like the events because they can be tailored to events or themes or certain product lines, advertising possibilities will be fresh, products and factory direct items can be marked below retail, and the expo can last for a short period of time, providing a burst of commercial activity attracting many customers at once.
This form of commerce should take precedence over the standard storefront environment of most ticket item sales. It will be cheaper and more profitable than standard retail and provide better industry and market conditions. It can be held in event halls, hotels, and warehouse space, and have private security and provisions and advertising.
More profit can be made from reliable products sold through high-energy expos on market days than through traditional retail outlets in a standard market week. A consumer has needs and will seek to fill them in the cheapest and best way. Sales figures are not continual, and if a consumer needs a large ticket item [such as a computer] they may choose to buy it at a special event instead of at a standing retail environment.
Granted this technique may not work for everyday items like food, but for ticket and novelty items it can substantially outpace retail, even from major companies such as Walmart or Sears.
Section 4.07 Internet Distribution and Delivery
[drive thru outsourcing] Improvements in package handling and delivery systems will benefit businesses and enhance internet commerce. Imagine hearing, “Yes, ma’am, we’ll send that to your door by 7:00 this evening. 7 isn’t good? When would you like to receive it? 6 is fine. Would you like us to drop it off if you’re not home? Oh, you will be? Good, see you then!”
Many potential internet customers are dissuaded by unnecessarily long wait times for orders, especially when they could drive to the store and pick up the item today. By improving delivery systems and times and providing same day and 24-hour delivery services we can dramatically reduce customer commutes, worker commutes, and business overhead. By installing fuel cells in delivery and freight vehicles we can provide customers and municipalities with water and power inbetween deliveries and when the vehicle is not in use. Couriers can use mass transportation systems, UPS, US Mail, and other distribution agencies can improve business ad efficiency by expanding their versatility and service, and businesses can save money by warehousing more products, selling more items online, and participating in expos instead of taking up standing retail estate.
The catalog is a key system of distribution. Sears catalog in the 1800’s and 20th century was fantastically successful because of its low overhead and high distributability. Today these catalogues have fallen out of vogue because of the ease of transportation and the boringness of paper. But catalogue style companies can easily become interesting again with sophisticated internet sales systems.
Most real companies have a website, and many even have online shopping centers, but few are well developed and none as of publication offer 3d visual of the objects, feature product chatrooms, or offer live customer service and salesmanship. People doing research on these products or trying to buy should encounter live salespeople via webcam to help them choose the product they need, and to humanize it and make it real to them. This way the nameless faceless non-visual element of internet purchases are circumvented and internet sales can blossom, working to replace cumbersome retail markets and allowing customers the comfort safety and anonyminity of interactively shopping from their own home.
The internet can also serve to enhance retail work at numerous locations. Recently, experimental drive through service has been outsourced to allow customers to give orders to employees hundreds or thousands of miles away, who do not technically need to leave their homes. This improves performance at the restaurant and allows workers to focus more on fewer duties. It also reduces the number and length of commutes and accommodates people who cannot afford transportation or who are disabled. Shorter commutes to work and to places of business mean lower cost of living, less fuel consumption, and more efficient and happy workers customers and business environments.
Internet sales can allow companies to ship products well outside of their stores’ customer zones. Internet customers will be heartened if companies post their HQ street addresses and phone information on their websites. Stores can host regional warehouse areas to provide products to expo centers and for regional internet distribution, with only a few standing retail outlets for the most intense business areas. The remainder can be located on low-value real estate and supported by industrial staff and internet salespeople and technicians. The savings from these areas and the increased business comfortability will pay off handsomely.
Section 4 Chapter Review
If this change in business is successful, urban environments can become much greener by turning commercial retail space into green space. Convention centers can become town halls, marketplaces, performance centers, and versatile boom-retail space, serving customers and business better. Expos cut out the middleman and attract customers without the need for long-term inventory, estate, or staff maintenance.
Certain businesses will not be relocated or boomed, but most physical business can be deintensified and actually grow faster. Small businesses and food stores remain to serve immediate need items, but retail sectors and their related low-income jobs and high overheads will be dashed by expo-style retail and internet distribution, industrializing the workforce and enabling new products and businesses to compete commercially without high startup expenses.
Assembly plants can distribute their wares at expos as well as through internet distribution and firms and to retail companies. Buying a vehicle or products directly from the manufacturer can save lots of money and improve efficiency. Assemblers can acquire parts from robotic workshops at any location, connected by internet distribution and conventional arrangements, decentralizing industrial labor.
State run business will replace high-commission corporate profit-taking and help government regulate the economy, interstate commerce, and keep cost of living low and employment high while providing quick and easily manageable relief efforts and ensuring steady flow of regular and necessary supplies and services that most people need for a basic price.
Better Love Through Education
Section 5 Education Reform
The current systems of education can be remodeled to give the greatest benefit to all students, to reduce pressure to perform, cultivate and harvest curiosity, and provide the world with better more motivated, interested, and caring leaders, researchers, servicepeople, and craftsmen with less waste and cost for all.
What is the education system supposed to do for us? It helps people learn new things and gives license to practice to those who have demonstrated knowledge in their field. This does not require indoctrination or institutionalization.
Instead of crowding children into a classroom where they are forced to learn together about a single topic that may not primarily interest them, children and students shall be encouraged to learn and study what piques their curiosity from a young age. All kinds of knowledge can be sorted into a series of ‘chapters’, for each of which there shall be a test to determine mastery of the chapter. When the student passes the chapter test they have the topic grasped. They shall be free to study any arrangement of chapters they choose to in any order, and can take the test of mastery at any time they feel comfortable to do so.
Once they have completed a certain quantity of chapter tests [eg. 2300], containing a certain number of certain kinds of topics indicating a reasonably current, advanced, and well rounded knowledge [eg 400/2300 core and critically acclaimed chapters on important and broadly basic topics], they will be given a general diploma, equivalent to a highschool diploma. They may qualify for additional honors or special chapter grouping awards indicating usefulness in certain fields in the same way that Boy Scouts earn merit badges. Some Scout badges are required to become an Eagle Scout and the remainder are freestyle. Since this system takes varying amounts of time depending on the gusto and intelligence of the student, some may earn their diploma at early ages and swiftly move on to more advanced studies.
This is what many young people desperately want to do. By the time many people have reached 20 years of age, their minds and bodies expect to be social landowners, heads of families, successful individuals, as it has been since man was created. This system will allow students to learn as quickly as they desire in any direction they choose to, and be rewarded accordingly.
Today’s colleges exert a prohibitively expensive force on students and the economy. The standard 4-year college does not give a license to practice in any field, although many businesses use it as the new high school standard. Most Americans do not go to college, but education should not be only for the rich.
This is why professional and technical fields must come up with fair assessment tests for all new applicants to pass, regardless of length, including for advanced doctoral and research fields, and equate passing those tests with professional licensure and permit to practice, regardless of how long it took them to pass the test or at what age they did it, although certain adulthood level age minimums will be required for permit to practice, not to exceed 18 years and allowable before on a case by case basis. Skills dictate ability, not having passed a liberalized institutional education system.
Section 5.01 Research
Teachers, professors, and educational institutions will become research materials for students to use and be challenged by, in order to pass chapter tests and earn licensure and accreditations. Teachers will take and pass chapter tests and gain their educational licensures, acquired either by having a preexisting state licensure or by passing the series of chapter tests that make up the educator licensure and meeting the age limitations, and then be hirable at state run schools.
Schoolrooms will have a forum setting where students can posit hypotheses and debate them with other students and teachers. These teachers will then provide presentations on topic for any student to join in, assist individual and small groups of independently interested students in their chosen studies, and encourage other learners to engage in their field of educational curiosity. Counselors will advise students on what fields to enter and chapter groupings to pursue and about work-study and study groups available for them to join or participate in.
Since the classroom setting is more suited for lectures and certain containable activities, students will more and more find themselves learning outside the classroom, at museums, theaters, jobsites and industry meetings, meeting and learning from craftsmen both in the school and at workshops, attending presentations, engaging in and witnessing experiments and phenomenon, experiencing and analyzing culture and communications, and bridging the gaps between learning and doing. All such activities will be optional to the student and family and all should contribute to achievement of a chapter test pursuant to their certificate, degree or licensure.
Students may also choose to join and participate with special education or performance groups that focus on certain areas of education. A student may join the science team and engage in teacher assisted scientific study and research and experiments and outings of that nature, or the equivalent for engineering, music, theater, construction, sports, or any field. A student may belong to several of these groups at once and choose to advance through them by personal choice and preference.
A free form curiosity based educational setting provides the ability for students to spend far more unstructured time learning what they choose to in social transparency instead of trying to accomplish their personal educational goals around their scheduled learning appointments. Since they also must pass chapter tests for each topic they study with credit, their daydreaming will be measured by the vast and constantly expanding realm of possible chapters of knowledge. Students may pioneer new chapters of learning with teachers and professors to be considered and included in the realms of its field and to be included in possible accreditation for licensure.
After several such years of fulfilling and proficient personalized study, students will have acquired enough chapter tests to demonstrate that their level of understanding is advanced and mature and that they are intellectually ready to move on to other opportunities, such as college or work, or more advanced study groups.
“When a traveller [sic] asked Wordsworth’s servant to show him her master’s study, she answered, ‘Here is his library, but his study is out of doors.’” –Atlantic Monthly May 2006 page 54. The study is in the mind.
Section 5.02 Group Homeschooling and Early Education
Since some students can learn more effectively through their family and their own research than through public education, homeschooling groups will be formed to augment standard private homeschoolers of varying age groups. Homeschooling groups will form around topics of study, age groups, and regional association. They may be augmented by private tutors and normal classroom resources and out of the classroom learning situations.
Homeschooling groups will be more possible than normal homeschooling because parents of group homeschooled students will not need to personally educate their children as well as work at a normal job. They can send the student to the group, host the homeschooling group if they choose to perhaps one or several days weekly, at their appointment-based convenience and still provide their student(s) with specialized learning experiences.
Early education options should be presented to everyone. A British study demonstrated that every unit of currency spent on early childhood education saves 8 units of currency in remedial social efforts. They did not count the bonuses and advances generated by the additional social health and intellectual development cultivated by early education.
Early education groups may be best modeled after group homeschooling groups, but for a very young age range. Curiosity based learning methods, called ‘play’ at this age, can be guided and augmented by introduction to languages, reading opportunities with stories, numbers with toys, and peaceful and effective social organization through youth kindness and compassion sensitivity training and religious lessons.
Section 5.03 Testing
Testing will be performed on the internet to accommodate private students, homeschoolers, and international students. It can also be performed at testing centers. A person can pass a test by completing certain and randomized questions necessitating knowledge of all portions of the topic. Other kinds of students can pass the test by demonstrating this knowledge or by a process of necessarily recorded interviews.
A testing center, often in the form of a library, will also be an employment center for those who have just gained their new accreditations. Since homeschooling groups and private students will come to the testing center on a semi-regular basis they will engage in the open forum on site, participate in the research center associated with the testing center.
As well, the testing center shall become a business office where all businesses should be contactable and contractible. The building should have a finance wing available for potential businessmen and entrepreneurs. Associations of entrepreneurs can invest tax-free in these small business projects and recover through loan repayment schedules and corporate profit-sharing.
The testing center is also to be a community learning center, hosting numerous speakers as well as forums on a variety of advertised or sequential topics. They may present useful information in various fields or civil matters, and may prepare audiences for taking and passing chapter tests. They may advertise a new topic they are submitting to the field for testable status, or they may be advertising a new and little-known chapter test group that they have pioneered or championed. They may take the form of Powerpoint presentations or merely scheduled debates. This is the new town square.
Section 5.04 The New Institution
Colleges will become akin to semi-research semi-factory institutions. The place for attaining basic and unspecified degrees is in high school, which even very rapidly advanced students can continue to attend through age 18. It is more suitable for students to study specializationcentric topics at these advanced universities and accomplish all general knowledge topics at primary schools. Students attending universities should enroll in specialized field courses from the get go, and have spent their high school careers following their educational curiosities.
A primary education will be sufficiently customizable to perform in many crafts and services, and any specific degrees that one chooses to get there shall be programs designed to train for their long test. Colleges and universities should be Bachelor of Science style institutions and teach advanced scientific topics of the field and research new methods. Arts colleges should help people produce such crafts as are pleasing and to produce them often, better, and well. General study should be accomplished in high school until age 18 or in private study or 18+ (30+, 40+, 50+) category homeschooling groups or non- or semi-institutional study groups differentiated from research based and skill or craft focused institutions.
As well, colleges may harbor well equipped and advanced research and development teams and industry companies may desire to hire from them or solicit their services. This is an excellent way for industry and research to wed. In the same way, colleges may choose to turn some of their research devices and robotics into manufacturing elements and begin spin-off or custom industries. A well studied individual may be a professor at the college, a researcher and foreman at both the college and in industry, an industry advisor, and a private tutor and private group lecturer or speaker all at the same time.
In the same way, teachers without licensure can apply to become tutors to private individuals, homeschooled groups, early youth groups, or can expand their skill and reputation by providing seminar tours at regional testing centers.
Section 6 Healthcare
Section 6.01 Healthcare Expense
To raise a family and enjoy a high quality of life, healthcare costs must be reasonable. Because everyone needs medical care and because medical care is very resource intensive, everyone should have health insurance, but health insurance must also be reasonably priced.
Healthcare expense comes from the cost of drugs and the cost of hospital stays. Drug expense occurs over a longer period of time but can add up considerably over a lifetime. Hospital stay expense comes primarily from the use of scarce hospital resources. Other people becoming ill raises everyone’s healthcare expense, and contributions from public money collected by the government can help to reduce the direct and total cost of healthcare.
We may be able to reduce the price of healthcare by decreasing the cost of education and increasing the number of skilled medical and technical professionals through reform. This step alone will increase the amount of medical services that can be provided without necessarily decreasing their real wages. It will improve the availability and performance of the healthcare system and reduce the cost of medical attention and hospital stays.
We may also choose to build more hospitals and medical centers as our population grows and ages. This new infrastructure will decrease the cost of healthcare and increase our healthcare capacity. Providing low-intensity inpatient care where a recovering or less ill patient can be monitored for longer and treated quickly if necessary and providing actual housecalls for sick patients may also increase quality of healthcare and decrease the cost of the average hospital stay if there are sufficient medical personnel.
We can reduce the price of drugs immediately by changing the price that pharmaceutical companies charge for them. Private investment in the medical sector is dangerous because the investors usually demand a high return on their investment, especially if the drug is very effective and successful. Government and grant money used for research does not need to be paid back to investors and can produce cheaper medications and medical procedures. We also sell drugs to foreign countries for far cheaper than we sell to ourselves. We could buy back drugs we sold for less than we sell to ourselves. We should charge ourselves these lower prices and reduce our healthcare costs.
Generic versions of drugs can be cheaper if they are chemically identical and made by companies not required to pay back investment loans. 50% of generic drugs are made by the companies who make the brand name drug. If we reduce the time that we protect company drug patents we will experience
By reducing or eliminating pollution from power plants, power lines, and industrial sources from energy and manufacturing reform we can dramatically improve overall public health quality. We can do the same by providing safe clean food and drink free of contaminants, preservatives, artificial colorings and flavorings, by labeling the ingredients in alcohol and tobacco products. Miller high Life contains formaldehyde, a toxic chemical. This does not belong in any drink and should be labeled, removed, or the product must be removed from the market. Tobacco companies should be banned from adding certain harmful chemicals to cigarettes and they too must label their products, remove the harmful contents, or remove them from the market.
The Johns Hopkins institute found that carcinogens in plastics leach into foods and drinks when microwaved or frozen. It is *important* not to cook or freeze foods anywhere near plastic!
We can also improve health by changing the content and serving size of our processed foods. The American diet contains far too much sodium, often used for flavoring, and too much sugar, sugar byproducts and fats. Americans should get more exercise for general health and eat healthier foods. This will dramatically improve society wide health.
Government contribution to healthcare expenses can come in the form of research and construction grants, employment of medical professionals at state and private institutions, competitive state run healthcare and health insurance programs to compete with and guide private services, and by regulating industries to produce safe and healthy consumer environments.
Section 6.02 Guided Research
Pharmaceutical research is good and has given us many of the tools we use to fight illness today better. But unfortunately it produces a steady high level expense for many with chronic or conditional illnesses, and it can only do so much in its field, as can any form of medicine.
We need to research new ways of treating illness. We need to discover the biological systems necessary to regrow organs from our own body tissues using a small sample from that tissue. It is possible to make the chemical connectors on the outside of a cell believe that it is surrounded by other like cells and in the location it should be in the body. We can put it in an appropriate biochemical bath and stimulate it to regenerate into a whole new organ, suitable for transplant into the original host. This could be used to replace any organ of the body and could eliminate the need for anti-rejection medication and cure a host of organ-specific illnesses, and provide a ready supply of transplant organs from the donor him/herself. This is research worth conducting!
We must also discover the way our immune system works. Companies have begun to slow research into new antibiotics because microorganisms become resistant to them so quickly they don’t have as much time to recoup their investment money! The body produces the best antibiotics and if we understand it better we can tackle frustrating allergies, disease resistant illnesses, improve general health, and possibly better understand the way new cells and kinds of cells are formed and differentiate and stem cell use and creation.
This kind of intracellular biology can do a lot for healthcare that we are currently unable to do with drugs. Furthermore, the FDA needs to reconsider their limitations. Life is a miracle and numerous miraculous cures have occurred. Patients who are prayed for are more likely to survive than those who are not, even if they don’t know it is occurring! Spain and California have performed studies showing that cannabis can eradicate tumors in rats. This testing should begin in humans within 6 months, not 5 or 10 years.
Section 6.03 Mate Selection Disorder / Syndrome
Social phenomenon have almost entirely ‘non-medical’ causes, but without the social and mental portions of our life we would not be human. Numerous people suffer from the psychological problem of ‘mate selection disorder’, or syndrome when caused by congenital brain malformation.
This occurs when people have mislearned the way society expresses love, often beginning early in life when people’s brains are first wiring themselves after their understandings of the world, when children are learning to be ‘American’, or ‘Dutch’, or ‘upper class’, when they acquire their social bearings and understandings of human social interaction.
Emotionally or physically traumatic experiences can warp their understandings, or provide key and major unexplained question marks that they will seek and use all other experiences to answer. If these experiences are not properly understood and the traumas cannot be reconciled they may become a subconscious feature of the person’s personality throughout their life until they are reconciled. This can lead to all manner of especially sinful behavior and tendencies, including preference and internal social economies that view sexually deviant behavior as showing love, often representative or geometrically associated with the original standing trauma, whether it occurred during an age at which the patient can remember, or not, physical or not.
This syndrome can feel normal or natural because of its long incubation period and its closeness to ‘identity’ of the person through their mature sexuality. God intended and uninjured sexual normalcy provides for a healthy heterosexual reproductive lifestyle. ‘Normal’ desires of a human untangented through injuries will always express as heterosexual love.
Section 6.04 The New Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical resources in particular will be stretched in the coming decades as baby boomers retire. It is love and service to one another to care for them in this way. We will not have enough pharmacists or medical professionals in general to meet expected demand until the mid to late 2010’s. Until that time we can improve pharmacy function and allay added expense of intensity in several ways. Robotics already enhance the ability of large busy pharmacies to function, optical scanning of scripts improves customer service time and drive through experiences, and regional outsourcing can allow less busy pharmacies and techs and pharmacists working at home to contribute meaningfully to store operation, reducing store profile and increasing efficiency.
Section 6.05 Miraculous Healing
It should be taken into note that countless miraculous healings have taken place and that the emergency room often doubles as a laboratory for experiential and existential experiments. Near death experiences and impossible and unduplicatable healings, such as those taking place at Lourdes do not fall in the realm of conventional of Godless science. We would be wise to pray to the Lord for these acts of healing and to encourage family members to engage in religious petition, and for hospitals to host religious volunteers to pray for and visit with the sick and thank the Lord for the healings He has done.
Section 6.06 Pollution and Health
An astounding amount of pollution occurs in the food and water we eat and drink and our environments that we experience continually. We can dramatically reduce the incidence of debilitating illness and costly treatment procedures by reducing environmental pollution. Reducing pollution will decrease asthma and respiratory illnesses, numerous cancers, most birth defects, and help people have stronger healthier immune systems with less stress.
By improving our agricultural practices we can reduce the amount of pollution and help balance the diet of the average human, fighting malnutrition, poor but full diets, and obesity. For a long time malnutrition and scurvy were diseases with unknown causes. Then British folk discovered vitamins. We need to discover healthy diets and know that low calorie per gram foods produce better health, purer foods produce better health, and a balanced diet of natural products produces better health.
Enhancing these positive effects and reducing the negative effects of tobacco and alcohol by banning or labeling highly toxic additives will systemically improve world health.
Section 7 Communication
Section 7.01 Software Defined Radio
It is possible to use computer software to specially broadcast normal radio waves for many useful applications. As in Stanley Kubric’s Dr. Strangelove, “CRM-114 discriminators” can detect broadcast radio signals intended only for your radio receiver. This is your ‘home phone algorithm’ or number. You can record friends’ algorithms and call them using that prefix.
You can also tune your radio to receive public area radio or to receive any non-private radio frequency with certain keywords in its algorithm or title, such as “SouthAfrica”. This will allow you to participate in and listen to radio chatrooms. Anyone can start such a chatroom by selecting an unused algorithm and starting a broadcast. Users can call in to that broadcast and the originator of the chatroom can allow them to simultaneously broadcast alongside him or her.
All calls will have their home phone number displayed in their prefix, which can contain easily decodable short text messages to display on the ringer on your radio phone. These can be friendly greetings from strangers or the equivalent of text messages when you do not have the time. You will be able to change your algorithm on demand to among a trillion unique algorithms. You can even send computer files and *images* ad video streams over the radio, using dozens of broadcast waves at a time like broadband, if they are encrypted and decoded properly. You can securely encrypt your messages using special software so no one can decipher them. You could pay bills over the radio.
You can meet new people in interest groups or chatrooms and send them your home phone algorithm, or send your friends’ home phone algorithms to your other friends. This can mimic many preexisting internet profile services, with or without browsable radio-signal homepages you can program for yourself.
All radios will rebroadcast every signal they receive, strengthening the signals in urban and suburban areas. Radio signals will be backed up by standard broadcast towers everywhere and by a series of broadcast satellites. It might be possible to define radios by area using triangulation so that only the proper signals are repeated in their proper areas. This could easily be accomplished by a ping-style triangulation service that would tell the radio where it is and which signals to rebroadcast. This could cut back on needless rebroadcast of your signal to Portland and New Delhi when your friend is in the next town over. Main towers could specify which signals it would request to be rebroadcast by which other towers and satellites to achieve the quickest radio route between two calls. This could easily be encoded into prefixes. Private radios choosing not to be specified by area can opt to rebroadcast all calls they receive. There should be no limitation on bandwidth or broadcast ability due to the plethora or prefixes available and the benign nature of encrypted longwave radio.
Since the service is public, independently broadcast, rebroadcast, and decoded by the user’s device, and publicly owned, there is no way or reason to collect fees for using it. You can broadcast indefinitely or listen to anyone for as long as you want, as free as radio. And radio waves are longer than the period of your body so they are very unlikely to cause harm, and release no special radiation.
Critics claim that radio has a high level of static to signal, but this is unimportant when it is broadcast from satellites and rebroadcast on demand by any setup, and when any user can devote dozens or hundreds of simultaneous signals due to trillions of possible algorithms in the face of static. Using radio signals is a worthwhile pursuit because of their tested safety effectiveness. and universality.
This service will revolutionize communication. It can serve as a free worldwide wireless internet and easily turn small radio phones into small computers. It would be a worldwide wireless phone service, an international emergency system, and a roadside assistance program. It would have chatrooms, file servers, talk shows, even music stations. It could basically encompass television, radio, the phone, the computer, and the internet and their safe signal ranges and means of communication, in one small free service device, for less than the cost of a laptop.
Section 7.02 The Media
The media and broadcast sources have the public duty of spreading all news information. Recently, an ex-CNN executive said, “News is a product.” They sell your Nielsens to their advertisers and to their brother corporations who give them investment money and whom they invest in return. Broadcast radio is owned by two companies, either Clearchannel or Viacom, except WFNX, 101.7 Boston, as of date of publication. Highly paid television journalists must present their stories before editors, testing audiences, marketers, which are selected by boards of CEOs. They tell you what they want you to want to hear. They are also limited in their scope of covering government because the White House has the ability to censor them and decrease their ability to collect news from government, one of the largest news-generating sources in the world. A healthy news diet does not rely solely on any single news medium or source, but, like journalists, rely on all news sources.
International news reports provide many stories that American media will not. For example, the story about white phosphorus bombs being dropped on Fallujah hit American media approximately one year after international media, which hit hours after it happened, and America was the nation that dropped the bombs.
Internet news sources collect a more varied array of news stories and are much better and more candid about news analysis because they frankly have time to and no fiscal costs to consider. Operating expense on the internet is very low while broadcast television pays for licenses and studios and attracting high paying advertisers and staff and millions of viewers. They make every 30-second sound byte count, but Noam Chomsky can put the news together in five to ten minutes much more fully and correctly in a way that makes it usable. Internet news journalists have time to put together cogent analysis of a series of events.
Our society and every society needs an ‘investigative media’, particularly to broadly investigate events such as the 2000 elections in Miami-Dade County, the 9/11, and the origins and conduction of the second Iraq war. News media present a single interpretation of these events and have let the issue rest. However others have investigated the matter on their own, turned to internet news sources, or researched the facts from public statements or with friends. The torch of truth is passing.
Section 7 Review
Software defined radio can replace cellular phones with encrypted radio signals and serve as a new internet which can distribute images, video and data around the world. It will destroy your fees and free your mind.
A healthy news diet draws from many sources. It is very important to be an informed citizen and to be able to research news and other topics. Broadcast media should be publicly augmented by low-overhead internet media and software defined radio sources. These new information sources deserve attention and praise and are able to economically provide cogent and complete news coverage and analysis in text and video and should be used by the average human to gather news.
Section 8 Law
Law in America produces more prisoners per capita annually than any other nation on earth. We can improve society and reduce the need for police control by changing drug law, traffic law, immigration law, and a culture studied on television violence, lust, greed, and envy. We can improve our police effectiveness and rehabilitation and prison effectiveness with education in and out of prison.
Section 8.01 Rehabilitation
We send people to jail so they can be confined from society and do it no more harm and so they can be healed and hopefully return to society able to function without breaking laws. American and certain world governments have no interest in rehabilitating prisoners, they merely want to put them away in a cell forever, or kill them.
Rehabilitation can be a choice made by a prisoner, or it can be rejected in bitterness and the problems increased as an unjust punishment against the society that jailed them. We can encourage prisoners to engage in rehabilitation by tacking a study period onto their sentence during which they must complete various ‘chapters’ of social reform and reeducation towards a degree program indicating their completion and mastery of niceness training, social function, and service to society.
We can also provide them with other constructive educational programs to help them prosper when they are released from prison to give them a leg back up from their incarcerated status when they are released. This will give cooperative and invested prisoners shorter sentences and better terms of release and hardcore uncaring criminals can relax in jail for longer. Sometimes much longer. Judges should give prisoners long periods of optional study time in combination with normal sentences. If they complete their studies they no longer have to serve that study time, but if they refuse or fail to they may have to stay for years longer than if they had.
This alone should help improve prison life and give prisoners hope for a future and reduce their fear of society and one another. Coupled with religious services, education reform, economic reform, social reform, and law reform, our existing prison infrastructure should continue to serve us for many years, instead of being ‘the fastest growing industry since 1995’ –System of a Down Prison System.
Section 8.02 Immigration Policy
California censuses estimate that ~40% of their real population is comprised of illegal immigrants, and that around 13 million illegal immigrants live there. Californians whom I have known admit that yes illegal immigrants are everywhere and have become part of the society. Some of the chief complaints of illegal immigration is that it uses up employment and that they burden social services such as education and healthcare systems.
We can reduce these difficulties and improve the quality of life of the average Californian, legal citizen or ‘illegal citizen’, by providing a comprehensive immigration policy. If we make immigration an attractive and beneficial process instead of a burden and a police pass and an invitation to be recorded ad pay taxes, people will line up to receive citizenship instead of cross that line without apparent consequence.
Potential immigrants can apply to become citizens through a reformed system of education. In order to enter the country, they must receive a kind of work accreditation showing their usefulness in America. Many illegal immigrants come to America to look for employment, so the opportunity to train *for free* to get this employment as part of citizenship will be outstandingly attractive to ~80% of potential immigrants.
A preliminary test of skills and general knowledge, available in Spanish or their native language will be given to each potential immigrant. Those who pass also prove they are intelligent and diligent enough to fare well in a 2-5 week intensive training course to be provided to each immigrant applicant, in any of a series of easy to learn vocational and technical fields.
Each applicant will be fingerprinted and their health will be checked and their criminal record inquired. They will be expected to show Mexican papers, or papers from the country of their origin. They will be given one chance to pass the test every five years. During the time of their testing they may be kept and maintained in border houses in secure locations. Their labor may also be very cheaply contracted to build simple cement housing in the region, perform self-sustaining duties, pound wells, teach and learn English, Spanish, and their own language better, and other duties. After the allotted time, if they have passed the tests, they should be given a Green Card or other temporary license to work in America and given a temporary accreditation or licensure to work in their vocational field. These both are stepping stones to move forward in their process of becoming an American citizen and as well to move forward in their vocational training and ability to perform more complex and better compensating jobs.
This will cheaply produce hundreds of thousands or millions of new American immigrants every year who can provide more meaningful services to the community and who will live in a quality of life that produces more business than the amount of employment they fill. It will work towards solving the problem of illegal immigration by making legal immigration a much more attractive, easy, and productive option.
By cooperating with Mexico on this procedure and remaining conscious of international trade, travel, and family ties, we can get Mexico’s help in training its own people and benefiting from the process of immigration to America. We may be able to partially fund this program and have it take place on Mexican land until the immigrants have their Green Cards. Mexico may be able to benefit from or copy these training programs ad establish training factory settings near the American border for workers to participate in until they can acquire American licensures and Green Cards. This is an excellent alternative to any anti-associative immigration measures.
These policies will reduce the number of illegal immigrants in California by replacing them with a high percentage of trained and carded legal immigrants. They will be more able to contribute to society and afford health insurance and benefit from education. Census probabilities have shown that we cannot meaningfully control the number of people who choose to enter America each year. Because of this we should not limit the number of people who can legally enter the country to try to protect economic factors. We are already being flooded, and should attempt to benefit from it and improve the condition of those who clearly will join us. We can do this by placing an educational and legal bar of excellence, above which everyone who cooperates with the system will be encouraged and assisted. [see Education Reform] The costs of this system will be outweighed by reductions in emergency healthcare and educational spending and by increases in cooperation with the immigration policies and increases in employability and skill of the average immigrant.
Section 8.03 Drug Law
In the early 2000’s America arrested approximately 1.5 million people each year on drug charges. Revising America’s drug law can help us deal with drugs and the health crisis some drugs represent more effectively.
Non-violent drug use is not a crime, it is a health risk. Some drugs are dangerous enough that merely having them is reason to confiscate them and forcibly engage the suspected patient in monitoring and rehabilitation programs. Some drugs are not as critical and being above a certain age, sobriety level, and safety level gives them the right to possess or use those drugs recreationally. It may be perfectly legal for an adult to enjoy using certain non-deadly drugs in the comfort of their own home without endangering others. Police have no business wasting our time and money and their manhours on such a pittance. That is a violation of the 4th amendment.
However, when any drug is associated with violence or dangerous weapons, such as cars, or any underage person it is immediate cause for concern and possible arrest. That is irresponsible insobriety, which should be a crime punishable by possible imprisonment, fines, probation, and rehabilitation and reeducation programs.
Also possessing large quantities of any drug in an unauthorized zone, by any minors, or certain types of very dangerous drugs or unlicensed poisons anywhere is irresponsible and unlicensed possession of dangerous narcotics or poisons and can be punished by imprisonment, fines, probation, and rehabilitation and reeducation programs.
Science has shown that marijuana is a non-toxic non-narcotic non-addictive drug that may have use in treating cancer and the symptoms of chemotherapy and a host of other illnesses. Scientific studies hosted by California and Spain have shown that cannabis has eradicated tumors in rats and could do the same in humans. For this reason and others, marijuana should be reclassified from a Schedule 1 drug to a lower schedule, allowed as prescribable medicine, decriminalized, and possible allowed to be legally used for recreation in certain circumstances. The Dutch and many European countries have adopted similar laws and have enjoyed civil benefits from their wise use of police, legal, and punitive and rehabilitation powers. They report lower rates of drug use than in America and maintain lower rates of crime and violence than America does as well.
Certain other drugs may be candidates for reduced legal standing on a drug by drug basis. Other drugs should be heightened in concern and response. Highly addictive drugs and highly toxic drugs should be aggressively combated with education and health awareness campaigns and enhanced sentences ad reforms for dealers, growers, chemists, and enhanced rehabilitation programs instead of jail for addicts.
One of the primary concerns of drug use is that it often arises from boredom and social pressure. We can reorder our education systems and reroute our economic and social organizations so youths have meaningful fulfilling and fun alternatives to drug use, and that when the time comes if they choose they can recreationally use certain drugs in healthful ways. A rural area with little to do and few economic and social events and opportunities is a breeding ground for drugs. A Minnesotan once said on public radio, “There ain’t much to do in Minnesota except sex and drugs.” If this is the attitude young people develop they will represent and spread these ideals, which are ultimately para-social and anti-state sentiments that the state and society are fully capable of reconciling.
We can counter this by deurbanization, decentralization, enhancing communication, reforming education and labor, and giving kids and youths meaningful ways to interact with and communicate in society, instead of forcing them out of it, where they form their own generational consort, often chaotic and embracing drugs or other institutions the ‘adult’ society has embraced and identified. Circumventing this derailment will put kids and ourselves on the track to success.
Our prohibitive and uncaring drug laws create massive and unsealable black markets in which drug dealers, gangs, criminals and organized crime gravitate towards. This extends into foreign countries and directly funds the FARC rebels in Colombia, assists Talibani and independent Pashtun opium lords in Afghanistan, and cuts out a massive sector of private recreation enthusiasts in America and the world and hands it to people who would use it for unlicensed criminal activity.
We pay for these laws by enforcing them, trying cases, jailing and housing prisoners who have then left the social field, sending police officers to chase low priority non-criminals who would be better dealt with in a social manner, losing the support of ‘about 2/5 of society’ who would use recreational drugs [and do or have at some point]. –ex DA of California, 2000, BGHS.
In conclusion, by changing our drug laws we can vastly reduce the number of prisoners in America while improving quality of life and reducing waste. We can improve our police forces’ effectiveness, take crime-life-funding markets away from criminals, and increase freedom while maintaining clarity of what is right and wrong.
Chapter 8.04 Traffic Law
Traffic laws set up in many areas are idle duty for police officers and draw important police time away from important police duties. Motorcar operation is subject to imperfection. Everyone will go over the speed limit now and then. Some speed limits are prohibitive. Most are designed with cars from the 1950’s in mind without radial tires or modern suspensions or safety features. As it stands police do not enforce the speed limit unless it suits the case or fills their quotas because speed limits are generally too low, and many motorists have grown numb to them.
For this reason speed limits should be road-intuitive, weather sensitive, or posted along with warnings about sharp curves, school zones, slick areas, wildlife prominence, or heavy settling and pedestrianism. Other than those conditions and certain others, speed limits should be based on driving conditions.
Originally official speed limits were set up around the fuel crisis of the 1970’s. Cars are generally tuned to get peak mileage around 55 mph, the general highway speed. This is right before a major spike in speed sensitive air resistance, and fuel is not freer now than it was then, but speeding is not something that a police officer should be concerned with unless it is primarily endangering others in society. If the motorist is driving dangerously at a ‘safe’ speed they should be interviewed. But driving at a somewhat rapid pace by itself should not warrant police attention, especially if car frames and engines are lightened, considerably improving stopping distance and vehicle maneuverability.
Furthermore, traffic lights are becoming a nuisance in many developing areas. If there is no one to wait for at a red light, that is a flaw of civil engineering and the driver should treat the red light as a stop sign and assume the responsibilities of moving onto the next road. Waiting for no one is a frustrating endeavor and wastes fuel and patience.
At the very least traffic law needs to be updated. Too many of America’s police comb the road with their duties being to fund the town or state with traffic fines when they should be investigating crimes, helping citizens in urban and low income areas, and making the country a safer place to be. Let the funding worry about itself. Reducing real crime and improving public safety will pay for themselves.
Section 8.05 Advertisement and Entertainment
If someone is shown to use violence as a solution by their parents or by glamorous Hollywood or television models or public figures they are more likely to try that solution method in their life. If someone is taught that drugs are cool and exposed to a society highly pressurized to be cool they may use drugs as a cool way to escape that society and its pressure. If someone is taught that sexiness is a measure of worth and that having sex is always better than not having sex, they will believe that they must be viewed as very sexy by others and should have sex. Sex violence and drugs are necessary portions of life but it is important to use them properly. Good people use these things properly and good companies and entertainment industries do too.
Section 8 Review
By changing the way our laws affect society we can substantially improve our police power, reduce the loss and expense associated with incarceration, improve social function and public approval, substantially reduce crime and injury, and effectively address illegal immigration in an economically and socially positive way. By changing the attitude presented in entertainment and advertising we can encourage humanity to do what is right.
Better Love Through Government
Section 9.01 Electioneering Reform
The two primary reasons that political parties rely so heavily on contributions from their wealthy members instead of votes from common people are that advertising works and campaigns use it as their main method to get elected. This opens the doors for the wealthy having a larger share of democracy than others merely because of their station, which is undemocratic, and plays a host of other serious systemic problems. It is ungodly for political service to be about money and fundraising instead of about people and their thoughts.
Every candidate for an office should collect a number of signatures representative of the population of the area and the importance of their office. All candidates producing this number of signatures will be cut into a public campaign fund which will be a tax-deductible donation pool that all normal campaign contributors can give to. As well, every citizen may earmark a small portion of their taxes to this pool. And other portions can be appropriated and applied for by the candidates, but each candidate must receive equal share and have it be their only source of campaign finance.
Then the candidates will engage in a series of publicly broadcast forums in the months and weeks leading up to the election. The one who uses their money to most effectively and creatively and the one with the best policies and ability will win the votes of the people. We could either give people small incentives to participate in voting, such as a nominal fee, or we could follow Australia’s method of charging a ‘not voting’ fine of some $250 dollars. Either choice is suitable, but the fine would easily pay for next term’s campaign.
Just leadership is important. Two parties have 95% control over the democratic process because they control 95% of the fundraising money and 99% of the political positions.
This equal money method will open the campaign field to new ideas and enforce democracy’s fiscal fairness. Advertising works. A campaign is made up of individuals, ideas, policy, and cooperation. Ability to fundraise is unrelated if solvency of policy exists. Policy and methodology are what we should vote for or against. Events, social discussion, and your own research should shape your beliefs.
Section 9.02 Autodemocracy
The public should be more involved in democracy and law to guide it in their interests. It is important for public referendums to be held on critical issues in the same way as elections are. It is wrong for large sums of money to influence Americans on legal topics. Referendums should be petitioned from the public by representatives, and any call for a referendum gaining a certain percentage of votes should be given a regional vote muster. Each position on the referendum that can amass a certain percentage of votes shall be given a publicly and democratically allocated stake in a pot of public referendum funding to raise awareness on the topic and position. There shall further be a series of broadcast forums on the matter and then a vote, which will decide elements of the law of the region. This an effective and direct method of representation and democracy and is an excellent method to redress grievances and support citizens.
Chapter 10 The Environment
Despite officials disavowing ‘global warming’ the planet’s median temperature has increased by several degrees in the past century and a sharp increase in the past decade, along with erratification of weather patterns and an increase in the number and severity of world storms. The ozone hole Nasa discovered over Antarctica in the 1980’s shows that mankind’s activity can indeed affect the planet, especially in the realm of pollution. This raises numerous concerns about the sustainability of human activity and the planet’s ability to sustain life.
It is certain that our planet will continue to warm, but the amount to which it will continue warming depends on the proliferation of oil, coal, and nuclear technology during and after peak oil. If we hit peak oil and economic and social forces drive the infrastructure towards clean renewable energy and efficiency, increased agricultural intensity and fuel cell use may quickly begin to draw pollution and carbon out of the air, likely reducing global warming and turning the tide back, depending on intensity, by the 2020’s or 2030’s.
Chapter 10.01 Overcrowding
Many have said that earth is too crowded. This is not necessarily the case. Some parts of earth are densely crowded, but many habitable parts of earth are almost entirely unpopulated. I believe that with sufficient greenspace and sustainable living areas, as well as greenhousing, deurbanization and resource efficiency, the earth can easily support over ten billion people, and reality itself is technically infinite and contains vast unassembled resources.
Cities collect around ports, railroad crossings, rivers, and places of resource. If moving and generating resources becomes easier cities will not be as necessary and will simply be ‘for fun’. If New York City were spread out to a lower population density by means of numerous greenspaces, ease of telecommuting and internet distribution [see Section 4], and acquiring water and energy without substantial pollution or infrastructure, and traveling swiftly and cheaply,, density would decrease and the meaningful size of cities would increase and their footprints decrease. We can decentralize industry so there are places to go to in more areas, and suburbs. The world will become less crowded and more evenly used, and support a much greater population more peacefully and greenly while providing similar spaces for wildlife and nature which humans can easily visit and enjoy in abundance.
Chapter 11 The Future…
Imagine a world where electricity is generated primarily in the home and fuel is derived from solar power plants around earth’s sunbelt and also from farming secondary land. Internet and communication technology is cheap and free to use. The internet is a good source of employment and you can buy anything from it and it will be delivered to your house that day.
You buy items on expo days, or in town whenever if you don’t mind paying a small premium/ not saving money. You don’t get bothered by lots of advertising on your computer-television. If you want to buy something over the internet you can talk to a real salesperson about it, chat with customers, research alternative products, and use it that day. Products are cheaper because of not-for-profit state run industry, which provides service and charity to the region and world, and if you want or need a job you can work there and be productive.
You can help industry ad make money by owning and operating robotic equipment in your garage. The nearest manufacturing or industrial workplace is probably within 30 minutes’ drive of your house, even if you live in Wyoming. You can become educated and earn your degree and license to practice in any field you choose just by studying personally and passing a long test.
Your car, if it runs on gasoline, almost certainly gets 40+ mpg and weighs under a ton, and can survive a major collision at highway speeds. More efficient vehicles run on non-explosive hydrogen fuel available at auto centers. The food you eat and drink contains healthy nutrients in proper proportions and no chemical additives or artificial junk. There is enough food for everyone who needs some.
If you want to be in Tokyo or New York within 3 hours, you can be. Planes travel at 7000mph and zero-gravity casinos and hotels dock at upper atmosphere spaceports.
Pollution is a rarity thanks to the absence of coal and nuclear plants, very few combustion engines, lack of wood pulp paper mills and their chemical components, lack of hydrocarbon products and their replacement with agricultural commodities, and the replacement of many highly polluting forms of industry with cleaner [and cheaper] methods.
Crime is very low because of economic and educational proliferation, and the solution to the drug war and the prison system and better systems of rehabilitation. Police will not pull drivers over unless they are driving dangerously or are suspected of crimes, and do not rely on quotas of speeding tickets. Police can be friendly and violence is rare. Drug use is low and public education and social support is high enough that most people who do use drugs do not damage themselves. Drug money does not support lawless gangs or armed factions. Alcohol and tobacco are fully labeled and contain fewer toxins and are discouraged by society.
Hospitals can help you grow your own organs from sample tissues to transplant into you. This is a common way of defeating numerous vicious illnesses. Intracellular study has given us clues about allergies, immunology, various disorders, and general longevity. Doctors will make internet housecalls and you can get your medical licensure if you pass a single long test, or shorter series of test chapters.
International organizations deliver aid and build basic infrastructure in the poorest regions of the world until they cover the entire planet and reach everyone.
War is a mystery. Poverty is history. Love blissfully and praise the Lord for the opportunity.