a reply to: Peeple
I agree with you pretty hardcore
Its why I do the work I do. If I'm honest though, I waiver and flip flop on whether or not I feel its "worth it." Just being open here, but I really
struggle with working through my health to accomplish what I have. It'd be incredibly helpful to create a team, but no one wants to play ball.
For food, the system I have designed is based on everyday aquaponics, but automated in order to enable even the disabled to grow and
their own food.
Everything is monitored in real time, delivering everything from nutrients to maintaining Ph. The cool part though, at least to me, is that the system
monitors and learns the best course of action while taking all variables into account. Not only does this allow for ever increasing yields in any
having different setups for different ecosystems, but enables the ability to have diverse crops with the same amount of
effort as a single crop.
Phase 3 will involve drones and articulated arms for harvesting and general care. The drones serve multiple duties in the technology suite though,
including cleanup around the house.
It also all ties into the larger system, so if the code discovers that opening windows 3, 4, and 5 when the wind is blowing SSW at 8 MPH increases
yield, or improves any aspect of the system, it will not only take that into account but will attempt to improve it even further.
I think the neatest part is cost. Since I'm the one that builds everything from lights to sensors, I can hit an incredible pricepoint.
The whole system includes agricultural, HVAC modules (one of the biggest parts of the deal), lighting, water treatment, entertainment (home theater
using speakers, amps, etc. of my own design and construction), special insulation, windows, energy, and more.
The entire system, including a 1400 sqft house can be offered for under 30k and everything is also designed to be capable of retrofitting into any
existing structure. Ideally (that word..), everything would be open source as well.
I used to be pretty excited about it all, including trying to recruit a team that would offset my limited abilities due to health. When that failed, I
figured that each piece I finished and installed would lessen my daily workload and slowly enable me to do more and more. I have yet to make
meaningful headway in that regard, because of everything from finances (even $20 is a pretty significant sum in my position) to my damn back.
So, let me ask you and anyone reading: does this sound at all interesting? I've given very little information, but I think enough to give a general
idea. Keeping in mind that 90% of this is long past the initial ideas and design phase, but my health is a severe, seemingly insurmountable roadblock
to further progress.
If it is
at all interesting, what do you think could be done taking health into consideration? The only responses I have ever received, other
than my dead father, are either just lip service (if that) or occasional buyout offers. The latter being a consideration if they actually understood
the work and, even more importantly, the potential
, purpose, and meaning
behind the work.
Bit of a ramble, bit of a rant, and hopefully, some interesting stuff. In my mind, I obviously think my own work is intriguing, but just as much, I
find it interesting to consider how such a structure could be used to leverage even larger societal and cultural changes.
We will see if this posts, e-gremlins tend to not like me talking about it..
And I agree with you TEOT, we do tend to be tapped into innovative thinking. At least I like to think I am, but lying to ourselves is a very human
past time. Maybe we can do something with that tap..