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Humanity's Screwed!

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posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 09:54 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

You need to have another beer.






As long as its not out of a can.




posted on Dec, 17 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

At any moment of time in history there is an equal amount of evidence we are all cursed or we are all blessed. For every problem you cited there's plenty of technology that can address the causes and reverse the damaging effects. It really all comes down to political will. There are solutions:

1. Energy:
a. www.ted.com...
b. phys.org...
c: brillouinenergy.com...

2. Vertical farming:
a. www.youtube.com...
b. www.marketsandmarkets.com...

3. Poverty and employment
a. www.ted.com...

4. Machines for cleaning carbon out of the atmosphere
a. www.technologyreview.com...
b. www.fastcompany.com...
c. Trees with desalination from energy technologies listed above

5. Self making 3D-printers
a. www.economist.com...
b. www.asme.org...

Self-sustaining highly engineered moon base living systems on Earth are just around the corner. These same living systems will then be put on the moon. Who would not want to live and work on the moon? I think the future is fantastically great and exciting.

Now if we can just figure out a way to get the military industrial complex under control we can get on with improving the lives of everyone on the planet! You know, meaningful work for change at descent wages!!!


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posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 12:04 AM
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1) There is nothing man can do to destroy the planet, even nuclear waste will get subducted into the mantle over time.

2) Go cry to China

3) After crying make them clean up after themselves then come talk to the rest of the developed world who are doing far more than China.

4) Next give India the same treatment

5) Move on to Russia and get back to us with your progress



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin

I don’t know if this has been said -
Yes I agree that we are an invasive species, it’s entirely possible we can change our ways.

However the narrow minded perspective of “what is” instead of “what could be” when it comes to power production, sure you’re right with fossil fuels, however completely ignoring the break through a of Fusion power systems, solar and renewable power systems, electric and hydrogen based engines (which may include jets, cars and motorcycles who knows).

Yes we are a bunch of barstools, but who knows what will happen in the future?



posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 04:20 PM
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You know why it seems that way?

Because oil is dying. Yup, TPTB cannot do anything to stop it. Coal already is dead. Natural gas will continue to be used. But oil is going away as a power source. Good riddance I say.

What, oh, what will take its place?

Instead of looking at the f#ed up world, stop, and think. Really think. Solar and wind have there place. But what happens when the wind is calm or a cloudy day? There is where the major hint resides. Energy storage.

"Sucking air and scrubbing out CO2 is too costly" they say. Sure if you are using oil based tech. "Cleaning up the trash is too costly," they say. I agree. All the diesel and manpower sure. What if there is a source of power that does not need or rely on oil?

Why did Toyota just announce that it will offer no less than 10 models of all electric cars? Why are delivery trucks and semis going electric? What if there is a source of energy that is constantly in operation, emits zero emissions, and nearly limitless because it runs off the most abundant gas in the universe??

After your pity party is over, take a look around. What is going on?

Nuclear fusion has been not only been figured out but is a done deal.

Remember when Lockheed Martin made their announcement? That was not, "Hey check out what we are going to try and make", announcement. It was, "We need partners and we are doing this."

It was also a warning shot to all the other industries that they have about 5 years to adapt.

Once running, you are not going to shut the thing off. That is where energy storage comes in. I have said that the last leg of the stool would be power distribution.

Any word on a high temperature superconductor? Even better, a room temperature one?

All the excess energy from nuclear fusion solves most of your "we're all doomed" problems. All of the "it costs too much" arguments can be tossed. The only thing would be to stop saying it can't be done to actually doing it!

Did you see the National Magnetic Lab made a 32T magnet and then said,


"We've opened up an enormous new realm," Weijers said. "I don't know what that limit is, but it's beyond 100 tesla. The required materials exist. It's just technology and dollars that are between us and 100 tesla."

phys.org - National MagLab's latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery


At 100 Tesla, nuclear fusion is dead simple. That is what we are seeing, it is not a death but a birth!




posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 06:34 PM
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Ye of little faith!


"Our task was to change the 1D structure in order to increase the temperature of superconductive transition" comments Anatoly Zatsepin, the head of a scientific research laboratory at Institute of Physics and Technology, UrFU. "It turned out that if you pile SWCNTs [single walled carbon nanotubes] up, Cooper pairs stabilize, and a superconductor is formed." Still, even such piles require quite low temperatures to exhibit superconductive properties - only 15 degrees above absolute zero.

Physicists found a solution for this issue as well. They added a one atom wide carbon "wire" inside SWCNTs. The chain itself does not form bonds with the atoms of the tube, but it makes the tube change its own geometry and flex.

When the team from UrFU changed the shape of the internal carbon chain from straight to zigzag-like, they managed to increase the temperature of superconductivity transition by 45 degrees. To achieve the best effect, the angles of zigzags were mathematically calculated, and the predictions proved to be correct.

eurekalert.org, Dec. 18, 2017 - Russian physicists found the temperature at which carbon nanotubes become superconductors.

That was just carbon atoms in CNTs. They have yet to try other atoms and molecules.

They calculate when CNT turn superconductive. They can figure out what substances can be placed inside the SWCNT, how that changes the CNT shape and become a high temperature superconductor. Maybe even a substance at room temperature.

Hope this makes you feel less doom pornish because this is a major step!



posted on Dec, 19 2017 @ 12:20 PM
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I don't disagree with much of what you wrote, but I never want to have a few pints with you. You'd have me suicidal before it was all said and done, and that just isn't fun drinking!




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