Originally posted by unityemissions
Yep, we sure did.
Where's the next light bulb? Fixing the real issues with the environment. Coming up with some sort of bio-degradable, nontoxic plastic like substance
made from bacteria and sunlight. Unleashing a bacteria that will eat away all current plastics and have low mutability. Harnessing the energy of the
sun efficiently. Creating nanobots to cure various pathogen caused diseases. Ridding humanity of the need for money once we get a free-energy idea to
the people. Integrating with nature. Respecting each other. Realizing we're all doing our best, but have problems just like everyone else.
If we don't wake up and grow up as a people in the next decade or so, we may seal our fate. The sixth mass extinction is well underway. Pathogens are
overtaking hosts all throughout the food chain. GMO is a disaster, as is our current civilization built around fossil fuels and plastics derived there
from. We need to change many things quick, or else not even God himself can predict what comes next.
It's all up in the air. We have the technology, innovative spirit, and communication capabilities to get just about anything done in the next decade.
What you choose to do?!
[edit on 31-12-2009 by unityemissions]
In order to strip as many of us as possible of our rights, and put us in "the system", they made this substance illegal, and many creative ideas
seem that way.
*Henry Ford experimented with hemp to build car bodies. He wanted to build and fuel cars from farm products.
*BMW is experimenting with hemp materials in automobiles as part of an effort to make cars more recyclable.
*Much of the bird seed sold in the US has hemp seed (it's sterilized before importation), the hulls of which contain about 25% protein.
*Hemp oil once greased machines. Most paints, resins, shellacs, and varnishes used to be made out of linseed (from flax) and hemp oils.
*Rudolph Diesel designed his engine to run on hemp oil.
*Kimberly Clark (on the Fortune 500) has a mill in France which produces hemp paper preferred for bibles because it lasts a very long time and
*Construction products such as medium density fiber board, oriented strand board, and even beams, studs and posts could be made out of hemp. Because
of hemp's long fibers, the products will be stronger and/or lighter than those made from wood.
*The products that can be made from hemp number over 25,000."
By converting petrochemicals into various polymers, we create plastics. This includes everything from the plastic fork at a cheap fast food
restaurant to the advanced prosthetics we use in medicine. The computer keyboard you are using right now is one of the thousands of examples of
plastic. These products could all be made from cannabis hemp. Henry Ford knew this 60 years ago; in 1941 he built a high durability dent-resistant
car using plastics made from hemp and other plants. Making plastics from hemp would be easy with current technologies. This would mean much less
harm to the environment than petrochemical plastics. Up to this century, cannabis plastic development has never occurred on mass scale on this
Plastic grows ever more important in our society. We make stereos, car interiors, computers, televisions, checkbooks, pens, pencils, videocassettes,
food containers, home furnishings, furniture, cooking utensils, dishware, cosmetic packaging, general packaging, toys and games, PVC piping, display
casings, windows, cassette tapes, cassette tape cases, CD’s, jewel cases, poker chips, bicycle parts, telephones, cellular telephones, fax machines,
beverage containers, lighters, VCRs, clothing, and many, many other products from plastic. All these goods could be made from cannabis plastics
instead. Meanwhile the petrochemicals we use now destroy our environment. Hemp plastics would be clean and promote renewable economy."