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My Solution For The World. What does ATS think?

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posted on May, 22 2010 @ 05:00 PM
This just happened to form in my brain one day.

First let's forget about "fossil fuels" because as we all know we don't need them anymore. As for transportation I would like to see hybrid electric/diesels (they already exist) As some of you already know Diesel engines will run on used vegetable oil, with little or no modification to the car (if you process the fuel). They would run great on hemp oil. Henry Ford and Rudolf Diesel Both thought that Hemp fuel outperformed petro in many different ways. Just like any gas hybrid the battery would charge while you drive. Screw it Throw a few solar panels on top to recharge during the day, plug it into the battery banks at home and it would rarely need to rely on the fuel supply. Biodiesel info And hey we won't turning our (GMO) food into fuel

The next step would be to produce most of your own food, and I think the best/easiest solution is aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture(raising fish) and hydroponics. I've been experimenting with it and it seems incredibly easy, and it's an amazingly enjoyable hobby. (nice breakdown) (amazing setup)

There are countless designs ranging from simple DIY setups to all out farm types, this one produces 1 million pounds of food a year on 3 acres.

And finally combine this farming technique with Earthship style housing. An Earthship collects and purifies rainwater, harnesses electricity, and processes it's own waste. They are completely off the grid, and I can't wait to build one...

However if everyone decided to do this, and become something other than "consumers", it would absolutely destroy the fake economy.

If you happen to come across this page please comment and flag. I feel this is simple enough for some to achieve now. Please help put this on the front page

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 06:29 PM
This is actually the video I wanted to post under "amazing setup"

Imagine how peaceful it would be to hang out there all day.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by someguy420

Great post !

I am a big fan of Biodiesel from algae made via vertical hydroponics.

They manage to get 100,000 gal/acre/yr in the desert.

They have done the math and could do all transportation fuels
for the US on the equivalent of 10% of the state of New Mexico.

With the several large deserts out west we would be good to go.

Ending our 85% oil import economic siphon would be enough to
turn our economy around.

All of these projects would make millions of jobs, and make
us sustainable indefinitely in regards to these aspects.

I'd also like to see the wind corridor of the US fully developed
for Electric as it has more than enough power to power the
entire US and we could use unconventional energy storage
such as pumped water, molten salt, compressed air, and
electrolysis producing hydrogen from water.

I think we also need to tap the jet streams as 1% of them would
replace all forms of power on earth.

The Jet Streams

Geothermal could also provide a tremendous amount of power.

Geothermal power

Ocean currents often carry a rate of flow greater than all the
rivers on earth combined.

With the top one being the Antarctic Circumpolar current at over
125 times the combined flow of all rivers on earth.

Antarctic Circumpolar current

The aquanator as the device to tap the undersea currents and
not grind up the sea life.


Any of these could provide all the power we need many times over.

Your video on 1 million pounds of food on 3 acres shows we could easily
feed the entire earth and its fairly low tech in design.

Right now we just have population control freaks that want to kill
off 90%+ of humanity.

Again, great post !!!

[edit on 22-5-2010 by Ex_MislTech]

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 07:22 PM
There is a problem with electric cars.
The resources to build the batteries with are pretty limited.
The process that creates is also a big pollutant. Not good at all.

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 07:47 PM

Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
There is a problem with electric cars.
The resources to build the batteries with are pretty limited.
The process that creates is also a big pollutant. Not good at all.

In electrical engineering there is an effect called inductance.

Imagine a road with inductive tracks down the middle of each lane.

Each car would have a inductive pickup that could draw current
off the inductive track to power the car.

Direct contact is not needed, this is how transformers work.

Inductance is also how electric motors work.

Going off road will require bio fuels thou, and how to make that is
well explained in my post and the OPs.

This is also why the OP is correct in saying Biodiesel/Electric Hybrid
is the way to go.

Volkwagen had a prototype that reached over 300mpg on diesel
with a 1 litre engine, but it was a VERY small car, inline 2 seater.

The 1 litre volkswagon that got 300+ mpg

[edit on 22-5-2010 by Ex_MislTech]

posted on May, 22 2010 @ 07:50 PM
reply to post by Ex_MislTech

Seriously ?
OK I responded a little premature. Thanks for your explanation I will look in to both of your links.

posted on Jul, 14 2011 @ 01:36 PM
Good Ideas and great thread S&F! I am in agreement with you! I would love to get together about 4 or 5 families and build a microcosm model future community of how to do this. We need to decentralize and even manufacturing needs to be local and regional so if there is a problem it does not bring the whole country to it's knees. There is no reason we need to be trucking our food thousands of miles and from foreign countries. With earth-ship style greenhouses we can grow everything we need and want locally year round in every state.
edit on 14-7-2011 by hawkiye because: (no reason given)

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