It does appear as if the Iron room does block EEG signals from leaking out to sensors. It appears as if exposing the surfaces to a propane flame
damages the sensors to the point where they are no longer functional. Though further testing is needed.
A benefit of creating a space that is free from any type of surveillance is that it can be used to test any object for the presence of monitoring
devices. For example I discovered that some books have monitoring devices inside. This is nothing new, many of us have seen those metallic security
devices in books from a bookstore or library. Also most laptops, computer desktops, and computer monitors have monitoring devices built in. I have
about 20 different desktop computers and about 5 different laptops built between 1995 and 2010, sad to say nearly all of them have monitoring devices
I am currently looking for a desktop computer that does not have any monitoring devices. My strategy is to test older and older computers. The
reasoning being that there must be a point in the technological development of desktops and/or laptops where the surveillance technology was either
not available or not feasible given space and computing constraints. For example take the original IBM PC:
Or the first personal computer, the Apple II:
Given the processing constraints of these computers and the technology available at the time, they may not have monitoring devices built in.
The plan is to test pre-pentium processors like the 486 and 386. These processors are very slow by today's standards but if they are free of
monitoring devices then the extra time to compute anything might be worthwhile.
On a completely different note let's talk about water.
As many of us know or have seen, water drips out from air conditioner units when there is significant moisture in the air. Most of the time for most
air conditioners this water simply drips on the ground. I was thinking, instead of letting this water go to waste this water could be reclaimed.
It only takes a couple of cents or dollars worth of PVC pipe to redirect "air conditioner water" from dripping on the ground to going down the sewer
drain. Furthermore, most places where Air Conditioners are installed have easy access to sewage drains, so there are no infrastructure costs
My neighbors' air conditioner drips about 1 drop of water per second. This is about 0.125 Cubic centimeters of water per second or about 3.3x10^-5
Gallons/second. If we multiply this by the number of seconds in a day, 86400, we get about 2.85 gallons per air conditioner unit (approximately).
There are about 1.58 million Air Conditioner units in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, so 2.85*1.58x10^6 equals 4,503,000 gallons of water.
This is about 4 million gallons of extra water that could be reclaimed with little cost and effort.
Reclaiming air conditioning water leads to the broader concept of of reclaiming water from the atmosphere. There are energy efficient machines that
are designed specifically to extract water from air:
"Water from Air"
What if an industrial scale machine like this was built say in Flagstaff, where it is easier to obtain water from air? Then Arizona would have more
water available for a growing population.
We may have read that California is going through a drought.
What if an industrial scale machine like this was built say in Eureka, where it is easier to obtain water from air? Then California would have more
water to alleviate the drought.
Here is yet another idea, instead of letting the farmland of the central valley lay unused, why not instead pay the land owners to rent out their land
to be used for solar power collection? There are solar power cells that come in flexible sheets that could be rolled out throughout the central
valley. Most of these farms have access to the electrical grid, so all the solar energy that falls on the unused land would instead by collected and
fed into the CA electrical grid. Here is a documentary on solar power that is most helpful:
Here Comes the Sun VPRO
In the documentary they show people rolling out flexible solar panels to collect electricity from rooftops.
Simply covering 9000 square miles of unused farmland would yield about 0.9 TeraWatts of power. You can literally power up the entire state just on the
sunlight that falls on the central valley. Then you can construct hydrolysis (water splitting) plants on the coasts to store energy in the form of
hydrogen. Then when it is needed the hydrogen would be converted to electricity by running it through a fuel cell and the waste product would be clean
water. Water that could be used to alleviate or eliminate the drought. CA would no longer need as much water from the CO river.
I have heard it said that we live in the era of "humility". I find it interesting that the people who make decisions as to what era we are in are
anything but humble, anyway this era is ending and a new era is beginning. The water, energy issue brings up a good point about humility. Here is a
quote that I think best expresses why the "power elite" wish to inculcate humility:
The idol is not created by the gilder, but by the genuflector; he who knows, desires more that man shall need him than thank him. To hold them
expectant is the art of the courtier, to rely upon their thankfulness, the art of peasant, for the first remembers as the second forgets. More is to
be gained from dependents than from courtesy; he shortly turns his back upon the well who has drunk his fill, and the squeezed orange falls from
golden salver into the dung. When dependence goes, decent deportment goes, and with it respect. Let it be a lesson and the first from experience, to
keep hope alive but never satisfied, remaining necessary always even to the crowned head; but do not carry this to the point of silence that he may
commit error, or so far as to make incurable the mischief of another, for your personal profit.
So the question then becomes, how does the "power elite" create dependents? There are many ways and many different levels but, at the level of a
state or a nation this could be accomplished by showing people that resources critical for the daily operation of the economy is not completely under
their control. In the case of the U.S. it is oil and in the case of CA it is both water and energy. Yet another part of this mindset is not only to
realize that we can't control everything but that very little can be done, even in principle.
Problems arise when rational, practical solutions are found to resource shortages. For if the alternatives are well researched and in many cases are
superior, then the entire mindset of "humility" is questioned; we can do more than we thought, we can address large problems, we can guide our
destinies! So if we are in control, then who loses control? Yep, those who had a stake in the status quo, those who made promises to people that
things wouldn't change, at least for now.
So, we can either wait for energy or rain to happen, or you can make it happen.