..at least i'll contribute my 2cents, and the judgment about the "sanity content" can be up to you
okay, where do I start?
I've had quite a few (well.. a few notebooks full of) ideas which seem entirely possible, pop into my head from nowhere, and i figure they might do
some good if they were created. I am not someone who has any interest in becoming a full-time "inventor", though I would certainly like to see these
things (or at least the goals they aim to serve) acted upon, and if perhaps putting them out into cyberspace will motivate You and/or I to act and
finally use the knowledge humanity has already
If any physics/engineering folks feel like collaborating, send me a message ^-^
1.) Quantum Computing and Information Exchange - This obviously isn't my idea, but It's pretty surprising how long "they" have been researching
quantum computing, and yet... there's only a few TRULY quantum computers around, and they're used for stupidly simple (and paranoid) objectives such
as encryption and... well yeah. just encryption.. (as far as I've heard at least..) and that's ridiculous. Quantum Computing has the potential to
essentially bring us back to "analog technology" and basically exploit the natural laws which science has been mapping for centuries now
finally bring us to an end of Moore's "law"..
My idea: Once quantum computers become their own paradigm and people begin to use them for more than just conforming to what we already do with
binary computers, things are going to change very quickly. Imagine having a computer that isn't limited by "processing speed" and hardware that
predictably becomes obsolete.. imagine when these computers can simulate entire scenarios and chemicals interactions.. creating a time-lapse to
witness the effects of one substance or another over hundreds of years would take minutes..
THEN just imagine going into a Kinkos-type place, designing your newest invention or girl/boyfriend's birthday present on the computer, simulating the
physics in minutes, and then using a 3D-printer to then print it out.. This can't be far away from becoming reality.
2.) Universal Manipulation of Matter - Science has mapped out the chemical qualities of just about every known substance.. things such as the
Coefficient of Friction have to be experimentally tested (though using quantum computers, i bet this could be simulated..), but most of the attributes
of just about any substance can be described and manipulated according to pretty complex objectives..
My idea: Imagine if the ability to manipulate matter in every conceivable way, became mainstream science? So instead of "the chemists" sticking to
chemical reactions, and "the physicists" sticking to the motion of things, they (and many other silly divisions in science) would finally come
together into one area of study. I believe this would result in the emergence of technologies which would finally bring an end to stupid ideas like
"separating your recycling" and people honestly thinking that the majority of society is going to become environmentally responsible.. that's nice to
give people the benefit of the doubt, but i think "the professionals" need to take the first step and show humanity what it's capable of..
I know this is a vague way of describing this idea, but I'm trying to avoid making this one idea into it's own thread haha. an example of what could
come of it would be: Sorting out all garbage and waste using extremely low frequencies of sound and creating standing-waves which would isolate
materials of different densities, compact or incinerate them, and overall just use ALL
of our knowledge on physical materials.. finally do away
3.) Moving Industrial Processes into Space - This definitely didn't come from my brain, but Robert Anton Wilson and Timothy Leary did their best to
plant this idea into the mainstream consciousness, and I'd like to see if i can't help it stick..
Imagine if every (and i mean EVERY) industrial area/wasteland, is suddenly seen as being an obsolete way of accomplishing our production needs, it's
obviously more efficient and profitable to carry out these processes in zero-gravity, the "masters of industry" collaborate
(a concept that is
sadly still alien to them at this time) to create space platforms in orbit and/or on the DARK SIDE of the Moon (i would be the first one protesting
them building Anything on the light side..) and then as Robert Anton Wilson said, "Earth can finally again become a giant nature park!"
however.. our fuel technology needs to be improved first so we're not using the ridiculously nasty fuel we put into our rockets nowadays.. and that's
why we need to innovate..
4.) Synergetic Fuel Technologies - This is somewhat related to my idea of unifying the seemingly "different" paradigms of Science, but would simply be
a combining of what we know "makes things go", creating a template of what works best, when, why, and how. We would then make that common knowledge
and MOVE. ON...
my idea: a simple example of this would be created a scaled-up version of a wind-up car. Imagine a full-size vehicle which has a "battery" which is
composed of "springs" (i like to imagine huge truck-shocks) which would be arranged in a box. These would be coiled-up when either the driver winds
it up (imagine something like an E-brake that the driver would pull for each mile). But of course this stored energy would only propel the vehicle
forward... you want radio and headlights, so you move on and look beyond the "Simple machines", and then add electrical technologies which are most
applicable (I would think a "Solar skin" on the outside of the vehicle, and methods of storing extra kinetic energy from braking/turning etc, could do
5.) Mass Public Transportation in the Sky - Here's where I have a fairly complete (and scientifically backed) idea of how this could work, but I would
kinda like to work on a few things myself before i put it out there in the open.. let's just say that a small scale of this technology could easily
result in the long-awaited "hoverboard" and is so simple that people would *facepalm* if they saw it work.. but I'd like to have a functioning model
before i put it out there..
My (general) idea: Imagine a cruise ship or ferry sized vehicle.. but in the sky. Howard Hughes created The Hercules and proved that giant aircraft
can indeed fly.. but imagine a craft that isn't meant to take-off and land for every trip.. imagine a craft that isn't even meant to be aerodynamic
(at least not in the same way as an airplane)... Imagine a craft that would sit well-above the clouds and/or even in the upper atmosphere and
using the wind currents, with the help of the "mystery technology" mentioned above. No "anti-gravity" or alien technologies needed..
just surfing the currents of the high winds
I'm just tired of hearing about what "we can't do", and am ready to collaborate with folks who believe in a better future.
edit on 24-9-2014
by HyphenSt1 because: cuz i said so