Category Archives: Emerging Technologies

Node Economy PT. 1 (A Solution to Keep the American Economy Vibrant)

This is the first of a two-part series on using a more structured system to use the benefits of space R&D to reinvigorate the economy. This is The Hamilton Institute’s proposal to prevent shocks to the economy which cause severe disruption to the politics and further enrage the population. The tax plan that the Hamilton Institute has developed with a fundamental restructuring of the U.S.economy will help to do wonders to help reemploy an eager population who wants to start enjoying life again. A functional and firey government that could solve and invests in the country will help ease the uncertainty in the country right now. The top issues and complaints of the voters in America can be attributed to a dysfunctional congress and senate.

This article is going to go into the economy but also explains how the U.S.’s first-past-the-post system affects the political environment. When parties have a scorched earth policy and start cutting out policies of the opposing party they have defeated. Yes, you scored a short-term victory but you are setting the road up for major issues to develop and not be resolved. I’m not arguing for a change to the system but having reforms and updates but also for voters to understand that our strength in a democracy is each other. Nothing is ever going to change unless the declining tech cluster and unproven tech clusters will never move past the point of just political saber-rattling.

The bickering between America’s top two parties causes damage to not only its citizens but also to the cause of Democracy which in the essence is the concept of one man one vote. A western competitor to the Authoritarian systems of the strong man of many countries on the planet can be defeated. Our system can win by simply having America the most prosperous and freest society on the planet. This Country is the number one place for immigrants, number one economy, number one in tech, number one in culture, and number one in living standards. It can get better which requires a generation of leaders who understands the old way of doing politics, business, and life has long been done.

Understanding the second coming of the Space Age will help my and future generations thinking to execute decisions compared to the old industrial hydrocarbon debates of the past. I’m calling for the VC system to be augmented to have a multi-hub network to help revitalize mega-regions which throw out the old politics of the 1960s where the city and state holds sway over mega-regions that have huge populations and issues to be solved. Nasa and national labs are the nodes and the VCs, Family Offices, Angel Investors, and Private Equity are the hub and constituents, with Government Statistics and data as signals. Workers will be the connections that whenever the training, demographics, or new opportunities appear can be used to gauge and/or adjust to help keep the economy vibrant.

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin

Now for the politics which is always easier said than done when dealing with day-to-day politics. I’m going to say that having a bipartisan mentality when the economy is fueling the divide where you have rent-seeking from establishment players who come from declining sectors and you have political noise from new technologies who have not yet proven their reliability in proving power consistency. This system that we call for will help develop and redevelop forgotten areas of America. Bipartisan is not only national security issue but an economic case too.

The reason why a lot of other countries don’t have certain problems with politics is that they have a proportional representation system where if the election is lost for the incumbent party and they lose big. They still have some representation for their constitutions and in the government. In America, the losing party is out of power completely which put huge voting blocks out for favor in the eyes of the opposite party. I’m not calling for a change to this system because the U.S. has something to resolve this and it’s called bipartisanship. At the end of the day if certain pieces of the minority party have some items they could still take care of fellow citizens and it helps democracy’s image in this war-torn world.

With a focus on Megaregions in America and the world instead of cities and states. We can pass the policies to really create the change and create a friendly environment that the public, businesses, and politicians on both sides of the spectrum will love to have in the country right now. Increasing the budgets of NASA (the largest I’m calling for), DOD, HHS, and CDC with basic research and R&D will make these clusters sustainable and not subject to offshoring.

Here are more details on the full 29 mega-regions.

Mega-Region Cities Population (millions) Economic Output (billions)
Bos-Wash New York; Washington, D.C.; Boston 47.6 $3,650
Par-Am-Mun Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Munich 43.5 $2,505
Chi-Pitts Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh 32.9 $2,130
Greater Tokyo Tokyo 39.1 $1,800
SoCal Los Angeles, San Diego 22.0 $1,424
Seoul-San Seoul, Busan 35.5 $1,325
Texas Triangle Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Austin 18.4 $1,227
Beijing Beijing, Tianjin 37.4 $1,226
Lon-Leed-Chester London, Leeds, Manchester 22.6 $1,177
Hong-Shen Hong Kong, Shenzhen 19.5 $1,043
NorCal San Francisco, San Jose 10.8 $925
Shanghai Shanghai, Hangzhou 24.2 $892
Taipei Taipei 16.7 $827
São Paolo São Paolo 33.5 $780
Char-Lanta Charlotte, Atlanta 10.5 $656
Cascadia Seattle, Portland 8.8 $627
Ista-Burs Istanbul, Bursa 14.8 $626
Vienna-Budapest Vienna, Budapest 12.8 $555
Mexico City Mexico City 24.5 $524
Rome-Mil-Tur Rome, Milan, Turin 13.8 $513
Singa-Lumpur Singapore, Kuala Lumpur 12.7 $493
Cairo-Aviv Cairo, Tel Aviv 19.8 $472
So-Flo Miami, Tampa 9.1 $470
Abu-Dubai Abu Dhabi, Dubai 5.0 $431
Osaka-Nagoya Osaka, Nagoya 9.1 $424
Tor-Buff-Chester Toronto, Buffalo, Rochester 8.5 $424
Delhi-Lahore New Delhi, Lahore 27.9 $417
Barcelona-Lyon Barcelona, Lyon 7.0 $323
Shandong Jinan, Zibo, Dongying 14.2 $249

Richard, Florida. “The Real Powerhouses That Drive the World’s Economy” Bloomberg, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-28/mapping-the-mega-regions-powering-the-world-s-economy

Let’s get this started and bring the right course change that is needed for humanity right now.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-28/mapping-the-mega-regions-powering-the-world-s-economy

https://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/2020-04-covid-19-pandemic-makes-case-for-megaregions

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2022/02/16/publics-top-priority-for-2022-strengthening-the-nations-economy/pp_2022-02-16_priorities_0-01/

https://www.encyclopedia.com/social-sciences/applied-and-social-sciences-magazines/first-past-post

https://technology.nasa.gov/

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invests-105-million-in-us-small-business-technology-development

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/Winning_Technologies_Benefit_NASA

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/Rolling_Out_a_Path_to_Future_Space_Travel

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy

Carbon Fraction PT. 2 (Fire Ice, Carbon, Methane, and Hybrid Gases to energize and fuel the economy)

This is the second part of the Pro Carbon Fraction article on transitioning the planet to a new age where we have shifted from the Holocene to a fuller version of the Anthropocene. We could adjust the amount of Carbon to help heat or cool the planet which is great for business, politics, and survivability. A collaborative effort by U.S./Western Free market Institutions and the Government could create a counter to the state-led energy majors in OPEC. The U.S. can lead in this by using its massive Scientific leadership to find a so-called “point of no return” where we could have guardrails on the lowest/highest amount of Carbon ppm in the atmosphere of the planet. Immediate action on making Carbon and Methane integral to the economy will make remediation for future generations.

Let’s talk first about Fire Ice which is a potential game-changer but it’s very compatible with Carbon. The lifespan of Methane is 9.1 years in our atmosphere before it escapes into space. This helps where when CCS begins where we could actually adjust the Carbon we pull from the air for our economy for manufacturing, sequestered, or allocation. The article highlighted in the point of no return link above shows that the flywheel effect with the oceans and carbon would provide some leeway in keeping the planet in the Goldilocks Zone where it’s not too hot or too cold for life on the planet.

Methane being put into the atmosphere while pulling out Carbon to be allocated in a market setting like the CME with the inclusion of Scientists creates a great framework for future partnerships for major geo projects. Let’s dive further deeper into Fire Ice:

“Methane hydrates or ‘fire-ice’ is a globally distributed fossil fuel. It is composed of methane trapped inside a lattice of water molecules, which forms a white, energy-dense substance that can be easily ignited, like solid ethanol. The hydrates form at relatively shallow sub-surface depths, in high pressure and low temperature environments, typical of outer continental margins and permafrost areas. Once the substance is heated and depressurised to normal conditions, 1cm of hydrates equates to ~164cm of regular natural gas. The gas consists of 80-99.9% methane and produces much less pollution than coal and oil when burned – estimates suggest that natural gas emits just 60% of the carbon emissions generated by coal, and 80% of the emissions generated by oil.”

Latham, Toya. “METHANE HYDRATES: IS ‘FIRE-ICE’ THE NEXT ENERGY REVOLUTION?.” Enverus, https://www.enverus.com/blog/methane-hydrates-fire-ice-next-energy-revolution/#:~:text=Methane%20hydrates%20or%20’fire%2Dice,easily%20ignited%2C%20like%20solid%20ethanol.

In the flywheel effect, the temperature of the oceans, Carbon is processed by either being left to float in the atmosphere or pulled for later allocation within the economy. This is our future and we need to embrace it by preparing the necessary investments. This could also begin to build the foundation of our evolving capitalism to employ millions of eager Western workers. This should help to bring back trust and confidence into the institutions that have seen massive distrust from populations they are determined to help and protect. This will absorb excess by-products while creating capital market opportunities for the public, the government for taxation, and corporations who want a chance to capitalize on business openings.

Now we could use the NOAA National Weather Service to get a pinpoint place to begin to allocate the Carbon in the Atmosphere by the season and find a “normal” pathway depending on Summer (Max Carbon pulled, Methane steady), Spring (Carbon pulled but on the smaller end, Methane steady) Winter (Min Carbon pulled, Methane Accelerated), and Autumn (mid-level Carbon pulled, Methane adjusted on climate data atm). I could see an NOAA and IPCC working together to provide accurate information to the industries, suppliers, and policymakers to have stability in the climate intergered economy.

“Officially, the current epoch is called the Holocene, which began 11,700 years ago after the last major ice age. However, the Anthropocene Epoch is an unofficial unit of geologic time, used to describe the most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems. The word Anthropocene is derived from the Greek words anthropo, for “man,” and cene for “new,” coined and made popular by biologist Eugene Stormer and chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000.

Scientists still debate whether the Anthropocene is different from the Holocene, and the term has not been formally adopted by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the international organization that names and defines epochs.”

National Geographic Editors. “Anthropocene” National Geographic Encyclopedia, https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/anthropocene/

This is great because this is the rumbling of the start of moving towards a Type 1 Civilization where we begin to craft the planet’s energy to support our existence. This is our ultimate destination where the U.S. will lead us to abundance and posterity.

https://www.enverus.com/blog/methane-hydrates-fire-ice-next-energy-revolution/#:~:text=Methane%20hydrates%20or%20’fire%2Dice,easily%20ignited%2C%20like%20solid%20ethanol.

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/anthropocene/

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.349.6245.246-a#:~:text=Anthropocene%20seems%20a%20more%20reasonable,spotty%20human%20impact%20on%20Earth.

https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/what-defines-end-summer-its-just-how-our-planet-tilted-4b11221602

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/the-reason-for-the-seasons/

https://www.nbcnews.com/sciencemain/what-defines-end-summer-its-just-how-our-planet-tilted-4b11221602

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/interplanetaryseasons

Fire Ice

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a8775/demystifying-fire-ice-methane-hydrates-explained-15239296/

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Environment/Climate-Change/Japan-eyes-undersea-fire-ice-as-source-of-clean-burning-hydrogen

https://netl.doe.gov/node/9721

https://energypost.eu/story-ice-fire-methane-hydrates-change-world/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy

Brent Carbon Price/WTI Carbon Price – A Way To Tax and Allocate Carbon

 

This is the second part of the previous article on APM and hopefully, it helps to build a foundation for creating a global framework toward a carbon capital markets regime. This financial underpinning in America’s institutions includes taxing, platform placement, suppliers, and beneficiaries. I’m very happy and optimistic about the future of the planet but especially as I see the U.S.’s role in creating this beautiful reality. Once carbon is securitized and traded in terms of a commodity instead of the fatalism of the Climate Question will become more positive. It will shift to market-based long-term planning in terms of manufacturing than a short-term emotional politically deceived debate.

I had a tough couple of weeks of wondering how to even address the problem and where the look to begin with. I went back to the source of the previous article and I began to say “Hey, the best way to start is the basis of the article. CARBON CARBON CCCAAARRBBBOOONNNN! So to begin how about the measurement should be at the atomic level. Let’s start by measuring the amount carbon in a barrel of crude oil.”

I’m not a scientist or have a deep understanding of the science so I stumbled on a great blog by Jim Bliss on Carbon measurement. His blog post helped clarify how to begin developing a globally acceptable thus traded market. He broke down what is lost on the carbon debate which I argue should be put on the CME trading market. When you begin to measure on the atomic level it really helps to craft an understanding of the issue.  You need to see how they also begin to add to your thinking that the US and the World have different standards of measuring which causes uncertainty in the markets, particularly with the C-Suite.  Read the citation on the blog post below to understand why the industry fights this but this should help answer.

CO2 EMISSIONS

Petrol:
1 litre: 2.331kg of CO2
1 US gallon: 8.824kg of CO2

Diesel:
1 litre: 2.772kg of CO2
1 US gallon: 10.493kg of CO2

Crude oil:
1 barrel: 317kg of CO2 (min.)

1 TONNE OF CO2 IS:

429 litres / 113.33 gal of petrol*
360.75 litres / 95.3 gal of diesel
3.15 barrels of crude oil

* less than 8 fills of an average-sized car with a 55 litre tank

1. Gasoline: 44.1% (70.12 litres)
2. Distillate fuel oil: 20.8% (33.07 litres)
3. Kerosene-type jet fuel: 9.3% (14.79 litres)
4. Residual fuel oil: 5.2% (8.27 litres)**

Percentage values from Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry, 2003 edition (Page 515, Fig. 15.6). Litre values based upon conversion rate of 159 litres per barrel.

All of the other products*** of refined crude have sufficient alternative uses to make it possible (even if not entirely probable) that they will not end up as atmospheric CO2. Of the four grades of fuel listed above, however, it’s fair to say all of it is destined to be burnt. It’s worth noting, therefore, that our final result will represent a minimum CO2 per barrel.

Now, the litre values are no good to us by themselves. Each of the fuels has a different specific gravity (a different weight per litre), and it’s the weight of carbon we’re looking for, not the volume. Once we’ve multiplied the volume of each fuel by the relevant specific gravity we’ll have a rough “kilogram per barrel” number for each fuel. So:

1. Gasoline: 70.12 litres x 0.74 = 51.89kg
2. Distillate fuel oil: 33.07 litres x 0.88 = 29.10kg
3. Kerosene-type jet fuel: 14.79 litres x 0.82 = 12.13kg
4. Residual fuel oil: 8.27 litres x 0.92 = 7.61kg****

Overall, this suggests that the average barrel of crude refined in the United States in 1995 yielded a shade over 100kg of liquid fuels (that’s an uncannily round number… 100.73kg to be exact). Now, we know that a carbon-based fuel will emit 3.15 times its own weight in CO2 when burnt.

Bliss, Jim. “Carbon dioxide emissions per barrel of crude.” The Quiet Road, http://numero57.net/2008/03/20/carbon-dioxide-emissions-per-barrel-of-crude/

This was great and I wanted to post a previous post by him:

“I then took that 317kg (which was the primary goal of my work, as it’s a useful reference figure) and applied it to a specific real-world project. In this case, the Peterhead / Miller Field carbon capture scheme proposed by BP. According to the BP press release:

Injecting the carbon dioxide into the Miller Field reservoir more than three kilometers under the seabed could extend the life of the field by about 20 years and enable additional production of about 40 million barrels of oil that are not currently recoverable.BP | Industrial-scale decarbonized fuels project

And in the following paragraph:

The project would also permanently store 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of removing 300,000 cars from the roads.

Based upon these figures, provided by BP, it is clear that the 40 million barrels of oil will generate (multiply by 317kg) approximately 12.68 million tonnes of CO2. Which clearly dwarfs the 1.3 million tonnes that BP claims will be stored.”

Bliss, Jim. “Oil Companies and Climate Change Redux..” The Quiet Road, http://numero57.net/2008/03/20/oil-companies-and-climate-change-redux/

Now we got something to look at with a figure to start: 317kg of CO2. Now we could say that a “Barrel” of carbon is equivalent to the above measurement and with the push in the globe into carbon capture. With CCS (Carbon Capture and Sequestration) technology it can be a commodity like wood, titanium, steel, and of course Oil. Now industries on both sides of the Atlantic could adjust and make long-term business planning now that carbon will not be a politically no-winner causing backlash.

Now the premise of the article which could have a stabilizing effect on the market is the creation of the WTI/Brent Oil and Carbon Index.

1 barrel of crude oil is: 42 gallons/158.987 liters

1 barrel of carbon is: 317kg of CO2

Now we could get into the breakdown of the difference between the WTI vs Brent price index. The security of the US market vs the Brent which includes the Middle East, European, and African oil producers, which are usually state players. If you are watching the news right now then you’ll understand why the brent is high because of the major geopolitically headwinds in the world. WTI will always be a secure source of oil/carbon because it is in the Continental US and the Americas. Brent has a range of security issues which is always a security dilemma for the US which in turn must use its military in order to keep the free flow of the world’s energy.

If you attach the oil and carbon intertwined simultaneously it could help with first the price which a trader can buy and then the option is there for an Oil prime (Carbon included) or Oil sweet (Carbon Excluded) contract. The trader, institution, or Major Carbon emitters can buy the contracts with the tax plan that the Hamilton Institute is calling for it. Is included and used to CCS, advance technology to pull the carbon out of the atmosphere to be manufactured into products, and advance America’s economic, scientific, and military might.

This is completely different from the carbon credit regime in place where a contract is bought and later sold for profit. This proposal that is laid out is completely different than the latter. This version calls for carbon to be put into the financial markets and used in the taxation and allocation in the Western Economy.

“Let’s roll” – Todd Beamer

343 – The number of firefighters killed on 9/11.

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change

https://peri.umass.edu/greenhouse-100-polluters-index-current

https://ycharts.com/indicators/brent_wti_spread

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/052615/what-difference-between-brent-crude-and-west-texas-intermediate.asp

https://www.thebalance.com/crude-oil-brent-versus-wti-808872#:~:text=WTI%20is%20the%20benchmark%20crude%20for%20North%20America.&text=Brent%20crude%20oil%20futures%20trade,use%20them%20in%20different%20manners.

http://www.differencebetween.net/object/difference-between-wti-and-brent/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy

APM- The Western Answer for the Climate Question!

In 2013, I saw a book on the World Future Society recommended book list, and as I scroll through the list one book stood out to me as very interesting and dynamic. It was a book by Mr. K. Eric Drexler and it was called Radical Abundance: How a revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization.”  I raced to the library and picked up the book only to be inspired but extremely hopeful about the future of Planet Earth. This book is not to be confused with another great book by the same title which is Peter Diamandis’s book “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think”

Reading both these great books in which Peter Diamandis presented real-world examples and investments made my general mood happier about innovation and US Capitalism to solve emerging problems. K. Eric Drexler’s book really stuck with me and always wondered if the commitment of US Govt resources was put into Atomic Precise Manufacturing like the Space Race in the 1960s how would the world look in twenty, fifty, or hundred years from now. I’m quite happy to say that The Hamilton Institute is calling for this to become a National Security Priority like A.I. which with Quantum Technologies would keep the U.S.’s primary in its scientific, military, economic, and commercial sectors.

One of the outlining problems with this technology is the extremely expensive process which in turn creates extremely expensive products. This closes off marketing or advertising from the general public to only government and publicly traded fortune 500 companies who would be able to afford the products. I’m quite happy to say with US and Western government investments to bring the cost down and direct it to Military, Medical, and Heavy Construction will help commercialize this critical technology with Quantum Technologies (Sensing, Computing, and Communications) is equivalent to the Steam Engine of the benefits of what it could bring to Human Species.

Why do I say the West has an answer to the climate question because the basis of the APM is carbon atoms which switch carbon from waste by-products into the commodity market. I see in the future that Carbon will be on the CME trading desk as an investment vehicle as soybeans, corn, pork bellies, and crude oil. It will also have a marker like how crude oil is under the Brent Crude Price. It might be called Brent Carbon Price since the byproduct of using oil for energy is the carbon byproduct.

Dan Slomski who is an Engineer and Partner at Prime Movers Lab, identifying and funding the most breakthrough of inventions have a great series APM on medium (pt. 1 2 3 ) before we proceed Dan is discussing how APM can be accomplished, but we need to understand a few terms before we could proceed:

  • Nanomanufacturing is described by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a US Government R&D Initiative, as: “Manufacturing at the nanoscale… Nanomanufacturing involves scaled-up, reliable, and cost-effective manufacturing of nanoscale materials, structures, devices, and systems”
  • With nanoscale being “structures with a length scale applicable to nanotechnology, usually cited as 1–100 nanometers” (Wikipedia)
  • Top-down: “Top-down fabrication reduces large pieces of materials all the way down to the nanoscale, like someone carving a model airplane out of a block of wood” (NNI)
  • Bottom-up “creates products by building them up from atomic- and molecular-scale components” (NNI)
  • Nanofabrication is often used interchangeably with nanomanufacturing. However, nanofabrication is used more to convey an R&D activity consuming funds, while nanomanufacturing is a production activity generating revenue (Nanostructure Control of Materials)

When Michio Kaku gives a talk about the perfect capitalism and when you are not familiar with the hard science then it sounds like a pipe dream until you dive into what he says:

“To understand economics, you must understand where wealth comes from. If you talk to an economist, the economist might say, “Wealth comes from printing money.” A politician might say, “Wealth comes from taxes.” I think they’re all wrong – the wealth of society comes from physics.

For example, we physicists worked out the laws of thermodynamics in the 1800s, which gave us the Industrial Revolution, the steam engine, and the machine age. This was one of the greatest revolutions in human history. Then we physicists solved the mystery of electricity and magnetism, which gave us the electric revolution of dynamos, generators, radio, and television, and then we worked out the laws of the quantum theory, which gave us the transistor, computers, the internet, and laser. The three great revolutions of the past all came from physics.

We’re now talking about how physics is creating the fourth great revolution at the molecular level: artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and biotechnology. That’s the fourth wave, but we can also see outlines of the fifth wave beyond that. That one is driven by physics at the atomic level, e.g. quantum computers, fusion power and brain-net (when the human mind is merged with computers). So when you look towards mid-century, we’ll be in the fifth wave, and what drives all these waves? Physics. And how is it manifested? Through the economy.

So, taxes and printing money are not where wealth comes from. Those things massage, distribute, and manipulate wealth, but they don’t create it. Wealth comes from physics.

Kaku, Michio. “Michio Kaku says physics could create a perfect capitalism.” Weforum, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/01/michio-kaku-says-physics-will-create-a-perfect-capitalism/

When you read the Pro Carbon Fraction (part two coming soon) and see that the technologies that are at bay can help advance the human condition, pull carbon from the atmosphere, and advances the United States’ absolute structural advantage further into the future. The Net Zero, ESG, and Climate doomism really is overplayed and downright senseless when we should be adjusting our educational and labor market to embrace this beautiful future that awaits us if we just snatch it into our hands.

Let’s make this future our children’s reality!!!!

https://www.zyvexlabs.com/Publications2010/WhitePapers/APM_Q_and_A.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/small-world/2013/oct/21/big-nanotech-atomically-precise-manufacturing-apm

https://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/team/eric-drexler/

https://www.wired.com/2004/10/drexler/

https://medium.com/prime-movers-lab/atomically-precise-manufacturing-part-1-b7c11c0d4c50

https://medium.com/prime-movers-lab/atomically-precise-manufacturing-part-2-8da8cc0e962e

https://medium.com/prime-movers-lab/atomically-precise-manufacturing-part-3-de0bf6e53d52

https://content.metamaterial.com/blog/what-are-metamaterials#:~:text=Metamaterials%20are%20artificial%20materials%20that,of%20refraction%20or%20electromagnetic%20cloaking.

https://foresight.org/atomically-precise-manufacturing-as-the-future-of-nanotechnology/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy

Reintroducing the Tesla Mobility group (Upgrade 1.5)

A prior article was posted about seven years ago on two unrelated financial news items that I tried to connect. The downgrade of the Model S and the VW scandal created a condition for a potential merger. This would have accelerated the electrical vehicle/hybrid vehicle where the technology from Tesla could be used to augment VW to a hybrid vehicle manufacturer to help with shock from the phased drawdown of oil. I will still make the original argument but expanded with two companies.

This upgrade to the Tesla empire would be VW, Daimler AG, and a military contractor was known as Lockheed Martin which is one of the great engineering hubs but a lot of the research is classified for National Security concerns.  Elon Musk said  “Locally autonomous drone warfare is where it’s at, where the future will be,” Musk said. “It’s not that I want the future to be this, that’s just what the future will be. … The fighter jet era has passed. Yeah, the fighter jet era has passed. It’s drones.”   This is a game-changer to the space sector where Space X is bringing competition where unfortunate donors have bloated the costs up. A $1 million dollar price tag versus a $2 billion dollar launching cost is capitalism at its finest.

An expanded Tesla with an additional three companies under the tutelage of Elon Musk who showed his ability to transform and innovate. The acquisition of Lockheed Martin will help transform the space and military contracting arena where new players are needed. Competition in this will propel and bring down the cost for startups and newer players trying to raise capital, develop new technology, and market new products. This will help young and new entrepreneurs who need just that one opportunity to begin because Space X will be able to lower the costs of entering the LEO space market.

For everyone who got the upgrade 1.5!!! If you know you know Choom!!!

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy

Pro Carbon Fraction

The focus on climate change and carbon is a healthy debate for the world but this comes with a huge caveat! The net-zero carbon goal is too extreme and in some circumstances is just too uncompetitive for business. For citizens, the costs of upgrading homes, appliances, and fees may not be tolerable in the long run with declining wages. Many issues are now being discussed to help transition the economy from (cradle to grave) (nonsustainable, nonrecyclable) to a (cradle to cradle) (sustainable, recyclable, and regenerating) to continue to have a habitable planet for later generations. I understand the alarmism and concern behind the green movement but The Hamilton Institute sees an opportunity to:

  1. Reindustrialize the U.S. and the West while keeping with the concept of creative destruction where the economy loses jobs while creating jobs to replace the ones that are destroyed.
  2. Create a capital market and banking solution where mergers can help prop up pensions and help channel wealth into the economy to help reduce poverty.
  3. Give the U.S and the West a chance to gain a foothold on new technologies and sciences where the Western Institutions (Military, Universities, Government, Businesses) continue to have cutting edge advantage.
  4. U.S. Military has options on fuel scenarios for a great power conflict where traditional fuel sources may be starved or denied.

These four outlines can help use the climate change policy goals by creating more inequality and tension between people in declining energy clusters (coal, oil,) and shifting them into the growing energy clusters (green hydrogen, carbon, natural gas).

Now you got it from the title and I’m going to say it again and again. You cannot have a green economy without the six most plentiful atoms in the universe in the equation. CARBON!!! Without carbon in the mix is like saying you want to lose weight by stopping drinking water completely or to reduce carbon you are going to try and reduce how much you exhale. It’s just mad.

A massive upstream infrastructure was built because it was the cheapest, profit-making, and best option at the time for the fossil fuel industry that has over a century of infrastructure.  Converting carbon into a cradle-to-cradle economy that keeps the business and stability together a massive downstream infrastructure needs to be built to complete a cycle. The U.S. Government can step in to help finance this aspect of sustainability. IF the U.S. and Western Governments do this it would make the private industry take this much more seriously with backing to plan for this policy/investments.

A combined upstream and downstream infrastructure will help reduce the excess emission but create a securitized carbon cycle/market.  This will pull carbon out of the atmosphere while decisions are made to either recycle or sequestered for later manufacturing.  In the next article, I will talk about using methane to heat up the planet while adjusting for the winter and summer climate position of the planet.

Since the Keystone XL pipeline has been canceled and the rise of Blue/Green hydrogen can be turned into an opportunity for the west. A multi-regional pipeline(s) pushed by the U.S. Government with Energy Majors can help the capital markets while propping up employment for an economy battered by COVID. Modifying the Keystone XL pipeline can be upgraded to carry hydrogen, methane, and hybrid gases with oil will help employ eager citizens while enhancing Western energy security.

https://forestbiofacts.com/introduction-to-forest-based-bioeconomy/carbon-cycle-and-circular-bioeconomy/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBbOUDDJv4Q

https://www.wsj.com/articles/exxon-chevron-ceos-discussed-merger-11612126203https://www.wsj.com/articles/exxon-chevron-ceos-discussed-merger-11612126203

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-exxon-mobil-chevron-breakingviews/breakingviews-exxon-chevron-deal-could-help-kill-fossil-fuels-idUSKBN2BH309

https://energyfactor.exxonmobil.com/reducing-emissions/carbon-capture-and-storage/stop-carbon-dioxide-emissions-power-plants/

https://createdigital.org.au/carbon-capture-method-turns-co2-back-coal/

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/31/carbon-capture-technology.html

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Sludge Mining

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The idea that comes to mind when people think about sewage is a daily task to relieve themselves. You go into a room where it doesn’t smell very nice but you have to flush down excretions from the body. Most people think of bodily waste as something to flush down but development in science may change how we think about sludge. This advancement can raise the efficiency in recycling waste where we could recover metal in sludge.

The metal, which is very valuable is mixed with raw sewage because of the way the public works of the city are built. There is no separate sewer for these particulates so it is piped to the main sewage line for the city. This mix makes the biosolids very valuable:

“Researcher Kathleen Smith explained that growing metals shortages could soon make sewage mining economically viable.”There are metals everywhere… If you can get rid of some of the nuisance metals that currently limit how much of these biosolids we can use on fields and forests, and at the same time recover valuable metals and other elements, that’s a win-win,” she said.”

Poop mining for precious metals may be viable, say sewage scientists

by Will Parker

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20150223233111.shtml

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This not only can help the mining and farming industry but public health too. This can help spread research in other areas that will benefit mankind. The Ebola scare that went around the U.S. shows that we need to treat biological, bio-solids, and certain wastes with more caution. This is again another win for the U.S. industries, farmers, and citizens where technologies will be put in place to help avert contamination.

“Today, about 60% of the sewage sludge in the United States is already spread on fields and forests as fertilizer. But there are concerns it poses contamination risks from toxic chemicals and pathogens, a subject Peccia’s lab studies. The remaining sludge is burned in incinerators or dumped in landfills.”

Sewage sludge could contain millions of dollars worth of gold

By Warren Cornwall 

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Reduction in waste and becoming more sophisticated in our pursuit of technology. We would find out that certain environments which we wrote off were because we didn’t place the right research and funding to simply solve the problem. Future generations will thank us for this.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/sewage-sludge-could-contain-millions-dollars-worth-gold

https://www.rt.com/usa/243377-mining-sewage-precious-metals-studies/

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20150223233111.shtml

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

Making the U.S. Military noncompetitive (Part 3)

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This is the third and final part of a three-part series to make the U.S. Military non-competitive in this globalized economy. The U.S. Armed Forces are still the number one military power in the world. No nation has the technology, arms, or ability needed to invade or challenge the U.S. Take a look at the first post and second post about merging the branches to protect the security and interests of the United States of America. With the consolidation of the U.S Military to meet the challenges of security threats. The Department of the U.S. Air force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard can focus on developing a consolidated space agency.

This new agency can help with the new threats from cyberspace, and space, and help the U.S. military begin to put a permanent foothold in space. The creation of the new military space agency will use the combined resources of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy into one consolidated force where the power of the world’s most powerfully military agency will help direct the interests of the U.S. in space.  This agency can start the work and help the development of Space Elevators on Earth. We first need to define what is a space elevator:

“The space elevator is a system to transport satellites, computers, spaceship, etc. From Earth to Space in an easier and cheaper way than rockets.” 

 

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The advent of this agency will yield untold benefits for the U.S. Military, the U.S. and Multinational corporations, NewSpace companies, and overall humanity where since you’ll have the U.S. investing in all the upcoming technologies and commercializing disrupted tech on the horizon. NewSpace is the new industry where the U.S. should be pumping money for the restructuring of the U.S. economy to a future of a single global economy. NewSpace with other clusters will make the U.S. shake off this deflationary/recession period in the economy.

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Each investment in NewSpace will produce more tech clusters which can be used to expand and develop the economy. If the U.S. Military takes the lead on this and moves with a swift fury on this the future of the U.S. will continue to look bright.

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The Future of the Market (Spacelift: Suborbital, Earth to Orbit, and On-Orbit)

http://newspaceglobal.com/

http://spaceref.com/space-elevator/

https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/

http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.norad.mil/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Making the U.S. Military noncompetitive (Part 1)

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This is the first in a three-part series to make the U.S. Military non-competitive in this globalized economy. The U.S. Armed Forces are still the number one military power in the world. No nation has the technology, arms, or ability needed to invade or challenge the U.S. Vice media did a great story on this where a military analysis from IHS Jane Dylan Lehrke says the ability to challenge the U.S. is not there. Dylan Lehrke goes through the strengths and very few weaknesses of the American homeland. Dylan also points out the insanity of trying to invade the U.S. Dylan’s analysis completely counters everything about the decline of the U.S. in the foreseeable future.

Merging the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps into the Department of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

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This issue is a very important emotional issue for Soldiers, Marines, and the Brass in the higher echelons of these two organizations.  The organization that will come out of the merger will be a stronger and leaner department that will dominate on the ground war of any battle. I served in the Arizona Army National Guard and I’ve been in contact with both proud members of each branch. The members of each branch are proud of their sacrifice and brag about how hard they have it. However, the changing geopolitical dynamics in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe create a reset to conventional thinking. The creation of the Department of the Army and Marines will spur new tactics for the ground section of the U.S. military.

Let’s compare the difference in the services and this is stated well by Capt Andrew Cosgrove: look here to see the debate

Practically speaking…
– The Marine Corps 194, 000 Active Duty with 40,000 Reserve
– US Army 546,047 Active Duty with 559,244 in Reserve and National Guard

Budgets
– Army $244.9 Billion (31.8%)
– USMC $40 Billion (4% total is derived from the allotment taken from the Navy)

US Army mission
– Preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the Commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States
– Supporting the national policies
– Implementing the national objectives
– Overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States

USMC mission
– The seizure or defense of advanced naval bases and other land operations to support naval campaigns;
– The development of tactics, technique, and equipment used by amphibious landing forces in coordination with the Army and Air Force
– Such other duties as the President may direct.

A legendary soldier named Col. David Hackworth points out that the “Blackhawk Down” issue could have been avoided if the Army just called the Marines who had tanks four days away (here). The General requested tanks but was denied but they didn’t want to ask the Marines because “We are the Army and we don’t need the Marines.” This thinking needs to leave and a valid discussion on the compatibility of the Army and Marines must happen. The Marines can supplement the areas where the Army needs an act of congress to move by a simply Presidential Directive.

There is already an added benefit of using the joint force:

“The United States must choose to go to “war as a last resort and not a policy option of the first choice.” To this must be added another imperative. The United States Armed Forces must prioritize homeland defense as its primary mission and rethink the mistaken belief that the United States can somehow secure its interests through “lengthy military occupations of foreign lands.”

“Thus, this newly merged service must redirect its focus towards countering cyber warfare and CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, and Explosives) attacks and should work towards bolstering its counterterrorism (CT) capabilities. This is because, due to the convergence of the global community, the United States may be vulnerable to attacks from within by homegrown terrorists and drug cartels—all of which may wreak havoc and may even cripple America’s domestic infrastructures.”

Why the United States Should Merge Its Ground Forces

SEPTEMBER 2013 by Jeong Lee

Merging the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard into the Department of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.

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The combination and creation of the Department of the Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard will help the Air and Sea section of the U.S. Military. Merging the Department will help the force adapt to the changing dynamics in the Arctic, Southeast Asia, South China Sea, and the Persian Gulf. National Disasters and bioterrorism/pandemics events where quarantine areas are needed to contain the spread of the disease. The U.S. Navy also needs reforms for the culture, schools, and retention to compete in the future. A combo of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard culture will change the mentality of the British Naval Culture into the American Naval Culture.

The interoperability of these forces will help any challenge in the future whether it’s the drug interdiction mission or Ebola, Tuberculosis, or any contagion.  When you need to isolate certain person(s) and transport medical supplies into that area the Department will have the resource to react. The U.S. Coast Guard can be used not only for their traditional mission but for national disasters in other countries like how they responded in New Orleans and Galveston, Texas. The Eighth Coast District is in the American Heartland which would call for the updating of the Posse Comitatus Act since the Coast Guard will be put back into the Department of Defense and merged with the Air Force and Navy.

 

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“In order to facilitate the most effective and efficient Department of Defense, we contend it is beneficial to first revise the National Military Strategy. This revision will more effectively support the president’s overall National Security Strategy. Reorienting the DoD into a set of forces that are actually joint in execution will strengthen the American military and thus enhance overall national security.”

Mark Fitzgerald David Deptula Gian P. Gentile

Even the U.K. is debating about making a single force modeled on the U.S. Marine Corps which is something to think about?

From left, a Royal Air Force servicewoman, a Royal Navy sailor and an Army soldier stroll thorugh London prior to Armed Forces Day 1010. This image is fully model released.

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“Combining the three armed forces could leave them resembling the US Marine Corps, which unites land, air and maritime forces under a single command.”

“The future of the three separate services was called into question after Britain’s senior military commander said combining them could become part of a future defence review.”

Let’s Keep America and the U.S. Military powerful!!!

http://blog.usni.org/2013/09/24/why-the-united-states-should-merge-its-ground-forces

news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19940807&id=ZLFKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XJQMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6873,1360164&hl=en

http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/cheaper-stronger-army-8895

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2013-06-20/future-joint-operations

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.

Nextgen – A model for reform of American Government

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The changing environment of aviation will yield untold benefits for the market. Consolidations of the major powers to increase competitiveness with the U.S. economy will produce competition.  These changes will force U.S. policymakers to re-examine certain viewpoints in regard to government and the free market. The coming traffic of 1 billion flyers will force many aspects of the FAA to change to meet the increasing demand for air travel. Wired magazine tells a great story about Brian Howard who wanted to leave the earth but wanted to damage the U.S. Air Traffic Control System marking his unfortunate demise.

Brian ultimately showed how outdated and ineffective the current system “HOST” is for the U.S. The FAA responded with the next-generation system to replace HOST named “NextGen.” The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act is a possible model for reform with another initiative called U.S. Digital Service. This can create new high-tech jobs with the ability not to be outsourced which will help technological clusters in the U.S. from declining in the short run.

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This example can be applied to other government agencies like the VA health system, Federal and State infrastructure, and the U.S. education system which is still under government control and can direct a centralized education system but it has the ability to fire people. The U.S. Government needs to be reformed to compete in this high-speed/high-tech world.

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/air-traffic-control/

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/03/time-to-fix-air-traffic-control.html

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_AVIATION_OVERHAUL?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-house-measure-seeks-independent-air-traffic-control-board-1454512598

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/saab-reinvents-air-traffic-control-with-a-digital-panorama-112525034/

Founding Purpose: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

The mechanism for achieving this goal is Capitalism and Democracy.