Saturday, June 25, 2016
Awhile back I had some dipshit call me everything but white, because I in fact, do not at present live in the USA.
So today I quote Doug Casey:
Working on this little project here. It is the mostly printed CNC machine project from thingiverse.
Basically it let's you use 25mm tubing, 3D printed parts, and some hardware store stuff to make a CNC machine.
People have demonstrated them machining aluminum, wood, with lasers, and as a 3D printer.
It may be a little low on the torque side however, but we shall see. I have a few 70oz stepper motors to put in it and try.
The creator of the design sells a kit of the printed parts and mechanical/electronics for $500. All u gotta add in is your own conduit pipe.
This also is my 501st post, and passed 150k views on the blog for a year and a half in operation.
Not too shabby considering only a couple blogs send traffic my way.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Saw this article this morning.
It struck me that, this is yet another of these once in a lifetime opportunities.
Artificial intelligence, the meaningful stuff that one can acquire and use to actually make money from is going to be here very fast. Maybe within a year or two.
It will also be accessible for even a guy like me.
Here is why.
We have reached the point where the rudimentary AI is now capable of designing its own improvements.
How it works is like this. You have a machine that can run thru infinite calculations and can make changes to its programming model. In the beginning it is like a child, yet as it grows, it grows faster exponentially. One becomes two and two becomes four and then eight, sixteen, thirty two. On and on.
What I see coming and nearly here is that these new AI machines will become capable of running factories on their own, and running businesses on their own.
You acquire the tech in the article above.
It builds more and more printers. Starts to design its own 3dprinters. As it grows, it takes,on other business decisions. Parts selection, ordering, order fulfillment, assembly, shipping. All the mundane but critical parts to run a business. As long as it has enough processing power, and the ability to acquire raw materials.
As this tech grows exponentially, systems will develop that allow various types of AI systems to work together.
For example, my robot making machine, will interact with Steve's nut and bolt sales and distribution machine directly. In turn my robot making machine will provide robots to Johns hamburger restaurant machine as to manages its own business.
More than likely the bots will be using some sort of crypto-currency as a means of exchange. Because it is much more simpler to setup vs someone going to the bank, presenting ID, and all that nonsense.
This tech will come extremely fast.
As one example, a friend in Thailand is developing his own version of Jarvis, the robotic assistant to Tony Stark in the movie Ironman.
Using essentially less than $2000 in materials, he has combined a whole host of seriously advanced tech to build his machine.
Yesterday, we started working on building graphine super-capacitors. It evolved from a crude design made from some ground up pencils, paper and assorted trash that did work, to a slick 3D printed, and rendered CAD prototype by the end of the day. This design is now ready to be fed into his Jarvis bot for production.
These opportunities used to come once in a lifetime.
I can count several in the last 4 years alone.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The new world was colonized and civilized by nation states.
However we find ourselves at another point in time where the established nation state model is failing us.
We have several options to grow and expand, however they are not cheap nor as 'easy' as the previous expansions that roughly went from 1600 to 1800.
One option is to fight over established nation state territories. This has been the most common model for most of humankind until the opening up of north and south America and the subsequent land rush.
The West was better organized, and smarter in that particular point in time, which has affected modern history and the current world demographic makeup, vs if the Chinese or Japanese had their crap together during those times, the world could have easily been of a Asian color. same with Arabs, Indians and Africans.
So that leaves us at this point in 2016. The point where a further expansion or relief valve is needed, either by expansion or war.
So let's look at option C so to speak.
Where in the world could a freedom loving group emigrate to and establish the America 2.0?
Let us run thru the possibilities. This is not a exhaustive list, and I am sure I will leave out a lot of options. Rather this is a exploration of the big picture possibilities.
We conquer or rebel from the USA. secession. Benefits are the presence f established infrastructure. Physical infrastructure, however that also comes with established demographic infrastructure, and political baggage that can not be conveniently thrown aside.