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Comment Materials Sciences Revolution (Score 0) 182

We are on the verge of a revolution in material sciences that will lead to major break throughs in increased power from solar panels, solar skins that coat devices like phones, cars, homes and computers, methods of making things stronger, lighter and using less energy and materials.

Likewise there is a wave of improvements in manufacturing that will tie into this with 3D printing of parts.

On the third hand is coming a revolution in biology.

All of this is made possible by two big things, increases in computational power out of the computer revolution and increases in the number of people who are thinking about these things. Save the world - have more kids, educate them and help make the future brighter.

Comment Nothing Surprising Here (Score 1) 257

What is sad is that scientists got paid to "figure" this out. Parents have know this forever. First you eat your veggies, then you get your more appetitive foods. Desert is last.

I apply this same thing to our pastured pigs. First they eat their greens (pasture is 80% of their diet) and any supplement gets fed after that.

Very basic.

Comment Re:Not Free Money (Score 1) 1291

"Where did the money in your pocket come from?"

I got my money from my customers.
They got their money from their customers.
It rolls around in a big loop.
The government and banks take little bites out of it as it passes by and they spend it, sometimes on me since some of them are also my customers and my customer's customers.

I make something. I take sunshine, dirt, water that fell from the sky, synthesize it into carbon based cellular structures and then pass it through another form of cellular structure that transforms it into high quality proteins and lipids called meat. e.g., I'm a pasture based farmer. I raise pastured pigs, slaughter them, cut them up, package them, deliver them weekly to my customers and get paid for doing this work. Perhaps most important job in our family farm is genetic manipulations - that is I keep track of the breeder animals and cull the lesser animals, about 94.5% of them, to meat. Breed the best of the best and eat the rest. That's how I make my money in my pocket.

If there was a basic income it would have been a heck of a lot easier for me to get to where I am to day. It took me about 40 years. I probably could have done it in 15 to 20 years with BIG. Hopefully BIG would free up many more people to do interesting projects and some of them might solve the big problems we're faced with. The rest who choose not to use their opportunity are just chaff - just like today.

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".