Three More Technologies
New Tech Fosters Equality And Opportunity (That's Why Trump Hates It)
1. Global Satellite Internet and Phone
Developing regions in the world, the world's poorest nations; remote rural native communities in the Far North; Islands in the Pacific that have never had schools; and inner cities: these are all places where GSI can bring opportunities for progress and inclusion, and hope.
Is GSI possible and feasible? SpaceX has already lauched low-orbit satellites and made them operational. They are very low latency (fast), and very high bandwidth (they can serve great numbers of users).
Island communities and remote Native American communities that have never had internet service are coming online practically every day. Schools, in places that have never had schools before, could teach practically anything. Doctors could confer with other docs in real time, with the patient under their hands. First responders to natural disasters could coordinate their efforts, and operate with far less danger. Epidemiologists could track outbreaks of disease and coordinate efforts to stop epidemics. GSI is about inclusion and empowerment. It is real, and it is unstoppable. But, then there's Trump, enemy of progress.
2. Community Wind And Solar Micro-grid Clusters
You've heard about this one. There was an article lately in Yabberz about how the U.S. military has begun to use cluster solar and wind farms to power military installations. They are much more likely to survive wide-scale attack, safer, and cheaper. Despite the foot draggers, the military planners are committed to this new technology, and they have no plans to turn back.
The beautiful thing is that every small community, sub-division, and city block can reap the same benefits. No regionwide power outages, no rolling blackouts, a natural defense against terrorist cyber-attacks, and you and your neighbors could own your energy source, and sell your surplus to other clusters on the micro-grid.
Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong became immortal when he stepped out on the surface of the Moon and uttered these words: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." But, that was only the beginning. We are capable of so much more.
3. Interdisciplinary Research Centers
You may not have heard of this. I credit it to a Colorado cowboy I know, a true visionary.
A few years ago, a satellite system that costs hundreds of millions of dollars blew up on deployment. The cause was a failure to communicate between contractors who had worked on different parts of this vastly complicated machine. You know about Boeing. Imagine a single building, or a single campus, where coders, mechanical engineers, electrical and electronics engineers, physicians, physicists, inventors, and AI experts could work together without intellectual property NDA's. These centers would be orgamisms, growing and learning - creating for the benefit of mankind. Imagine the satisfaction of knowing that you had become a part of something greater than a man, greater than a corporation, greater even than a country. Something altogether new.
All these things have the potential to bring the World together. So, of course they are anathema to the Trumps, Ryans, and McConnells of this world, worshipers of maximum division and endless strife - wall builders. New technologies, shared fairly (a concept practically unknown to the American high-tech monopolies, but coming on) can save lives and stop wars by allowing people to get to know their neighbors and work cooperatively together.
The POTUS hates new tech. He would have us return to the Stone Age. He wants to perpetuate division and its sibling, inequality and keep in poverty all but a few elitist white people. He would enshrine inefficiency by digging coal mines, and build nuclear power plants without plans, or funds for their retirement, which takes 50,000 years. He would dismantle solar and wind cooperatives to keep in power the Energy Monopolists. He, and his ilk, would have the many pay the few forever for comfort and shelter. And information. But Trump can't hold back progress, he can't stop the evolution of the planet. The fact that he tries makes him the biggest fool in history.