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A Necessary Divorce - 20210303

In the 1950’s Christianity and Columbia intertwined a bit too much. God found itself on our currency, and pledge of allegiance trying to remind American citizens that we have a freedom of religion- as long as it’s Christianity.

You can even see Religious overstepping in local rural areas. Many sales of alcohol are banned on Sundays for Religious reasons, which is unfair for others that don’t practice Sabbath on Sundays. Why ban sales of alcohol on a Sunday for everyone else that isn’t Religious?

This is going to be a necessary change on multiple levels. Contact your Representatives and Senators.

The Seventy-Five Percentile - 20210216

Hydrogen is the most abundant gas in the Universe. It’s also a very promising alternative to Petroleum-based fuels, with caveats. I’ll explain the negatives first before getting in to the benefits.

The Negatives

  1. Energy to extract is more than the energy output; This can be solved through renewable energy sources such as microhydro, solar, wind, etc.
  2. It’s far more dangerous than petroleum-based fuels.

The Benefits

  1. You can extract it out of water (H2O).
  2. Far higher octane rating in comparison to Petroleum or Ethanol based fuels (Gasoline (Premium) = 98, Diesel = 25, Ethanol 85% Gasoline = 105, Hydrogen >= 130), meaning higher compression tolerance in engine, leading to higher power per stroke and higher fuel efficiency.
  3. Higher fuel density (1kg of compressed Hydrogen gas = 2.8kg of Natural gas). Again, allowing for higher range.
  4. Can be used in already existing combustion engines.
  5. Waste gas is H2O vapor, instead of CO.

In a world of relying on Petroleum-based fuels, Hydrogen truly is an amazing option. Many people don’t want to move to electric vehicles because they would miss the sounds of their engines firing. However, the issue with combustion engines currently is the negative carbon footprint that they produce. This goes for all combustion engines too- Cars, Trucks, Tractors, Ships, Trains, Aircraft, etc. People complain that we can’t switch from Petroleum-based fuels overnight which is true. But being this is something you can produce at your own home, it’s definitely a step closer to doing so.

Being the extraction takes more energy than it does to use the fuel, it would make sense to setup solar arrays, or even microhydro to produce the fuel for yourself passively and store it in a hydrogen rated gas tank.

Get more power output out of your car, allow for more mileage on a tank, and output water vapor instead of carbon monoxide while you’re at it.

Gray Matter - 20210214

I find it intriguing what our brains are able to conjure. For example, language. Most modern languages are able to understand and communicate abstract thoughts. There is a tribe in Brazil that is unable to do so. The Pirahã people, whom speak Pirahãn, wouldn’t understand mathematics, sciences, or even the concept of numbers. They only understand what they are able to see with their eyes in the present. In fact, everything they communicate to each other is immediately in the present. Thus, if you were to leave their sight- in theory, you would no longer exist to them.

This makes me wonder, if this is possible within our species, I’m curious what our pet dogs or cats think. Or, even Octopi or Dolphins.

Archaism of Society - 20210210

I no longer believe that currency is a necessity. I believe that people are passionate enough to create and give back to society. You can see this with the multitude of projects such as Linux, Raspberry Pi’s, 3d Printers such as Josef Prusa’s, etc. People also release 3d printed designs, or CNC designs to be milled out of whatever every minute. The vast majority of what we use on the web is also open source.

If we look to other’s passions for food, we could get people who absolutely loves gardening, or working with plants in general to grow our produce hydroponically, geoponically etc. Going off of others who have a passion for polymers and plumbing.

Buildings can be constructed for the most part with 3d printers with polymer-concrete filament. Or they can be constructed by people whom have a passion for construction.

The vast majority of jobs now can be completely automated. Why are we enslaving ourselves to jobs that give us no purpose? Why do we deserve to live this way?

Hell, we are held back in terms of energy and transportation alone due to the economy in petroleum. Solid state batteries on brushless DC motors in cars is a far superior alternative.

Why do we look down on people who state they want to be a Musician, a Painter, or a Designer? They can bring us happiness, but there is no promising return of investment for them.

We need to re-evaluate our society.