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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Tristan - wannabe scientist but mostly futurist idealist, atheist conservative anti-capitalist - (so confused then .

    I'm very passionate about science and technology - I work in the energy industry currently building solar fars in the UK for Sun Spirit Ltd via their company UK Solar Assets Limited.

    I strongly believe that with cheaper energy more people could be lifted out of poverty and could then start to add value to the world community. Thats why I work in Energy - I'm aware that I am currently funded through the corporate dogs (wolves) of capitalism which is not generally kind to the needs of the poor - but we all have to start somewhere so dont judge me too harshly.

    I am also a big believer in the importance of a move to space - not only to supply our growing energy needs but also for the protection of the human race from uncontrollable events which will inevitably befall the community on a global scale and from which we should rightly protect ourselves by spreading into space when we can.

    One of the reasons for my passion in energy is a recognition of the fact that when viable mass space transit engines are eventually created they will be very energy hungry - and so these are my jey areas of interest.
    1. Energy Generation.
    2. Energy Storage.
    3. Energy Transmission.
    I think in order to achieve a continuous and effective development of these technologies it is necessary for the scientific community to generate and agree on a set of goals towards which the community can work that include basic parameters, such as;
    • What is the densest form of energy storage and can it be manipulated with viable technology?
      • Lithium Ion is all well and good but it's very 12st century - not very forward thinking really.
      • Similarly magnetic superconductors will improve energy efficiency - but thats all.
      • Super capacitors offer a lot of hope but I'm not sure we are really looking at that from the correct perspective at the moment - I wonder what impedance you could achieve across a fold of space-time for example? And how small could the containment for that 'fold' be?
    • What do we USE energy for? is it not mostly for the transit of materials?
      • If it is then surely the manipulation of materials on an atomic level would dramatically reduce the requirement for the transit of materials. (our biggest energy use).
      • How far could this be taken? Did Tesla accomplish anything real with the Eldridge? He was not one for showmanship - unlike Edison.
    • Alternatively - is it more viable to channel energy to one central unit which then manipulates space-time to get things where we want them? (I'm speaking from a purely math point of view - ignoring the current realities of course).
      • We buy energy - but thats not what we need - we need one thing moved from here to there.
      • Is it posible that in the future (as with data, computing and 'the cloud') we will one-day have a transit contract with EDF rather than an electricity contract?
      • In the UK T-Mobile and Orange have joined forces to offer Everything Everywhere... perhaps the ITER project will join with CERN to offer us Anything Anywhere!?
    Well thats quite enough of my babble -

    here's to a better future for people everywhere.

    Tristan


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    Interesting stuff and a noble cause - good on you! Welcome!


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    Conservative anti-capitalist?
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    Here's to a greener more ecologically friendly future.
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