-1 idea for the “big fix” « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station. For over 20 years I’ve played a mental game of sorts.
I did it for fun. I never expected to find an answer, truly. It was a game I’d play waiting in lines or when I had nothing better to do. The game was simple enough- “How could the world be fixed?” Of course it required for me to feel our world needed any kind of repair first, and many now feel as I that as a civilization we can do better than this. For 99% of the 20 years, it never went far, and it always stopped at the borders of any country, as countries have an inherent belief structure of competition, and if this competition is left unchecked it may not allow us to see the next century (my feeling).
Again and again, any solution always got cut short due to the entrenched systems in place (countries). “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. Make countries obsolete? Nature is a force you can always count on, except when to count on it as it has it’s own schedule. I began to research what countries mean to people. -ISEE An Education Model for the 21 Century « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station. Imagine a School Where -Tests and tuition don’t exist- -Personal initiative is the curriculum- -Systems rather than Subjects are taught- This business and educational model was nearly funded, then halted.
It awaits reactivation if and when needed. Students learn through project based learning where systems instead of specific subjects are the focus. Synergy (a combination of things that make up a whole far exceeding the total of the individual parts added alone) is nurtured more succinctly by learning from top down instead of bottom to top. Personal initiative is also nurtured through this structure. -Students primarily teach each other and then teach us adults- Teachers become more mentors helping guide students with other students broad based knowledge learning and the ephemeralization that comes from it. -New HOme Project « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station.
Imagine a home that provides a level of comfort and ease of living beyond what’s known.
Now imagine this home uses less energy while providing that superior standard of living. In this century, wouldn’t we rather have a home that harvests energy quietly instead of using it? An enclosed space three average people with no special skills can assemble noise free, and with no special building tools in three weeks from start to finish. With over 10,000 variations for layout a home we can alter in a day without need of a contractor. A home that’s over 90% recyclable and stronger against the elements. When disaster strikes and emergency shelters are needed, weight, cost, and ability to stand up in the elements are the three considerations when relief organizations look to find shelter solutions for people in need.
The New Home Project will address both these critical aspects and challenge the idea of shelter by offering a radical departure from traditional shelter construction. -Alternative High Speed Rail System « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station. Please consider an alternative high-speed rail system that could be constructed, and run for a fraction of what current high-speed rail systems cost to build and maintain.
This could be done by incorporating a separate technology, which comes from aviation, into our current rail corridors. HOW IT WORKS (SUMMARY)- This alternative high speed rail system utilizes our atmosphere (what current train designers try to build around to increase speed) to separate the vehicle from the ground producing a similar effect as the MAGLEV trains currently being built, but doing it in a more simple, cost effective way. As you can see from the illustration above though, this is no ordinary looking train. In fact it looks more like a plane that’s tethered to the ground like a kite. Yet unlike a kite, these trains could never get over 5 feet off the ground, even if separated from the track due to their aerodynamics. HOW THE LIFT IS PRODUCED- The system uses what is called in aviation ground effect. -SunCatcher « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station. US Patent #5,980,052, the SunCatcher is a sunlight-reflecting artifact, which allows someone living on any floor of a single or multiple story building to increase dramatically the amount of natural sunlight indoors.
The SunCatcher does this by reflecting the sunlight from outside, up through a window projecting the light onto your ceiling instead of requiring a hole in your roof like a skylight or light tube does. This adds up to 400 watts of natural light (sunlight) to any room, for free, and if you weren’t looking directly at the ceiling, you’d swear the room had a skylight. The SunCatcher is able to do this because over 95%of the ceilings in modern societies are white, or off white.
The Sun Catcher can be set inside or out the window with little or no installation necessary, the SunCatcher becomes an artifact that can leave when a renter moves out, or homeowner sells their home.