i am a maintenance electrician in an industrial setting. what that
means is that process operators call me when their automated equipment
is not working, and i troubleshoot it and get it back online. for each
call that i go to, i apply the same formula for solving the problem:…
Added by dave martin on May 17, 2010 at 4:31am —
The earth is 2/3rds water, but there's a problem... most of it is full of salt. however, technology exists that removes the salt and produces clean drinking water. there is no reason for any person to go without clean water for everyday life!check it out!
Added by dave martin on May 14, 2010 at 6:11am —
in the year 2020, i hope to be sitting down to a meal that consists of veggies grown right in my back yard, and organic meat that is grown and processed locally.
however, if its winter and our garden isn't producing, i'd like to be able to be able to go and pick up some fresh veggies grown at the local greenhouse. the local greenhouse is heated geothermically, uses fiber optic lighting during the day, and ultra high efficiency full spectrum lighting at night. most of the operations… Continue
Added by dave martin on May 14, 2010 at 5:51am —
My wife is an avid gardener, but this year she is going all out. i built her a bunch of big raised beds out of cinder blocks, and a couple of smaller ones out of wood. i made a few trellis' so that the veggies can climb up and use the space as efficiently as possible. i'm sure i'll end up helping to can a lot of the veggies later this year, and i'm sure we will be giving some of it away.
Added by dave martin on May 14, 2010 at 5:38am —
i live in the west kootney region of british columbia canada. food supply in this area is largely dependent on shipping routes and methods. however, this area has the potential to be completely self sufficient in every way. we have tons of water here. we have the arrow lakes and kootney lake which both come together to form the head waters of the columbia river. very large fish of many different species are found in our waters. this area is very fertile and heavily vegetated with edible wild… Continue
Added by dave martin on May 14, 2010 at 5:20am —
by the time 2020 comes around, the human race has collectively realized that in order to truly be civilized, all manners of social oppression had to come to an end.
it started with the collapse of the monetary system. the currencies of several countries began to plummet in value because they were so far in debt, that they could not even make the interest payments on their deficits. first, the economies of individual countries crumbled, but then the problem became global. one by one,… Continue
Added by dave martin on May 13, 2010 at 6:58am —
the people in these depressed regions are not starving, drinking dirty water, and living without clothing or shelter because there is a lack of resources on the planet. they don’t have these things because Continue
they have a lack of purchasing power. simply put, they don’t have the
money to purchase the necessities of life. there are a few reasons why
this could be the case. either they have absolutely no resources that the
rest of the consumer world wants, and therefore have…
Added by dave martin on May 10, 2010 at 6:33am —
When it comes to social innovation, jacque fresco is clearly on the cutting edge. is the world ready to understand his ideals? i don't know. do i agree with 100% of what he says? no, but its up there at least into the mid to high 90%'s. even jacque himself admits that his ideas are not perfect. but he is willing to listen and learn and involve anyone that is interested, and that's good enough for me. has the world outgrown the current social systems we have? absolutely!!!!!!
to get an… Continue
Added by dave martin on May 10, 2010 at 6:20am —