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People live in these experimental cities and provide feedback on the livability and serviceability of the various structures. This information is used to formulate modifications to structures so that maximum efficiency, comfort, and safety are assured. This facility is also used to develop modular construction systems and components that serve a wide range of needs and preferences. In most instances, the external appearance of the buildings reflects the function of the building – they are designed “from the inside out.”

Skyscrapers

These skyscrapers are constructed of carbon fiber-reinforced and pre-stressed concrete. They are stabilized against earthquakes and high winds by three massive, elongated, tapered columns, which are 100 feet wide at the base. This tripod-like structure is reinforced to diminish compression, tension, and torsion stresses.

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This photo on the right represents the automated building of a dome’s structure.

International Shipping Systems

Hydrodynamic seafaring vessels permit high-speed efficient travel. They are energy efficient and provide maximum comfort and safety for passengers. They are manufactured from durable composite materials, their outermost skin consisting of a thin layer of titanium, which requires minimal maintenance. Portions of the upper deck slide open when the weather permits.

Center For Dialogue

The mission of The Center for Dialogue is to submit the urgent issues of the times to critical examination, and to raise relevant questions for informed public dialogue.

39 Ships With Detachable Components

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Ships & Canals

through experiencing and interacting with the “real-world” environment

An efficient national transportation system would include a network of waterways, canals, and irrigation systems. Many of the ships traversing these canals are floating automated plants while others transport passengers and freight. An innovative approach to education could be offered in floating “education centers” where children and adults travel from one area of the continent to the other. This would allow them to learn about the world in which they live, not merely through books, but

“Mega hydrological projects” would be an integrated part of intercontinental planning, minimizing floods and droughts while aiding the migration of fish, removal of accumulated silt, and developing sites to manage and “clean” agricultural and urban run-off. Floodwaters would be diverted to water storage basins, allowing the water to be used during periods of drought. This not only helps maintain the water table, but also provides natural firebreaks and an emergency water source for fires. In addition, these canals would supply water for farming and irrigation, supply the nation’s land-based fish farms, protect the wetlands and wildlife, and supply water to recreation areas.

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Automobiles

Streamlined cars would provide high-speed, energy efficient, and safe long-range transportation. Some vehicles may have wheels, while others are equipped with magnetic levitation or air-floatation devices. Vehicles would be equipped with voice-recognition technology that allows passengers to request their destination by voice command. Self-monitoring systems will tell the vehicles when service is required, and they would transport themselves to service and maintenance facilities. Use of clean, nonpolluting electrical energy would allow for silent vehicle operation. Proximity-sensor devices linked to automated velocity and braking systems can enable the vehicles to avoid collisions. As a secondary safety measure, the entire interior will contain a protective membrane. Within the cities, horizontal, vertical, radial, and circular transveyors would serve most transportation needs.

Mag-Lev Trains - Mass Transportation Systems and Monorails

While these high-speed, magnetic levitation trains are in motion, a segment of the passenger compartment is either lifted or slid to the side.

These detachable sections can then take passengers to their local destinations while other compartments are lowered in their place. This method allows the main body of the train to remain in motion saving time and enhancing efficiency. In addition, the

removable compartments are specially equipped to provide a wide range of transportation services. These high-speed mag-lev trains and monorails will be used for city to city transportation.

Bridges

Future Aircraft

Since military aircraft would be unnecessary in a resource-based economy, emphasis is shifted to advancing medical, emergency service, and transportation vehicles. Here is an example of VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft with three synchronous turbines, which allow exceptional maneuverability.

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These delta-configuration aircraft are controlled by electrodynamic means, eliminating the need for ailerons, elevators, rudders, spoilers, flaps, or any other mechanical controls. In addition to providing better maneuverability and aerodynamic qualities, this innovative technology also serves as an anti-icing system. In the event of an emergency landing, fuel is ejected to prevent fires.

VTOLChopper Chopper & Delta Wings

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The central dome of this airport contains terminals, maintenance facilities, service centers, and hotels. The runways are arranged in a radial configuration, which allows airplanes to easily take off into the prevailing winds and to avoid dangerous crosswind landings. Emergency stations at the edge of the runways are fully equipped with built-in fire fighting equipment and emergency freight by the use of ring-vortex ai foreground has a stationary center ar by engines at their tips. VTOL airc techniques, from ducted fans to ve combine the most desirable attrib helicopters, and flying platforms. Tra through advanced aircraft and hi into a worldwide transportation system.

Airports

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arresting gear. All runways are equipped with built-in sprinkler systems. Passengers are transported to and from the airport by underground conveyors. Many of the terminals themselves are constructed underground for increased safety and more

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Homes

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Machine Intelligence

The key to achieving abundance and a high standard of living for every person on the planet is to automate as much as possible in the shortest period of time. By replacing human labor with machines and implementing a global resource-based economy, everyone lives better than the wealthiest of today. A future without locks on the doors, and no fear of someone hitting you over the head to steal your goods or money is possible -- because everyone has free access to all that is available. And there can be much available by automating and using resources wisely.

Cybernation, the merging of computers with production, will unleash an outflow of goods and services never before experienced. There is much work to be done on artificial intelligence (AI). AI is computer programming that simulates human decision-making and hypothesis testing along with self-correction. AI redesigns mechanical and electronic systems to simulate and improve upon human performance. As exciting as these developments are, we are just at the beginning of the possibilities.

Cybernation can be regarded as the only real emancipation proclamation for humankind when used humanely and intelligently. It enables people to have the highest conceivable standard of living with practically no labor. It frees people for the first time from the routine of repetitive day-by-day activity. When humans are free of the outmoded methods of a monetary system, we will finally begin to understand what it means to be civilized.

When we use automation and cybernation more extensively, not only industrial workers, but also most professionals can be replaced by machines. Even today, the most visionary writers and futurists have difficulty accepting the possibility of robots replacing surgeons, engineers, top management, airline pilots, and other professionals. Machines can easily replace humans in government and in the management of world affairs. This does not represent a take-over by machines, as some people might fear. Instead, the gradual transfer of decision-making to machine intelligence is the next phase of social evolution.

Computerized systems are more effective because of the number of sensors they have. Automated control can happen when sensors are installed in every conceivable location and linked through a worldwide network of computers.

During the transition from a monetary society to a resource-based society, teams of systems engineers, computer programmers, systems analysts, researchers, and the like will be needed to help supervise, manage, and analyze the flow of goods and services. But as the resource-based society moves toward a more cybernated world, most people are no longer needed to manage and operate this emerging civilization. Computers will eventually be able to design their own programs, improve and repair their own circuitry, and update information about social needs. Interlinked cyber-centers would coordinate the service industries, transportation systems, public health care, and education with the latest data for the world economy. Redundant systems would be in place in the event of failures or interruptions.

AI organized in this way within a resource-based economy results in more significant changes for the human race than any previous breakthrough, philosophy, or revolution. It is most significant when we understand that what is blatantly missing in today’s society is the intelligent management of Earth’s resources, and that most problems can be solved when technology is used wisely.

Consequently, a much higher standard of living for everyone all over the world can be achieved when the entire Earth’s resources are connected, organized, monitored, and used efficiently for everyone’s benefit as a total global system -- not just for a relatively small number of people.

Mega-machines

Mega-machines represent radical changes in the physical appearance, performance, and behavior of machines. They act more like living systems since they are capable of making appropriate decisions for their particular uses. In the event of unforeseen threats or dangers to humans, they will act on our behalf. To minimize system failure, computers are designed to be flexible and are capable of automatic shutdown in the event of failure of one of their parts.

In an advanced cybernated global economy, mega-machines, directed by sophisticated AI, excavate canals, dig tunnels, and construct bridges, viaducts, and dams without the need for human involvement. Human participation consists of selecting the desired ends. Massive self-erecting structures are most efficient in the construction of the entire global infrastructure. These are not cookie-cutter cities, as some would imagine. The notion that large-scale overall planning implies mass uniformity is incorrect.

Factories can be designed by robots for robots; cybernated systems are self-programming by means of environmental feedback. Machines of the future are capable of self-replication and improvement, and can repair themselves and update their own circuitry. Since the computers and systems involved are self-monitoring, parts are supplied and installed well in advance of any wear. The machines operate continuously except when conducting their own maintenance and repair.

To conserve energy, which is a major theme in the resource-based society, many manufacturing plants can be eliminated by having products produced automatically while being delivered. For example, transportation modules for ships, trains, and planes can process timesensitive products like fish and vegetables while en route.

Utilizing technology in this way makes it possible for a global society to advance and change in the shortest time possible. You should remember that this is all made possible because the main objective is for everyone’s gain, not just the benefit of certain corporations or individuals.

Robots Constructing Robots -Multi Access Industrial Robots

These “multi access industrial robots” utilize vast information resources, which enable them to receive commands via satellite up-link or on-site. They are also designed to take appropriate actions in the absence of human directives by combining

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology offers enormous potential. Nanotechnology combines optics and lasers, and enables matter to be assembled atom by atom, into whatever molecular structure is needed. Nanotechnology will lead to a submicroscopic revolution in all fields.

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