Future

     Right now I am trying to imagine a future in which I’ve lost 40 lbs, put on a good deal of muscle, reversed my diabetes, healed my neuropathy, and I’m on to whatever God has for me next.

     I’m trying to imagine the path, workouts of gradually increasing intensity, lots of icky vegetables…

 

Death by Fart

     Those of you in the know realize that farts are primarily methane but methane itself is odorless.  It is sulfur compounds, and chiefly in farts, hydrogen-sulfide, which give farts their aroma.

     Humans can detect concentrations of hydrogen sulfide at approximately 5 parts per billion.  A typical fart will have between 1 part per billion (undetectable) and 300 parts per billion (maximum rank).

     Something goes amiss when concentrations run above 300 parts per billion, our noses lose their ability to detect the smell.  Concentrations above 1 part per million over an hour are hazardous to our health.

     Here is an often unrecognized hazard of global warming that many are unaware of.  As temperatures rise, the ability of our oceans to retain dissolved oxygen decreases.  And as we add various nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous and iron to our oceans, surface algae bloom and their corpses, as they fall, consume all the remaining oxygen below.

     In the absence of oxygen, anaerobic bacteria, that primarily derive their energy from reacting hydrogen with sulfur, bloom.  These bacteria produce, as their waste product, hydrogen sulfide.  If the oxygen depletion is severe enough these bacteria will multiply to the point where they first make our atmosphere smell really bad, and then make our atmosphere kill us, and most other forms of life on land.

     So just another reason you might want to give up that hummer and buy a Prius.

     I’m just saying..   To me death by giant fart just seems an unpleasant way to go.  It is predicted that ocean oxygen levels will change significantly in the next 15-25 years.  When you start smelling fart everywhere you go, it is the beginning of the end.

Post Quantum

     Quantum computers have been successfully used to factor numbers.  Many are of the opinion that quantum computers won’t be scaled up enough to represent a threat to cryptography for some years to come.  I disagree.

     Here are a couple of reasons why:

Qubits made from standard silicon transistors

Quantum state endures for 39 minutes at room temperature

    Between these two things, I think quantum computers will be scaled up to where they will be a threat to present day encryption very fast.

     While there are presently encryption methods that are post quantum safe, most of them are not highly practical.  OpenSSL presently has no post quantum safe method of key exchange, and if you can’t exchange keys securely, you can’t encrypt securely.

     I would be surprised if the NSA doesn’t already have a computer capable of factoring primes of large sizes and the ability to break existing cryptography.  I am more or less convinced that this whole stand-off with Apple is just show.

Times We Live In

     It’s an exciting time to be alive.  The Internet making instant communications anywhere on the globe possible.

     I’m listening to sounds of various planets from NASA probes.  See http://www.eskimo.com/~nanook/et.  Every planet has it’s own unique sound and they are awesome and organic and alive sounding.  Something about them really touches my soul.  I wish I could go out and wander among them and hear them and those around other stars.

     I think it will some day be possible.  I think the discovery of the Higgs is to gravity, mass, inertia, and time, as the discovery of the electron was to electricity.

     I also think a kind of global consciousness is forming and we are awakening to each other and to our creator.  And if we can end the killing perhaps the global quarantine will be lifted and we can meet beings from other planets or even realms.

Magnetic Reversal – Super Volcanoes

     Of all the potential natural disasters that I find frightening, super volcanoes are at the top of my list because they have the potential to wreak havoc on a global scale.

     Our Earth’s magnetic field is wandering rapidly and decreasing in strength, there are minor poles forming.  These are all things that have happened during magnetic field reversals in the past, and, while they tell us these things take a very long time, the last one, about 12,000 years ago, happened in only about 400 years.

     Another thing that happened was a super-volcano eruption which devastated much of Southern Europe.  But such eruptions don’t just affect the area of ash and lava deposits, they put so much material in the atmosphere as to cause a global cooling and reduction in plant production that would likely lead to mass starvation if it happened today.

     I think there are folks in the know that know a lot more about this than they are telling us for fear of mass panic.

Clean Energy Happening

     In 2013, there were 143 gigawatts of renewable energy electrical generating capacity installed, 141 gigawatts of fossil fuel electrical generation capacity installed.

     We have turned the corner and all indications are we’ll never look back.  And it’s not the green crowd driving this, it’s economics.  Solar and Wind have become cheaper than coal, the cheapest of the fossil fuels.  New technologies are bringing the costs even lower.

     The cost of lithium-ion batteries are following an almost identical trajectory and promise to extend renewables from the grid to automotive transportation.

     We seem to be entering an age of plenty.  The question is whether or not we will demand that this plenty be shared by all mankind or allow it to be horded by the 1%.

     My take on this is God is increasing the soul carrying capacity of this planet for it’s rebirth to be witnessed and shared by as many souls as possible.

Yellowstone Geothermal

     Seems crazy to me that we’re not exploiting Yellowstone for all the geo-thermal energy we can get from it.  When it erupts again it is likely to be a civilization ending event.  Seems to me it would be in our interest to remove as much heat from that magma plume as possible.  If we can put a dent in it and delay and eruption great, if not, well we’ve got then essentially an inexhaustible energy source until it does put an end to civilization.

Solar Flare – Nuclear Meltdown

     We’ve all heard about the potential disaster another Carrington Event like solar flare could cause to our power grid.  Melted transformers taking weeks, months, maybe years to replace.  The end of civilization as we know it.

     Something not mentioned, so I’m going to mention it here, is the effect such an event would have on nuclear reactors.  Nuclear reactors require constant cooling water flow.  Even when a plant is shut down, control rods in place, it still generates a tremendous amount of heat because most of the fission products continue to decay for some time.

     Nuclear power plants get the power to cool the reactors off site because even if the reactor is not operational it still requires cooling to prevent a melt-down.

     This off-site power is delivered via high voltage lines that have transformers at each end of the circuit.  These lines are subject to induction of huge low frequency currents that could burn out said transformers in the event of a large solar event.

     In a massive event it may not be possible to keep the backup generators fueled.  When they run out of fuel you have a meltdown like Fukushima.  A large solar event taking down our power grid could result in hundreds of Fukushimas right here at home.

Integrated Electric Transportation System

     Last night I dreamed up (literally, this was in a dream) a futuristic integrated electric transportation system.

     In this dream all cars were fitted with a physical connector on the under carriage.  If you wanted to go somewhere local you would drive there under the cars own electric power.  But if you wanted to drive to a distant town, instead of a highway you’d go to a car train station.

     You’d drive up onto a platform and a thing would come and attach to the connector on the under carriage of your car, lift it off the ground and then go onto a track that was like a train track but it was equipped with the stationary portion of a linear motor.

     This would then, under computer control, propel the platform and the car attached to it, at high velocity, to the destination, where you would separate from the platform and drive to your final destination.

     These same tracks would move trains also to their destination to move freight and people that didn’t want to drive cars.

     It seems to me that with cheap enough electricity, such a dual-use system could be practical.

Something in September

     I’ve seen various postings about something coming in September but all vague.  I mean there are the usual predictions of a total collapse of the world economy, or marshal law and people being sent off to FEMA camps to either be exterminated or re-educated depending upon what color of dot is on their mailbox.

     Anyone that has any specifics, I’d love to hear them.  There are so many things to be paranoid about such as Yellow Stone exploding or the big 9.5 quake as the San Juan plate slips under the North American plate, or reptilian aliens invade, or we get another Republican president, but then that’s another year+ away.

     I haven’t had any recent predictive dreams or any recent OBEs where I could go explore the future, so I’m just totally empty when it comes to any paranormal sensing of the immediate future.  So if you’ve got something pass it on and if you allow I’ll make it public here.