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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:18 PM


THIS PROJECT IDEA WAS SUBMITTED BY ROBERT MAGNUSON http://www.longecity...obert-magnuson/

 

The GEO-DMF System

 

Part I – General Aspects of the Proposal:

 

Project Description:

 

Some of the long-term goals of the project, and the innovative technology used to accomplish them, are explained in an article-length pre-publication book review of Moon Base and Beyond at Moon Daily:

http://www.moondaily...Beyond_999.html

 

As for achieving more immediate LongeCity goals, please note the language in the above-referenced review that mentions the potential for producing and commercializing highly-intelligent medical microbots with DMF (diamond microcircuitry film).

 

Various other applications of the technologies incorporated into the GEO-DMF System, which can be used to sustain humankind under optimal living conditions, are explained in Moon Base and Beyond. PDF file copies of this first edition – copyrighted, and presently unpublished and privileged – are available upon request for LongeCity Recorders' information, so they are in a better position to carefully evaluate this proposed project. LongeCity Recorders' requests for a PDF file copy should be sent to m@margaremorrisbooks.com

 

Moon Base and Beyond discusses goals that include building a highly-profitable space economy that brings new wealth to our planet. The book outlines the means of accomplishing these goals on an exponentially growing basis, by utilizing the GEO-DMF System (which is explained at the above url and below) and some key technologies that will give it more high functionality in outer space.

 

Key steps in the proposed project are outlined below in Part II.

 

Project Fund Raising: It is feasible to project that initial project fund raising (to provide seed money) can derive from the sale of copies of Moon Base and Beyond. The book is an ideal fund-raising tool because it carefully explains what is feasible today in terms of building an exponentially growing space economy when utilizing the GEO-DMF System (along with other key technologies that work well with it in outer space).

 

In this situation, volunteers sell copies of the book and are allowed to keep $1.00 (or its equivalent in foreign currency) per book sold (or donate it to the project fund or LongeCity, if they wish). The initial monetary goal of the project is to raise $10.00 per book sold. This $10.00 per book figure is realistic because the publisher, Scribal Arts, is willing to forgo profits from book sales to foster the proposed project (publishers normally just keep the profits).

 

Moon Base and Beyond can take different forms of publication. One is an ebook, which requires no print run, no shipping to an initial distribution point or insurance, physical storage costs, etc. The ebook can be sold from the proposed project's website (which should be under the care of LongeCity) by permission from the publisher. All profits from ebook sales from this website will be automatically put into a designated project fund (under LongeCity care). As such, $10.00 per ebook copy sold is maintained by the project fund, and $1.00 per copy sold is provided to sellers, with any remainder forwarded monthly to the publisher along with sales figure reports. Software set up at the LongeCity web sales hub automates these tasks. The sales site should also accept denotations, and publicly thank those who make donations.

 

The other form is paper (hard and soft cover books), which should not be the initial step of fund raising because it is more expensive and involved. The reason is that selling paper copies requires a large print run (many thousands of books printed at once) to realize $10.00 for the project fund per copy sold. Printed books must also be shipped from the printer to a distribution center (arranged for by the project leaders), and there are costs for insurance, storage, accepting payment, packaging, handling, etc. The highest cost in this scenario is for the print run itself, which is several thousand dollars per run (the more books printed at once, the less expensive it is to print each copy and the higher the profit margin for each copy sold).

 

The most economical way for the project to afford print runs, should printed copies be a desired part of the fund raising program, is for the project team to sell advertising on the book's jacket and interior to companies that wish to promote their support of the proposed project by sponsoring any given run. These book covers (and the book interior) can easily be slightly revised for each sponsored run to accommodate specific advertising. These same companies may also agree to pay for other said costs involved with physical books. They may also wish to purchase these runs, or many books from them, to give away as premiums to their own clients and customers.

 

Other ways to raise money for print runs are crowd funding and/or donations.

 

Print-on-demand paper (either hardcover or soft cover books) requires no print run or storage. But it is not a good option because the printing costs per book are so high that $10.00 raised per book sold for the project fund cannot be realized (in this situation, the print-on-demand companies make the lion's share of the profit). To realize $10.00 per book with print-on-demand requires raising the book's cover price to an unattractive level for buyers and project volunteer sellers.

 

It becomes readily obvious that the most feasible of the above-described options is to set up an ebook sales and downloading web page, and for volunteers to direct potential buyers to that site.

 

In this situation, 50,000 ebook copies sold can raise $500,000. for the project fund (50,000 x 10). The sales potential itself is much higher, given the feasibility and extraordinary potential yield of the project briefly explained herein and much more fully in Moon Base and Beyond. Please also see the endorsing pre-publication book review of Moon Base and Beyond in the Appendix below.

 

Book reviews can aid volunteers in their sales efforts. Additional reviews can be posted at said book sales hub as they are obtained.

 

The above fund raising method can provide seed money for innovating further developments (see below) towards reaching the larger project goals.

 

A Basic Explanation of the GEO-DMF System:

 

GEO stands for geopolymer (the ability to make tailor-made geology by using mineral ingredients abundant on the Earth and on moons, solid planets and elsewhere in outer space). Low temperature geopolymeric setting (LTGS) rock is made with a poured rock-concrete that is, upon setting, equivalent to the silicate rock that forms over 55% of the Earth's crust. Unlike other man-made rocks (most artificial gemstones), geopolymer requires no high heat or high pressure to form into real rock.

 

The rock-making process instead requires simply mixing, pouring and packing the materials into molds (packing drives out excess water), and then allowing time for the chemical reactions to transform the materials into real rock. This transition takes place in a short period of time (setting time is adjustable and depends upon the formula used).

 

Unlike ordinary concrete (as seen everywhere in buildings and sidewalks), rock aggregates (like the regolith on the Moon or sand on Mars or the Earth) that are geopolymerized into solid rock will look like nature's own rock under a microscope. Geopolymeric rock will endure salts, acid rain, and harsh environmental conditions (including intense heat and pressures) as well as any good-quality natural rock. Blocks making up man-made lunar rock structures this way can be expected to essentially be equivalent to the large basaltic boulders strewn around on our Moon.

 

Such tailor-made geology can be made to solve many problems, including space construction (largely using regolith to produce space habitats and other needed space facilities of solid, protective rock). On Earth, geopolymerized rock aggregates can be used to create tailor-made geology for flood control, and for building roads that do not require much maintenance over long periods of time. Owing to their superior engineering properties, geopolymers can be used to create mega-engineering projects, and to build strong, lasting cities that are not damaged by hurricane force winds.

 

Made as a composite (a geopolymer binder mixed with a carbon fiber additive instead of rock aggregates), the material can be used for fireproofing building interiors (composites can be made into lightweight fabrics, furniture, etc., and this can eventually be accomplished robotically in space with space materials, too). Several other important applications for geopolymers are described in Moon Base and Beyond. There are presently well over 50 patents for geopolymers with various properties that enable different applications.

 

DMF stands for diamond microcircuitry film, which at present has been created at the micron scale (one micron and above). DMF allows for producing advanced robotics (presently microbots and macrobot components), with either electron or optical/quantum computing brains (see the mechanism for optical/quantum AI below), and highly-advanced, virtually noise-free electronics. Like other forms of diamond, DMF can be expected to tolerate the harsh environment of outer space and be made to help meet many LongeCity goals.

 

A few applications include diamond (which is tissue compatible) medical devices (such as computerized medical microbots), space and Earth robotics that can withstand intensely harsh conditions (like those at the Fukishima reactor that cause conventional electronics to malfunction), fortifying electrical power grids against intense solar flares, and many more. By comparison, today's electronics used in space and on Earth fail under intense heat and/or sufficient radiation bombardment. This is why cell phones fail when communications satellites are affected by powerful solar flares that punch down our upper atmosphere.

 

In potential case, DMF may be workable at the nanoscale, so that diamond nanobots with optical/quantum computing capabilities may one day traverse our bloodstreams. The reason is that protons measure in the femtoscale (below the nanoscale). Proton beam lithography is used to convert single crystal diamond film into DMF, i.e., single crystal diamond film with internal electrically-conductive graphite zones useful for producing microcircuitry.

That is, the proton beam penetrates the diamond film beneath its upper interior surface (while leaving the surface intact). The beam coverts the diamond (a good electrical insulator) it penetrates into graphite (a good conductor of electricity), producing an ideal situation for electronics. The beam can be used to draw three dimensional patterns (consisting of channels or lines of graphite) within the diamond itself, so that the graphite channels are protected by diamond. Whole circuit boards (with no metal connectors needed) can be drawn this way, right within the diamond film.

 

Since the prototype for DMF was achieved years ago, there have been advances in reducing the size of the proton beam aperture (the opening that controls the quantity of protons entering and leaving it). This can mean the difference between beam lithography at the micron scale (as has already been done to produce DMF) and at the nanoscale (which has yet to be tried for producing nanoscale DMF).

 

The reason for the high intelligence potential of DMF robotics is that single crystal diamond has an arrangement of carbon atoms that is perfectly suited for manipulating light in a three-dimensional space. This arrangement is ideal architecture for photonic crystals that manipulate light for optical computing, which is a form of quantum computing (because photons have properties that make them quantum objects).

 

Using light beams to create the optical form of quantum computing has distinct advantages over conventional methods. Light beams of different wavelengths can criss-cross without interfering with each other. Because photons are so small, billions of wavelengths can travel through an optical instrument. So, there is greater potential for building more intelligence into a minute diamond device with optical computing than with conventional electron computing.

 

With DMF, graphite zones can be structured as waveguides that manipulate light. In other words, if one creates a strategically-located defect (such as a graphite zone) through a diamond crystal lattice, photons will be guided (either reflected or blocked).

 

In addition, with optical computing, saving data can be holographic when laser light is used in the system (because holograms are optical elements). All of the basic elements needed for quantum computing have been demonstrated with diamond, so that a diamond optical computer can serve as a quantum computer.

 

Moreover, using light to create quantum computing is more practical than conventional methods because light is much easier to control than the individual atoms traditionally used for quantum computing. Manipulating light is based on well-known classical physics backed by many decades of research.

 

The power of optical computing notwithstanding, it will be a daunting task to create a high level of computing power within synthetic nanodiamond. But the possible capacity for aiding potential human immortality in good health warrants a serious feasibility study.

 

So, as this proposed project progresses, it may be able to foster a program that take advantage of the progress in developing smaller proton beams to further the goal of diamond nanobots with the built-in intelligence to rescue humans from many perils and help us be the best we can be.

 

DMF and geopolymers can be used together as the GEO-DMF System to create structures with built-in artificial intelligence that afford advanced monitoring and detection systems. For example, in the future buried hazardous waste that has been solidified using geopolymers can be monitored with DMF electronics and computing incorporated right into the rock as it is being made. Of the numerous patents on geopolymers, some are for the long-term solidification / storage of very hazardous wastes (including nuclear wastes).

 

So, if a GEO-DMF building of any kind (like an Earth-based house or school) is flooded, it will still be perfectly functional when water in the interior has dried out or been otherwise removed. Diamond is impervious to water and so is geopolymerized rock. The advantages are huge when compared to today's structures that are often ruined by excessive flood damage.

 

In space and on Earth, facilities of all kinds can be fully automated with this system, too, because of the high level of computing potential of DMF electronics and robotics. Full automation is especially needed for space facilities, such as greenhouses, factories and habitats that will be largely robotically built in space with space materials.

 

A physical Longe-City (a city or convention center), impervious to flooding, hurricane force winds, fire damage, that is fully automated with advanced DMF computing and robotics could serve as a model for what the future of human immortality may hold.

 

It will be important for humans enjoying potential immortality to live under ideal conditions that help preserve that potential. Making the most of the GEO-DMF System can have a large positive impact on producing such conditions.

 

Project Goals:

 

The ultimate long-term project goals are listed below (the categories have more examples than it is practical to describe here):

 

a) Within a few generations, assuming the project is well-managed, everyone can be uplifted with vast new wealth from an exponentially growing space economy. Among many other examples that show this potential, experts calculate (and NASA agrees) that the total amount of metal in a typical 0.6 mile in diameter Carbonaceous Asteroid (the most common type) is valued at over a trillion dollars.

 

The reason many asteroids are so rich in metals is that they are the cores of planets that broke up during the early formation of our solar system. The cores of planets have vastly more metals (by weight) than their crusts, and so far more platinum can be derived from mining asteroids than from mining the Earth's crust. These asteroid metals, whether precious or industrial, are useful for growing industries on the Earth and in space.

 

By comparison to the above-mentioned trillion dollar metal yield figure, as of 2005, Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg estimated that it would require roughly $75 billion a year to provide basic health care, sanitation and education to everyone on the planet. This figure is constantly changing, but it gives us a very rough idea of global monetary needs.

 

Mining asteroids has not been feasible so far, but the conversation radically changes when we introduce durable, ultra-smart DMF robotics able to tolerate long usage in space and that utilize local space resources. When DMF can be robotically made in space with space materials (carbon for diamond production is abundant in space), and when DMF robots can self-assemble in space, the growth of the space economy will become exponential.

 

The increasing rate at which jobs are lost to artificial intelligence and robotics (it is predictable that human attorneys, judges, presidents, etc., will eventually be outperformed by smarter minds as machine intelligence increases), the more robotics should be required to provide for humankind.

 

Although IA / robotic job takeover is often feared, it can free humankind from unwanted mundane tasks so that everyone is allowed to pursue their dreams while also enjoying a sound financial base. Robotic intelligent may very well prove able to make wiser decisions than today's leaders. A team from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, succeeded in training a robot to behave ethically. The machine learning process incorporates cases of real-life ethical dilemmas to get a robot to perform duties. In every situation, the robot has to evaluate the best course of action for the good of a human. The robot is constantly tested and engaged in increased learning until it can make flawless fairness and ethical choices. Building in wisdom will be essential, too. There is great potential on several fronts for humankind to lift from the degenerating conditions prevailing across our planet to a more ideal state.

 

b) Satellites orbiting the Earth, and our power grids that rely on large transformers, can lose function due to an intense solar flare. The aging U.S. power grid is particularly vulnerable because of its multitude of high-powered transformers – and solar flares are unpredictable. DMF electronics tolerate much more radiation than today's delicate electronics. That is, diamonds tolerate exposures of up to 8000 megarads during color enhancement treatments. A synthetic diamond wafer one centimeter thick can withstand 10 million volts. This same voltage will destroy silicon. So, one way to protect vulnerable power grids is to develop computerized DMF devices designed specifically to upgrade and modernizing them.

 

c) Work to correct global environmental problems: A certain amount of wealth from a growing space economy can be directed towards solving many problems that are left untreated and growing increasingly worse. Geopolymerization, DMF, and several other technologies can make a very large impact when wisely implemented with sufficient funding. Revenues can also provide for funding to upgrade regulations, so that industries are held much more accountable when the environment is being badly harmed.

 

d) Help safeguard our future on Earth and in space: Among many other examples, fleets of tiny autonomous spacecraft, launched to scout for metals in asteroids, can at the same time install motorized devices on potentially dangerous asteroids. This will cause them to gradually veer away from Earth. Installing computerized telescopes (today's miniature telescopes have the optical power of large ones) on the Moon and elsewhere in space can continually monitor our solar system and beyond and warn us of dangers. We do not presently have enough vantage points to detect many of the potentially dangerous asteroids far in advance.

 

e) Achieve health and potential immortality for everyone with the help of DMF medical devices: While DMF microbots can be helpful, micron-sized devices are too large to enter body cells. The goal of immortality will be more feasible if DMF nanobots can be developed and carry the power of optical/quantum computing. The ideal scenario would be to develop devices small and smart enough to rapidly diagnose and correct internal health problems.

 

For example, science has learned that restoring proper telomer length reverses conditions of aging (so far, in skin and in mice), and that the enzyme telomerase restores telomeres that shorten with aging. One reason the progress in reversing human clinical aging by this means has been slow is because telomerase makes some cancers potentially immortal, and, therefore, more dangerous because of their vitality and steady growth. But we can project that computerized DMF bots, if they can be developed with sufficient intelligence at the needed scale, could traverse the bloodstream and monitor the body for cancerous cells and remove their blood supply. With no blood supply to provide nutrients, cancer cells stop growing and atrophy. The body can carry the atrophied material away.

 

Assuming that restoring proper telomer length with telomerase (injections or capsules) will reverse clinical aging in humans, too, the addition of minute DMF devices would aid clinical age reversal and more robust health, while virtually eliminating cancer as a disease threat.

 

Highly-intelligent nanobots would advance cryonics so that the potential for permanent death is decreased.

 

f) Find ways to safeguard the project and its growth so that it is administered by the people for the people, rather than taken over in such a way that vastly enriches a relatively few individuals at the expense of the overwhelming majority of people on our planet and our environment. This is a great challenge because the trend in human behavior shows scruples disappearing when the prospect of tremendous wealth presents itself, and a few growing richer at the expense of everyone else and of our planet's environment.

 

Part II – Projects & Teams Section:

    1. Project Name: The GEO-DMF System

    2. Team Leaders: The proposer and LongeCity members, aided by other volunteers who work to sell books for the cause (and/or to earn money for themselves).

    3. Leader Workload: Initially, a minimum of 30 minutes per workday (five days a week).

    4. Team Members: Five (initially, and hopefully growing into a larger committee with subcommittees, and a growing number of volunteers selling ebooks for the cause and/or to earn money for themselves).

    5. Members Workload: Initially, a minimum of 30 minutes per workday (five days a week). The initial workload will require planning and implementation of the project website and enlisting volunteers to sell books for the cause (and/or to earn money for themselves through the sale of books).

    6. Members Only (yes or no): Team leaders should be LongeCity Members (this conditions can be reconsidered if LongeCity Recorders see a need). Volunteers who sell books need not be LongeCity members. They can be student-teacher-parent teams raising money ($1.00 per book sold) for their schools or for scholarship funds, etc. Various individuals or teams can support any number of causes by this means.

    7. Funding Required: This project comes with its own self-funding source, the sale of Moon Base and Beyond. However, initial funding is useful for setting up the book selling hub (under the care of LongeCity) with capabilities of collecting, processing, distributing and banking money from book sales, and returning $1.00 earned to the seller per book sale (or allowing that extra money to be allocated to the project fund or directly to LongeCity), and forwarding monthly sales reports and revenues beyond $10.00 per book to the publisher. Funding should also cover the cost of drawing up a mutually agreeable permissions agreement between LongeCity and the publisher, with the latter party agreeing to grant ebook sales for the benefit of the proposed project.

    8. Funding Level: Funds are useful for implementing number 6 above. All funding can be repaid to LongeCity from initial ebook sales. Team members may decide to turn to crowd funding, and the project can accept donations to build project funds, too.

    9. Metrics for Evaluating Success or Failure:

a) One way to ascertain a metric is profit, which can determine whether or not the project reaches its monetary goal(s). With commitment and good managerial input, high profit with book sales is predictable because most people will find the project beneficial in many ways (and want to learn the full potential by reading Moon Base and Beyond). Even those who do not desire potential physical immortality will recognize that the project is, after all, designed to uplift humanity and help restore the good health of the global environment and secure the future of humankind.

 

b) Another way to determine a metric is to evaluate any return rate(s) of a system. Return rates can be differently understood.

 

For example, can a product sold to foster the project be returned? In the case, there is minimal profit loss because the project fund raising product to be sold is not returnable (unless it turns out to be a paper book damaged in the mail).

 

Another example is return rate(s) understood as beneficial returns of any kind. Such returns can include building hope for the future, visible progress on various project goals, attracting more people to LongeCity and its goals, etc.). With commitment and good management input, a multitude of positive returns can be expected.

 

Another measure of return can be careful project expansion over time. A healthy growth rate will, at some unforeseen point in the future, require employing full time staff. This will necessitate additional revenues, and the GEO-DMF System affords many opportunities for producing technological advanced products that can yield earnings.

 

With proper management, this project has the potential to become a strong societal force like Google and Microsoft while representing a voice of the people.

 

10. Milestones / Interim Steps:

Anticipated steps, leading to milestones, include the following:

 

a) Build a devoted, skilled project leadership team.

 

b) Build a large and growing team of volunteers who sell books as a means of raising initial project funds.

 

c) Successful ongoing fund raising via book sales provides seed funding for initiating the development of important new high-tech products. These in turn will grow earnings so that the project can reach towards its ultimate goals of benefiting everyone and the global environment at a meaningful level.

 

d) Identifying potentially profitable commercial products that utilize the GEO-DMF System or any component thereof: This will also lead to the need to select a full-time staff capable of industrial scale management and implementation.

 

A few such product examples may include developing and marketing DMF optical/quantum computing, fostering the development and marketing of highly-intelligent DMF robotics for various applications, such as creating micro-dentists (capable of cleansing, perfecting protective flora, and encouraging the growth of new adult teeth when needed, etc.), micro-skin and scalp rescue devices, etc. These applications do not require nanobots and could be achieved with microbots that work on and near the outer areas of the human body, and that are safely eliminated when swallowed or otherwise enter the body. They should be able to account for their numbers so that they do not wind up in the environment or in the wrong parts of the body.

 

e) Developing key products identified. This may involve working with university labs that provide matching funds when performing research that advances novel and important new high-tech products and applications. It may involve gaining government grants for developing and testing new commercially viable or specialized products.

 

f) Marketing the newly developed products to increase earnings, so that the project can progress towards achieving its ultimate goals of uplifting humankind and helping the environment.

 

g) Foster enlarging the space economy (a basic sketch appears in Moon Base and Beyond), for the people and by the people. The goal is to increasingly bring new wealth to the planet for the benefit of humankind and our planet.

 

h) Foster the finalization of fair international space treaties ensuring that space assets belong to everyone and not just to specialized corporate interests that are reaching into space for profit.

 

i) Study the feasibility, and hopefully foster the development, of nanoscale DMF robotics equipped with optical-quantum computing brains, that can traverse our bloodstreams and act as maintenance and rescue bots that can also correct physical deficiencies.

 

j) Implement models of superior, fully automated geopolymerized rock architecture built to withstand hurricane force winds, flooding, temperature extremes and other hazardous conditions.

 

k) When sufficient earnings are realized, work with economists to identify means of sharing with those in need of support, a main ultimate goal of the project. Assistance will expand in line with expanding profits from industrial growth, including those that are Earth-based and those being implemented in space.

 

l) Gradually make the most of what the GEO-DMF System, or any component or spinoff thereof, has to offer humanity.

 

In short, The GEO-DMF System project proposal advocates starting small, by raising funds from ebook sales as seed money that will allow further progress such as that outlined above. This can gradually generate meaningful earnings for the betterment of humankind in fundamental ways, and in critically important ways dreamed of by futurists and other forward thinkers but yet to be achieved.

 

Appendix One:

 

Pre-publication book reviews for Moon Base and Beyond:

 

"A remarkably comprehensive look at technologies that solve space habitat construction, life support, and commercial development problems, and slash the costs of permanently operating in space. The system explained can usher in the much-anticipated, but grievously delayed, era of continuous human presence on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere. Meticulously researched, superbly organized, and absorbing, this work is a real page-turner and highly recommended for space professionals, science fiction enthusiasts, students, and the general public. Most definitely not the 'same-old-same-old'!"
– ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. Albert A Harrison, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, author of 'Spacefaring: The Human Dimension'

 

"A readable, unique work offering many new ideas – a valuable must-read for anyone interested in colonizing extraterrestrial bodies."
– ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Daniel Berleant, PhD, author of "The Human Race to the Future—What Could Happen and What to Do"

 

“'Moon Base and Beyond' integrates technologies into a system that may very well constitute the unpredictable wild-card that breaks the long-standing bottleneck that has prevented humankind from permanent, affordable deep space settlements. Morris addresses, in a highly-readable fashion, the disciplines critical to building a permanent lunar habitation and one on Mars and far beyond. Her presentation is unique and powerful enough to re-ignite excitement by the general public in advancing space activities. Her book can strongly inspire students to direct their interests and disciplines to the evolution and survival potentials of modern humankind and its biotechnological descendants.

 

“I highly recommend 'Moon Base and Beyond' as required reading for students pursuing all college and post graduate curricula. It is an excellent, informative, and easy-read for high school, undergraduate and post- graduate students regardless of their specific interests and disciplines of study and research.

 

“Morris' Moon Base and Beyond' is also a marvelous discussion piece for anyone concerned with the increasingly pressing issues of "Wither and Whether Humankind?" A seemingly ancillary issue, but certainly pressingly critical at the moment, is her discussion regarding the strong, positive impact on the global economy that can be gained by a genuinely global space program embracing permanent humankind migration and settlement off-Earth.

 

Perhaps Morris' next undertaking should be to address in detail, and in the same readable manner, the concept of transhumans and, ultimately, totally independent post-humans embracing the "essence" of Homo sapiens sapiens in its odyssey towards a secular-humanistic understanding of the cosmos or “existence.” After all, space exploration, migration, and settlement constitute the underlying immutable factor of the humankind odyssey toward advancement to the point of bringing about an empirical understanding of the deep nature of “existence.””

– ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. George S. Robinson, LL.B., LL.M., and the first Doctor of Civil Laws in Space Law, served for 25 years as legal counsel for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and worked as an International Relations Specialist for NASA. He is a prolific author with 50 years experience in Space Law, and is by training and practice an evolutionary biologist. As no short summary of his career achievements can suffice, see his biography for more: http://www.2rlaw.com/dr.george.php.

 

"Moon Base and Beyond is a valuable resource for any space enthusiast. Morris identifies the need for inexpensive, strong structures, robust computing and robotic construction and automation. She offers a solution to these challenges via the GEO-DMF System. She presents a treasure trove of well-researched applications while covering numerous facets of living in and exploring through space."

– ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. Jason Cassibry is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and affiliated with the Propulsion Research Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research involves thermonuclear fusion for interplanetary propulsion. He has advised 14 advanced degree students to completion and co-authored 17 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of advanced propulsion, thermonuclear fusion, and plasma physics.

 

Also see the book review at Moon Daily:

http://www.moondaily...Beyond_999.html


Edited by Mind, 09 September 2014 - 06:21 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:11 PM

This is way outside our LE remit, and would represent a worrisome diversion of resources.  The attempt to connect their DMF scheme to longevity is beyond a reach.  It's... how do I say this without sounding like a jerk.. just ignorant.    Now that we have real anti-aging science that's beginning to come of age, now that this field is becoming respectable in scientific circles, I think we would be doing ourselves a significant disservice by being associated with fanciful schemes that many would describe as being on the lunatic fringe.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:38 PM

What apects of this would make it border on the lunatic fringe? .

 

The independent book reviews provided say otherwise, so please be specific.

 

For my part, I am happy to answer reasonable and polite questions.

 

A main point is that potential immortality will not do us much good without a secure environment.  



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:32 AM

I stopped by here today to post some references. They support my remarks in this proposal that niner calls "just ignorant."

 

The GEO-DMF Proposal References:

 

Geopolymers as comparable to 55% of the Earth's crust:

These reactions are of the poly(sialate), poly(sialate–siloxo/ disiloxo) types. Geopolymerization involves a chemical reaction between various aluminosilicate oxides (Al3+ in IV–V fold coordination) with silicates, yielding polymeric Si–O–Al–O sialate bonds like the following:

2(Si2O5 ,Al 2O2 )+K2(H3SiO4)2+Ca(H3SiO4)2 —> (K2O,CaO)(8SiO2,2Al2O3,nH2O).

Refer to Davidovits, J., GEOPOLYMERS: Inorganic polymeric new materials, presentation at “Real Advances in Materials,” Symposium, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 1994, pub. Journal of Materials Education, Vol. 6 (2,3) (1994), 91–138.

 

Fireproofing with Geopolymer Composites:

The geopolymeric composite will tolerate 2,000 Fahrenheit before decomposing. It will not ignite, burn or give off toxic fumes. The carbon fiber reinforced geopolymeric composite tested by the FAA does not ignite, burn or release any smoke even after extended heat flux exposure. Refer to Lyon, R., “Fire Response of Geopolymer Structural Composites,” Report DOT/FAA/AR–TN95/22, Federal Aviation Administration (January 1996); Foden, A., Balaguru, P.N., Lyon, R., Davidovits, J., “High Temperature Inorganic Resin For Use in Fiber Reinforced Composites,” ICCI’96, Fiber Composites in Infrastructure, Tucson (1996) USA, 166–177; Lyon, R., Sorathia U., Balaguru, P.N., Foden, A, Davidovics, M., Davidovits, J., “Fire Response of Geopolymer Structural Composites,” ICCI’96, Fiber Composites in infrastructure, Tucson (1996) USA, 972–981; Lyon, R, Balaguru, P.N., Foden, A., Sorathia, U., Davidovics, M., Davidovits, J., “Fire–resistant Aluminosilicate Composites,” Fire and Materials, Vol. 21 (1997), 67–73. For more recent developments reported in 2009, see:

http: //www.physorg.com/news167306601.html.

 

General Properties of Geopolymers:

The general properties were first tested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Refer to Malone, P.G., Randal, C.A., Kirkpatrick, T., “Potential for Use of Alkali-Activated Silicoaluminate Binders in Military Applications” Miscellaneous Paper

No. GL85–15, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg (Nov. 1985).

 

Engineering Properties of Geopolymers:

Specific heat: 900 J/KgK°; Thermal conductivity: 0,7 W/mK°; Coefficient of Thermal Expansion: 7 10–6/°C; Flexural Strength: 35–50 Mpa; Flexural Modulus: 15 Gpa; Compressive Strength: 115–130 Mpa; Shrinkage: 0,1 per cent at 500C.

 

Geopolymers and Radwaste:

Hermann E., Kunze C., Gatzweiler R. Davidovits, J., “Solidification of various radioactive residues by Geopolymere with special emphasis on long–term stability,” in Géopolymère ‘99, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Geopolymers (1999), 211–228. For general information on the potential of geopolymerization for nuclear waste remediation, refer to Davidovits, J., “Recent Progresses in Concretes for Nuclear Waste and Uranium Waste Containment,” Concrete International: Design and Construction, Vol. 16, No. 12 (1994), 53–58. Also refer to Davidovits, J., “New Confinement Concepts based on geopolymeric materials, Geology and Confinement of Toxic Wastes,” Arnould, M., and Barres, M., Eds., International Symposia; Balkema, A.A., Rotterdam, P., 499–504 (1993). For the Battelle Institute testing, refer to Rolf–Erhard Schmitt and Volker Friehmelt, Battelle Institut, Germany. Ceramic Transactions, Vol. 36, “Microwaves: Theory and Application in Materials Processing II” (1993), 61–72, Presented at the International Symposium on Microwave Processing, the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, held in Cincinnati, April 19–22, 1993. Also see A. D. Chervonnyi and N. A. Chervonnaya, “Geopolymeric Agent for Immobilization of Radioactive Ashes after Biomass Burning” Radiochemistry, Vol. 45, Number 2, March (2003), 182-188.

 

DMF / Diamond:

DMF Patent by Dr. Dreschhoff and Dr. Zeller, both of whom served as heads of the NASA-funded Radiation Physics Lab at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence:

Dreschhoff, Gisela A., and Edward J. Zeller., United States Patent, 4,929,489 (May 29, 1990). “Method of making and using selective conductive regions in diamond layers.”

 

The following list of publications led up to U.S. Patent 4929489 - Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff and Edward J. Zeller, “Method of making and using selective conductive regions in diamond layers “ (1989):

Zeller, E.J., Ronca, L.B., Levy, P.W., Proton-induced hydroxyl formation on the lunar surface, JGR, Vol. 71, No. 20, 4855, (1966)

Zeller, E.J., Ronca, L.B., Space weathering of lunar and asteroidal surfaces, Icarus, Vol. 7, 372, (1967)

Zeller, E.J., Ronca, L.B., The surface geochemistry of solid bodies in space, in: Origin and Distribution of the Elements, ed. L.H. Ahrens, Pergamon Press, 509, (1968)

Zeller, E.J., Dreschhoff, G., Chemical Reactions from heavy particle bombardment of Diamond, Z. Naturforschung, Vol. 23a, No. 6, 953, (1968)

Virmani,Y. P., Zimbrick, J.D., Zeller, E.J., An electron spin resonance study of graphite irradiated with heavy ions, Carbon, Vol. 10, 613, (1972)

Zeller, E.J., Dreschhoff, G., Kevan L., Chemical alterations resulting from proton irradiation of the lunar surface, Modern Geology, Vol.1, 141, (1970)

Zeller, E.J., Dreschhoff, G., Formation of organic compounds in solid bodies by solar and cosmic proton bombardment, in: Meteorite Research, ed. P.M. Millman, Dordrecht, Holland, 524, (1969)

Dreschhoff, G., Zeller, E.J., Effect of space charge on F centers near the stopping region of monoenergetic protons, J. Appl. Phys., Vol.48, No. 11, 4544, (1977). Note: This paper provides much information on their technique with irradiation (although not using diamond), including significant energy storage in NaCl, released when heated to 475 C. Approximately 0.01% of the total energy transferred to the crystal lattice by the particle at 77K irradiation was found to be stored.

Dreschhoff, G., Zeller, E.J., Identification marking for gemstones, U.S. Patent #4,200,506, (1980)

Dreschhoff, G., Das Verhalten des Steinsalzgitters unter dem Einfluss des Energieverlustes

und der positiven elektrischen Ladung schneller Teilchen, Mod. Geol., Vol.4, 29-50, (1973).”

 

For the role of diamond in electronics:

Several presentations were held at Symposium P: Diamond Electronics — Fundamentals to Applications II, November 26 - 30, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. Presenters reported progress for diamond electrodes, cathodes, electron emitters, memory, semiconductors, nuclear radiation detectors, photosensors, photoemitters, spectral windows, microelectromechanical systems, high brightness electron sources and other specialized aerosoace electronics.

 

The performance of diamond in high electrical fields:

For diamond’s ability to withstand very high electrical fields, see work carried out at the Vereshchagin Institute for High Pressure Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 142190 Troitsk, near Moscow, Russia.

 

Diamond and radiation tolerance:

Mainwood, A., et al.. “Science’s gem: diamond science 2009,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol. 21, No. 36 (2009), 360301; Mark A. Prelas et al., “Diamond photovoltaic cells as a first-wall material and energy conversion system for inertial confinement fusion” Laser and Particle Beams, Cambridge University Press (1993), 11:65-79; Pollak, Richard D, (pub. date 1992), US Patent 5084909 titled “Method of processing gemstones to enhance their color.” Element Six developed diamond microwave transmission windows that tolerate more than 1 MW of microwave power. This surpasses the abilities of other materials. The windows are used in Germany, Japan, and at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in France. Takahashi, K., et al., “Development of reliable diamond window for EC launcher on fusion reactors,” 23rd Symposium on Fusion Technology, Venice, Italy, September 2004. For radiation tolerance, see Khasawinah, S. A., et al., “Neutron irradiation and nnealing of 10B doped chemical vapor deposited diamond films,” Journal of Materials Research Society, Vol. 10, No. 10 (1995), 2523–2530.

 

Diamond as a detector and radiation sensor:

Husson, H., et al., “CVD diamond sensors for charged particle detection,” Diamond and Related Materials,” Vol. 10, Issues 9-10 (September-October 2001), 1778-1782. Rainer S. Wallny, “Status of diamond detectors and their high energy physics application.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 582, Issue 3 (2007), 824-828.

 

Diamond and Optical Computing:

A company called Element Six works with universities of Paris and Stuttgart to make synthetic diamond suitable for quantum computing able to operate at room temperature. The University of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute is also working on diamond quantum computing. For other work on diamond quantum computing, refer to the research of Steven Prawer and Francois Ladouceur, at the University of New South Wales. Refer to several presentations at the Symposium P: Diamond Electronics--Fundamentals to Applications II, November 26 - 30, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA. For example, see “Defect in Diamond: Application in Quantum Optics and Imaging,” Joerg Wrachtrup, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. The Abstract reads in part, “The optical properties of defects in diamond are outstanding among all solid state quantum systems. Some defect show strong optical transitions coupled to electron paramagnetic states. This makes them ideally suited for certain applicaitons in quantum information processing.” Zaitsev, A.M., Optical Properties of Fiamond: a data handbook, Springer (2001), 502 pp. Kunie Ishioka, et al. “Diamonds are forever… oscillating coherently,” SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, (2007): spie.org/documents/Newsroom/

Imported/0618/0618-2007-06-11.pdf

 

Diamond and thermal shock:

Concerning diamond and thermal shock, see Free-standing diamond structures and methods, United States Patent 7037370, which reads: “Diamond has the highest known isotropic thermal conductivity and a relatively low expansion coefficient thus

providing it with desirable resistance to thermal shock. Because of these properties, diamond has found increasing use as a thermal management material in electronic packaging of devices such as high power laser diodes, multichip modules, and

other microelectronic devices.” Diamond is the most thermally conductive natural material. It has an efficiency rating of about 2,000 watts per meter Kelvin. Different diamond films vary in properties. Other thermo-film made by the Ashwin-Ushas Corporation in Lakewood, N.J., which is collaborating with NASA, was tested by cycling it between minus-58 degrees and 212 degrees Fahrenheit in a vacuum for three months. Heat moves through diamond rapidly, as compared with aluminum or copper. Diamond surfaces can be used to conduct heat away from sensitive or hot components. Multilayers of film can be used. See Takahiro, I., et al. “Development of a New Diamond Thin-Film Heat Spreader,” Sumitomo Electric Technical Review. No. 155 (1999), 106-109 (in Japanese).

 

Diamond micromachine:

See the February 2000 news release at Sandia’s website titled “World’s first diamond micromachines created at Sandia.” Visit: http://www.sandia.go...000/diamond.htm.

Butler, J.E., “Diamond Materials for MEMS and NEMS Structures and Devices,” Vol. 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show; “Advanced Diamond Technologies Publishes Etch Recipe for Diamond MEMS and Sensors,” Business Wire (2010): http://www.businessw...Publishes-Etch-Recipe-Diamond

 

For the statistics provided by Bjorn Lomborg:

See Danish political scientist Bjorn Lomborg’s 2005 TED talk, “Our priorities for saving the world.” His talk appears online: http://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=Dtbn9zBfJSs. Bjorn Lomborg heads the Copenhagen Consensus, which has prioritized the world’s greatest problems. He cited a United Nations statistic of $75 billion annually (this figure should be adjusted for the present date). Bjorn Lomborg is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and was named one of the “50 people who could save the planet” - UK Guardian, 2008.

 

Wealth from asteroids:

John S. Lewis, Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets, Basic Books (1997), 274 pp. John S. Lewis, “Resources of the Asteroids,” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 50, No. 2 (February 1997), 51–58. Also see Hopkins, M., “Future Earth Prosperity will Depend on Resources in Space,” Ad Astra (April – May – June 2004), 14.

 

NASA quotes Lewis, John S., Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroid,

Comets, and Planets. Addison-Wesley (1996 ed.):

see http://neo.jpl.nasa....o/resource.html.

 

For the estimate of metallic wealth on Eros:

See BBC News, Thursday, July 22,

1999 Published at 17:54 GMT 18:54 UK, “Gold rush in space?” By BBC News

Online Science Editor Dr. David Whitehouse.

 

Among the many studies of the potential dangers of asteroids:

See Than, K., “‘Supergiant’ Asteroid Shut Down Mars’s Magnetic Field,’” National

Geographic News (May 11, 2009): http://news.national....com/news/2009/

05/090511-mars-asteroid.html.

 

Solar cycle and storm dangers:

Michio Kaku Fox News - 2012 Solar Storms Are Coming (interview): http:

//www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/19942/Dr__Michio_Kaku___2012_Solar_

Storms_Are_Coming/Emmert, J.T. et al., “Record-low thermospheric density during the 2008 solar minimum,” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 37, (2010), L12102, 5 pp.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:04 AM

Returning to niner's remarks, he indicates: "Now that we have real anti-aging science that's beginning to come of age, now that this field is becoming respectable in scientific circles, I think we would be doing ourselves a significant disservice by being associated with fanciful schemes that many would describe as being on the lunatic fringe."

 

So, he assumes (without any explanation of his reasoning) that the other research to which he alludes has credibility but DMF does not (he also uses the phrase "their DMF scheme"). So that this forum does not accept his words as learned or knowledgable in this area of study, I provide the credentials of the inventors of DMF below.

 

Dr. Gisela A. Dreschhoff:
University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame, 1978.
Antarctic Service Medal, National Science Foundation, 1979.
Group Achievement Award, NASA, 1983.
University MASUA Honor Lecturer, 1987-1988.
Dreschhoff Peak (780 01’ S, 1610 05’ E) named in Antarctica,
    1995.
President, American Polar Society, 2000-2003.
Patent 4,200,506: Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff and Edward J. Zeller,
    “Process for providing identification markings for gemstones”
    (1980).
Patent 4929489: Gisela A. M. Dreschhoff and Edward J. Zeller,
    “Method of making and using selective conductive regions in
    diamond layers “ (1989).

Dr. Edward J. Zeller:
Dr. Edward J. Zeller, holding a professorship in two departments, Geology (1963) and Physics and Astronomy (1969), served for decades as the Director of the Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of Kansas. He authored about 100 papers on his research on Geology/Geochemistry and Physics with a focus on solid state physics and the effects of radiation on matter, work that was always at the forefront of furthering scientific knowledge. Much of his later research was centered in the Antarctic and Arctic with his longtime research partner Dr. Gisela Dreschhoff. One of his major polar projects was mapping Earth’s record of solar activity by studying the effects of energetic solar protons on the nitrate content in ice cores. Their Antarctic research led them to detect not only solar proton events but also to finding a signature made by the explosion of a supernova.

However, even more exciting was his suggestion that the most elusive particles, neutrinos from the Sun and further out in the cosmos, could be captured when using the entire Antarctic ice sheet as a neutrino detector. The neutrino project AMANDA (Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Array) was a direct result of Ed Zeller’s and Gisela Dreschhoff’s original idea proposal in 1988 for building a high energy neutrino telescope at the South Pole. This is a radically different type of telescope that maps the cosmos for neutrinos that can provide insights into a variety of astrophysical phenomena that science seeks to understand.

Zeller Glacier, located in Antarctica feeding into the giant Byrd Glacier, was named after him by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names.
Dr. Edward J. Zeller’s Honors and Awards include the following:

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, 1950.  
Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship to the University of Bern,
    Switzerland, U.S. National Science Foundation, 1961.
Antarctic Service Medal, awarded for participation in International
    Geophysical Year program, National Academy of Sciences,
    1966.  
Zeller Glacier (800 55’ S, 1560 30’ E) named in Antarctica, 1967.  
Distinguished Lecturer, American Association of Petroleum
    Geologists, 1971.  
German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship, 1975.  
Group Achievement Award, NASA, 1983.  
Distinguished Achievement Award, Rocky Mountain Federation of
    Mineralogical Societies, 1988.  
Specialist Visitor to China, World Bank Provincial Universities
    Project, May 1991.

   



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:11 AM

In the 1960s, geophysicist Dr. Edward J. Zeller predicted the existence of water on the Moon. He deduced that the Moon produces its own water.

 

See: Zeller, E.J., Ronca, L.B., Levy, P.W., “Proton induced hydroxyl formation on the
lunar surface,” Geophysical Research, Vol. 71 (1966), 4855-4860; Zeller, E.J.,
Dreschhoff, G., “Formation of Organic Compounds in Solid Bodies by Solar and
Cosmic Proton Bombardment,” in Meteorite Research, P.M. Millman ed., D. Reidel
Publ. Co., Dordrecht, Holland (1969), 524-533.

Knowing that the Moon absorbs the Sun’s charged particles (including hydrogen nuclei), he theorized that the hydrogen would react with oxygen in the lunar regolith to produce water molecules. Dr. Zeller’s theory was confirmed in 2009 by the ESA-ISRO instrument SARA onboard the Indian Chandrayaan-1 (Moon-Traveller 1) lunar orbiter.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:53 AM

Niner has yet to return to this forum to defend his remarks, so all we can do is continue to examine what he had to say.

He suggested that the GEO-DMF project is: "way outside our LE remit"

So, let's compare the proposed GEO-DMF project to Longecity's mission, which is stated as: "to conquer the blight of involuntary death". To advance this mission, we aim to provide...an infrastructure to support community projects and initiatives; the facilities for supporting an international community of those with an interest in life extension.”

We can all recognize that although the hydra is potentially immortal, that potential does not necessarily translate into a very long life for these little freshwater animals because of hostile environmental factors. Humans are facing so many hostile factors that experts question our ability to survive as a species.

For example, in August of 2010, renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning at the web forum Big Think: “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million.”

Achieving immortality will require much more than successfully tweaking our genetics. We must work to master our genetics, maintain health, and achieve a safe environment that preserves the potential for immortality.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 06:45 PM

Seems to me that it is too "grand" of a project and too long of a time frame. Too many people would die while waiting for the fruits of this. In two or three decades we could cure aging via many alternate pathways that are already well developed at much less cost.


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Posted 18 September 2014 - 03:26 AM

Mind indicates: “Seems to me that it is to "grand" of a project and too long of a time frame. Too many people would die while waiting for the fruits of this. In two or three decades we could cure aging via many alternate pathways that are already well developed at much less cost.”

 

I had hoped that it was obvious from the proposal itself that the initial seed money raised can be used in a cooperative effort to advance existing work on medical microbots. What researchers lack is a means of building electronics and high intelligence into these devices (to achieve true robotics) without adding to their size.

 

In one of his talks, Ray Kurzweil stated that medical bots that will someday course through our bloodstreams might require remote intelligence to achieve high functionality.

 

The tremendous power of internal optical computing and built-in electronics within diamond are key. Diamond is also tissue compatible, and the electronics are noise free (this impressive quality of diamond can allow electronics technology to evolve to a much higher state of efficiency).

 

Present devices lack the ability to be wholly robotic (with “wiring” throughout their parts, so as to make them dexterous and capable of a great many tasks that require programmed skills).

 

In other words, DMF can be used to speed up present efforts at making medical microbots a reality, and this could be done with money raised during the initial stage of this proposed project -- so that it need not take two or three decades (too long for many people alive now) for science to achieve tremendous advances.

 

For example, Robert Freitas Jr. is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. He already works with diamond, which is making major strides in medical applications because it is tissue compatible. A goal of the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing is to make microbots a medical reality. Like others, the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing depends upon funding to foster its goal.

http://www.imm.org/

 

It is the long term project goals, or “grand” (as Mind calls it) phase, that hopes to also aid the larger cause of securing conditions that foster true immortality, rather than just potential immortality. Even if only the initial project phase is taken up at Longecity, the contribution could be great for the reasons explained above.

 

Thank you Mind, very much, for bringing up the need for this further clarification, and for posting the proposal itself and also participating in discussion.

 

 



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 06:10 AM

This should be interesting to the DMF researchers:

Three-dimensional deep sub-diffraction optical beam lithography with 9 nm feature size
http://www.nature.co...ncomms3061.html

Now can I read the book plz!? :)

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:37 AM

Very interesting post, Logic -- thanks. The proton beam spontaneously converts targeted areas within single crystal diamond film to the graphite phase. Protons are about 1800 times more massive than electrons, and so they penetrate into materials instead of impacting the surface. This is why the graphite electrical zones of DMF are inside of the diamond film itself and, therefore, remain protected by diamond.

 

Nanoscale lasering can be very valuable to the industrial scale production of precision nanoscale robotic parts (gears, rings, tubes, teeth, combs, etc.). When Sandia made the first diamond micromachine, the team used micromachining techniques to cut or abrade synthetic amorphous diamond (Mohs 9.8), which is softer than the crystalline diamond used to make DMF.

 

With DMF, no diamond cutting should be necessary to create precision, uniform nanomachine parts in a nanoproduction factory. Powerful lasers are now used to convert the outer surfaces of diamond to graphite. This method permits a variety of specialized shapes uncommon for diamond, like horseheads, stars, butterflies, letters, etc.

 

In other words, instead of cutting into hard diamond, the unwanted portion of the diamond film would be lasered to form the desired machine part shapes. The parts take shape as the soft graphite (created on the outer surface of the diamond) is removed. In principle, this should also work on the nanoscale and allow for precision mass production.

 

When we can demonstrate that proton beaming (so far used on the micron scale) will properly function on the nanoscale (to create graphite nanozones within nanodiamond film), then every one or most of those tiny nanoparts could serve to carry electronics and optical/quantum computing. The machine would be truly robotic with built in electronics and computing in all or most of its components.

 

Some 100% pure diamond crystal ball bearings are one to four nanometers. They were developed as lubricants that eliminate friction and virtually never wear out. Some are larger, at 100 nanometers. Whatever their size, is will be critically important for diamond medical bots to be smooth on all outer surfaces to the nanoscale, so they cannot inadvertently cut into tissue once inside the body.

 

Researchers in Taiwan used nanodiamonds to deliver a substance straight to body cells. They fed transparent roundworms nanodiamonds coated with a certain sugar. Another group of the worms was fed uncoated nanodiamonds. The uncoated diamonds remained in the worms' intestinal tracts. The sugar-coated nanodiamonds entered their bloodstreams through their intestinal walls, and wound up attached to specific body cells.

 

The research team reported that the worms enjoyed normal life spans and exhibited no signs of distress from their treatment, i.e., no internal bleeding.

 

It captures the imagination to think of such experiments progressing with built-in intelligence and programmed to perform a variety of specific tasks at the cellular level.

 

Logic, I truly hope you do get to read the book soon.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:14 PM

We can readily recognize the tremendous value of quantum computing introduced into body systems. One application for quantum computing is to model and predict chemical reactions, something conventional electron computers struggle with.

 

This website puts the matter succinctly:

Chemical Reactions Root Of Body - ActualCures.com

actualcures.com/chemical-reactions-root-body-disease.html

“Hundreds of thousands of different chemical reactions in the body occur continuously and ... All disease, illnesses, and symptoms stem from chemical reactions.”


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 03:49 PM

Quantum Computing and Immortality:

Douglas W. Jamison puts the power of quantum computing in a nutshell:

"Today, many unresolved foundational problems can be distilled down to equations and large data sets. Examples include potential cures for cancer, the origin of aging....Quantum computers – unlike conventional digital machines used since the onset of computer age – have a potential to crunch through the data and overcome levels of complexity insurmountable for existing computers. What currently requires existing digital computations longer than the age of the universe to sort out digitally might be found in minutes or even seconds using future quantum computers."

See his article: http://www.hhvc.com/...ntum-computing/

Here is a Youtube video with a headline predicting: "Quantum Computing to Grant Immortality by 2035"

http://www.youtube.com/

The message at this GEO-DMF System post is that it is feasible for DMF to speed this up dramatically, if like-mind people who want immortality push forward. Nothing gets done alone.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

Today, the closet thing industry has to a quantum computer is the D-Wave.

 

It takes a “10-square-foot appliance to keep a 1-square-centimeter chip at a temperature of near absolute zero.”

 

https://gigaom.com/2...e-in-the-cloud/

 

As such, the cost is in the many millions of dollars and requires large investors like Google.

D-Wave Systems Secures $30M (CAD) Funding to ...

 

www.dwavesys.com/.../d-wave-systems-secures-30m-c...

D Wave Systems

Jul 11, 2014 - With this $30 million investment, D-Wave has now raised a total of $160 million. “This funding is a strong endorsement of D-Wave's ability to...

 

By comparison, optical diamond quantum computing with DMF will be able to run at normal temperatures and keeps running under high and low heat ranges.

 

As for costs, when the DMF prototype was made, single crystal diamond film about the size of a postage stamp cost $1000. Today, that same film would cost only a few dollars, thanks to the many advances in producing single crystal diamond film over the years.



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Posted 25 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

Biological Immortality:

 

There are three main causes of death; aging, disease and physical trauma.

 

See Hayflick, L, "Biological Aging is No Longer an Unsolved Problem." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2997 Apr;1100:1-13.

 

This above-cited insightful article raises the question: "There is an almost universal belief by geriatricians and others that the greatest risk factor for all of the leading causes of death is old age. Why then are we not devoting significantly greater resources to understanding more about the greatest risk factor for every age-associated pathology by attempting to answer this fundamental question-"What changes occur in biomolecules that lead to the manifestations of aging at higher orders of complexity and then increase vulnerability to all age-associated pathology?""

 

Since its publication in 2007, a great many resources have been put into aging research. But the question raised could move towards resolution much faster, with far fewer resources, with the help of highly-intelligent micromachines (that can enter the bloodstream) with quantum computer brains (DMF is also capable of conventional electron computing, and the best features of these two computing forms can be combined). In other words, the principle I am suggesting is the same as when the slow-moving Human Genome project, which some predicted could never be finished in the real world, finished ahead of schedule because advanced computing was brought to bear.

 

Building and programming highly-intelligent micromachines can help with aging and disease because of the ability of optical/quantum computing to model chemical reactions in the body and work in conjunction with telomerase (see above).

 

Fixing certain forms of severe trauma with latent nanobots that spring into action when needed is further off, but not outside of the realm of what could be done in time.

 

For more from Leonard Hayflick (famous for the Hayflick limit) on aging and disease, see

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm....or_uid=17460161


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:52 AM

'Moon Base and Beyond' is now available for purchase as an ebook (PDF format) at:

https://payhip.com/b/5IrW

Featuring the GEO-DMF System: Introducing a feasible system for permanently operating on the Moon, Mars and other parts of our solar system and far beyond with existing and emerging technologies that allow for:

- Massive, Automated Permanent Space Architecture and Infrastructure for Martian and Lunar Bases, etc.
- Highly Advanced Space Electronics, Space Supercomputing and Durable, Highly-Intelligent Space Robots
- Greatly Enhancing the Space Economy to Enrich All of Earth's People (and do so affordably enough not
to hinder investors)

NASA recognizes that microgravity manufacturing and mining precious and industrial metals from our solar system would be so lucrative as to solve the world's economic problems and enrich everyone on the planet.

$10.00 per 'Moon Base and Beyond' ebook copy sold will be donated to sponsor the first steps towards implementing the GEO-DMF System.

Book Reviews:

"Moon Base and Beyond is a valuable resource for any space enthusiast. Morris identifies the need for inexpensive, strong structures, robust computing and robotic construction and automation. She offers a solution to these challenges via the GEO-DMF System. She presents a treasure trove of well-researched applications while covering numerous facets of living in and exploring through space."

ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. Jason Cassibry is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and affiliated with the Propulsion Research Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research involves thermonuclear fusion for interplanetary propulsion. He has advised 14 advanced degree students to completion and co-authored 17 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of advanced propulsion, thermonuclear fusion, and plasma physics.

"A remarkably comprehensive look at technologies that solve space habitat construction, life support, and commercial development problems, and slash the costs of permanently operating in space. The system explained can usher in the much-anticipated, but grievously delayed, era of continuous human presence on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere. Meticulously researched, superbly organized, and absorbing, this work is a real page-turner and highly recommended for space professionals, science fiction enthusiasts, students, and the general public. Most definitely not the 'same-old-same-old'!"

ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. Albert A Harrison, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis, author of 'Spacefaring: The Human Dimension'

"A readable, unique work offering many new ideas -- a valuable must-read for anyone interested in colonizing extraterrestrial bodies."

ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Daniel Berleant, PhD, author of "The Human Race to the Future—What Could Happen and What to Do"

“'Moon Base and Beyond' integrates technologies into a system that may very well constitute the unpredictable wild-card that breaks the long-standing bottleneck that has prevented humankind from permanent, affordable deep space settlements. Morris addresses, in a highly-readable fashion, the disciplines critical to building a permanent lunar habitation and one on Mars and far beyond. Her presentation is unique and powerful enough to re-ignite excitement by the general public in advancing space activities. Her book can strongly inspire students to direct their interests and disciplines to the evolution and survival potentials of modern humankind and its biotechnological descendants.

“I highly recommend 'Moon Base and Beyond' as required reading for students pursuing all college and post graduate curricula. It is an excellent, informative, and easy-read for high school, undergraduate and post- graduate students regardless of their specific interests and disciplines of study and research.

“Morris' Moon Base and Beyond' is also a marvelous discussion piece for anyone concerned with the increasingly pressing issues of "Wither and Whether Humankind?" A seemingly ancillary issue, but certainly pressingly critical at the moment, is her discussion regarding the strong, positive impact on the global economy that can be gained by a genuinely global space program embracing permanent humankind migration and settlement off-Earth."

ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. George S. Robinson, LL.B., LL.M., and the first Doctor of Civil Laws in Space Law, served for 25 years as legal counsel for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and worked as an International Relations Specialist for NASA. He is a prolific author with 50 years experience in Space Law, and is by training and practice an evolutionary biologist.

"Now comes Margaret Morris' Moon Base and Beyond, another mind-blowing volume on humanity's future beyond Earth.

"Such publications create public awareness about our opportunities off-world and guidance towards achieving permanent lunar installations. Two factors will contribute to our taking advantage of space resources. Apart from China, it is the private sector that will likely provide this leadership aloft, particularly space entrepreneurs. But it is new technologies that will enable us to do this....

"She makes a telling case for how robotically to build automated, virtually permanent megalithic lunar architecture, and how to use the Moon (1) as a laboratory to create new technologies requiring lunar gravity manufacturing and various other systems (profitable and useful for the Moon and elsewhere); and (2) to demonstrate a new model for transforming other celestial bodies.

"Morris is a visionary who forecasts myriad applications of this innovative system aloft - from reducing new space junk (DMF is useful for creating radiation-tolerant small, super-smart satellites) to erecting lunar and Martian greenhouses and much more."

ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Dr. Philip Robert Harris is a management/space psychologist. He is author/editor of some 53 published books. His Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century was released in 2009. Phil's novel Lunar Pioneers was published in 2010.

#17 Robert Magnuson

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:41 PM

Project startup has been announced at Transhumanity.net -- which is also hosting this project now.

See:
http://transhumanity...-project-start/

Project Status: Time to get volunteers and raise money, currently project assets are in process such as this site, a cloud based share and more.

Overview:

“We propose a profitable means of building a new space economy for the people by the people. A first step is to build an optical computer with synthetic diamond. It will serve several purposes, ranging from providing for highly-intelligent space robots, able to build in space while tolerating harsh space environments, to providing the quantum-computing brains for miniaturized microbots able to protect human health. Please see the book reviews below for key technologies that will allow humankind to begin accomplishing these tasks in the relatively near future (far sooner than has been projected by science), and also to plan for the construction of massive, permanent, automated facilities on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere. Initial seed funding for this project comes from the sale of the ebook Moon Base and Beyond, which explains these key technologies and offers an overall plan for growing a large space economy designed to uplift everyone in need within a few generations.”

Key White Papers:
Ushering in the Diamond Age of Quantum Computing

Currently we need project staff including:

1. Program Manager
2. Finance Officer
3. Social Media Manager

Ideal volunteers have a strong commitment to transhumanist goals of uplifting all of humanity, working towards operating off-planet, implementing extreme longevity, solving environmental problems, advancing high technology for everyone’s sake.

Please contact us at: geodmf@transhumanity.net

To help fund the project purchase a copy of the book here: https://payhip.com/b/5IrW

As mentioned, $10.00 per ebook copy sold will sponsor the project.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:45 PM

Robert, I'm glad to see that you've found an appropriate venue for your project.  I wish you the best of luck.



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#19 Robert Magnuson

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 12:47 AM

Fast tracking biological immortality: A new post at Transhumanity.net

http://transhumanity...-we-fast-track/





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