Energy, Recreation, Transportation, Food, Resources, Restoration
The power we’ve gained from unclean fuels has been the greatest power than humanity has ever known. But humanity has current technology and developing technology, and the ability to change our ways of life so that we don’t have to use this unclean power anymore. Instead of having a 50% reduction of our use of unclean fuels by the year 2050, we can plan for how to have a 98% reduction in two years. Humanity can end our use of unclean power by using technology and doing simple things that don’t require external power like putting on sweaters for warmth and occupying basements for coolness.
There are indications that make me think that unlimited free energy sources are available for humanity’s use. I just now did a search on YouTube for “free energy inventions” and was immediately shown a scroll of almost 150 different choices of what looked like genuinely well thought out videos of home inventions that looked plausible. I find it hard to believe that not one of them is true. Then I think about the stories we’ve all heard about people with energy inventions that have supposedly been squelched by the energy companies. I think about Nikola Tesla and his claim that he could give the world and endless supply of clean, free and wireless energy. And I think about all the modern technology we have today. I think about the heat pumps and how efficient they have become in transferring heat. And I recall documentaries I’ve watched about geothermal power plants and how new technology will let them use binary systems where a heat transfer fluid similar to antifreeze is used to bring the heat to the turbines. If fossil fuel corporations can build derricks on the ocean 10,000 feet above the ocean floor and then drill an additional 20,000 feet into the earth below the ocean floor to get oil, then certainly humanity can tap geothermal. And then of course there is solar and wind and frictionless bearings, and etc. When I assemble all these thoughts together and then see that we are burning unclean fuel and creating nuclear waste and destroying our planet it makes me see how poisoned we are and how much potential there is once money is gone and we can open our eyes.
An endless supply of clean energy can help us restore our planet tremendously. The power may be used to run equipment for carbon removal from the atmosphere and the oceans. We may use it to hydrolyze hydrogen which could then run motors without pollution. It may be able to run the internet and provide our other energy needs. And it may be able to to help us refreeze the Arctic.
With all the spare time the Road to Life creates human beings will want to draw upon their gifted instincts, as well as desired instincts. Humans need to play music, draw, write, act, make craft things, build things in shops, travel, hunt and fish, and do all kinds of activities. It is good for humanity to do these things as long as we don’t add to the footprint of man when we are doing them – or mitigate or however is decided. Collective Human Intelligence will help us determine what we can and cannot do.
Standardization and consolidation combined with a 15-hour work week and Neighborhoodism could reduce traffic by around ninety percent is my guess – especially if we make that the goal. Climate scientists tell us we need dramatic change now. When the shift is made to eliminate money reduction of traffic can happen nearly overnight. This is the kind of change we need.
Neighborhoodism and a 15-hour work week will mean most people will work only one or two days a week. They may choose to work one week and then have two or three weeks off, or even do a monthly plan or yearly plan if they want. The point is that people will have a lot of extra time – time to travel if they wish. By what means can they travel?
Lots of time to travel means that slower modes of transportation can be used. A newly designed transportation system can accommodate this (again – heavy use of Collective Human Intelligence). Bicycles, possibly including electric bikes, can be used to transport individuals and even families. Gas stations can be turned into bike stations where people can rest, sleep, charge, etc. Some motels can be set up to accommodate the bikers. It might take longer to make the 500-mile trip, but the system can be designed to be user friendly. Most ages would be ok with riding bicycles, but older people might not want to. Semi-trucks could be fitted to carry passengers as well as cargo. There may also be buses and trains. The Road to Life attempts to accommodate all human needs and wants as long as they don’t increase the footprint of man on Earth.
Aircraft travel would probably be non-existent. This would be determined by the CHI.
The CHI should be able to determine how to do this the best. There is a plan on the internet that’s saying humanity could solve the environmental problems by turning vegan. I don’t know what ways will be chosen, but I do know that I would rather have vegan food to eat than no food at all.
The Road to Life Plan shows that when the collapse of civilization comes, money will no longer exist. Planning can tell us how to grow food ourselves. The empty skyscrapers and other buildings may no longer be needed and may have two or three walls each that have exposure to the sun and can be converted into vertical gardens using hydroponic systems that can be designed by the CHI or others and made available for download. Contingency plans would help people collect necessary materials in their preparations. And if people knew what neighborhood they would live in then people in that neighborhood could volunteer and receive training for how to do such things as build vertical gardens. Other people could be trained for other things. A transition would make this process even more achievable.
We all know in our hearts that we shouldn’t turn animals into dollar bills and then eat them. Let’s say you raised a beef cow from birth like a pet and loved her. You named her Daisy. You watched her grow up while she watched you and your family grow up. Then you watched her have a baby cow of her own one day. Would you seriously be able to kill her, butcher her and eat her? I couldn’t. I suspect that most people couldn’t; unless they were starving. I have never had a pet cow, or pig or chicken, but I have had cats and dogs. The thought of killing them and eating them is repulsive to me. So why am I blindly doing this very same thing for almost every meal that I eat? Why do I go to the grocery store and buy meat without a thought for the life that was given? How can I do this horrible thing?
It is the poison of money causes us to think this way, or rather, to forget this way. The poison blinds us. It has set up America with a marketplace that is completely separated from reality. We go to the store and look for the best prices for the quality we want. We don’t think about the animal that was slaughtered, we think about the expiration date and the price. We don’t think about gutting or skinning the animals. We don’t think about the terrible lives and deaths these animals are forced to endure. The mask of money has covered our eyes and ears and hearts.
Before the industrial revolution there were no refrigerators. You didn’t just walk down the aisle in a grocery store and pull meat off the selves. Times changed with the inventions of the internal combustion engine and alternating current electricity. We went from the economy of horse and buggy without engines to the economy of driving cars and electric lights in every home almost overnight. The change in life was so big and so fast that people didn’t know how to react. I imagine it was a subtle but gut-wrenching feeling to see the rivers and bays polluted with toxins that mankind never dreamed of handling before. And to see the decline of fish and game. Many people dove into religion as the answer. Many went into college and sought to master the system. Many simply couldn’t compete. But everyone was seeking a road to life. This insanity has progressed to this day now. Under the influence of this poison we still don’t know where we are, why we’re here, or what we should do. We simply go with the flow.
Fish consumption will also be included in changing the ways we eat. Today we scrape the ocean floors with nets and we cover the ocean top with floating plastic. We pollute the oceans with toxic wastes and oils. We show no respect whatsoever. Whales and dolphins are purposely beaching themselves to die in great displays all over the world to tell mankind to stop, but we don’t hear them or see them. A poison has blinded us.
Humanity must restore the oceans. The modeling programs on Humanity’s Platform should tell us how to lower the oceans temperature and acidity. Our Collective Human Intelligence will be immeasurably important in this task.
On April 20, 2016 the Scientific American magazine posted the following:
“We knew coral bleaching was a serious issue in the Great Barrier Reef, but the scope of just how widespread it was has been unclear – until now.
Extensive aerial surveys and dives have revealed that 93 percent of the world’s largest reef has been devastated by coral bleaching. The culprit has been record-warm water driven by El Nino and climate change that has cooked the life out of the corals.”
The decision to eat meat can be whittled down to a simple question, “Would we rather eat vegetarian and live, or eat meat and die?” The choice is ours. The Road to Life, however, lies in the leaves of green.
When money is eliminated many dangerous and environmentally detrimental industries can be eliminated. If we tear down a building and store the reusable materials we will likely find that we already have more than we need far into the future and will not need to extract any more from the Earth.
The mining of gold, for example, is one of the most destructive and polluted forms of mining on Earth. Massive amounts of dirt must be removed in order to acquire very small amounts of gold. If we need gold for certain electrical connections and such then let’s use what we have stored already. If we are not building the giant military industrial complex, cars, and nuclear power plants anymore then why would we need to mine more gold?
Continuing with gold as an example the question becomes “what is the true value of gold?” Mankind cannot eat gold. And why do we supposedly need gold for jewelry when many other more easily obtained metals can be used? Is the use of gold for jewelry not an idolatrous waste? Is it worth sacrificing our beautiful mountains and streams for? For those who are Christians what does Jesus say about gold? And what was Jesus betrayed for? Money puts a high value on gold, but dogs and cats and horses don’t place value on gold. When industries are consolidated and many factories dismantled, gold can be stockpiled and recycled just like other resources. The destruction caused from gold mining will need to be cleaned up and the lands restored as much as possible. The true value of gold is, therefore, a negative value because of the negative effects that the mining of it has done to the Earth and the amount of time and energy that mankind will have to spend to repair the damage. It also has more negative value in that it is the beginning of money and has caused man to forget about his responsibility to nature and also caused man to kill each other, or run over each other, or enslave each other in pursuit of it. The true value of gold is actually, therefore, a negative value. In other words, mankind might be better off without it.
Agriculture and textile productions can be changed to be more efficient as well. People living in neighborhoods will now have time to grow much of their own food. When money is out of the way the need to dress up for work and wear expensive suits, exotic silk ties, and such will basically be gone. Farmers can switch to growing hemp, bamboo, and other more environmentally friendly textiles for our needs and wants. Once money is out of the way deeply inset industries will no longer be able to monopolize and dictate what we use. Logic will prevail instead of the poison of money.
One acre of hemp, for example, will produce two to three times as much clothing material as cotton, and cotton, though it occupies only 1 percent of the USA farmland, uses 50 percent of USA pesticides. One acre of hemp, grown in a single season, yields as much paper as up to four acres of trees (which obviously take a long time to grow). Hemp is a weed that grows prolifically, requires little weeding, insecticides, or herbicides, and can be turned into some 25,000 different products of all kinds including clothing, paper, ropes, building materials, oils, cosmetics, paints, biodegradable plastics, and even food.
Restoring the Earth is the part I look forward to the most. I can’t wait to go into that valley I’ve watched fill up with buildings and asphalt for half a century and start tearing those buildings down and planting grass and trees. I can’t wait to clean up all that trash and use intelligent design to help everything return like it was as much as possible. I can’t wait for the youth of the world to see the habitat come back and watch the wildlife grow. This is why we are here.
Technology should also be encouraged yet used with wisdom. We should become experts at shooting asteroids in preparation to protect our Mother Earth when the time comes that it’s really needed. If we intend to last at least a million years this technology is essential. We also need to be experts at reading our planet to determine and be forewarned from volcanic explosions and earthquakes. Nature can grow the best with stability. We can have the best labs and equipment, bring back many of the megafauna.