Garden's for a Future


The Tao: Emptiness
February 12, 2011, 4:38 am
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Forgot how much I enjoy the Tao Te Ching. I just wish I could read the original writing.

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“Thirty spokes converge upon a single hub;
It is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges.

We make a vessel from a lump of clay;
It is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.

We make doors and windows for a room;
But it is these empty spaces that make the room livable.

Thus, while the tangible has advantages,
It is the intangible that makes it useful.”

Tzu, Lao. Translated by John C Wu

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What More Could You Possibly Want?
February 3, 2011, 1:30 am
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I had this dream a few years back and it’s the only full dream I can fully recall.

This week it seems to be a reoccurring theme amongst friends so I might as well share this with everybody.

The setting is inside a futuristic building and there’s a machine with a button on it. The machine greets everybody that passes it and says, “If you press the button, you can receive anything you could possibly want.”

Intrigued, my friends and I begin to push the button. With each push the machine says, “You already have everything you need. What more could you possibly want? (push) You already have everything you need. What more could you possibly want?” Nothing comes out of the machine. Regardless, we continue to push the button until the end of our lives.

The end.
The truths in this dream are many to me.
You can draw whatever conclusions you want.



Self-Sustainable Flight (continued)
February 1, 2011, 3:11 pm
Filed under: Transportation

I’m mentioned previously that we should begin breeding a flying animal to fly on, but why wait?

Take for instance the hot air balloon. A type of fuel is used to create hot air which is used to create lift since hot air rises. Now take a solar heater(s) and pipe it into the balloon. The same result should occur.

To get this thing off the air I believe a few things are necessary:

1. How much air flow needs to be running through the balloon to create adequate lift for cargo (us)?

2. How many solar heaters would be necessary to create that lift?

3. What materials can we use to create the balloon if purchasing one is too $$$?

So here’s the scoop. I want to see a solar heater hot air balloon flying this year. I’m putting this idea out there for somebody to accomplish it.

I’m going to make a small scale version and then scale it up later on to see if my concepts are right. I’ll post some designs later down the road and you should post yours here too.