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Re: In Technology Built For Longevity

Ahh, I see where the problem is now. We're talking about apples and motorcycles... two entirely different animals. I was thinking "How could we use existing technology so that we could preserve the most important information as long as possible". You're thinking of "How can we use ex...
by SANEAlex
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:57 am
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: In Technology Built For Longevity
Replies: 9
Views: 4633

Re: GRB from Betelgeuse Super nova or Nasty NanoTech

There has been a recent update on the dangers of GRB's as a possible partial solution to the Fermi paradox. If you are really paranoid and have the resources start digging a really deep cellar/basement and set up a Biosphere MKII system ;) :twisted: http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/09/partial-fermi-par...
by SANEAlex
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:24 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: GRB from Betelgeuse Super nova or Nasty NanoTech
Replies: 1
Views: 3045

Re: In Technology Built For Longevity

While I think it's cool - your idea of being able to change the information shown by changing out different dedicated modules - that would still mean that the modules themselves could become lost or damaged and that the lens was still a dedicated "reader". Moreso if the dedicated module h...
by SANEAlex
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: In Technology Built For Longevity
Replies: 9
Views: 4633

Re: Alex Weir's CD3WD project

Thanks Doc... Would still like to know what was at the original link. Maybe we can find a substitute that deals with the same information... The bibliography... great, now I have another great huge pile of books to buy. :) By the way, saw John Harrison mentioned in there. What a coincidence. I brin...
by SANEAlex
Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:08 am
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Alex Weir's CD3WD project
Replies: 9
Views: 10498

Re: In Technology Built For Longevity

So long as nobody chopped them up for jewelry, dropped them in the Mariana Trench or chucked them into a blast furnace, they'd last forever and wouldn't deteriorate. Simple pictographs could show how they worked. Is this a dumb idea or a doable idea? In an earlier post I suggested 3D printed sapphi...
by SANEAlex
Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:44 pm
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: In Technology Built For Longevity
Replies: 9
Views: 4633

Re: Basic Social Construct

How about just one 'commandment' which I picked up from a BBC TV program, 'Softly, Softly' I think it was. 'Leave it better than you found it' Regards I do like that simplification but it has the implicit assumption that there is a black and white version of what is "better" that everyone...
by SANEAlex
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:39 pm
 
Forum: What single sentence do you think encapsulates most information?
Topic: Basic Social Construct
Replies: 6
Views: 4678

Energy sources is a priority

IMHO Energy is the lowest common denominator of a technological civilisation but a holistic approach is I think better in most situations for complex problems so if i were prepared for the event I would have A good energy source A good easily accessible electronic library A good 3D printer A genetic...
by SANEAlex
Tue May 27, 2014 6:55 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: Energy sources is a priority
Replies: 2
Views: 1727

Re: Arrival

Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett's 'Long Earth' book series also follows a similar theme - colonising parallel worlds by transporting across without iron tools and having to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps as a community on each virgin world The third in that series is just about to be pu...
by SANEAlex
Tue May 27, 2014 6:34 pm
 
Forum: How to build a civilization from scratch on another world?
Topic: Arrival
Replies: 6
Views: 3288

Re: Basic Social Construct

The problem with "Commandments" is, who is commanding them? Thats my problem too I am dubious about people who wish to be worshipped I would like to think any benevolent major league omniscient deity would also know better ;) :twisted: . But on the other hand I acknowledge religions have ...
by SANEAlex
Tue May 27, 2014 12:03 am
 
Forum: What single sentence do you think encapsulates most information?
Topic: Basic Social Construct
Replies: 6
Views: 4678

Re: Alex Weir's CD3WD project

Quite often if info was freely available on a website and it has since disappeared you can find it or some of it on the internet archive :- https://www.archive.org A quick search can up with https://archive.org/details/I_Teach_Design_AppropriateTechnologyforSmallandSubsistenceFarms Not sure if it wa...
by SANEAlex
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Alex Weir's CD3WD project
Replies: 9
Views: 10498
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