20160101 Economic Model for 18th Century Knowledge

20160101 Economic Model for 18th Century Knowledge

Postby tahanson43206 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:26 pm

The working premise of this thread is that 18th century technology is a "sweet spot" which can still be understood and replicated by single individuals living in 2016.
Thus, it is (presumably) practical to envision a group of individuals around the world, who choose to master some aspect of 18th century technology as an interest, so that in case of massive failure of the fragile global economic system in place in 2016, the remnants of 18th century technology would be readily available for a restart.
An example is the ability to make a working vacuum tube radio receiver and transmitter, as described by Dr. Dartnell, and supported in detail by onetuberadio.
It is possible to envision an economy of 18th century practitioners to grow up around this forum, which is itself based upon Dr. Dartnell's book site.
Medium of exchange could be barter. After all, if the global economy collapses, money will be meaningless, so it would make sense to implement barter as a practical solution.
A class of exchange specialists would then arise, to handle the third party operations that traditional money eliminates.
The existing global amateur radio community would be natural allies in an effort along these lines.
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If anyone is interested in seeing this thread develop, please send suggestions via private message on this forum.
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If anyone would like to create a new thread along these lines, please do that.
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The concept on offer here, is an opportunity to become an "author" on Dr. Dartnell's forum. There are plenty of "traditional" forums where you can comment to your heart's content, so please go there, if commenting on other people's threads is your idea of a good time.
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If you want to see an "author" on this forum develop as a person, and grow towards whatever their potential might be, send your suggestions to them via private email. By a quirk, the software selected by Dr. Dartnell for this forum allows the "author" of any post to edit it. Thus, if you see an error or have a suggestion for improvement, you can send a note to the "author", and that person can edit the original post if they are persuaded by your presentation.
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20160109 Call for Participation: "Author" Extract Elements

Postby tahanson43206 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:52 pm

This message is a call for participation in the development of a body of knowledge with a focus on 18th Century technology.

This specific request is for threads on topics relating to the extraction and refinement of elements.

The goal for each thread would be to show how a given element can be found, extracted and refined, using 18th century technology.

In addition to the primary goal, a useful secondary goal would be to describe how a robotic (automated) system can perform the same tasks, or achieve the same objective.

This secondary goal would be immediately applicable to support of settlements on Solar System objects other than Earth, but could also reveal opportunities for competitive business activities on Earth.

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20160117 Economic Model for 18th Century Compounds

Postby tahanson43206 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:37 pm

In this installment for the 18th Century knowledge thread, I am calling for participation by persons with knowledge of how to extract or produce useful compounds.

As with extraction of elements, the idea here is to try to record the steps that would be taken to achieve desired results with the knowledge available in the 18th century.

Dr. Dartnell's book itself contains a framework upon which this thread can develop.

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20160124 Economic Model for 18th Century Agriculture

Postby tahanson43206 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:40 pm

In this installment for the 18th Century knowledge thread, I am calling for participation by persons with knowledge of how to produce agricultural products.

As with extraction of elements, the idea here is to try to record the steps that would be taken to achieve desired results with the knowledge available in the 18th century.

Dr. Dartnell's book itself contains a framework upon which this thread can develop.

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