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Re: Star Control: Connecting the dots
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2018, 08:03:54 pm »

That sounds capital intensive.

What do you think sounds capital intensive? The standardized education facilities, or what I said about greenhouses?

Look at these smart windows:





I don't think the technology is very expensive, and they can be used to control the amount of light entering greenhouses.

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« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2018, 03:21:10 am »

The everything. Greenhouses instead of fields, working on down.
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« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2018, 08:52:12 am »

The everything. Greenhouses instead of fields, working on down.

Well, I am not saying that people should stop working in fields, but you can have a much higher food production per M2 in greenhouses, you don't need to use pesticides, you can have better water recycling and it is easier to automatize food production and harvesting in greenhouses.

I might actually start to work in collaboration with a greenhouse company when I am finished with my Ph.D. I have developed a new system for isolating large amounts of pure molecules from plant material, and a greenhouse company here seems to be interested in providing us with plant material. I am hoping that they also will allow me to work with greenhouse optimization/automatization.
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Re: Star Control: Connecting the dots
« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2018, 11:38:26 am »

I have added a rainbow fence near the entrance and put telescopes in the top of the guard towers. The telescopes could be connected to an AI monitoring the surroundings.



Just imagine what a beacon of light this could be in a super poor and underdeveloped country.....

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In the dark they grow, the deep fire feeds the Children.
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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2018, 02:35:05 pm »

This is really creepy and bizarre, even for you.

I'd step back, set this aside until you can come back with fresh eyes, and think of what it looks like from the point of view of someone who doesn't absolutely trust the designer.
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« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2018, 03:19:35 pm »

This is really creepy and bizarre, even for you.

I'd step back, set this aside until you can come back with fresh eyes, and think of what it looks like from the point of view of someone who doesn't absolutely trust the designer.

I think most people would find any type of educational facility that doesn't correspond to their own culture and/or to how they were educated themselves creepy and bizarre. For example, lots of people probably find Montessori or Waldorf(Steiner) schools creepy and bizarre. Many atheists probably find any religious school creepy and bizarre. Many religious people probably dislike schools that teach evolution. Sure, lots of people would probably find this creepy and bizarre, simply because it seems very alien to their own culture and/or to how they were educated themselves...

Anyhow, it would work, because people will go there to get free food and free medical aid, no matter how creepy and/or bizarre they find it. Why do you think so many Muslims are coming to Europe, even though they hate our culture?

Personally, I find it a bit creepy and bizarre that people find it creepy and bizarre to want to help poor and underdeveloped countries. This is certainly better than conventional warfare, where people actually are killing each other....  Such as the American war against Iraq and Afghanistan. I certainly think it would be much more humane to build these facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria....

I also find it very interesting that most people don't find it creepy to slaughter animals and eat meat. Most people don't even find conventional warfare creepy. Homosexuals are, however, usually found to be extremely creepy.

This is disgusting:



Pigs are smarter than dogs and more related to humans than dogs....
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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2018, 10:31:34 pm »

This is really creepy and bizarre, even for you.

I'd step back, set this aside until you can come back with fresh eyes, and think of what it looks like from the point of view of someone who doesn't absolutely trust the designer.

I still don't quite understand what is creepy about it, but since other people also have commented that they think the guard towers made it look like a prison, I have removed the guard towers. If you guys don't think it is important with safety for your children, fine with me.



https://www.archania.org/governance/#standardized_educational_facility

And here is a video about pigs playing video games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dFwx95ufEk

Apparently, they can occasionally outperform chimpanzees.
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