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Sunday, September 04, 2005

  Some essential optimism - redirecting hurricanes from my mind

A big thanks to David Brin for this:I've always wondered what the castle newspaper of 1102 would have reported on had the peasantry been literate.

Normal people seem to be able to immerse themselves in the news, and remain unaffected. Me I gotta go off now and do something positive and worthwhile, I've eaten way too much of the world today.

The engineer in me tries to come up with ideas that can help, especially as I drop off to sleep, like now... Here's one crazy idea I just had for manipulating hurricanes:



call it - A Hurricane Herder!

What would an insurance company - or government - pay for a means to redirect or prevent hurricanes? Without the weather satellite system the damage would have been much worse. Some are cynical

Just have to run the math on the costs in the morning... lessee, preventing 100b/yr in damage, times the future of civilization...

For all I know I've got it backwards, that you need more heat to break up a hurricane, not less, sort of like the flawed poem recited in the movie Sleeper, where a catapillar came out of a butterfly.

Wow, I just got an image of a government agent releasing a butterfly in june to stop a hurricane in september. And an Al Queda agent doing the same to start one. It's not a truly crazy idea, just straight out of chaos theory actually, but I know I gotta get to bed now...
 
Comments:
Just surfing around late night and came upon your blog...I liked it.
My site about Voip Phone System is hard to have a blog for VOIP stuff and boring too
 
Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!
 
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