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This Week in Philanthropic Tech and News

A bit more than a week in tech that can help our world right now. I am interested in technology that will let humans reach other galaxies, but I am also interested in technology that can be use right now to make the world a better place. In fact the mission of my non profit will be to make the world a better place.

Today I will mention the tech that I curated from a bit over a week on my Google + page. This is tech that can help people now, some of it will be most useful for developing nations and some for developed counties.

Urine into electricity
The first is a urine generator/battery. I’ve never heard about one of these before. Now that sounds like a good way to kill two problems with one solution. This was not developed by General Electric, or Honeywell, or Eveready. Who made the breakthrough? It took three teenage girls in Africa to develop this invention.

Open-source cell phone network
Do you think the cell phone companies are over charging for their service? Are the cell phone providers in cahoots to keep prices high? Help may be on the way with open source cell phone towers.

Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine
Wind power can be an important source of energy in some regions. Now there is a quite bird friendly windmill with no blades that operates a little like and audio speaker.

The Worlds Tablet Computer
Do you think a $200 tablet is a good deal? How about a $20 tablet? That is what one company is going to do, build and sell $20 tablets.

Beyond Free will
Because we are pretty much controlled by our personal rules and our cultural rules I thought this was an important video for people to consider. Understanding this concept could help us move toward a more just society. It could also help us become more productive while feeling like we have the free will to choose whether we are more productive or not.

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value.

I have talked to a few Occupy Wall St. folks and have my opinion about the people and the movement. I am planning on doing a post about this in the future.

Occupy Wall St
Now there is a story that even the mainstream can agree with. A group of Occupy Wall St. folks decided to work within society’s cultural rules and are doing good in a way that even a conservative might be able to agree with.

Occupy Wall St. Offshoot Aims to Erase People’s Debts

Refrigeration to help low income household in Africa
I found this story about an evaporation powered refrigerator interesting. I have seen similar coolers before. But I always like to see variations on this theme. There is a good chance that this idea could be improved upon and be made something really special.

That’s it for this week

As always I am wishing you the very best in life,
Andrew Ledford
dog training website

This week in space colonization tech

Technology taking us into the future of space colonization

Today’s blog is about our progress towards space colonization. I have compiled one week’s worth of articles showing developments in science and technology that will lead to space exploration. These are all articles I’ve shared on my Google + account. If you are on Google circle me to keep up to date on my curation.

From this article it appears that the United States of America is planning on having a manned outpost on the moon. Our first real out post will greatly enhance our knowledge of living in space. a prerequisite to space colonization.

Nasa intend to establish a manned outpost on the Moon, according to experts

An article about what could be a very destructive side effect of warp drive. From this article it sounds like warp drives may be more a weapon than a space exploration tool. I think before we can fully colonize space we will need to move past warfare. But warp drives may be useful for preventing major impact events on earth.

The downside of warp drives:
Annihilating whole star systems when you arrive  ExtremeTech

Here is an interesting idea to communication across great distances. A bit slow if we overcome the problems of warp drives, but promising never the less.

World first: Chinese scientists teleport data, laying the groundwork for quantum computing — or interplanetary Internet

Changing how humans reproduce could have a huge effect on our culture and our ability to cooperate more effectively. This is one of the more interesting finds of the week. It would rewrite our cultural rules. When our cultural rules change so would the personal rules of humanity. This may be the step we need to transform into a more peaceful species.

Artificial wombs: is a sexless reproduction society in our future?

Another bit of technology predicted by the star trek franchise. Just think if we could communicate with anyone without knowing another language. Again good communication with our fellow humans would be a very helpful ability for cooperation in space or even here on Earth.

Microsoft’s Real-Time Translation Software Converts English to Chinese—and Preserves the Sound of Your Voice | MIT Technology Review

To have a technology that would allow people to understand how to live peacefully without the hard work of meditation will also change our cultural rules. To be more accepting may be a necessary trait for us to live in the socially stressful environment of space colonies. To do this we will need to change how we view our own cultural rules and those of others before we are ready to harness the technology need for space colonization.

Using Technology To Reach Buddhist Enlightenment

A government sponsored computer virus that will haunt society for a very long time. Malicious use of technology could be a flaw to what in the beginning will be a somewhat sensitive and extremely sophisticated systems.

Stuxnet Infected Chevron’s IT Network

Finally I found the use of a less deadly form of nuclear fuel to be of interest. I do believe we need to move past nuclear technology. But using a less deadly form of nuclear energy and one that is not used for making weapons may be a good start.

Does abandoned Idaho mine hold key to energy independence?

I am wishing you the best in videos and the very best in life,
Andrew Ledford
dog training website

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