I think I did enough rambling about thought the past few days. The problem is that the more I go deeper into the Augmanity technologies; you can see a myriad of places where it can help people and society. The hard part is to focus and limit the path to get the product(s) into the market.
While I sit and wait in Switzerland for my spouses visa, I have done the best I can with my time and no workspace/lab to just put ideas into perspective and refinement. The added time with the road washout in Colorado has brought forth a better solution in power with biomass and gassification for the site. Ideally I would use solar, and most of the year I can, but when something costs less than half and produces 3 times more, it is hard to ignore that solution.s
Maybe that is why my time in the morning with prayer, meditation and then the brainstorms is so valuable to me. It might be the only thing I understand well in a world where I struggle with the language and would like to find some place where I can spend time giving constructive help to something.
Right now, that means helping build my brother in laws carport and other artsie type things (who knew coca-cola doors would look cool?) I joke that the carport has a 500lb bomb and category 5 hurricane standard with the Swiss building code. While I understand and appreciate the codes and quality, everyone reading this, and their grandchildern will be long dead before that carport might consider failing.
I don’t think where I am really is looking that the world of technology is going to rapidly alter the way we live. While you can have the 500-year building envelope, you have to be able to change and modify the insides in an inexpensive way that provides flexibility and freedom for the building use. My architect friend in Honk Kong are designing skyscrapers with 25 year useful lives, not 500.
Maybe that is why I am designing Colorado to be wide spaces that can be closed into whatever matrix I need - via giant barn type doors that I will build. I am all happy that I found a company in San Francisco that can make whatever I need with whatever tolerances I want.
I just read about two interesting tech start-up companies in Zurich, I will go approach them say, and “I have a boatload of experience and some talents, need any help?”
That is the interesting thing about Switzerland. They have some really amazing pockets of design, architecture, precision milling and overall a mass platform for innovation and development...what i haven't found is the blending of innovation and speed (might be the lifestyle and people realizing working to live isn't the most fulfilling path for life?)
I really should just write up an idea for a tech/maker space. I see the value to someone like me whose lab is in road cases in another country. I really will enjoy visiting a techspace to see what one actually looks like.
There is no shortage of ideas, only the limit of time. I look at how the norm of society spends it; it is a very different pace than I am used to. I am learning to slow down a bit more, yet, I don’t know if I can slow down to the pace of the “norm”
Today…lets see, I get to work on four unrelated websites, Augmanity, and what started a few months ago as a sketch on a picnic table for my brother in laws future wife – the master pastry chef/baker. Is an idea I keep putting time into, as it really is a wonderful idea for a brand. It should work in Swiss, but I thing it will work even better inside the USA.
I would laugh if all these ideas ended up in Colorado where the proto Agrowvillage is up. High tech meets off the grid. Year round fresh vegetables, various meats to smoke/dehydrate (anyone a specialist in Parma or Spanish ham curing?) And then my dream always was a little coffee shop. There is space down on the main road where I want to build some cabins for family, guests and colleagues to stay.
Since I haven’t heard from any concrete companies I sent emails to, perhaps the building block solution is the way to go…. now I go design.
Part of what I am lacking is social interaction. I have one of the nicest families you could want to be part of for in-laws, but for me to grow, learn more, I need to find something besides the occasional football game to go work at.
Thanks for listening to me vent. My old world read more like the iggy pop rider that is in the previous post. You worked, moved, worked, saw the world.
It is very different sitting in one spot. Thankfully, there is one spot on the planet outside of Colorado springs that when I am there; I am completely in nature, yet near a city. God willing, all the visa stuff will go through soon. I would like to build “home.”
What can I say? I think I am just wired to think of ideas. Home just happens to come with a maker space/lab and the commute is but a short walk through nature.
I just enjoy finding solutions to problems.
Call it brain damage from American football.
Maybe i can invent bionic gills?