Will Apple spend it’s $155 billion “war chest”  to prevent war?

Will Apple spend it’s $155 billion “war chest” to prevent war?

There is lots of talk lately about how Apple might gain yet more dominance by using it’s “war chest” to acquire various companies and technologies. Here is a slightly more humane suggestion considering the estimated 7 trillion dollars of cash being hoarded worldwide. We’ll put it into perspective by comparing our current world scenario to a school cafeteria that needs to feed 700 kids. There are five hundred kids outside, fifty working inside the kitchen, fifty working as servers, and a hundred kids inside eating at the tables. There are three tables in the middle of the cafeteria with the shot callers, the popular kids.

These popular kids control who gets food in this cafeteria. You see they have a great support system of other kids in the surrounding tables that help them to maintain legitimacy and control. These other tables hold an assortment of really clever, smart, and strong kids. Some write a daily newsletter, some distribute and teach it, while the big bully kids make sure everyone stays in line. Kids are beat and die at the bully’s hands daily.

Everyone is made to read the stories in the newsletter everyday. The newest younger kids have to spend all day learning the order of things, and how the cafeteria runs to provide food for everyone. As they get older and prove they can participate perfectly, they may graduate into a position inside the cafeteria. Some actually make it into the dining room to eat. This is rare, but when it does happen, it is met with great fanfare. The newsletter reports these stories as possible for any of the kids. The popular kids and their friends are highly respected and celebrated.

The kids who have finally made it into the cafeteria to eat, do not dare upsetting the popular kids, for fear of being kicked out. Meanwhile, most of the kids outside are working to provide food and care for the cafeteria. They are in the sun everyday working very hard, but give all the produce to the cafeteria. These kids outside are given just enough food to stay alive – mostly. There are many kids that die of starvation every day. The kids outside are in such distress from the situation, that there is constant fighting and there is much brutality going on. Kids are disfigured and maimed every day under these harsh circumstances.

The kids inside the cafeteria look outside at this terrible situation outside and feel good that they are not like that. Some feel bad and write about it in little notes to pass around. Mostly the notes end up on the floor and get swept away, but some are stories made into plays or included in the Newsletter. The stories always have the same premise – that kids are complicated creatures and this is just how they are. They have been much worst in the past, but are getting better. There are always a couple of tables near the kitchen with kids that wear pink ties. They are in a perpetual planning stage working towards making things better, and consistently blame each other for the lack of improvement for the kids dying outside. The pink tie kids are always playing musical chairs, and are replaced every couple of weeks.

The smart clever kids lucky enough to be inside, are designing ways to improve upon the cafeteria, while others build cool electronic toys and new games. Others are singing and planning theatrical productions for the stage at the end of the cafeteria. Most are just taking selfies with their smart phones. The smartest and most influential kids are near the center tables. They actively plan on ways to get more production of food from the kids outside, and ways to give less to the kids working the cafeteria. They have been so successful that the kids at the center table have backpacks full of food and snacks all the time. So much so, that they daily throw away most of it because it rots. Hundreds of pounds are dried and preserved in barrels. Nearly all the barrels belong to the popular kids at the center tables.

This system has been working great, but the current school will be barren soon since no effort has been made to preserve the garden soil, and the water supply is now very polluted. The kids in control are working hard at designing a balloon so they can float off to another school to start over in the near future. There will only be enough room in the balloon for the center tables though.

There comes a time when the unrest and fighting outside are mounting faster than the mountain of food barrels in storage. A great many barrels are owned by the most popular boy who wears an apple printed on his t-shirt. He decides to end the nonsense. He rolls his barrells outside to share, and thus saves all the children from chaos, starvation and ruin. The other kids witness this act of compassion and feel the affects. They are moved to follow suit since the good that follows is undeniable.

 

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3-D Object Print Your Own Home

3-D Object Print Your Own Home

Do you remember the days of typewriters and TV antennas? These were great technologies for their time, but are relics of history now – and largely unknown. The developments of the last few decades have certainly changed the world rapidly. It is safe to say that the technologies and methods we use today will soon become history as well. Now we have the quickly growing development of affordable machines and printers that create objects. Your imagination is the limit.  We believe today’s emerging technologies will help bring back our dependance on each other instead of the current set up where banks and insurance companies are in charge of our homes and security. The ability to print your own home is here now. We are currently creating the first prototypes of a geodesic dome home kit cut with a ShopBot, using the most common 2×4 lumber and plywood.

For the majority of human existence (pre-civilization), humans have lived together in daily cooperation and communication.  This is the story we would like to build our foundation upon – what we believe is the true human story – before the grid. This story involves minds and souls freed up to live, communicate, and create everyday. The tools and technologies at hand allow us to continuously improve on the design and building of our homes as well as most anything else we may need. Our plan includes the use of modern technologies to form a self sustaining housing system that has human needs at the center of every design, material, and construction method. Human’s cooperating, building, and playing together is the basis of a true community. We will leverage all the latest technologies and tools to demonstrate that this is a potential alternate reality.

This is not a plan for building new grids that separate us into boxes to endlessly compete with each other under a veil of scarcity. This same premise permeated the recently cancelled Fox show Utopia that was billed as the largest social experience ever. They attempted a utopia with characters abiding by the same principles and attitudes that define our current system – but severe our natural inclinations to help and support each other. Fox made sure that the most “diverse” types were cast for optimum “reality”. It turned out to be a good example of the fears and anxieties that govern and separate us – but especially the desperate desire to transcend them. We look to create a Utopia based on a completely different script that cuts out the middle man.

We are putting our efforts into starting a new type of community that is fundamentally different from the foundations of the grid system. We are approaching this venture embracing all the technologies and information available today. Thus we are building a community where anyone can create anything they need with the help of 3D Printers, ShopBots, open source software, and the collective creativity and coherence of everyone in the circle. We are now printing the first geodesic dome home which will be completely self sustaining and designed with humans and life as the focus – and a better way of living together as the goal.


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Support a Community Supported Agriculture Dome Share

Support a Community Supported Agriculture Dome Share

We are very happy to have connected with local folks that have the same vision and are willing to do the hard work it takes to make meaningful change. We are working with three non-profit’s to build domes for their community gardens in San Jose, San Martin and Redding in Northern California. These aquaponic bio-domes will provide food and an exciting learning environment. 

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Thanks to:

Garden to Table: Renovated idle urban spaces into eight neighborhood gardens, Donated over 30,000 pounds of fruit to Central San Jose food pantries by harvesting neglected fruit trees, Started a 1 acre farm and have taught dozens of classes on gardening and nutrition to hundreds of San Jose residents.

Team-TierraTeam Tierra: Builder of re-purposed wood creation and community farms serving families & restuarants in San Jose and San Martin, CA.  They’ll be helping us make and builk the domes too! 

Providence-InternationalGarden of Hope: A wonderful project of Providence International that serves ar risk people by providing employment training, mentoring, and Hope for unemployed individuals.

A Learning Dome Living School is a sustainable aquaponic garden, in a geodesic dome, built on the most abundant materials and sustainable technologies.

Build in your school, neighborhood, or backyard! 

  • Nature’s geometry & structure
  • Sustainable closed looped systems
  • Gardening, Aquaponics,  & Aquaculture
  • Community, Cooperation, & Creativity

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