Charlotte Han and Futurist Foundation

Charlotte Han

Futurist Foundation is proud to announce that Charlotte Han is the first member of our Content Creator Partnership program!

Who is Charlotte Han?

You might be asking, who is Charlotte Han? Well, allow me to enlighten you. She is a “technologist, keynote speaker, and an AI evangelist”. She has a passion for building AI products for the public good and educating people on how AI will change how we live and work in our day-to-day lives. She’s also a YouTuber where she shares the latest trends, digital & brand strategies and big ideas.

If you’re interested, bellow are links to her socials & websites:

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChZJLE_9G9oGMrDURDOpi6w

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlottehan

Twitter – https://twitter.com/sunsiren

Website – https://www.charlottehan.com/

Rethink.Community – https://www.rethink.community

In the coming weeks and months, Futurist Foundation aims to further expand its Content Creator Partnership program so stay tuned on Futurist Network!

Are you a content creator?

If you’re a content creator that wants to broaden your audience and accelerate your growth, then you’re at the right place! With our program, your content will have a broader exposure thanks to our network reach and the communities we own, with the number of members totalling at 50,000+.

If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me at:

Twitter – @HasTar2124

Email – hastar2124@gmail.com

Changing the way we see the world – Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR for short) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment, where real-world objects are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, across multiple sensory modalities, being visual, haptic, auditory, somatosensory, and olfactory. It is a system comprised of 3 basic features, a combination of the real and virtual worlds, accurate registration of 3d graphics, and real-time interaction. Augmented Reality changes the way a person views the real world, whereas Virtual Reality (VR for short) completely replaces the real-world with a whole new simulated environment. Augmented Reality is a combination of 2 synonymous terms, mixed reality, and computer-mediated reality.

Augmented Reality has a lot of powers, that if implemented into reality, it has enough capabilities to change the way we see the world. In fact, Augmented Reality has already been implemented in certain fields. In America, the American Airforce’s Armstrong Laboratory implemented virtual fixtures for training from the 1990s. AR was commercially released by most gaming and entertainment business, and currently is being used in almost all fields for better productivity and learning. AR is now being used in education, medicine, communications, entertainment, aerospace, and the military. This Tech is currently being implemented in various forms like hardware, Displays, Eyeglasses, HUD, Contact Lenses, Virtual Retinal Displays, and many others. For example, a HUD or a Head-Up Display is currently being developed for Airforce Pilots so that they can have the necessary info about their aircraft right in front of their eyes at all times. Envisioned contact lenses that can allow you to see stuff just like those cyberpunk comics? Bionic Contact Lenses are currently being developed for the military to help soldiers focus on close-to-the-eye images and far away targets at the same time. Many companies like Innovega are already working on implementing AR into tech that can be used commercially. Even Google has developed eyeglasses built for commercial use which involves the use of AR technology. Want an even more basic application? the tracking technologies we use also entail AR technologies. It is also suggested that AR can be used in the Music Industry which can be used for visualization, music production, mixing, and control.


Overall, AR seems to be a very important thing for us to develop the way we change how we learn, produce, and implement new things each day. It is such a versatile technology that can be used in almost every Industry. Just like we say, ‘all coins have 2 sides’ AR technologies could also have bad side effects on our future.
In a paper titled, ” Death by Pokemon Go”(which if you don’t know, is a game that took the world by storm, and has also caused a lot of deaths) researchers at the Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management claim that the game caused a disproportionate increase in vehicular crashes and associated vehicular damage, personal injuries, and fatalities in the vicinity of ‘Pokestops’ where users can play the game while driving. Along with this, 80 percent of advanced internet users claim that they want to remove unnecessary stuff around them. They also want to remove signs like billboards, shop windows, etc. Now it seems like AR is much of a threat to companies than an opportunity.
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This also means that AR can sometimes be unaware of the surrounding dangers. Consumers want to change their surroundings to something that reflects their opinion. 2 out of 5 people wish to change how they physically see the world and also how people appear to them. Also, commercial applications of AR technologies can result in privacy issues as AR depends on the ability to record and analyze an environment in real-time. Although certain constitutions allow for recording in the public interest, the constant recording of an AR device makes it hard to do so without also recording outside the public domain. This can raise certain local legality issues. In terms of individual privacy, it might lead to access to information which usually is not supposed to be known. This is due to Facial Recognition technology. AR usually automatically passes info about the people that the user sees, there could be anything seen from social media, criminal record, and marital status.

In conclusion, AR is a very useful technology that can be implemented across almost all industries, which can change the way we see the world. Also, on the other hand, Augmented Reality also has certain side effects that can raise a lot of problems for certain multi-national companies. So, AR can be used for the betterment of all industries, but they should be used under control and a lot of other technology and methods should be developed by companies that can be affected by AR technologies before making AR available for commercial use.

The Future of Sustainable and Clean Energy – Nuclear Fusion

Humanity has always been evolving, and a major factor indicating the evolution of humans as a species is the amount of energy we consume. In the early stone ages, we used to manually do everything for ourselves. Then came the discovery of fire, which lead to the proper cooking of food. We then started coming up with simple machines, until the Industrial Revolution, which then leads to the invention of machines like, boring machines, cranes, and then we discovered the process of splitting atoms, which lead to Nuclear Fission. Our Population has always been growing and is estimated to be 9.7 Billion by 2050, which will increase the demand for better and sustainable sources of energy. Our next best bet, towards sustainable energy, is Nuclear Fusion.

We already know how atoms are split to obtain energy. The energy obtained by splitting atoms is known as Nuclear Fission. The Process of Nuclear Fission is to take a heavy atom, mostly Uranium-235 (U-235) is split in half by shooting neutrons at the atom. This, therefore, excites the nucleus of the Uranium atom, releasing a burst of kinetic energy and also energy radiated through gamma rays. The average energy that is produced by a fission reaction of one atom of U-235 is 200eV. Since there are trillions of atoms inside one kilogram of Uranium, there is a whole boatload of energy that can be obtained. On the other hand, as of 2017, U-235 is only 0.72 percent of all isotopes of Uranium present on the earth, I.e. there is only 44226.72 tonnes of Uranium present on earth, and some of that is already in Nuclear Reactors and weapons.

We know that the Sun shines at the energy of a trillion nuclear bombs per second. This energy is obtained due to Nuclear Fusion. Nuclear Fusion bombs are already being made, and humans have realized how useful Nuclear Fusion is. An average Nuclear Fusion between 2 Hydrogen Atoms can release the energy of >400keV. Despite the fact, that fusion can release tremendous amounts of energy, Nuclear Fusion is safer than Nuclear Fission. If a fission reaction goes out of control, it might harm us and cause dangerous amounts of damage. Instead, if a fusion reaction goes out of control, then the plasma inside the reactor cools down, therefore terminating the reaction. The Tricky Part about fusion is, that it is hard to conduct a reaction because of the immense temperatures needed to commence the reaction. Fusion Reactions start at a point known as Fusion Ignition Temperature, once this temperature is obtained, the fusion reaction becomes self-sustained. The Fusion Ignition Temperature at the core of the sun is 15 million Kelvin or 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is really tough to reach since, the amount of pre-requisite energy to increase the ambient temperature so high, is higher than the estimated energy output.

 

Currently, a lot of companies, institutions, and organizations are trying to harness the power of nuclear fusion. Currently, 2 main confinements are going to be experimented with for Nuclear fusion.

  1. The Magnetic Confinement
  2. The Inertial Confinement

 

  1. The Magnetic Confinement

The magnetic confinement is donut-shaped confinement which is going to use electric fields to direct the plasma inside the confinement in a certain direction at phenomenally high speeds. The approximate temperature inside the confinement is going to be 150,000,000 degrees Celsius. The confinement is going to be externally cooled with liquid helium to prevent the overheating of the current-carrying wires, as strong magnetic fields need high currents passing through them. The Helium is going to be cooled to 2-3 degrees above absolute zero. This experiment is going to feature one of the highest temperature gradients in the universe. ITER, T-15, WENDELSTEIN, HSX, and LHD are all fusion experiments involving magnetic confinement.

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  1. The Inertial Confinement

The Inertial Confinement consists of a Hohlraum, or small confinement for the fuel pellet and that pellet is going to be bombarded with strong UV(ultra-violet) rays and infrared rays, imploding the pellet and increasing temperatures high enough for fusion to take place. NIF, HiPER, Z-MACHINE, QIANGGUANG are experiments involving the Inertial Confinement.

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In the Inertial confinement, the fuel pellet is also known as the fusion target. Laser beams or laser-produced x-rays rapidly heat up the surface of the fusion target and form a surrounding envelope of plasma. The Pellet is then compressed by the rocket-like blowoff of the hot material. Due to the compression, the fuel core reaches the density 20 times that of lead, and due to such high pressure, it only ignites at 100 million degrees celsius. After that, the pellet implodes, causing a thermonuclear burn to spread throughout the compressed fuel, and yields energy.

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Nuclear Fusion is a very important part of our plans for exploring space and establishing a multi-planetary presence. It might also get us to level 1 on the Kardashev Scale*. Gryphon Technologies and many other companies are currently working on developing a nuclear propulsion system, which can be used in the future to propel rockets that have capabilities larger than our current rocket engines. Nuclear Fusion is going to be very important for us to develop as a species. Nuclear Fusion might give us the ability to generate enough energy to do a lot of things that we are currently, incapable of. Once we can control a nuclear fusion reaction, a cup of water can give as much energy as a whole barrel of oil we use currently. All of our current experiments are going to be conducted with a stellarator** configuration.

*The Kardashev Scale is a scale used to measure the technological advancement of a species based on the energy they can use. The Scale was made by a Russian Astronomer Nikolai Kardashev. The Scale has 3 main levels. The first being the planetary civilization, indicating the ability of a species to use and store all of the energy of their respective planet. The second being the stellar civilization, that indicates the ability to use and store all the energy of their respective planetary system, and level 3 being the ability to store and use all the energy of its entire host galaxy. Humanity is still at level 0.7 on the scale.

**A stellarator is a plasma device that relies primarily on external magnetic fields to confine the plasma. Plasma is one of the 4 main states of matter. It is Solid-Liquid-Gas-Plasma.

The Sun and its Humongous Habits – Coronal Mass Ejections

The Sun is the most majestic body in our solar system. It is violent and also a graceful celestial body. The Sun is considered to burn with the energy of a trillion nuclear bombs per second. It also releases huge flares of plasma that travel throughout the solar system at very high speeds. This article talks about Solar Winds and CME’s that are released by Sun.

In a nutshell, Solar Winds are charged particles released by the sun that permeate the solar system. These Winds are polarized and thus these winds are influenced by the magnetic fields of the planets and other celestial bodies. These winds travel at speeds of 250-750 km/s. The solar winds travel as far as the Kuiper Belt. The heliosphere is where the influence of these solar winds are felt. When surpassing the Heliosphere, the momentum of the wind reduces. The Heliosphere is formed because of what is considered as a termination shock. 

(Termination Shock: Don’t get overwhelmed by the word, ever went to the basin in your bathroom and opened the tap and watched how there was a shock created at the ends of the circle. Here is an image to help you understand)

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The above image is an example of a termination shock. The same phenomenon occurs in space forming the heliosphere.

Thankfully, due to the magnetic fields on earth, we don’t have to worry about extrasolar radiation. If there were no magnetic fields, we might not even have an atmosphere.

 

The Process of nuclear fusion, which fuses atoms in combination to create usable energy, occurs in the Sun to create heat. This phenomenon only occurs inside bodies that have exceptionally high pressures, which is present at the Sun’s core. Under such high pressures, matter ionizes to form plasma and creates magnetic fields. This process can sometimes create extremely large effects on our atmosphere through a Coronal Mass Ejection – where plasma waves generated can lead to high energy protons flood towards the direction of the waves. This is usually called a Solar Particle Event (SPE), or simply known as a ‘solar storm’. These waves are so strong that they usually compress other celestial bodies’ magnetic fields. It changes the shape of the field into somewhat a teardrop and forms a long tail at the end of the field. If the energy contained in the field is too large for the field to sustain, it breaks and the plasma particles head straight towards the body. If it happens on earth, it is known as a geomagnetic storm.

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This image shows how the magnetic field of the earth is compressed by the wind, and the formation of a tail behind it.

Nuclear fusion is currently being researched as a means of sustainable energy. The Sparc reactor, developed by MIT(w/mit.edu) and a Massachusetts tech company called Commonwealth Fusion Systems (w/cfs.energy) have researched the influence of nuclear fusion upon our atmosphere. 

These geomagnetic storms cause no harm to humans but cause a lot of harm to electronics. We all know that wherever there is electricity there is magnetism also. These CME’s can destroy the transformers we have that we depend on to generate current leading to a huge failure in power which might take years to set back up. Fortunately, engineers nowadays have already prepared for these kinds of events, and scientists watching the sun say that it takes a CME a few hours before it reaches the earth. Researchers say that a CME just went a very few kilometers away from the earth and we were fortunate to have missed the storm. Predictions say that it could lead to a loss of 2.6 trillion dollars worth of objects in America Only and an estimated time to set back all things is 4-10 years. 

We have already seen a few solar storms hittting earth. The most dangerous one is the 1989 Quebec Blackout. The geomagnetic storm was so strong that it caused a half day power failure in Quebec, some satellites were tumbling out of control in space, the US had over 200 power grid failures within minutes of the storm beginning. Quebec lost its entire power system in 92 seconds, USA had failed GSU’s and additional transformers failed due to load rejection. This was the strongest solar storm we have ever witnessed.

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The above is a small gif showing the entire solar storm, that occurred on March 13, 1989.

In Conclusion, the Sun releases huge solar flares every second and thus forms solar winds. When these flares get large they become CME’s. These winds travel at high speeds and push all protons in space with its momentum. These protons are what form the beautiful auroras. Luckily, CME’s occur only once in approx. 100 years. 

Currently, engineers are developing other methods of parting electric current flowing from transformers, to other sources and let the other sources hold the current. Once the solar winds have passed the planet, these sources will be allowed to release the electricity and getting everything back to normal.  Another method engineers have found out, is to just cut out the power supply, a few hours before the coronal mass ejection reaches the earth, and after it passes the earth, the power supply can be turned back on. Our engineers have constantly been helping humanity come up with effective and practical solutions to real-life problems using science. The only catch is, there is a very high chance of a Coronal Mass Ejection occurring between 2020 and 2050 and is going to be much more powerful than the previous ones. This time, there are much more satellites put up in orbit, and we have all our facilities only because of these satellites. If our engineers, don’t come up with a solution to save our satellites, we might incur much more losses just because of the sheer cost of those satellites, and also lose Internet, and Electric service for a long time. We to date trust our engineers, and now our lives are in their hands. All we can do is hope that engineers can save, billions of dollars of wreckage and losses, and come up with better solutions to escaping a Mass Ejection.

 

Space Development & Colonization Timeline

OBJECTIVES of SPACE EXPLORATION, DEVELOPMENT, COLONIZATION & INDUSTRIALIZATION

The purpose and functions of space activities in the future are as vast and manifold in detail as space itself, so I thought that making a list of these objectives to clarify what we should discuss and present pertaining to space development and colonization would be a good idea.

The entries herein are organized by order of when in the future Humanity may do them, the fulfillment of which is dependent on what was done prior to the entry.  Each entry isn’t exactly a concrete event in of itself, but rather something more along the lines of a subject heading that the Foundation can research and advocate in our space projects, or serve as inspiration for further research. As we work with this material, I hope that we can revise the entries herein to be presented a more realistic chronological order of potential occurrence.

Under the heading of a specific planet or region of space, the entries are presented chronologically, but only in relation to other entries under the same heading. So for example, the events happening around the Moon would not occur at the same time as events around Mars. The idea is to make a spreadsheet that places each event on a timeline. Their position on that timeline is dependent on when their prerequisite events occurred before – so if an orbital ring megastructure is found to be constructed in 2500AD, it must mean that attributed space infrastructure must have been present before then on the timeline. It will be the job of the Foundation’s Space Team to ascribe an approximate date for each of these entries, based on careful modelling.

You may notice that a majority of the objectives presented here are industrial ones. Why focus on such activities for the future? Well, it is my view, one which is shared by other futurists and transhumanists, that interest in space will be driven by industrial aspirations. This fact may be faced with dismay by Space Age scientists and philosophers and those who subscribe to their ethos, who had longed for the exploration of space to be done in the spirit of scientific curiosity, with a respect for the sanctity of a universe untouched by industry. These notions are respectable, and indeed the most desirous for ventures of this kind, but alone cannot sustain a major presence in space. Although it is assumed that some amount of industry in space will occur, it is always unsettling for people to consider disassembling planets as a likely occurrence in the far future, and would like to believe that civilization’s appetite for resources will somehow be satiated. This outlook futurists take as a mere demonstration of ignorance regarding a future civilization‘s aspirations. Such a civilization may be keen on maximising the potential of their technology and society, no doubt seduced by the benefits such optimisation offers.

(Ranked by order of relevance up until the Asteroid Belt, then listing goes off of distance from the sun):

Earth:

(Industry):

  • Increase interest in space
  • Orbital infrastructure (communication satellites)
  • Orbital infrastructure (manned scientific) & Orbital infrastructure (tourism)
  • Orbital infrastructure (power satellites) & High Orbit infrastructure (astronomy)
  • Orbital infrastructure (assembly factories)
  • Orbital infrastructure (space ports)
  • Orbital infrastructure (agricultural)
  • Orbital infrastructure (sky hook)
  • Drag in NEO asteroid from for study
  • Input of asteroid / Lunar/ other resource sources used for the construction of massive Earth-based complexes
  • Orbital infrastructure (climate control)
  • Space habitats (Bernal Sphere, Stanford Torus)
  • Space habitats (O’Neill Cylinders)
  • Orbital Ring construction & Space elevator(s)
  • Consecutive Orbital Ring construction
  • Orbital infrastructure (Ribbonworld)
  • Space habitats (McKendree Cylinders, Bishop Rings)
  • Complete Earthly ecumonopolis
  • Strategic terramorphing
  • Birch planet shell-world construction
  • Planetary Redeployment?

(Political):

Increase interest in space  & establish a code of law for space exploration and development

Unite the Earth’s nations in exploring space

Living in space?

Address the emergence of space-based nations and organizations & address the purpose and functioning of conflict in space, be it orbital, on other planets or in deep space.

(Scientific):

  • Increase interest in space
  • Better ground-based observories
  • Orbital infrastructure (satellites)
  • Orbital infrastructure (manned scientific)
  • High Orbit infrastructure (astronomy)
  • Orbital infrastructure (agricultural)
  • Drag in asteroid from belt for study
  • Space habitats (Bernal Sphere, Stanford Torus)
  • Space habitats (O’Neill Cylinders)
  • Space habitats (McKendree Cylinders, Bishop Rings)
  • Strategic terramorphing
  • Birch planet shellworld construction?

Moon:

(Exploration / post-Artemis years):

  • Explore and assess more locations for inhabitation
  • Assess the potential for life inhabiting the body, past or present
  • Found permanent manned colonies on the Moon.

(Industry):

  • Assess locations and materials available for industry
  • Investigate the technologies used for these activities
  • Orbital infrastructure (communication satellites)
  • Orbital infrastructure (manned scientific) & Orbital infrastructure (tourism)
  • Set up experimental industrial facilities & Orbital infrastructure (power satellites)
  • Set up fully inhabited colonies with the relevant life support and energy requirements
  • Orbital infrastructure (assembly factories)
  • Orbital infrastructure (space ports)
  • Build better power production facilities & Orbital infrastructure (climate control)
  • Begin full Moon mining industry
  • Construct Lunar cities and total infrastructure for industry & begin construction of mega-structures to facilitate the export of materials (space elevator or mass-drivers)
  • Space habitats (Bernal Sphere, Stanford Torus)
  • Lunar and Asteroid resource input used for the construction of the Lunar ecumenopolis & Space habitats (O’Neill Cylinders, Bishop Rings)
  • Paraterraformation of the Moon
  • Space habitats (McKendree Cylinders, Banks orbital) & Consecutive Orbital Ring Construction
  • Orbital infrastructure (Ribbonworlds)
  • “Hollow Moon”/ “Moonship”?

(Political):

  • Establish a code of law for Moon exploration and development & unite the Earth’s
  • Nations in exploring and colonizing the Moon
  • Address the emergence of Moon-based nations and organizations
  • Address the purpose and functioning of conflict on the Moon
  • Examine the nature of future Earth-Moon relations.

(Scientific):

  • Examine the effects of Lunar existence on the Human body & Perform     experiments that deal with the Lunar environment
  • Assess the viability of growing food, recycling water, gathering fuel and harvesting energy on the Moon
  • Assess the viability of doing industry on the Moon
  • Perform experimental living and industry on the Moon
  • Build astronomical observatories in suitable locations on the Moon
  • Investigate and follow the phenomenon of long term habitation of the Moon.

Mars:

(See the Moon for a general overview of plans)  ->  full terraformation or paraterraformation  ->  Birchplanet shell world Mars?

The Asteroid Belt:

  • Assess the best asteroids for harvesting
  • Make launch costs go down for economic missions & Set up experimental materials processor on NEO asteroid
  • Send automated probes to asteroids for preliminary industry prepping
  • Drag back small NEO asteroid to Earth orbit for study
  • Set up self assembling, autonomous drone craft on asteroids for materials harvesting (returns materials either via periodically returning drones or human recovery crews)
  • Send larger droneships w. ion drives or similar to drag back belt asteroids for local harvesting
  • Send manned crews out to oversee operations in the Belt & Found permanent unmanned industrial facilities in the Belt
  • Found Manned Industrial Colonies in the Belt on largest asteroids (Ceres, Pallas, Vesta etc)
  • Space habitats (Bernal Sphere, Stanford Torus) & Asteroid Brains
  • Space habitats (O’Neill Cylinders, Bishop Rings)
  • Space habitats (McKendree Cylinders, Banks Orbital)
  • Moon Brains
  • Dyson Swarm locality (Jupiter Brains, Rung Worlds, topopolises, Ring Worlds).

Solar System at Large (Lagrange Points, Interplanetary Space, Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud Localities etc):

  • Investigate interplanetary space for potential usage, especially in regards to the establishment of artificial habitats, laser batteries, power gathering facilities and research posts
  • Assess all laws attributed to interplanetary space  ->  Build the first experimental facilities as described above
  • Set up permanent artificial habitats and other structures as described above, and in other entries under “Orbital habitats”, including asteroid-brains
  • Construct Dyson Swarm Locality (including Moon Brains and Jupiter Brains)
  • Matrioshka Brain stellar engine?

Sol:

  • Perform the required in-depth science to truly understand our parent star, for the purposes of scientific appreciation, industrial needs and potential colonization
  • Build stellazers of varying frequencies for solar-sail technology and also use said stellazers to liberate certain materials from the solar mass to use in industry
  • Construct solar-lifting facilities for full scale resource harvesting and solar life-extension
  • Begin construction of Dyson Swarm Locality & Construct Nicole-Dyson beam stellazer batteries
  • Begin consecutive Orbital Ring construction for colonial purposes
  • Matrioshka Brain?
  • Stellar engine?

Mercury:

(See the Moon for a general overview of plans)  ->  paraterraformation/ worldship conversion/ complete disassembly?

Venus:

(See the Moon for a general overview of plans, with the caveat of most planetary infrastructure existing in Venus’s atmosphere until temperatures and pressures normalize on the surface)  ->  terraformation using solar shades, cometary bombardment and atmospheric seeding  ->  Birch Planet shell-world Venus?

Jupiter:

  • Investigation of Jupiter’s atmosphere and immediate regional space with the aim of assessing its planetary characteristics and resource availability & Orbital infrastructure (communication satellites)
  • Sending automated probes for atmospheric and geomagnetic research
  • Sending automated probes for experimental atmospheric harvesting
  • Establishing a drone-based industry harvesting the atmosphere of Jupiter and shipping the gains back to Earth
  • Establishing permanent droneships to collect resources, with returns being sent back automatically or manually by manned missions & Orbital infrastructure (power satellites)
  • Orbital infrastructure (manned scientific)
  • Establish Jovian system manned colonies (human existence on Jupiter itself is impossible due the planet’s gravity, however specialized high-g clades might exist there)
  • Build permanent floating automatic cloud-harvesters in the atmosphere of Jupiter
  • Orbital infrastructure (assembly factories)
  • Orbital infrastructure (space ports)
  • Construction of Orbital Habitats (all) & Consecutive Orbital Ring construction for mass atmospheric harvesting and export
  • Birchplanet shell-world conversion using layers of Ribbonworlds, Orbital Rings, Banks Orbitals or Rung Worlds
  • Interstellar fusion-candle worldship conversion? Complete atmospheric dissolution and Birch-planet shellworld conversion or planetary disassembly?

Jovian Satellite System & Greek Camps:  

(See the development plans for the Moon and the Asteroid Belt, respectively, for this group of objects and the space they inhabit. All non-Galilean satellites are destined for complete disassembly)

Saturn:

  • Investigation of Saturn’s atmosphere and immediate regional space with the aim of assessing its planetary characteristics and resource availability & Orbital infrastructure (communication satellites)
  • Sending automated probes for atmospheric and geomagnetic research
  • Sending automated probes for experimental atmospheric harvesting
  • Establishing a drone-based industry harvesting the atmosphere of Jupiter and shipping the gains back to Earth
  • Establishing permanent droneships to collect resources, with returns being sent back automatically or manually by manned missions & Orbital infrastructure (power satellites)
  • Orbital infrastructure (manned scientific)
  • Establish Saturnian system manned colonies
  • Build permanent floating automatic cloud-harvesters in the atmosphere of Saturn  ->      Orbital infrastructure (assembly factories)
  • Orbital infrastructure (space ports)
  • Construct cloud habitats in the clouds of Saturn (Saturn‘s more Earth-like gravity would allow for human inhabitation on Saturn itself) & Construction of Orbital Habitats (all)
  • Consecutive Orbital Ring construction for mass atmospheric harvesting and export & Chandelier Cities constructed down from the Orbital Rings
  • Birchplanet shell-world conversion using layers of Ribbonworlds, Orbital Rings, Banks Orbitals or Rung Worlds
  • Interstellar fusion-candle worldship conversion? Complete atmospheric dissolution and Birch-planet shell-world conversion or planetary disassembly?

Saturnian Satellite System:

(See the development plans for the Moon and the Asteroid Belt, respectively, for this group of objects and the space they inhabit. All non-major satellites are destined for complete disassembly)

The Ice-Giants:

(See the development plans for Saturn and its satellite system for these objects and their region of space)

Pluto:

(See the Moon for a general overview of plans)

Trans-Neptunian Objects:

(See the Asteroid Belt and Solar System at large entries for plans concerning these objects)

Interstellar:

  • Investigate methods of propulsion by category of attainable sublight speeds & the affiliated support technology used in such systems for the purposes of interstellar exploration and colonization.
  • Establish objectives for interstellar exploration and colonization.
  • Send out unmanned, small and inexpensive interstellar probes (project Starshot-level).
  • Send out larger unmanned interstellar probes (Project Orion, or Project Daedalus-level).
  • Establish interplanetary colonies, and finally civilizations, and test the durability of society in isolation.
  • Explore theories of governance and economy over interstellar distances.
  • Send out precursor and prep craft to nearby systems.
  • Find the required source of resources needed for small interstellar vessel construction.
  • Establish infrastructure for the construction of small colonial interstellar vessels (seed ships).
  • Find the required source of resources needed for large interstellar vessel construction.
  • Establish infrastructure for the construction of large colonial interstellar vessels (Generation ships, Sleeper ships, Methuselah ships).
  • Waves of colonization.
  • Interstellar civilizations?
  • Worldships?
  • Stellar Engines?
  • Pan-galactic optimization?

This article is a work in progress. Please leave a comment or periodically check back for updated content 🙂

Futurist Foundation & Beyond

What is the Futurist Foundation?

The Futurist Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purpose and goals are to promote crowd-sourced, volunteer-based projects seeking to educate the public on the matters of futurism, support research, laws and ethics concerning future technology and its usage.

  • We will use technology to inspire and enhance global security, through promoting international cooperation of science, de-escalation of arms, and supporting research that betters mankind.
  • We aim to move technological progress forward by enhancing humanity’s  understanding of science, logic, and keeping an open mind. Such activity will also promote pragmatic sciences that will further open the path into the future.
  • We promote the inclusion of all people regardless of any individual trait, and aim to have a lifestyle where everyone will accept the use of technology to better all lives.
Transhumanism

Transhumanism is a movement and idea with the main goal to enhance our daily lives through the use of current, new and future technology. The movement aims to end suffering, disease and death by increasing our intellectual, physical and psychological potential. Research, education and new political systems will create sustainability and efficiency, and allow every human to live his/her life along his/her own dreams and beliefs. The movement aims to change humanity for the better, and create a society where we can live life without worries and suffering. The Futurist Foundation endorses this movement.

How do we get there?

With the help of you all! We need creativity, open-mindedness and a good portion of radicalism to think the unthinkable. Bring in your ideas and your opinions on how we can prepare and change humanity into a sustainable society. We have collected some ideas that need to be discussed. Will Liquid Democracy free humanity from the claws of corruption or will it ultimately destroy us as we depend on technology that might be incomplete? Does Basic Income improve or reduce technological progress? Will robotic automation and increased productivity lead to technological unemployment or will Jevon’s Paradox occur once more?

With your help we want to evaluate such ideas and create a possible plan we can aim for, rather than to let non transparent governments and organizations decide in secrecy on the future of us all. Once the group has worked out what is needed, the Futurist Foundation’s real work will start and as an organization we have to consider possibilities to implement the plans we worked out.

How can I support the Futurist Foundation?

Contribute. Sign up to our discord, post content within our website for the community to see. Tell your friends. Support projects that interest you. Doing any of these things helps.

Have inquiries? Contact us.