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Planting Environmental Sensors, Trees and Surveillance Devices With Swarm Projectiles

Cross Pollination is the key to finding the best applications for divergent and innovative technologies. As a quasi-Futurist, and Founder of a Think Tank I’ve come over the years to realize the value of good ideas and how to help nurture such concept across venues, industries and unique regions of the human endeavor. I want to take this opportunity to present such a research study.

You see, we are going to enter the age of The Internet of Things where our real lives will undoubtedly be blurred with the virtual world, we may one day arrived at call this “4-D Knowing” and even if some other term can be used, you get the idea. My case study is the idea of using “planetary penetrator” schemes and designs here on the planet and on other worlds to feed people the data we want to know, all the time.

Now then, please read this paper; “Planetary Penetrators – The Vanguard for future years Exploration of the Solar System,” Glyn Collinson; UK Penetrator Consortium (2008), JBIS, 61, 198-202. Not only is this ideal for Moons, Planets, Comets and Asteroids but we can use this concept to answer some very interesting questions such as for example; is there permafrost beneath the Martian Surface. Take a look that the diagrams and sketches in that paper;

Do you remember how during the Cold War the Russians and Americans had ICBMs with multiple splintering warheads which would have one missile divide into 10 upon re-entry? Well, imagine small units how big is a smart phone, hundreds of them in each missile, ready to spread out in a grid pattern and embed themselves in to the surface, or in to the ocean quickly sinking to the bottom?

Interestingly enough, there is talk at this time about monitoring the seafloor because it is really a fragile environment and humans desire to more mining, oil exploration, and extraction of REEs (Rare Earth Elements). In fact; see the article in the Financial Times on February 17, 2014 titled; “Experts call for improved ‘stewardship’ for deep sea mining,” by Clive Cookson in Chicago.

Okay so, for planting trees we are able to use UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and submit cluster-like munitions with very small projectiles mini-versions of the planetary penetrators which only embed the seeds several inches along with enough water to sprout and pre-nutrient rich plant food spikes.

environmental monitoring sensors Obviously for military sensors we are able to drop them into deserts, terrain in place of a minefield strategy. Forget about worries about left over mines that maim or kill following the war or human conflict is long over decades later. While in use they are able to ping the satellite upon any crossing of robotic warriors, troops, tanks, or vehicles. They can be used to safeguard unauthorized border crossings in our country or in virtually any allied nation as well.

Indeed, I hope you will sit back and close your eyes and think about this for a moment. Email me should you have anything to add or we can brainstorm on other unique applications, as that is merely scratching the top of tomorrow’s information flows. Think onto it.