Nicholas Meier

Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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Nicholas Meier
Posted over 2 years ago
GREEN TECHNOLOGY + HYDROPONIC FARMING: We can do it right now! Let's go! Pro Hydro!
Yes I am here, thanks. Speak again on how farmland is valuable. Remember, we are in North America, farmland is cheap here. Drive across the prairies here in Alberta and you'll see how much abundance we have. The building is energy intensive by how much energy it is going to take to build a tower like that. Contemplate not only the construction of the tower, but also the energy required to make advanced materials like nanotechnology. Large microscopes that look at particles take a lot of energy, especially since they don't have a way to easily replicate and build carbon nanotubes. Vapor deposition take a while. And still on my argument, that free energy you speak of is nowhere near enough to power something of this magnitude. Fundamental laws of physics and heat transfer. The building radiates energy and will at an impressive rate when exposed to cold air outside. There's a lot more to that.
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Nicholas Meier
Posted over 2 years ago
GREEN TECHNOLOGY + HYDROPONIC FARMING: We can do it right now! Let's go! Pro Hydro!
All I can say is that you have to be something other then an engineer. Towers were built because land was valuable. Farmers land is not valuable. In order for the land to be valuable, someone must pay the cost of it. Fields that grow food do not produce a lot of money. Towers that grow food produce even less money. It costs more to grow food in a tower than on an open field. Also, the technology you speak of would make the building 10 times more costly than building a regular office tower. You must not be a business student either.
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Nicholas Meier
Posted over 2 years ago
GREEN TECHNOLOGY + HYDROPONIC FARMING: We can do it right now! Let's go! Pro Hydro!
I'm sorry, but are listening to yourself? This is all just ludicrous. First off, the world creates food to feed 11 billion people, just take away the food that every North American gorges on and redistribute it. So that solves the food problem. Second, please do not think that this window technology is some big improvement that will come around in 20 years. This is nanotechnology we are talking about. There's a reason this stuff if just research. The energy needed to create technology and build towers like this is enough to say no to it. Third, from the sounds of it, these botanists are going to be burned alive on each floor. Mirrored roof and ground? They would be blind after working there for a year. And your worried that they will contaminate the crop? Do you know that your mushrooms are made it fecal matter? Did you know your supposed to wash your mushrooms to remove the rest of it before you cook them? Did you know that all the white garlic we use (pretty much all of our garlic used) is grown in china with fecal matter again. Do you know that strawberries are radiated twice before they cross the US/Canada border? Do you understand the actual energy required to do this is huge! Learn something about heat transfer. Heat radiates outwards with colder temperatures, regardless of anything else. You don't need this tower in tropical places to create exotic foods. However you need this 'tower' to create tropical food in places like Canada where the temp goes to -50 degrees C. Your tower will not produce energy and will suck the life off the grid to create food. That's how cops catch grow ops, because they take too much power off the grid. Not only that, it won't rain for 8 months of the year, and the energy to melt the snow up top the tower for water would be enough to cause you to take energy off the grid. Just have people grow food in their natural backyards where it was meant to be grown, then you don't make this mistake of a tower.