Microsoft Computer Professional (MCP)
Areas of Expertise
An idea worth spreading
Earth Tower One (ET1), a massive 20 mile high pyramid, will be the result of the efforts of people around the world, by state of the art automated systems, and for the benefit of the entire human race!
ET1 will start as a single pyramid which will be 660 foot tall (1/8th mile) and 1,360 feet (1/4 mile) wide at the base. It will have an open frame except for base and corner trusses. Four telescoping trusses will be assembled, attached to the base, pointed towards the middle, then affixed to the top of a very large and very heavy duty construction balloon. As the balloon is inflated it will raise the pyramid to its 1/8th of a mile height. With the expanded trusses locked and the balloon deflated, the first pyramid of ET1 will be finished!
I'm passionate about
Designing Earth Tower One is a project build by robots, as the result of people, organizations, corporations, and governments from around the world, for the benefit of the entire human race!
Talk to me about
Open source architecture and engineering to make Earth Tower One a reality!
People don't know I'm good at
Dreaming & jousting with very, very tall windmill ideas. Complaining that web sites do not include a selection for "All Countries" to allow for thinking outside the walls!
My TED story
It started with learning about the Space Elevator which lead to thinking about a high altitude platform to launch Solar Sails using a Space Cannon as a way of building objects in and exploring all regions of space. A high Altitude platform would need tethers (of a material not yet available) and climbers or elevators to bring capsule to the platform that could be launched into space from the top. So instead of a tethered high altitude platform, why not a tall building? Using the age of design of pyramids, stacking these on top of each other until you reach 20 miles high, could provide a space launch platform (using Space Cannons) along with the benefits of a platform to mount lots of solar panels, wind turbines, weather stations, radio repeaters, Internet access points, and of course aircraft and bird warning devices (strobe light and transponders).