Patrick O'Keefe

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to save the world isn't a impossible feat of engineering

I've got ideas but I'm in need of competence and finance which I have none essentially my mission in life is to bring us to a post scarcity future. I'll admit what got me thinking about the subject was out of greed and personal gain but I believe I've seen past that now.

Commitment to growth.
Open minds.
Full and serious attention.
Further expansion of quality infrastructure.

Why? To save the world while turning a profit simultaneously stimulating growth and providing quality employment.
Customers? Every god damn one

power,food fresh water all from one place that can be built in every population center for compared to the gains bugger all in costs. going to talk with the commonwealth bank for some tips. already contacted local members and some of the university members.

  • Jun 7 2014: I think the answer to saving the world is the NSA.
    Now don't go getting uppity about it. It's true.

    If President Obama issued an executive order (secretly or not) that Tasked the NSA to drop what they
    are doing, and concentrate on saving the world, things could get better in an eye-wink. wink, wink

    The Congress, not wishing to be left behind in Obama dust, would feel challenged to legislate
    along the same lines. Lobbyists couldn't wait to year by year, bit by bit, improve the legislation.

    Pretty soon the whole damned nation would be on board. The Peace Corp, the UN, and a thousand
    Churches and Charities couldn't wait to get their names in the Media as leading the effort.

    The Armed Services would feel ashamed to continue waging non-stop wars upon other nation's shores.
    They would spend 10 years just dumping weapons off the New Jersey coastline to cover the tons of
    one-armed bandits lying there since the 1930's.

    Once again the world would be a safe place for all. Just because of the ObamaNSA, wink wink
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      Jun 8 2014: I don't know what you're trying to accomplish or am I missing the joke? if you talking about re allocating there limitless budget to further more altruistic and legitimate goals than where in agreement.
  • Jun 7 2014: Patrick

    Numerous ways to protect your ideas from self addressed, mailed and unopened description of your ideas, patent application, a patent to a non-disclosure agreement. No one of credibility will want to talk to you until you have protection and a plan. People of means and investment capability have no time for ambiguities or for that matter altruisms. This web site is for Australia patent information if you have not already began your research. I hold two us patents with one international application. You need to do your home work. Thomas Edison was not the real inventor of the light bulb, but he was the first to do his homework and he got it right. I have learned over the years that whatever you are thinking someone somewhere is also thinking about it. Protect and document everything you have. Learn everything there is know about your ideas and the industry in which they apply, and """"why they will not work""""", then you will know that they will work. Good luck.
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    Jun 7 2014: Patrick, that is very smart to talk with people local to you who can tell you what a business plan or proof of concept needs to look like for anyone to want to invest in your project. The more specific you can be, the more it looks like you might know what you are doing. What is also probably important for a project involving technology or engineering is that you have a team with resumes that suggest that the team has the skills to do what you propose.

    An alternative is seeking financing from your family and friends, who may not need to be convinced that the investment is a good risk.

    You might think of the matter this way. When people are looking to buy a house, they either like to see the house or, for new construction, the plans for the house and maybe other houses that builder has built. If you just say you have for sale a cool house in a nice place where any family would be very happy to live, that is probably not enough to open the wallet of prospective buyers. This is true even if the buyer is interested in purchasing a cool house in a nice place where any family would be happy to live.

    There are lots of proposals like yours across the internet and many have been shared here. When I write proposals like yours, they are proposals of providing clean power, fresh water, sustainable living, a fun work environment for intrinsically motivated people, cool places to live and play, often some sort of democratic decision-making, good local schools with small classes that cultivate creativity, and so forth. This sounds lovely to everyone, but without something more concrete, it is impossible for anyone to judge whether there is a viable concrete proposal that gets anyone there.

    I have not visited the site for the Venus Project, but that might be the best known of these proposals.
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      Jun 8 2014: if I say nothing more I say thank-you.
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      Jun 8 2014: I know of Venus and others of it's ilk and in truth it inspired me to not think so small and to my failing I believe I think to big now. clean fresh water, food, energy they are my goals I shall do my best to make things better not only for my country but for technocrats around the globe.
  • Jun 6 2014: The world doesn't need saving. The world is fine with or without us. We can all die today and the world will go on without any problems.
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      Jun 7 2014: honestly you're wrong, the world would be better off unless of course we as a species makes a conscious decision to improve the situation without killing ourselves in the processes.
  • Jun 6 2014: Patrick

    Having started a successful business without the necessary capital, I would have to say that you need more than the promise of ideas. Ambiguity does not engender interest and it would seem that everyone is saving the world, but the world has, so far, not been saved. Enthusiasm is a good thing. A well documented business plan and a financial prospectus is better.
    I would also suggest that you do not mention the fact that you need competence.Good luck.
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      Jun 7 2014: you've got a good point m only reason for mentioning competence is that's something you have to look for in others. your also right on you're point of myself being ambiguous but I wouldn't know if handing out information willy nilly would be beneficial or not. it has been suggested to me to open source my ideas. wile I congratulate your success my focus is in infrastructure not apps or the like, if that helps.