justincoslor (justincoslor) wrote,

Book 4 of Possibility Thinking Explorations in Logic and Thought

This is an unfinished work and I disclaim all liability.
As writer and owner of this piece of intellectual property I hereby
declare it in its present form to be free for use and modification
except I do not condone it's use in weapon systems or for deception.
You may sell applications and/or services that use this
logic (or its modifications) but you may not sell the logic itself and you may
not try to prevent others from understanding or using the logic in any way.
This is an unfinished work and I disclaim all liability. These are thoughts.
Sincerely, Justin Coslor. December 3rd, 2007.
Possibility Thinking: Explorations in Logic and Thought
Book IV:
Invention Ideas
10/28/2004 Penny Universities
1/1/2005 Inspiring book notes & some art product ideas
1/15/2005 Art Software For Making Symmetrical Design Patterns & Motifs
1/1/2005 Perspective Drawing Projects
1/13/1998 Robotics
8/27/2004 Video Game Idea
2/8/2005 Portable Operating Systems On Cross-Platform USB 2.0 Flash-Memory
7/17/2005 Nanotechnology
7/12/2005 Product idea: seed kits for suburban gardens
7/12/2005 Bottled Water
6/29/2005 Camping Stuff
6/29/2005 Cooling Shirt
6/27/2005 Dune Shirt
6/29/2005 Alternative Energy System for homes that have an acre or more
6/18/2005 Knowledge lifespans and pictograph software
6/18/2005 Pictograph books for language adaptation
6/18/2005 Knowledge lifespans and pictograph software
6/16/2005 Industries, Priority Systems, and Adaptation
6/14/2005 Industry Creation
5/27/2005 Natural Gas Mining in Landfills, Using Grids of Vertical Bamboo
5/27/2005 3-Legged Walking Robot (It Gallops)
3/16/2005 Magneto-sonic Element Separator
1/7/2005 Diamagnetic Electromagnets
2/8/2005 PDA Kiosks
8/10/2005 PDA Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality System
11/12/2004 My eBike Shop: Eco-Bikes(TM)(R)
1/21/2005 Ram-Horn Handlebars for City Bikes
1/13/2005 Augmented Reality Goggles for doing X-Ray Vision and 3D Image
9/19/2004 New Kinds of Electric Generator/Electric Motors
11/7/2004 Batteries
10/31/2004 Diamagnetic Energy Generation Satellites
10/7/2004 Electromagnetism
9/26/2004 Magnetic Coordinates
9/23/2004 Magnetic Battery Idea
8/23/2004 Toroidal EM Fields
9/19/2004 Crystalline Memory Lattices, and Super-Cheap Gigantic Diamagnetic
9/6/2004 Supercomputer and Memory Technology
9/24/2004 Speculation about photodiodes, photovoltaics, and the nature of
energy transmission through materials
9/14/2004 A New Kind of Potentiometer (which can be used as a tactile sensor)
9/12/2004 Highly sensitive tactile/optical range-finding robotic finger
9/11/2004 A cheaper kind of touch-screen for computer kiosks for 2D
operating system user interface haptics and 3D augmented reality user
interface haptics
10/29/2004 Course Catalog and Skills Inventory (Software Idea)
12/14/2001 Portable Robotic Hole-Threading Tool for Building Robots and Stuff.
11/12/2004 Cottage Industry Explosion: Portable Inexpensive
Manufacturing Robots for Intentional Communities in America
11/5/2004 Cottage Industry Stuff
11/11/2004 Holographic Rangefinding Orbiting Space Telescopes, for Holographic
Geometric Reconstruction of Distant Celestial Objects and Celestial Systems
(or point it at the Earth for Geographical Information Systems)
10/29/2004 Safety Skin for Robots
10/20/2004 Free public archive of great anonymous writing and poetry
10/11/2004 Precise EM field sensing nanocoil fabric
9/8/2004 Notes on an Intelligent Agents book
11/14/2002 2D Wireframe Digitalization of Digital Images for Computer Vision
11/14/2002 Computer Vision Thought
4/8/2005 3D Engine Idea
8/7/2005 Binary Space Partition Trees
8/10/2005 Data compression for 3D polygonal objects
8/11/2005 3D compression scheme
--------Re-write my paper on Chromodepth prism glasses and anaglyphs and how
you can just snap regular photos in a black room that has a red, blue
and green light sequentially lined up illuminating the objects front to
back, for making 3D Chromodepth photos.
10/21/2002 Thoughts on Computer Vision: 2D Snapshots to 3D Wireframe
9/29/2002 More Computer Vision Thoughts
10/21/2002 Imaginative new perspectives on famous artworks
10/01/2002 More thoughts on my Thermoelectric Generator Cloth Invention
10/16/2002 Inventory of revolutionary inventions that I've invented (but not
built) up to this date
6/18/2005 Puzzles
6/19/2005 World Medicine
Book IV:
Invention Ideas
10/28/2004 Justin Coslor
Penny Universities
I read in an article on the Internet that coffee houses used to be
called "Penny Universities" in the mid 1600's in England, because it
cost a penny for admission and a mug of coffee. "TIPS" is an acronym
that was posted on a tin at the counter, which stood for "To Insure
Prompt Service", and people would toss in a coin as a perk. It was a
brilliant idea when the main branch of the Carnegie Library of
Pittsburgh (nested between Carnegie Mellon University and the University
of Pittsburgh) opened a coffee shop and free Internet access terminals
this year in their library (terminals have been in place for several
years). Their renovations are beautiful! Copyright 1/1/2005 Justin
Coslor Inspiring book & some art product ideas. I've been reading the
most amazing book called "Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art
and Science" ISBN: 0-07-034250-4, and it's inspired me to want to read
more books on the topic of Design Science. On page 264-265 of it it
talks about the duality of Platonic polyhedra: namely The Inscribed
Sphere. face<->vertex edge<->edge p<->q Face centroids of each platonic
polyhedra are also vertex points for their duals, and so they lie
equidistant from a common center. These pages in it talk also talk about
Duality, in some of it's various forms: 1. in Bartók's music - 103 2. of
maps - 125-127 3. of regular tilings - 177 4. of semiregular tilings -
181-182 5. of reciprocal figure - 224-230 6. of Platonic solids -
264-268 7. interpreting duals - 266-267 8. of convex polyhedra - 291-292
9. interpreting duals - 299-301 10. of Archimedean solids - 335-337 11.
interpreting duals - 351 12. of networks - 362-368, 370-371 13.
isometric vector matrix (IVM dual) - 370-371
------------------------------------ Product Idea #1: Copyright 1/1/2005
Here is a product idea I came up with today. *Look at figure 6.A.2
in the book "Projective Geometry" (pg. 248-253) That picture inspired
the following idea. Here's a computer product I could sell both in
computer form, and in paper form as an artists canvas tool: make a 3D
dotted line matrix that has vanishing points along multiple parallel
horizontal lines so artists can draw realistically spacial drawings. The
dots close up are the biggest, and the dots get smaller and smaller the
farther into the background you look. Then the artist can use those dots
to realistically model 3D spacial representations on the paper, and when
they have their sketch done they can just erase the dots, because the
dots can be lightly printed on the page using erasable ink or erasable
graphite. It'd cost fractions of a cent to print out each page of this
kind of drawing paper, and the paper could come in a variety of
perspectives of vanishing point angles. It'd be a great product to sell
archive-quality drawing pads full of an assortment 3D dot matrix
vanishing point angles printed on nice white drawing paper.
On the cover of each pad there should also be a website address for
where to download or order art software such as a software version of
these different matrix patterns that a person can print out onto a page
in very very light print (so light that it won't show up on a photocopy
machine duplicate). Have some screenshots and a brochure-like visual
demonstration and minimum system requirements shown on an advertisement
page of how to use the software, and have that advertisement page as the
first page of the sketch pads that get sold in stores all over the
world. On the software brochure page (note, make the advertisement
double-sided and on a perforated tear-out page that is scored for easy
folding into the shape of a brochure, and use the UPC symbol as a
discount coupon for $5 off of the the price of the software, when
ordered online or through the mail. Include a self-addressed envelope
and software payment form that can be torn out on the next page. I'd
likely sell lots of software that way. On the brochure, suggest that
they draw their lines on the computer paper lightly dotted matrix
perspectives by hand, and that they should then either scan the page
back into the computer and run it through a filter to take out the dots,
or photocopy the original to take out the dots, since computer printer
ink isn't erasable. This way, they wouldn't need to run to the store to
buy new pads of paper. I think both of these products would be a
fantastic product to sell all over the world, and I could probably get a
patent on the pads. I don't agree with the notion of software patents
though. I'd probably write the software using the Java3D API so that
it's cross-platform. ---------------------------------- Product Idea #2:
Copyright 1/1/2005 Justin Coslor N-DIMENSIONAL POLYHEDRAL MOTIF
DESIGNING SOFTWARE FOR ARTISTS First look at some writings by the
mathematician artists from the fifteenth century, such as: Alberti,
Leonardo da Vinci, and Albrecht Dürer. Then write a little computer
software that makes N-dimensional polyhedral motifs (fundamental
patterns) and lets the user design their own and use them as wallpaper
and skins for 3D objects. So people can make M.C. Escher-like artwork
easily. It'll deal with symmetry design and manipulation very easily.
Copyright 1/15/2005 Justin Coslor Art Software For Making Symmetrical
Design Patterns & Motifs: Write a computer graphics software that allows
the user to make precise symmetry design patterns and to be able to
color and shade in the sections with the greatest of ease. It could also
be good for making repeatable interlocking motifs. Copyright 1/1/2005
Justin Coslor Perspective Drawing Projects When I first wrote this I was
reading the book "Basic Perspective" by Robert W. Gill - Library of
Congress Card Number 79-64518. 1. Try drawing a top view of an object
and draw a circle of frames (Boxes) around it, and in each box draw the
3D perspective side-view of the object as it would look to a person
standing on a point in the center of each frame at that particular
frame's perspective angle, where each frame is a 3D perspective drawing,
complete with accurate shading. 2. Draw a 3D perspective drawing form
the viewpoint of a cat, and include the cat's nose, whiskers and the tip
of it's tail in the drawing. Include special lighting and coloring
effects such as how the scene would look if it was a snapshot from the
lens of a Kirlian photography camera, as cats see a different spectrum
of colors than people, and possibly auras. Copyright 1-13-98 by Justin
Coslor Robotics
If one robot figures something out about it's surroundings it goes
and tells the rest, that makes available more potential actions that the
rest can do and have to work with and use as a tool. When one solves a
problem it eliminates an obstacle which each robot would otherwise have
to spend its time figuring out how to do because it communicates the
solution. Example application: new, more efficient route planner.
They could even learn teamwork too. If one robot solves part of a
problem, but knows that the whole thing isn't solved and wants to
completely solve it but not waste all day working on it, it can go and
tell the other robots about the whole problem (denoting the part they've
already solved) instead of just telling them part of the solution that
they've solved. It would also tell the other robots the estimated
"worth" (personal and societal ... sort of like a priority rating) of
getting the problem completely solved. In a sense it "asks" the others
for help. If the requested action's estimated priority is higher than
the current actions priority rating, then the robots will go and help
(fulfill the request) and in a sense perform a "favor" thus the robot in
need would be making some "friends".
Fundamental motivations: #1 stimulate/reinforce self (work towards
own goals). #2 stimulate/reinforce others. The robot might
stimulate/reinforce itself in order to stimulate/reinforce others, but
not quite as much as stimulating or reinforcing itself directly, and it
works on a "friends" and "favors" system socially. Do a favor and they
are grateful and they are your friend (and doing #2 on a friend is equal
to doing #1 and it is a random choice between the two when in question
-- when asked to return a favor for a friend or do something for
yourself). Each robot knows that it can do more faster with friends
helping, so if it has something it needs help with or is bored it might
think ahead and stop what it is doing and go out and get some friends by
doing favors for some others and then later go and ask everyone for
help. It would ask even those who aren't friends because some of them
may help and after a few exchanges of favors with them, they too might
become friends.
With a small group (approximately six robots), in order to have any
of then get any of their own stuff done you must either build a "friend
removal" system, where robots are no longer considered a friend after a
certain amount of rejections and they return to the
neutral "stranger" state from the perspective of the rejected robots.
Later they could easily go back into friend state though, or else have a
system of higher ignorance of the friend state rather than a 50%
favoring rate, or just have it so that they would only help a friend in
an emergency or on major projects (remember, these are robots, not
people)... Although, with only six robots it may work out to have the
standard friend/favor system without these restrictions.
So in summary, these robots would be socially interacting
communicating and sharing discovered knowledge in search of attaining
their goals. They need to be able to set goals then strive toward them,
and interact; and their goals should reflect what they are programmed to
"like" and "dislike". Their own self-discovered "likes" and "dislikes"
should always be required to be checked by multiple qualified human
operators before being allowed to be implemented. In other words all
they need are three things: 1. the ability to set and strive towards
goals (immediate and long term near future), 2. have a motivation system
(know the sensory inputs and actions that it likes and dislikes), 3. and
have a justification system (possibly a self-modifying justification
system based around a few rules and restrictions like Isaac Asimov's
three laws of robotics)... A justification system is just a way of doing
things based on one's own system of what is believed to be logical,
which is based on experience and the motivation/goal system, and checked
by external justification systems.
These three elements are the roots of intelligent behavior. Any
actions of any intelligent system/life-form can be accounted for by
these three things. Copyright 1-13-98 by Justin Coslor Copyright
8/27/2004 Justin Coslor Video Game Idea
Have a digital camera + software computer or video game system that
digitizes the person's physical movements, and incorporates those
motions into the software or game system. Such as a game that taught
people martial arts or some exercise thing. Copyright 2/8/2005 Justin
Coslor. All Rights Reserved. Portable Operating Systems On
Cross-Platform USB 2.0 Flash-Memory Devices This is the wave of the
future in portable cross-platform operating systems. It occurred to me
today while I was drinking coffee and reading a graphical book on How
Computer's Work.
Design a USB 2.0 flash-memory device that only communicates using
standard USB 2.0 protocols, and they would have their own software on
the flash-memory that would take over the video card temporarily and
have their own operating system that would load up as soon as you plug
in the flash-memory card, and that operating system would be able to be
minimized into the corner of the screen into a little icon, and that
operating system could access all of the hardware resources of the
computer, as well as all of it's software directories (using standard
USB 2.0 protocols). In this manner an operating system such as Linux
could be instantly loaded onto any USB 2.0 compatible computer, and it
could perform cross-platform functions between its own operating system
and the operating system on the hard drive, all via the independent
controller drivers that were loaded into the re-initialized temporarily
modified BIOS and boot record the instant you plugged the flash-memory
device into the USB 2.0 port. *So it would make a new video card
operating system as the primary root operating system.
Basically, the BIOS just gets re-initialized while the hard drive's
operating system is running, but this time it sends special instructions
to the video card to force it to buffer two (or more) operating systems
transparently on top of each other, so that the user can switch back and
forth between them while still seeing the other operating system(s) in
the background, and either one can then be minimized into a window or
icon in the corner of the screen and the mouse and keyboard could still
control all of them (such as to maximize one of the operating system
icons or windows) using the video card's new operating system that was
instantly loaded off of the flash-memory card through the temporarily
modification and reinitialization of the BIOS of the computer -- the
moment you plugged in the USB 2.0 flash memory card. As soon as you
unplug the flash-memory card, the computer's plug&play BIOS could unload
the video card's operating system and the computer hard drive's original
operating system would return to normal.
Also, since USB 2.0 has its own universal standards, if multiple
flash memory operating systems (different kinds) were all plugged in
simultaneously, the video card's operating system would just treat them
all like icons on a desktop that can be maximized with a click, or
minimized with a keystroke, or turned into a movable window that can be
stacked on top of or under any or all of the other operating systems
that aren't minimized. Also, another keystroke would switch between
operating systems as though they were windows and which ever operating
system is on top is the primary active one so that they get layered like
a stack. The video card's operating system can have "save screenshot
to"/"print screenshot"/"copy"/"paste"/"save to" features that can be
cross-platform tools that become available when you move the mouse over
an object or highlight some text, or make a selection box with the mouse
-- then hold down the control key as you click the mouse button.
This sort of simple set of cross-platform functionality shouldn't need
to take up more than one mouse click's menu's worth of selection
This might need to be implemented in the USB 3.0 specification,
whenever that comes out, if it can't currently be done using the USB 2.0
specification. Copyright 2/8/2005 Justin Coslor. All Rights Reserved.
Copyright 7/17/2005 Justin Coslor Nanotechnology (see picture)
Have a nanotechnology cell composed of seven cubes linked together
by hinges in a dense unit. Electromagnets on each cube can pull each
hinge closed or push it open, and electromagnets on the ends and sides
of each block can connect multiple structures like this together, and
can connect loose dead blocks from an interconnected storage clump to
the central power supply because terminals are on the ends of each face
that is diagonally across from the sub-block's hinge. There is a
micro-controller in the center block of each cell for intelligence,
control and orientation calculation, and communications network
relaying, and there is a port that links to this this micro-controller
on each outward facing face. These cellular structures would be very
small and could link together to form robotic systems that are
reconfigurable and adaptable. A similar robotic system exists, but like
my design *much* better. The hinges could elastically be fixed at
various angles between fully open and fully closed by repelling the
block from both sides, at an adjustable ratio of power being fed to the
opposing electromagnets. In that way the blocks could also act as touch
sensors, and flex sensors, and springs and solenoids, and precisely
adjustable angled hinges.
There could be lots of different shapes of cellular parts for making
things, like planks, rods, hinges, plates, bearings, angle units, etc.
with electromagnets and/or electromagnetic hinges on the ends and/or
face plates.
A vision system would be on the external control module, and could
be linked to the cellular network directly or by remote control.
Everything about the block structure would be automatically calculated
and added to the internal representation of the unit's state model,
which can be communicated from block to block on the network of linked
structures sos that blocks linked in a storage clump can be reoriented
and moved about, and whole multicellular structures can be relocated as
a group. The cells would talk to each other so that they know where they
are in the orientation system, and the controller would have the big
picture so that it could tell the cells what to do on the fly. Each
group of cells could then pool its computing power to run subroutine
programs as multicellular unit. Copyright 7/12/2005 Justin Coslor
Product idea: seed kits for suburban gardens
One way to make a product is to package several things together in
the form of a kit. One such kit that would sell well in stores and be
easy to make would be seed kits for people to plant a vegetable garden
or flower garden in their yard. It could contain a wide variety of seeds
organized inside a divider box with a little container full of seeds in
each section of the divider box, where each row is a growing season
(plants that grow best in a certain season will be grouped together by
row); and each container will be labeled with the name, expiration date,
growing season, and ideal soil pH. The kit will come with a soil tester
and will recommend certain plant fertilizers, such as Miracle Grow to
change the pH.
There will be a color instruction manual with photos of each plant
and seed, and it'll have some drawing space where they can design the
layout of their garden, and an example will be given. The manual will
have gardening tips for growing each plant. Also there should be a
coupon for a discount off of a Garden Claw hand-powered rototiller tool.
There should also be a website address where people can communicate in
topical forums and post pictures of their flowers and vegetables from
the kit for other people to see. The website should also have a
comment/suggestion form to help improve the product. These would be sold
in major chain stores, small shops, plant stores, hardware stores, and
maybe even grocery stores all across America, and maybe even abroad.
There could be several varieties of kits, and the seeds would last for
several years, and seeds from the plants that were planted can then be
put into those same containers to stay organized for the next year. We'd
specialize in perennials especially, and would only use seeds that can
generate offspring of their own, to help combat evil genetic engineering
companies like Monsanto, who produces seeds that grow into sterile or
seedless plants. Copyright 7/12/2005 Justin Coslor Bottled Water With
the latest craze of bottled water companies, I could start my own
entrepreneurial venture: River Water - "From the Ghangi to the Nile!"
Ocean Water - "A mix of the seven seas.", "Aaargh!" Nuclear Power Plant
Cooling Tower Water - "It's energizing!" Run Off - "Mexico City's
finest.", "Free heavy metal test strip included." Sleuce Juice - "Just
like Star Trek -- it's recycled!" Red Tide - "Be a man!", "Nature in a
can!" Dead Sea Colloidal Brew - "Free Bible included!" Copyright
6/29/2005 Justin Coslor Camping Stuff You can make a make-shift backpack
made out of a sheet: 1. Start out with a sheet. 2. Fold the sheet in
half to make the pocket. 3. Tie the two adjacent corners on each side of
the sheet into a knot to make the arm-hole shoulder straps. 4. There's a
big pocket in the back with an opening on the top. It's a one-pocket
backpack. (See Diagram) ---------------------------------- A simple four
stick shelter can be made from a tarp or parachute, some rope, and some
sticks that are lodges securely in the ground. Tie rope around in a
square with an "X" in it on the tops of the sticks, this will help
support the tarp. The corners of the tarp should be tied to the bottom
of each of the four sticks so that it doesn't blow away. The top of the
shelter can be used to collect rainwater or dew. If you have a clear
tarp this makes a great big solar still. A black tarp under a white tarp
will keep you cool. To enter or exit the shelter just lift up and edge
and crawl in or untie one corner and go in that way. Prop a stick under
one edge to make a breathing hole. (See Diagram) Copyright 6/29/2005
Justin Coslor Cooling Shirt
The simplest way to make a cooling shirt would be to have a stretchy
tee-shirt crossed with a fishing vest (for the extra pockets), and have
water pockets all over it, connected by a tube (or not, in case one
leaks), and make the pockets out of a kind of plastic that breathes
moisture through the plastic's pores, so that the evaporation keeps the
water cold, and since the pockets are up against your skin, you stay
cool as a result. It'd be very simple that way and wouldn't require
electricity, and there could be a rubber tube at the bottom with a valve
on it so that you can drink the water right out of the cooling shirt
you're wearing. This would GREAT for use in hot climates, especially in
combination with water purification tablets, and there needs to be a
simple system for cleaning the vest such as filling it with hot salt
water and letting it sit for a few minutes. Copyright 6/27/2005 Justin
Coslor Dune Shirt (See Diagram)
Engineer a still suit/dune shirt for staying cool. It would look
like a cross between a fishing vest and a tee-shirt, with some
attachments. It would have a water reservoir, a pump, tubes, bladders,
and a rechargeable battery pack to run the pump. The battery pack could
be recharged by a solar- power photovoltaic umbrella that could be held
by the wearer to provide shade (it might even have a little fan inside
it). The solar-power photovoltaic umbrella could also be made so that it
could be clipped onto a backpack so that the wearer has both hands free.
If the pump is to be mechanically powered, it might be powered by
ratcheting a spring and small vertical flywheel by swinging your arms
back and forth. In that case, there might be a sort of exoskelleton that
clips a a thing onto each arm just above each elbow, and connecting it
to an exo-ribcage structure for support and making the mechanical energy
transfer. Copyright 6/29/2005 Justin Coslor Alternative Energy System
for homes that have an acre or more.
Have habitat and employment and food/water/coffee procurement for
modern migrators. That's a different topic though...
Live near the coast because it doesn't freeze there, and you can eat
fish and seafood. Build a yurt by the ocean and use wind power or tidal
power to purify water and provide electricity. Hip waders, sweatpants,
wool socks, and a fishing pole are essential, + a waterproof raincoat
and a sweater. Have a large greenhouse garden and do hydroponics.
Just have a farm with a fantastic garden, orchard, and berry bushes.
Map out what grows in what seasons and in what soil conditions, and
terraform the land into the ideal form. Maybe even use terraces and
build a huge solar oven and use photovoltaics and wind turbines, but
instead of using batteries to store the energy generated (since
batteries are toxic), use water as an energy storage mechanism, either
in the form of doing electrolysis and compressing the gases into tanks
(which is dangerous) for future use in fuel cells, or the safer method
of pumping the water far uphill into a reservoir or water tower out of a
well or other water source, then have a hydropower turbine to convert
the down-flowing water into electrical power or mechanical energy as
needed, and it could drain right back into a well or onto crops.
For a combined alternative energy system,build a huge high water
tower and put oil drum s- rotor wind turbines all up and down it and
around it, with a car alternator connected to each one, and put
photovoltaics on the roof of it and have it situated right over top of a
well or stream. Electric energy generated by from the wind turbines and
photovoltaics would be stored by pumping water out of the well into the
water tower and it can be used for plumbing from there, or it can be
used converted back into electricity by letting the water flow out of
the tower through a hydropower turbine and back into the well, or onto
the garden. You might actually get more energy out of this than you put
into it because of the hydropower dam effect that pushes the water out
with great force due to the height of the water inside the tank. Look up
plans for how to build Savonius oil drum S-rotor wind turbines. (See
diagram) Copyright 6/18/2005 Justin Coslor Pictograph books for language
There should be a set of pictographs to use for icons for the main
functions of life in general. That way translations would be fairly
simple in whatever languages are used thousands of years from now. It
would be sort of like a visual dictionary. Actually, a new art form
could be created which is made of cartooning strips and comic books
without words, and you could see how complex and simple the concepts can
get beyond what words can express, though not always apparent to the
casual observer. I don't intend for such an art to replace written
language, but merely for each artwork/book to be used as a teaching tool
for teaching people different languages, and for inventing new
languages. There would be a set of most popular (classic) books which
when combined would cover much or most of the cases of describable
language and basic experience that all people (including aliens) could
reference to indicate a word or concept. Copyright 6/18/2005 Justin
Coslor Knowledge lifespans and pictograph software
We need more mechanisms to improve the quality, quantity, clarity,
simplicity, beauty, accessibility, and efficiency of knowledge that we
have available to us. Hopefully by doing so we will improve the lifespan
of the knowledge so that it may be found useful for many more
generations than it is in its current form. There may be other steps
that can be taken to improve the lifespan of public knowledge, and steps
to ensure that private knowledge is in line with public knowledge, and
not in contradiction..
Pictograph software:
This relates to my pictograph book idea. Maybe a computer software
could be made that accepts stories and documents and written language in
any written language as input, and could output a vivid pictographic
comic strip or pictographic video onto the monitor or out the printer.
It could also have pointer arrows to the different aspects of the
pictographs which when clicked, says the literal translation into
another language. Or, in the pictographic movie sequence, the audio
track could be in the new language at an easy understandable pace, along
with pointer arrows. Checkout Simple English: simple.wikipedia.org. An
example could be done from Simple English to pictographs to another
language. Copyright 6/16/2005 Justin Coslor Industries, Priority
Systems, and Adaptation
Industries, much like the mind (or all life for that matter),
operate under the guidance of constantly-updating priority systems.
However the difference is that a given industry may be governed by the
union of a wide variety of priority systems, when a singular mind may
strive to adapt its priority system into every situation it encounters.
Different systems often have at least some different axioms, and in
attempts to merge them, sometimes axioms need to be dropped or adopted.
By merging systems, they then become more complex to adapt, but are more
versatile as a result.
There is much more to an industry than supply and demand, because
many variables go into and relate to supply, and many others go into and
relate to demand. Quality, quantity available, target audience/market
and their wants and needs, manufacturing and distribution,
beneficial/enjoyability rating, priority of selling and of buying the
product or service, how the product or service affects other products or
services, time-frame of use and possible likely re-use count, etc.
Basically the factors involved are the factors of merging a new system
with an existing system, and incorporating it into the priority system.
Gaining a needed capability is generally a high priority, however
taking the time and effort to analyze and learn/map out what
capabilities are needed or that would drastically improve things is
generally a low priority. Learning how to actually obtain those
capabilities is an even lower priority in many cases. However,
pre-existing maps and a personal demonstration of the value of new
capabilities I've heard gets about a 15% to 30% success rate if done
well (since people are resistant to change). Adaptation takes time,
though if you have all of the elements in the configuration you want or
need right from the start, its easier to learn that system than to learn
a lesser system and then make a paradigm shift into an adaptation of
that system, because the two can get confused and it takes more time.
It's important to keep things simple enough to prevent discouragement in
any system, unless your goal is to repel people. Copyright 6/14/2005
Justin Coslor Industry Creation
In creating a new industry one must redesign a concept or broaden a
context to allow for the existence and development of a new concept to
re-route a network of infrastructure. Some objects are anchored, others
are flexible, and others can be augmented to, or can come in quite a
A sub-industry can be created by making an anchored object flexible,
augmentable, or opening up a variety of alternatives. Invent a new thing
for people to do that is enjoyable and/or beneficial and there lyes the
potential for a new industry. So systematically map out all of the
things that people CAN do, and look for patterns that can be re-applied
to dependency-chart mappings of other areas. That's the analogical
approach. Also if you can solve the problem of making it possible to do
something that is needed or wanted, that's another route to a new
industry. The other approach is the experimental scientific
deductive/inductive approach of combining concepts and wiring a
pattern/tool/technique/concept into the context of another field, or
even to wire many things together into what will be a novel unique
context that meets the simple criteria of being beneficial and/or
enjoyable. The other criteria is that it should be sustainable and
non-harmful to people and the environment. The possibilities for the
creation of niche markets is only limited by people's initiative and
creativity. Criteria for new industries: 1. Novel/unique/worthwhile 2.
Beneficial/enjoyable 3. Sustainable 4. Non-harmful to people Copyright
5/27/2005 Justin Coslor Natural Gas Mining in Landfills, Using Grids of
Vertical Bamboo Tubes Since someone figured out that you can collect
methane gas by sticking tubes into landfills vertically, maybe they
could save some money and materials by using bamboo tubes since they're
very strong, and they could drill some holes into the part of the tube
that goes below the surface, to collect extra gas from the sides. Then
they could push the bamboo tubes down until they're less than 1 foot
above the surface, and space them out about 3 feet apart in a grid, and
above the surface, have re-usable plastic or rubber caps with rubber or
PVC tubes connecting the bamboo tubes to horizontal pipelines, much like
a computer RAM memory array structure, and there could be a safety valve
on each row. Then, when the output is really low from the methane supply
being depleted, they could just stack another 5-10 feet of garbage over
the pipeline field after first removing the top caps & pipeline grid on
the surface, and they could do it all over again with new bamboo tubes
since the other ones would eventually rot and bamboo grows so easily.
Maybe use timber bamboo. Also, it may be possible to grow bamboo forests
over landfills, along with non- THC hemp plants as underbrush for rope
and cloth, since they're both really hardy useful weeds. Copyright
5/27/2005 Justin Coslor 3-Legged Walking Robot (It Gallops) The middle
leg has a knee and a duck foot for stability, and it jumps through two
spider legs that each have a knee and are angled wide for stability.
When the duck foot is in back it bends or ratchets the knee (which could
cock a spring), and then it rapidly straightens it out to perform the
jump, then cocks the knee again in mid-jump as it passes between the two
spider legs, and makes a controlled fall onto the duck leg, which is now
in front. The spider legs make a similar motion to get in front too,
except the spider legs do the turning. To turn, one of the spider legs
just bends more than the other one, or pushes harder than the other one.
It could even pull a cart. These things could be smoothly hopping along
all over the place, and could be made very small or even very large. It
could even climb up stairs too, and might even be able to go down stairs
(carefully). Copyright 3/16/2005 Justin Coslor MAGNETOSONIC ELEMENT
SEPARATOR Have six walls separate walls, each one individually attached
to it's own robotic manipulator arm, so that the robotic arms can clamp
the walls into the shape of a cube. Two of the walls, both opposite to
each other, are to be lined with ferromagnetic electromagnets. Two of
the walls, both on opposite sides, are to be lined with paramagnetic
electromagnets. The remaining two walls are to be lined with diamagnetic
electromagnets. Before the top wall (the lid) is put on, rocks and raw
ore are to be dumped inside. In two opposite diagonal corners there are
some fiberoptics units connected on long cords to digital CCD
observation cameras. Each of the remaining corners is to have a sonic
cannon mounted in it beamed at the wall diagonally across from it. Then
all of electromagnets are to be turned on, as well as all of the sonic
cannons, and so, all of the rocks and ore inside will be obliterated by
the sonic cannons into powder, and then magnetically drawn to the wall
that it is molecularly attracted to by the various kinds of
electromagnets. Then the robotic arms will take the cube apart and dump
each wall's contents into its own melting pot or storage container for
further chemical separation or polymerization. This can be a very
efficient way to process materials. Here I've labeled the sonic
cannon-mounted corners using the letters A through F: A->side 1 =
electroferromagnetic north plate B->side 2 = electroferromagnetic south
plate C->side 3 = electroparamagnetic positive plate D->side 4 =
electroparamagnetic negative plate E->side 5 = electrodiamagnetic
negative plate F->side 6 = electrodiamagnetic positive plate. The
remaining two corners are the fiberoptic view-ports. Anything that isn't
magnetic at all also just gets dumped in its own vat. Copyright 1/7/2005
Justin Coslor Diamagnetic Electromagnets {Diamagnetic materials: water,
salt, pyrolytic graphite, bismuth, etc.}
When you pass a magnet over a coil, or pass a coil through a
magnetic field, electricity flows through the coil. Electric generators
are based on that principle. Electric generators turn into electric
motors when electricity is passed through them (At least the
electro-magnetic rotational kind.)
So why can't we make electric generators that are based on
diamagnetic materials, such as diamagnetic coils or diamagnetic
electromagnets? *See the electromagnetism logic database diagram I drew
that shows in the database margins what is perpendicular and parallel to
what, etc, in the relations of different kinds of electromagnetic
properties and devices and materials maybe. **See the different kinds of
ferromagnetic and diamagnetic electromagnet designs I invented
(hand-drawn diagrams 1/7/2005). Copyright 2/8/2005 Justin Coslor PDA
Use a PDA as a remote-controlled teaching pendant for a robot, and
bolt several PDA's down into a kiosk and network them for use as a
head's-up display. Attach a keyboard and a switch-box to it, have a
stylus on a cord, and include a printer. The great part is that PDA's
turn on instantly and consume very little electricity. Networking
software and hardware might need to be designed for them though, but it
likely already exists.
The kiosks could be very very small this way, and could just be on a
swing-arm or arm bolted to a wall or tabletop with power cord leading up
to them. Copyright 8/10/2005 Justin Coslor PDA Virtual Reality/Augmented
Reality System (See Diagram)
Build or adapt a lightweight sunglasses-like head mounted display
that uses high resolution LCD screens in stereo for portable virtual
reality uses with a PDA and folding PDA keyboard (it should also work on
a laptop). Even a single color high resolution LCD head mounted display
for a PDA would be incredible for reading and browsing the web
wirelessly, as well as browsing VRML and Java3D worlds at at least
800x600 color pixel resolution. Battery life is the main issue here. You
need to be able to get at least 10 hours of battery life, and it needs
to be easily rechargeable. An augmented reality transparent LCD screen
would be ideal or one of those miniature projector LCD's. Also, it might
be neat to have a wireless 3D finger ring mouse that has several buttons
on it, at least for drawing 3D models and browsing VRML and Java3D
worlds and webpages. The PDA screen could be a small scale version of
the 3D HMD scene or programmable control panel buttons. There could be a
videocamera on the HMD for doing Augmented Reality, and have a visual
dictionary pattern matching software and a 2D to 3D object
reconstruction software, as well as have a 6DOF head tracking system.
It's important that all of the hardware be open source programmable and
be openly interfacable.
I realize the military already has contact lens versions of this
Augmented Reality display system, but this would be affordable to the
public. They also have G.W.E.N. (Ground Wave Emission Network)
Tower/Tempest brain interface systems too all over the country (for
martial law population control and clandestine "experiments", and such),
but that's another matter. Copyright 11/12/2004 Justin Coslor My eBike
Shop: Eco-Bikes (TM)(R)
If I ever wanted to live in Pittsburgh for an extended period of
time (such as to go to Grad School later on), I could open up an
electric bicycle dealership, and fit each bike with solid rubber tires
from GreenTires.com or AirFreeTires.com, so that they wouldn't get
flats, and only sell bikes that use batteries that aren't highly toxic
(no lead-acid or NiCd batteries).It could be open in the evenings so
that I could go to class during the day, or I could hire some students
to help run it. We could do maintenance and repairs on electric bikes
too, and recycle broken batteries and recycle or re-use parts from old
eBikes sometimes.
Most of all, they'd be affordable, and fitted with baskets and
fenders, and comfortable seats. This way, students could easily ride to
the East-End Food Co-Op & Whole Foods for groceries, carry library
books, etc, and ride all over town and re-claim the roads. It'd get the
city to put in special well-swept bike lanes all over town and to pass
enormous hit and run penalty laws for drivers to follow. We'd make a
huge push to get bike racks re-installed on all of the public transit
buses too. 1/13/2005 Justin Coslor Business ideas:
Right now as a money maker I could retrofit people's bikes with
electric motors for a $100 fee + parts.
I could also sell hard drives with Linux pre-installed on them for
$100 + parts (~$150). It could come with a set of GNU/Linux CD's.
I could also sell homemade random number generators for $250. See my
journal entry dated 12/15/2003 and the drawing I made on 1/22/2005 for
details. They could be useful to staticians, scientists, and people who
use encryption technologies. The machine is capable of generating large
amounts of random seed numbers simultaneously for each cycle that it is
run. I might be able to sell it for even more. Copyright 1/21/2005
Justin Coslor Ram-Horn Handlebars for City Bikes: I think whomever
designed the handlebars on city bikes got the idea from looking at a
pair of rams horns.. As such, it would be neat to bolt a rams skull onto
the bike in place of the handlebars or make a hollow or cast mold
version to sell to ram/bicycle enthusiasts. (GNU-compatible) Copyright
1/13/2005 Justin Coslor Augmented Reality Goggles for doing X-Ray Vision
and 3D Image Reconstruction Architects could like augmented reality
goggles for doing x-ray or sonar vision and stereo 3D image
reconstruction of live video data as they walk through a building while
wearing the goggles. The goggles could be used as digitizers to map
details onto the original wireframe CAD schematics. The military already
has this, but I don't know if anyone has done an open-source
open-hardware version of this for the commercial market and archeology
gear. ------------------------------------ 9/19/2004 Justin Coslor
Simple magnetism experiment: What happens when you wrap copper wire
around an insulated tube, then put an iron bar inside the tube, then run
electricity through both the copper coil, as well as the iron bar, but
from separate power supplies? What happens when you switch the polarity
of the iron bar's power supply? What electrical voltage, amperage,
resistance, and magnetism (Gaussmeter) readings do you get in each case,
and in the case where you don't energize the iron bar but only the coil?
Does the electricity running through the iron bar amplify the magnetic
field or the current of the copper coil?
This is an unfinished work and I disclaim all liability.
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