THE 3D PRINTING/TRANSHUMANIST SCRAPBOOK: SPACE, MARS, DEFENSE, AND ...
It's happening so fast that it is difficult, if not impossible, to keep up with all that is being written about 3D Printing these days, but in a certain sense, one may take that as a bit of corroboration that the phenomenon itself - which has been around for a while - is being deliberately promoted by the powers that be. That "directed meme" as the Daily Bell might call it, is itself an indicator of something else perhaps, namely, that at least some of the "young Turks" in the otherwise "good old boys" club of the "powers that be" are at least learning how to use the internet as a means of "meme promotion," for you'll note that most of the chatter about it is coming from websites, information sites dedicated to the topic, and various agencies promoting it. If so, we can only say, "it's about time" they got a clue, for it's a great deal easier to promote "directed memes" via the internet, and it's a lot cheaper than paying lamestream media cinderblockheads to talk about it.
That said, we're going to indulge in some more of our trademark "high octane speculation" regarding the following articles, and some dot-connecting between them, and additionally, between them and the phenomenon of transhumanism(and thanks to Ms. P.H, Ms, K.N., and Mr. K.L. and many others for sharing these stories):
3D Printing on Mars Could Be Key for Martian Colony
In Tomorrow’s Wars, Battles Will Be Fought With a 3-D Printer
Like all new technologies, futurologists are having a field day predicting and hypothesizing a variety of uses for the new technology, with the subtext always being "Get yours and get started today." But here, I suspect, we're dealing with more. Consider the implication of 3d printing for space exploration. We've already blogged on this site about the fact that 3D printers have already successfully printed functioning rocket parts (including nozzles), and these have been tested successfully. The boon to manufacturing is rather obvious, for one could bring materials into orbit, but actually print them, manufacture them, in space, using the technology. But now something else is being suggested: 3d printing could perform an important role in terraforming parts of other planets, with Mars being the planet of first choice. (And consider the implications of the discovery on the moon Titan of an ingredient, propylene, of common plastic, coupled with a 3d printing capability on that planet. See Ingredient of Household Plastic Found in Space). To put it succinctly, 3D printing could fulfill at least one of the transhumanist dreams, as enunciated by the premier advocate of the "heaven" scenario, Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil suggested that the extension of human-machine interfaces to space probes could literally result in a kind of extension of human consciousness and observation throughout celestial space. It just conceivably might result in a vast reduction of the cost of creating space probes, as well as creating habitable dwellings, in space or other planets.
Now, couple that with the implication for defense manufacturing. Spare parts - including, as we have seen in other blogs here, body parts - could literally be "made to order" right on the battlefield provided the right materials are ready to hand. Drones, we are informed, have already been made via 3d printing, and the article hints that China is developing the technology in an attempt to take another "great leap forward" in terms of its naval technology. But, project all this into the issue of space defense. If one can imagine 3d "terraforming" and dwelling creation,one can similarly imagine the creation of space bases, robotic and otherwise. Indeed, as we have noted here, there seems to be, amid all the "meme promotion", a subtle counterpoint that is also being promoted, and that is 3d printing in conjunction with all matters pertaining to space manufacturing. Add DARPA's robotic soldiers to the mix, and you get the idea.
But why include an article and video on cuneiform tablets and 3d printing?
I've suggested on this site that the Baghdad Museum looting was not accidental, and that it was an inside job, and I've raised questions about the alleged return of "everything" that was stolen. Search around, and you'll find little mention of the stolen cuneiform tablets. Now, with 3d scanners, and printers, it becomes possible for all those tablets to be examined, not just by one team of scholars/translators, but by several... it is the ultimate way of sharing that insider knowledge of whatever it was they were looking for in the deserts of Mesopotamia. For the first time, 3d printing allows the possibility that various collections of untranslated tablets that exist at various locations around the world, can be examined together.
I suspect that it was already being done...quietly, and away from prying eyes. And maybe 3d printing would allow whatever might be found in some off planet library, to be beamed here, to be printed here.
See you on the flip side.
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More interesting speculation from genome scientist John Venter: using 3D printers to create alien life forms here on Earth. If a robotic space probe finds extra-terrestrial life, it wouldn’t need to bring it back here for study. It could just collect the DNA sequences and beam them back to Earth where a synthetic version could be made in a lab using 3D printers. Or the reverse … aliens could use 3D printers to make synthetic humans (except, where/how does humanness/consciousness get put in ;-)? Maybe, it’s already been done … Plenty of more ‘high octane speculation’ possibilities here … FYI, the link is
Margaret, I’ve been thinking along these lines for sometime. As the old saying goes, if we are made aware today then probably its been done many years before. Also, we can create holograms of ETs… probably even a President. lol.
Create our own personal ET pet will be coming soon.
Don, if people are gullible enough to buy ‘pet rocks’ and ‘chia pets’ there will be a market for adorable ‘ET pets’ … but, as non-human, will they be treated like ‘animals’? SPCA and PETA may not approve 😉
In the bigger picture, how about creating immortality? Cloning? There seems to be no limit to the medical and cosmetic applications of this incredible 3D bioprinting technology … Damaged or worn out body parts? Replace with new young ones … Hospitals become rejuvenating centers … so many possibilities!
Apparatus and Method for 3-Dimensional Scanning of an Object
Johns Hopkins University
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
This invention relates to an apparatus and method for scanning an object and constructing a 3-dimensional image thereof.
2. Description of the Related Art
Cuneiform is an ancient form of writing in which wooden reeds were used to impress shapes upon moist clay tablets. Upon drying, the tablets preserved the written script with remarkable accuracy and durability. There are currently hundreds of thousands of cuneiform tablets spread throughout the world in both museums and private collections.
The global scale of these artifacts presents several problems for scholars who wish to study them. It may be difficult or impossible to obtain access to a given collection. In addition, photographic records of the tablets frequently prove to be inadequate for proper examination. Photographs lack the ability to alter the lighting conditions and view direction. This has caused researchers to consider various scanning technologies as a solution to the problems with photographs.
Cuneiform tablets vary from the size of a human torso to the size of a quarter. Scholars estimate that some characters, even in well preserved tablets, contain features as small as 50 μm. This imposes a rather stringent resolution requirement on the cuneiform scanner.
Several technologies exist as potential scanning solutions, including a tri-color laser scanner, a laser line scanner, and conoscopic holography. Each of these technologies relies on laser technology as the illumination source and each has related problems. The tri-color laser scanner and laser line scanner have an inherent trade-off between lateral resolution and depth of field. To achieve the depth of field necessary to scan the entire tablet face in a single pass, the lateral resolution and height accuracy fall below acceptable levels. The conoscopic technique falls short because of its sensitivity to multiple surface reflections of the laser light, for example, V-shaped grooves appear W-shaped.
Because of these problems, there is a need for a non-laser technology for scanning 3-dimensional (3D) objects.
While the impetus for the development of the 3-dimensional scanner of the invention was the desire to improve the 3-dimensional scanning of artifacts such as cuneiform tablets and the invention is, therefore, discussed primarily in that context. . . .
1. An apparatus for 3-dimensional scanning of an object comprising:
a camera positioned above the object, the camera and object each being fixed in position thereby maintaining image registration;
a light source for illuminating the object with different colors and patterns; and
a means for rotating the light source around the object while the light source illuminates the object.
Cuneiform tablets 3d printing of space and military equipment plastics found on Titan. Well it really all ties into our elites plans to total dominate us. What new surprises will they spring o us to stay in power and what other secret libraries are they hiding from us they have they accessed from Egypt, China, Americas, India even ancient Europe itself.
Looks like to extrapolate the ultimate in 3D printing, is to “multiple” the dimensions w/in & out – “copied”; exponentially – creating multiple “bubble” universes.
A “bubble” economy that works?
yeah, that is the “key” to reading the tablets, of course youll need the codex, the correct one of many forgeries out there to keep prying eyes away from the revelation that they contain.
Of course it will be revealed that it was under there noses all along….literally.
As I’ve always suspected that there exists a certain tangible significance to the mustache, I eagerly await this under-nose revelation.
q being the 17ths of the bet….keep on suspecting…until then…bon appetite.
with all regards….Michael