Now I really don’t want to be all doom and gloom all the time, which is why I’m happy to report I’m rather optimistic about the future of 3d printing technology which has been gaining a lot of publicity due to this recent NYTimes article on the subject. One excerpt:
Based on research done by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, an engineering professor at the University of Southern California, Contour Crafting has created a giant 3-D printing device for building houses. The start-up company is seeking money to commercialize a machine capable of building an entire house in one go using a machine that fits on the back of a tractor-trailer.
There’s no question that eventually such machines could “print” almost unimaginably intricate structures to be used as housing or whatever. You could just use your computer to design the house with 3d-decorations that would be massively expensive if done manually and the machine would be able to realize the design precisely. Just fantastic!
If only our societies wouldn’t waste so much money on turd world immigrants and such we might have enough resources to move forward rather fast with this technology. And of course with such technology we would have even less need for people who are only good for physical labor and don’t have that much brainpower.
If I’m wrong about the economic collapse and the likely social chaos that would follow, stuff like this could certainly change the world almost as much as computers and the internet.
It is just a pity that so far most of the benefits have of course been reaped by the current creeps in power who can afford the luxury.
Anyway, keeping up with the title, I want to write a bit about George Patton, who was “America’s most fightingest General” in WW2. Adam Austin has written about him here in a post titled General Patton Discovered the Truth.
There’s no question he was a formidable man and brilliant in his work, but in the end he realized he had been serving what were in fact his enemies who had managed to deceive him about the real aims and causes of the war. He realized the jews who had fed him misleading information through all the official channels were his natural enemies and that the Germans, whom he had helped to slaughter by the tens of thousands, were much more to his liking. And then he was of course murdered before he could do much to undo the damage he had done.
In short as a small contribution to the discussion I want to point out that this Olympic athlete should have traded at least a little bit of his brawns for some forbidden knowledge and time to think for himself. But the brains won and he died with his brawns.
I guess nobody should be surprised I’m not terribly optimistic about other military leaders stepping forward for the betterment of mankind as most of them are leagues below the level of Patton (at least based on my own rather limited observations), no doubt many of them are also psychopaths and freaks.