Notes On An Energy-Deprived (and Efficient) Future That Is Still Awesome.

I wouldn’t resent peoples bad science CO2 delusions if these same people were reasonable individuals who we could come to some practical compromises with.

By first hydrating the landscapes, we can get the carbon into the soils. Thereafter we can get the carbon into the buildings:

 

There is a kind of natural welfare for fit people that can be had. Which involves building spectacularly beautiful high-rise buildings but with no lifts. Here the shop is on the first level, The rich people have a powerfully luxurious second floor. As the floors go up the building slowly tapers for structural strength purposes. But the rents get lower and lower. Until you get to a floor that is still luxurious, though quite a bit smaller. That floor can be rented out to people for a nominal amount. Since they have so many stairs to climb. That may seem stupid but we want to house everyone and we want societies that function well even under wartime conditions. Right now if we are being attacked all our power goes down.

Combining New urbanism ideas with some form of Georgism:

Does car parking get much of a look-in? No under Georgism and new Urbanism principles you’d probably have high-rise parking on either side of the high-rise strip. Being at either end maybe the parking buildings would be higher than all the other buildings in the middle. Surface parking cannot really justify the expense of it all. Its probably better to build High-rise parking places at either end and encourage people only to drive between high-rise town areas. Not within them. Even if parking is communist. Things may go so far as to have almost no carsheds even where there are two story houses. People might get on their bicycles to retrieve their car to go for a long drive out of the city.

For that matter, we have to strongly consider that under Georgist assumptions we would want to be pretty conservative about putting in new roads anywhere but always have good budgets for new tunnels. Since tunnels don’t have to justify the surface value of the land they represent….

New tunnels Good …. New roads pretty dubious. New roads if they are tar-sealed have about ten times the construction costs of gravel. They take up too much land. They involve high energy costs for transport. Really we want cargo transport to involve very flat rail, sea, canal and dirigibles transport as much as could be possible. We have to take a 5000 year view of things here.

From here on in parking needs to be even more high-rise then apartment buildings. Urban areas should be walkable. New population growth should be in small towns. The other really high-rise buildings would be mostly just those right near to the train station. Yes they would need lifts, these really tall buildings. But there ought to be no parking. These might be the poorest people in the community that lived in these luxurious high-rise next to the station. And most likely you’d want them to bike a mile or so to retrieve their car from high-rise communist storage if they wanted to go for a long drive every month or so.

To get every car thats not moving right up in the air the communist carpark buildings might look a bit like this:

Except maybe scaled down in volume a lot and hopefully more aesthetically pleasing. It will spiral upwards and be more open air.  Hopefully it will be a good chance to overuse arches for ventilation.  However they design the car parks, it should be clear that car parking simply cannot justify all the surface space its taking.

New urbanism suggests that you want to have every possible thing you need within about a 400 metre walk. They emphasise 5-8 storey buildings. I’d perhaps go a little higher with the upper floors as natural welfare for fit poor people. But in the main I defer to their expertise.

I think as the buildings taper to a point where they are still big enough for a passing dirigible to drop cargo off, perhaps the last couple of floors could be water storage, hot and cold. This is because we are facing a great deal of energy deprivation the rest of this century and we want to get that water up in the air with intermittent energy and let it come down naturally when we need it.

A pretty bizzare and paranoid approach to energy? Well white maggot scum have planned it that way. Yes I know I know we could be doing the whole thing on thorium. And I’m glad that “Legalise Sedition” has weathered well and matured in his thinking (over at Catallaxy) and is in favour of this sort of thing. But its going to be decades before we get out of our energy deprived status.

Consider the poor fit guy on the twelfth floor who pays only nominal rent? He’ll always have a part-time job delivering the cargo from the dirigible to everyones door. Its a beautiful system really and we want to make it one that allows society to function well under conditions of extended nuclear war.

Naturally the small high-rise towns should be surrounded by permaculture farming.

131 thoughts on “Notes On An Energy-Deprived (and Efficient) Future That Is Still Awesome.

  1. This is too important for your terminal idiocy fella. And the rest of you have to sort your stupid ideas out also. Its like the yarn about a fellow going to a bordello with only two quid and the many ways that the staff find to not help him.

    You want less CO2 in the air? So can you increase coal royalties? Will you be happy with that? No can’t help you. How about land hydration? No thats no good. Then encouraging closer herding of animals? Don’t be silly. Well how about a revival of water transport? Getting a slow rail revamp going? Zero interest for any plausible energy reduction scheme paid out of government surpluses?

    Its all no no no no no no. Instead, just to suit your nihilistic mood we have to opt for these stupid ideas that create eternal energy sinks and industries that teeter perpetually on collapse, combined with wild eyed stupidity to do with joining international agreements that tie our hands, or its just advocacy of endlessly destructive red ink.

    So its peak stupidity at these extremist sites. Or one would wish it were peak stupidity. Since everyone acts like they are looking for a cushy retirement part-time gig with Rothschild central, so fawning they be to oligarchical wishes and scams.

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  2. Its the general view at Catallaxy that taking time out during a war, to divert resources to killing children is the way to save your own soldiers.

    Legalise Sedition quotes:

    Dresden was not an industrial but a communications centre.

    Legalise sedition says:

    I know right? Who needs these? Bloody immoral Churchill! He could have win the war honourably with more British Army deaths exceeding the deaths of the RAF.

    I sez:

    This mindless world war II propaganda sure doesn’t seem to require a great deal of maintenance.

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  3. Trump’s past. The reality is that every President since Carter-Reagan have been gangsters. Except for Obama who was a CIA spiv. George Bush was an international hitman and cocaine kingpin. Clinton is probably bastard Rockefeller and received the cocaine into Mena Arkansas. George the younger was probably too flighty and stupid to be much involved in the family business. But George senior took him to Dealy Plaza to watch the Kennedy murder that George senior was helping to supervise.

    Trump is right at the fringes of the gangster world. And if you want to find dodgy things about him and even his old accounting entries you will. But to be using the tax department to harass him at this late stage is just obstructing the nation. He should have been weeded out earlier on those grounds if thats what people wanted to do. Sadly the alternatives we were given meant that Trump was the lesser evil and he may even have been a good President if not for the way he’s being controlled.

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  4. 13 minutes in. He’s wrong. Red shift is a single proxy and we cannot base three unknown data sets on a proxy. However if we were to believe what the mainstream does about the efficacy of the red shift proxy, that puts us right in the centre of the universe. It would mean that our galaxy cluster was dead centre. There is no way to fake the public out on this matter. I don’t believe that we are at the centre of the universe. I think we should follow good science practice. Which means you need at least three proxies to replace an unknown data set. Not one proxy to replace 3 unknown data sets.

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  5. Sure. Don’t go in large crowds. The Black Lives Matter protests is likely at least partly behind the Melbourne breakout. This is a nasty little beast. I don’t like these blanket bans but the fact is I wouldn’t go in a large crowd without being well-rested, having my vitamin D levels at dangerously high levels, and having a good stash of remedies at home. This little bugger never gives up and it now seems that you cannot get permanent immunity to it. There will be no herd immunity. There will only be individual immunity based around high fat soluble vitamin levels.

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  6. It could be argued that if we had the policies to produce the jobs then we would not need this participation income. But on the other hand if we had that job creation than the P.I. would not be a serious burden. Would that not be the ideal? To have the welfare in place but almost no-one needing it? Better to have the participation income and not need it, than to need the participation income and not have it. But we have to pay for these things so the more high-priced welfare has to go. The bank subsidies, the expensive public service salaries for bureaucracies that are not needed. We have too many challenges ahead to tolerate the high price tag welfare any more. But the low-cost welfare is just recognising that we should be getting through all these problems together and intact.

    I must confess to being a big holdout on this matter. What I worry about is the Keynesian nonsense that tends to go along with these proposals.

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  7. No thats just wonderful. Of course Trump had to commute the sentence. Not everything the President does is wrong and this time he was working in the service of justice. Stone was being subjected to a witch-hunt. Stone wants to appeal the Kangaroo court decision. He may be out of loot and so he may just forget about it. But when these lunatics start weaponising the legal system for their own horrific ends, then its important that the Chief Magistrate of the land steps in and mitigates the damage. The American system is different than ours. The President is not just head of state. He also is said to be Chief Magistrate. So its not corrupt like if Sco Mo steps in to get a drug king-pin off the hook. Its all normal and according to Hoyles.

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