Friday, July 1, 2011

I Know What I'm Building My Next Shelter From

The definition of a declining society is the loss of the ability to uptake new ideas. It has been the watermark for decline in every recorded civilization that we know of.

A new idea emerged that could have solved all the problems of that society ... and they failed to make any use of it. This is such a simple indicator with such profound implications. It implies amongst other things that the inhabitants of a declining civilization are theatrical and contrived. They seem to move around, be alive and have responses ... but this is an illusion. The lights may be on but nobody is home. All sorts of incredible innovations whizz around them and they act as though they are reading prescripted dialogue and acting out automated behaviours like the animatronics at Disneyworld that play the Founding Fathers. They don't take any notice of anything happening around them. The eyes are dead and the souls have vacated the premises. All that remains is the closing act to bring down the show. Change or adaptation has become an impossibility. This is the way all human civilizations come to an end.


Anonymous said...

This is like a page out of "Atlas Shrugged".

Rearden metal.

I read that the Classical Romans had the full knowledge of steam power, but it was only employed as a parlor trick, as in opening large doors and in magic tricks.

It is theorized that they didn't develop steam power's full potential because they used slave labor.

Imagine where we would be today if the Industrial Revolution occurred 1700 years earlier then it did? said...

Have you ever thought about writing a survival manual? Most people who know a crash is coming have differing viewpoints on how to survive. I would love to see manual by you.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me, if they were waiting for his patent to expire, so they don't have to pay him a dime.

This is how their minds work.

Texas Arcane said...

I'm keen to write several manuals, what is holding them up is V1.0 of Vault-OS. I want every book to incorporate VOS in some way, like hydroponics - how to build and automate a small hydro garden with LED lighting systems and control it with Vault-OS. Ditto even for the food storage manual and similar themes.

Anonymous said...

Hey look George Lucas himself is talking about crazy stuff just like Texas Arcane and thinks the world is going to end in 2012. He's going on nerd rage for hours about tectonic plates and other weird-aspie shit and everyone around him is rolling eyes and whatnot. Cool hip dudes are laughing at him and joke about how he must have built a real ╬ťillennium Falcon with Han Solo ready for take-off just in the nick of time while the earth is consumed by flames in the background. But if you're a celebrity reporter you're smarter n shit and you know that George has built a Death Star and not a heap of scrap metal like the Millennium Falcon like those dumb nerds think. That's the cool super-awesome thing to do if you're Gorge Lucas and you're expecting ITZ,it will be very much like Star Warzzz n shit, yeeeeahhhhh. Building a multimillion dollar guarded underground compound/shelter underneath Skywalker Ranch is impossible, it's not the George Lucas way, only nutz like Texas Arcane would do something like that:

But that's not the whole story. See the sheeple got worried by the rumors and a Lucasfilm rep has "officially dispelled" the rumors that George believes such crazy stuff. Now George can finish the building of the "Millennium Falcon" or the "Death Star" without inquiring nerds gathering around Skywalker Ranch to see what he's up to. The following should constitute "denial" for those with peanut-sized brains:

Anonymous said...

The spin on this story doesn't add up Tex. A miracle material that granddaddy mixed up in a Kitchenaid and nobody in the world had touched in for 20+ years.

The world has a whole mega industry for stolen tech.

Remember the SR-71 problems. Mach 3 plus. Lockheed Skunkworks. Total-titanium skin. Leaking fuel on the ground because of necessary expansion joints as parts of the skin would heat to glowing from stratispheric friction. Only used as a very-successful recon aircraft. It could outrun all missile attacks, but was never able to be equipped with the Phoenix Missile because of the extreme temperature problems: To hot to carry external loads and no way to open an internal back without breaching airframe integrity.

Also, the issues with sensors on incoming nosecones.

The A-10 puts the pilot in a titanium bathtub for protection.

Grandpa's plastic could solve many of these issues and none of this stuff found its way into the Skunkworks? Either it's disinfo or a diversion for related secret apps.

Anonymous said...

@July 4, 2011 7:24 PM

Perhaps they have been using it illegally for years, or they have something better?


Or as you say, is it dis-info? If so, then for what reason?

What would they be covering up, by inventing an unlikely story, of a super strong material's invention?