Planting Environmental Sensors, Trees and Surveillance Devices With Swarm Projectiles

Cross Pollination is the key to finding the best applications for divergent and innovative technologies. As a quasi-Futurist, and Founder of a Think Tank I have come over the years to understand the value of guidelines and how exactly to help nurture such concept across venues, industries and unique regions of the human endeavor. Let me take this possibility to present such a case study.

You see, we are about to enter the age of THE WEB of Things where our real lives will undoubtedly be blurred with the virtual world, we may one day arrived at call this “4-D Knowing” and even if some other term is used, you get the point. environmental monitoring sensors My case study may be the idea of using “planetary penetrator” schemes and designs here on Earth and on other worlds to feed people the data we want to know, all the time.

Now then, please read this paper; “Planetary Penetrators – The Vanguard for the Future Exploration of the Solar System,” Glyn Collinson; UK Penetrator Consortium (2008), JBIS, 61, 198-202. Not only is this ideal for Moons, Planets, Comets and Asteroids but we can utilize this concept to answer some very interesting questions such as for example; is there permafrost under the Martian Surface. Have a look that the diagrams and sketches for the reason that paper;

Do you remember how during the Cold War the Russians and Americans had ICBMs with multiple splintering warheads which would have one missile divide into 10 upon re-entry? Well, imagine small units the size of a smart phone, hundreds of them in each missile, ready to spread out in a grid pattern and embed themselves in to the surface, or into the ocean quickly sinking to the bottom?

Interestingly enough, there’s talk right now about monitoring the seafloor because it is a fragile environment and humans want to more mining, oil exploration, and extraction of REEs (Rare Earth Elements). Actually; start to see the article in the Financial Times on February 17, 2014 titled; “Experts call for improved ‘stewardship’ for deep sea mining,” by Clive Cookson in Chicago.

Okay so, for planting trees we are able to use UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and send in cluster-like munitions with really small projectiles mini-versions of the planetary penetrators which only embed the seeds a few inches along with enough water to sprout and pre-nutrient rich plant food spikes.

Obviously for military sensors we can drop them into deserts, terrain instead of a minefield strategy. Forget about worries about left over mines that maim or kill after the war or human conflict is long over decades later. While in use they are able to ping the satellite upon any crossing of robotic warriors, troops, tanks, or vehicles. They can be used to safeguard unauthorized border crossings in our country or in any allied nation as well.

Indeed, I hope you will relax and close your eyes and consider this for a moment. Email me if you have anything to add or we can brainstorm on other unique applications, as that is merely scratching the surface of tomorrow’s information flows. Think onto it.