A PRT like global guideway network is a replacement for all present transportation.
This is a detailed description of what might be the only totally integrated, general service, all purpose form of transportation. This is designed to replace all existing slower, less convienient and more costly existing fuel burning and battery electric transportation. The global guideway designs were created to provide full municipal utilitlies and many new forms of lower cost personal and industrial guideway supplied tools to improve every user’s outcomes. This should be superior in every way you can measure than all combinations of existing transportation, energy, housing and market delivery.
This design is unlike any other it appears to be able to improve the delivery and general efficiency of the global economy by about two to three times. Unfortunately a certain percentage of the existing economies and their jobs and profits structure will be replaced. This is exactly what happened when at first home telephones, electricity and personal automobiles replaced foot, horse, railway and street car mobility for most people between about 1910 and 1960. Prior to this cancel and fires did cooking z
This is a substitute replacing the capitalist fuel burning combustion engine and battery electric vehicle mixed economy marketing system with a new self funded, user directed, fully automated, no advertising internet search system, administrated in presentation only by companies and individuals website and public information. The global guideway is a personal and commercial along every street and rural road outcome expeditor. This can be the start of rapid prototyping to global product access by combining together at high speed the world’s human resources. This is a physical high speed complement to the universal high informational access speed of the internet.
A new absolute international non-spoofed or not faked phone numbers, website addresses and emails linked to a certifiable physical address or sender location should be internationally required for all communications and data transmissions to assure responsibility for presentation and transactional honesty. Govornment agencies need to be held to the same standards as individuals and businesses. Preventing cross category internet search advertising inclusion will require a new web crawler a more intelligent search listing that understands customer comments and searches for fraudulent advertising indicators, also based on independent user oversight. New guideway internet and cell services can be by monthly subscriptions just as today. Dishonest businesses need to be weeded out before they can cheat so many people. It has never been true tha a wild untamed marketplace is self adjusting towards fairness.
Proposed is helping with free enterprise by providing a all robotic logistics system to lower the delivery cost in a unified global economy. All forms of govornment and business continue to function till they are no longer needed in the market place, but at higher levels of potential benifit to cost ratio performance.
This is the first known proposal of an all purpose global to local guideway based public trust utility system. This is a one design ultralight light weight or miniature PRT style miniature monorail that is fully automated, made to be lower in construction cost per mile than rural gravel roads and city alley ways to build and maintain. This is impossible to achieve with investor, political and engineering management. All existing administrative forms try to sociopathicly steer outcomes to profitable shared economic administrator class values over user interests. Users often do not have much voice as only certified services are allowed by laws such as operations and building codes and utility operational monopolies allowed in the name of efficency or assumed order. Customers or citizens have no choice and are mostly forced to use systems designed to profit providers not users. In the guideway design it is requested by property owners for built over the top of and undisturbing of existing utilities for improved personal mobility speed, direct global personal access and getting at lower cost delivered products and services.
A optimum design has to come from innovators that have no allegences to slower higher operating cost systems. In this case a complete ideal vision has to be designed toward without creating profitable customer traps or manipulations through monopolies latter on. This requires direct democracy user control and a pay as you go charge system that recovers costs in a competitive way as fast as practical to lower user costs as soon as possible. A constantly rolled over global guideway fund needs a funding starting point from which to launch new line extensions based on user requests. If the services are not the best the requests will not come in. Building I tercontinetslly at first between Walmart and other big box super stores is thought to be a starting point as they can lower prices in a open market global free trade system that might quickly transcend govornment interventions protecting favored local industries.
The lightest weight access grid guideways would have a urban 100 MPH to 200 MPH speed limit with a maximum line capacity of about 200 to 300 vehicles per hour during loading. Group loading and unloading sequencing increases this by many times. The same lowest possible cost guideway vehicle capacity at about $200,000 a mile construction cost might be about 3,000 to 5,000 vehicles per line hour used as one or two separated or light weight vehicles per span per hour used as through no stopping on line guideways. By designing lighter weight spans you reduce the systems cost but have to restrict vehicle weight limits as well as provide for ice and snow load removal systems for rare overload events. Not having tried basalt trusses, it is uncertain what the harmonics might be that might limit speed due to induced vibrations from irregular spread out loads. This was all covered in the late 1970s in several studies of most of these PRT issues.
The through full span train load guideways would be at least ten times more expensive at about $2 million a line mile through rural areas than either rural or urban access grids. At 950 feet per second maximum allowed speed in warm weather this entrained line full load vehicle capacity is about 60 vehicles or sixty net tons of bulk or other heavy dense cargo per second. This is about two to four times the total line load potential where longer six mile acceleration deceleration ramps are provided. Power supply issues may further limit capacity where heavy origin and destination loads or passengers need to be brought either up or down to match speed with full speed trains. About 4,000 KW overcomes the 18 square foot frontal area at .01 coefficient of drag. This is lower than many sources give but is based on a finding for a F-105 non lift resistance. About 50 KW will be needed for viscus and cooling drag per each vehicle added to a train.
It takes about - - - KWs of electricity local low resistance loss distribution capacity to accelerate each ton of vehicle and cargo. Occasional overload conductor loop main grid capacity is already designed into the system as well as more than adequate conductor convection cooling surface area to cross section.
The guideway moves all commerce faster than commercial jet aircraft but door to door no longer needing any kind of special access facilaty. It is cheaper because it uses long wear life high speed minimum rolling resistance maximum energy efficiency wheel motors and self lowering access vehicles or station and platform free access, adjacent to or anywhere on urban and rural properties.
The vehicles are small enough to enter a building through a normal commercial sized walk door. The vehicles each must self lower from high overhead to floor or ground level for access and provide all user access tools and a onboard at every seat full service banking ATM, plus fully robotic roll on and off and internal to external single item manipulator and bulk commodities and water loading systems.
If you can build a road that carries trucks and ATVs to a village, then it is cheaper to connect every block or house in that village with a global guideway access grid. The vehicles are designed to put on well over 10 to 20 times the operating miles each year as an over the road truck and operate non stop for any reason for decades. Each vehicles individual high speed and low energy use gives the potential for dozens of pick up and deliveries per operating hour.
Wear replacement parts are designed for quick pit stop change out. The electric power is direct from the guideway like nearly all electric rail systems. The vehicles need no central control system anywhere and operate as free self owned internet directed agents. Manufacturers make the vehicles and guideway components then set them to service controlled by the users in a public trust untill the cost is quickly paid paid back at about a 10% additional charge for getting to ride in a six month old or younger new vehicle.
All present forms of transportation are figuratively sociopathic decision maker self serving systems that create a political and economic benificery following. What provides useful services is assumed to be indispensable.
The global guideway should be sold to users based purely on user beneficial advantages not power networking of investor, political, industrial conglomerates.
The cost per seat and ton mile here are user averages based on humans all having first time daily global access at known operating costs. The guideway generated geothermal everywhere electricity and variable load direction magnetic bearings and tungsten micro tooth running gear reduces operating costs along with any need for land and building based access facilities.
Imagine a taxi cab that shows up, usually in a few seconds of when you call for it, beside your house or business everywhere in the world. It travels suspended from a monorail beam 18 feet to its under side off the ground on a suspended all grade crossing separated monorail, so the guideway has no safe operation speed limits, other than curve and elevation speeds mostly for passenger comfort. There would be needed about 300 million of these tiny vehicles by the fourth decade of service introduction. The all purpose passenger and freight and delivery vehicles cost about $30,000 each to build in the smaller more Common five motor length versions. It costs about 1/20 th or less the cost of driving a personal automobile because they use less energy and maintainence cost than the smallest mopeds by creating their own new permanent global ultra deep geothermal electric supply. The cost of energy plummets every year till it is by today’s standards almost free of resource costs other than rebuilding generators every half million operating hours and drilling small 1.5 inch diameter holes a quarter mile from each main deep shaft for every several million KWHs of supply. Local supplies might last 10,000 years a million years or 500 years depending on consumption to local supply to consumption levels. Almost everywhere has a local geothermal supply at a reachable depth.
Every vehicle is as high in performance as a top jet fighter plane but has unlimited range and will travel over 200 million miles in it’s normal service life having been rebuilt about 50 times in certain running gear components. The vehicles are quieter than automobiles as they travel through your neighborhoods at 100 MPH to 200 MPH. The trains of such vehicles travel every where you see Main Street and highway traffic today in longer trains for heavier traffic at about 650 MPH, shorter trains to single vehicles at 400 MPH to 600 MPH. Longer trains are most efficient for the least user cost. Each vehicle has several moveable patrician compartments and shares privately accesses passengers and Goddard spaces to lower individual user costs. Whole vehicle commodities bags carry water and bulk shipments in every vehicles when they have idle time, mostly overnight world wide. The guideways replaces ships, railroads and truck freight only hundreds of times faster. Global deliveries and travel becomes like local deliveries.
The air resistance is tiny. The rolling resistance is minusculea. The electric energy cost per ton mikecat jet speeds at sea level is a fraction the losses with all fuel burning vehicles. There are not offices or ticket machines. There are no administrators or investors to pay. The machines are designed to produce more ron miles at a lower cost and pay Off procurement debt in months, then took over earning to build the next million miles.
This might allow massive human industrial economies to survive in ecological neutrality for tens of thousads of years into our future.
This can only use the lowest frontal area vehicles. These have to form gap free, paralell sided trains, while each one has a lowest possible possible individual drag coefficient, streamlined by inflated nose and tail cones that nesting collapse flat for entrainment. A new form of magnetic coupling and PRT individual vehicle spring tensioned pre-arched running gear and attracting magnet self guided steering is proposed to use turn outs at the speed of sound, around 950 feet per second , at Hong G cornering during a over speed event.
Independently or together the drag of these vehicles and trains is much less than the air resistance of a single bicycle and rider.
Every single file recliner seating vehicle with usually two seats, can stablest self lower in common side winds for access anywhere under a above all ground level interferences and hazards. This has to be a suspended monorail.
The guideways and vehicles are primarily made of basalt composit fire proof cement. Windows are inside TV screens as this is more rugged and cheaper to maintain than glass windows. This also allows slow and stop motion viewing of passing scenes using a motion dampening vision like camera system. Riders can entertain themselves on trips recording passing views they liked to their cell phones or home computers. The bodies are mostly bullet and crash resistant because weight does not add significant energy use to these vehicles operation.
The longitudinal guideway structure becones a much more rugged, high voltage, lower loss, DC local geothermal generator sourced power supply grid than AC wire based systems. All electrical parts are surrounded by the best known fire proof basalt cement composite insulation structural material. The hollow guideway tubes become channels through which unlimited fiber optics communications lines are pulled. All communications switches and servers are located up on the guideways inside fire proof internally temperature controled insulated boxes and dirstributed out to be generally impervious to nuclear war and other harmful events.
The guideways automatically install ultra deep geothermal power supply shaft sinking systems that for the first time use a no wear tungsten tip high pressure flame hard rock cutting system that slots out and fracture separates and shaft geared climber hoist removes solid rock cores to the surface with minimum energy and materials wear per cubic yard of rock removed. The tens of millions of for Melinda geothermal steady state power plants provide local electricity to operate the guideway and provide energy for all other uses. At the hot rock level, about five to seven miles down drill pack core drills drill out thermal extraction holes for lower cost extraction than fracking with no disturbance of chemical or radioactive hazards that might contaminated wide ware and surface water supplies.
Every remote location on Earth becomes integrated into the global zero pollution guideway economy like living in the center of a major city. Every twenty miles or so seperate local geothermal nuclear hardened micro power plants provide local electricity as steady as the 4 billion year old hot core of the Earth. This changes people’s desires for urbanization as regular job, school and social destinations hundreds to thousands of miles away are effectively in your neighborhood by low income daily access cost. Every guideway trip is a single vehicle no transfer event whether a mile away or 12,000 miles taking about 20 hours away. Reducing and replacing most present costs for multimodal multi staged product deliveries and lowering delivered electricity frees up nescesary expenditures for discretionary spending. This boosts economic growth. The elimination of any future need for personal auto and truck ownership driving, at about 20 to 30 times the cost per mile of using global guideway, frees up about $4,000 per vehicle world wide.
In the now forty years of describing this to people, most, maybe 99% do not understand it, one in a thousand or so sees the idea light and says this would be great, maybe a percent or so says this would be horrible, it will never happen, they hope it fails, it should be outlawed. The oposers will fight against it, are vehement in their opposition, angry that I would even suggest it to them or tell anyone slaw about it. The supporters say good luck but count me out with help. The unimaginative majority might as well not be there at all.
We are born into life with out a sense of self. As we grow up our expieriences and associations become us and we become an internalized part of our surroundings. We become supporters of that which gives us familiar life and provides for our needs. We do not think about what is at risk and what is possible only what is known to work. Even the most progressive people are conservatives at heart. Progress happens ATVs a slow pace because of fearfull conservative thinking, always promoted by charismatic leaders. Fear the unknown and pay me a good wage to follow the leaders.
In the last 170 years we are accelerating out in world population, fuel burning energy use and chemical pollution per person. Increasing amounts of methane and CO2 releases plus acids and phosphates in runoff water are heating the oceans, killing biological balancing systems and melting ice. Chemical pollution and consumption provision choices changes the bio balance systems atmospheric, soil and ocean based controls that in turn regulates temperature, weather and general habitability.
This global heating started about 22,000 years ago for a variety of natural causes. These were far more significant at that time than human activity today. The end of the last ice age raised ocean levels about 420 feet higher than today in mostly 9,000 years in two huge leaps. We still have another about 220 feet of ice melt ocean rise to go. This will probably happen over the next 500 to 1,000 years, no matter what we do. We can move the two billion people to floating ocean cities or new man created land during this period. The worst part is run off pollution of many kinds that will kill off many ocean and land ecologies during this period. New natural systems will quickly adapt or evolve to take their place. If this does not happen then we will have to reengineer our planet. This is for most planets untinkable. The global guideway is a human serving lower cost than present roadway system that moves mountains on demand with spot precision and variety every day. Occasional asteroid impacts and major crustal slippage events destryccivilizations as we leave I’ve o on a sporaticly unstable environmental system. Even space radiation levels change. We need housing, transportation, energy and food production systems that are major disaster proof.
In the end we will have to change our universally stupid choices, what we have learned to use in the last century that overwhelm nature.
The global guideway proposal is a new form of industrial economy logistics expediter. A robotic all purpose system designed to stop in a third of a century humans need for fuel and major materials consumption and replace polluting industries and governments with designed to be forever ecologically neutral economy systems. The guideways are quieter operating than air tired and aerodynamically propelled vehicles.
Proposed here is a design specific totally reusable product packaging and industrial handling system that replaces boxes and pallets and intermodal containers as we know them today. It is cheaper by far to ship most products unpackaged in guideway flexible sized compartments. A packaging industry is no longer nessasary as well as most wholesale retail market delivery systems. The cost of goods drops by about a third, mostly because of more efficient delivery from farms and manufacturers. World wide every small to largest producer can deliver directly single items globally same day, mostly same minute to hour with at home or work delivery of all forms of goods and services.
The average person in turn get to use from their home to any other place on Earth, a first time zero pollution jet speed self lowering anywhere personal travel access guideways. This uses a completely new type of transportation vehicle, the first ever designed to sustain exceeding the speed of the fastest after burning jet fighter aircraft at sea level but normally would travel between destinations over about 50 miles distance at about 950 feet per second in trains. This uses less energy than the typical road vehicle automobile or van traveling at 60 MPH.
This was possible to have been started around the 1850s. As soon as insulated wire was produced for telegraph systems and more accurate metal working lathes were developed for steam locomotive production, high speed wheel motors could have been built. Not one ideal motor prototype exists to this day. The Protean motors design is getting close. Definitely we could have built the first examples of this guideway system by the 1890s to 1920s using known fully automated technologies, including inductive line side communications using multipule carrier serial communications automated traffic control between vehicles with onboard not line side interlocking of vehicle merging decisions. Complicated as rocket science human controled steam locomotives were then in use. For a hundred years high speed looms and other production machinery was fully automated using mechanical systems. Cleverness seems to have evaporated when it comes today’s transportation because we lazily relied on the multipule first function of the human mind body to be our control systems. One 200 MPH capable inrunner style wheel motor vehicle design was tested at Laurel Maryland in 1889 using very heavy poorly designed motors. It was the first of several early design attempts at full vehicle automation in 1889 to 1913. Then there went up a mist untill the 1970s when we started a new to replace the unreliability and cost of the human at repetitive tasks. GM from the 1930s till today had this idea on the back burner but never lead in development, leaving the details to others. Presently the stupidity of fully automated road vehicles automated the hard way th thinking the ibfrastructure cists too big to replace.
It is exactly the oposite. The infrastructure is the cheap part. The operations costs the expensive part. The global guideway is a all new infrastructure designed to operate cheaply at the highest practical speed with zero human control of the simplest robotic systems kind.
This is a completely new form of transportation if viewed in all of it’s parts. This is PRT but is well beyond any PRT description to this date. I have been reluctant to say this in forty plus years of evolving designs because it felt more comfortable to be attached to something familiar to people.
A second parallel development is ET3. This is also cheap access or at your home PRT, but comprises a new form of transportation in all of it’s details. The evacuated tube maglev idea had it’s start in 1906 but not well defined untill about the year 2000 by Daryl Oster.
Elon’s Hyperloop and shuttel tunnel proposals fail in all ways to understand design optimization. Daryl’s proposals also show the wrong type of air lock, maglev and vacuum pump systems but show the correct scale which is always as small as possible.
This ET3 transportation might allow people to eventually travel from their homes to anywhere on the planet at speeds of around 6,000 feet per second using similarly less average energy than driving a personal road vehicle today. Both of these systems depend on low drag to no drag designs, in the case of ET3 and high return regenerative braking.
This is about a global but locally user controlled system that might take as little as about three decades to go from production start to global total replacement of fuel and materials consuming systems. This is about replacing compeditive unsastainable war like economies by a cooperative inducing globally integrated robotic, all individual user controlled, one design overhead monorail.
The guideway is a self installing robotic machine that can service the whole range of commercial systems, lowering transportation, energy, communication, data and financial management, advertising and logistics cost of common businesses to next to nothing. The guideways might replace any future need for govornments other than a minor police function. Even law courts and health care have mostly automated, user controlled, non profit systems design ideas incorporated into guideway mechanistic utilities.
The idea of a off the shelf adopts to all situation, no planner or engineer involved in any decision robotic global machine economy is not on anyone’s radar screen. The guideway as a global industry starts with a new programming form tha self organizes property owners and users to design their own local to global systems by making all the important design choices baked into the formula and 10 billion user choices integration. We are not mentally ready to absorb this complexity yet but it is already here being used for profit taking.
The secret to all of this beyond structural and mechanistic details is lowering the installed access cost per mile by lowering the linear materials manufactured cost mass per mile installed, then directly allowing groups of users to design their own roboticly installed guideway access points. Unlike roadways, railways and airports, these can be moved at a rate of about two miles a day in urban areas a day pulled up by one robotic machine set and installed a little over or mikes away by another robotic set. This all leaving little sign of the former alignments after removal.
The guideways roboticly plant, water and prune their own property owner directed forest cover as they are installed to in ten to twenty years mostly hide the overhead structures. This involves new mechanistic systems designs that can also reshape the global ecology and farm vast areas of presently unused lands on hill sides without creating erosion or land subsidence problems. This reduces run off erosion and changes local climates over time in specific ways. The guideways also can be used to reintroduce small animal and plant Savory style rebuilding of habitats into mixed checkered animal meat, fruit and vegetable production systems that mimic natural savana systems but are all produce farms instead.
The main guideway advantage is making every passenger, general pick up and delivery and long distance freight hauling vehicle a spare time mover of usually about one to two tons of water a day. Each tiny guideway vehicle will travel about 10,000 to 25,000 miles every day replacing the work done by several semis or hundred ton railway cars.
Ocean tubes for both the in air and evacuated tube guideways are about as expensive at this scale as four lane grade separated expressways are to build across land. This uses some unique deep ocean production engineering systems that took three decades to sort out from all the possibilities. The in-air guideway intercontinental tubes due to a need to reduce pressure or provide reverse circulation to eliminate choking interference drag are slightly more expensive than the evacuated tube systems. This is the inverse across land where the need for cheap airlock access still lead the tunneled ET3 verses above ground self lowering access guideways leaves ET3 about twice to three times as expensive as the slower 950 feet per second self lowering in air system.
Reducing user utility costs to nearly free can only happen if the guideway is from mine to materials processing to fabrication to installation with all engineering and business, customer relation decisions being fully automated. Proposals for simplifying human robot interaction are given with these ideas.
The monrails are small to reduce aerodynamic drag and the per mile cost of the guideway and decrease the regenerative losses from acceleraction and deceleration for single passengers and small deliveries from high speeds. A big problem is infinite motor coil tap use for voltage control and reduction of CEMF losses and poke gap active changes to make motors as efficient at partial throttle and loads as at full throttle. Each motor requires partial arc throttling or running zero coreless low hysteresis loss running of fewer coils when high thrust is not needed. The vehicles can move more ton miles per hour than any heavy freight railway, more passengers direct from separate origins to destination per hour than any subway line, all faster than any proposed airliner trip. On the suspended self lowering vehicle monorail are one all functions and services vehicle type.
The guideways come built in with a non profit open source, totally decentralized internet and communication global fiber optics system and a total geothermal electric supply for at least 10,000 to 50,000 years of most consumption. This all can happen at a lower infrastructure cost than spent presently for all construction and repair.
the guideway soles the recycling and local water scarcity problem, collects and distributes sewage and industrial wares to improved recycling and disposal without using water disposal of dissolved solids to ocean disposal. The guideway can redirect nitrates to the Arctic Ocean where this is needed.
the proposed running gear and nose and tail cone designs are faster at sea level using less energy
per seat or ton mile than any possible high altitude aircraft. The same vehicles should be cheaper than container ships of the largest kind and railroads at a hundred times or more their producer to user delivery speed. Every transaction becomes a special delivery faster than present multimodal trip air freight.
Very small frontal area drag vehicles with large electric motors travel on light weight lower cost per mile than side streets are to build. No trip can be faster than using the global guideway designs never needing any other ground connection by using PRT. Every vehicle is capable of carrying two passengers or one to two tons of goods in trains of such vehicles at near the speed of sound at sea level. People get to work, school or shopping faster for less money every day and can buy fresh food and products from all over the world for less money than today’s discount retailers can match. The global to local economies operate more efficiently, consuming less that is not recycled. More money goes to producers less to middle men, none to governments for controlling and financing transportation. All is proportional to use fee based, subsidized increasingly over the decades by the robotic self owned guideway manufacturing and self repairing systems. Only the first few trillion dollars of research and development that has a human base over about thirty years on startup has a declining unsubsadized share. The geothermal energy share becomes itself a declining cost till it also might be a vertically integrated global self owned and user democracy controlled robotic industry. No humans in attendance with all open records.
This all monorail built and conducted DC electric system uses nearly unlimited steady state geothermal energy and basalt kaolin based materials economies. Adding evacuated launch for a live healthy deep space and garden Earth based industrial economies. Prosperity becomes universal.
Over the last two days a series of arguments with coworkers at a temporary production job and a monthly electronic systems Lincoln meeting produced some negative thought process ideas that seem to be popular misconceptions created by the rise of both capitalist fascist and technical comfort zone protecting thinking. These anti progress self labeled conservative ideas will need to be more carefully addressed or integrated into this presentation.
I tend to write from the context of my life long leading expieriences growing up in a religious conservative but highly creative engineering family background. There are mental blocks created in social idea sorting processes that make myself speak a literally unintelligible to average person launguage. The words are the same but the ideas are as forgine as if I arrived from a different world. People need to absorb ideas in familiar terms. This proposal uses a well described term PRT personal rapid transit. The global guideway is in Thousands of details well beyond all the collections of previous fully automated transportation. This keeps getting rewritten to try and bridge this communications gap. What is at risk is the mostly refinished limitations of classic present human survival choices and the inability of the whole of the Engineering communities to take a alternate path that is ecologically neutral by hundreds of times more cost to benefit ratio productive in providing organized but individually flexible happiness for all people. This is about a undisturbed happy natural planet co-inhabited by ten billion very technical human surface dewellers.
About 42 years ago my wife to be and I started an adventuresome small salvage resale and transportation business. Originally we had to move about 110 semi loads of old surplus civil defense supplies. We purchased these for a fraction of a cent on the dollar, and had to move them out of about 260 shelters in Lincoln and Dallas. A lot of trips a lot of urban and intercity miles and maunual carting manual loading and warehouse handling. City traffic slowed things down. We wound up learning about all forms and problems of conventional transportation.
Shipping to customers was often at a higher cost than the price our customers paid Us for the salvage merchandise. There were no low cost transportation services. We tried using high cube auto parts box cars at minimum rates but our truck operating costs were usually cheaper than rail. With out cheap transportation we were unable to sell the large quantities of items. In order to sell quantities we had to offer nearly free or the price of fuel and our operating cost in over the road trucking. The trucks were regularly breaking down requiring repairs. Oil changes, filters, air brake parts, diesel and tire wear became major expenses. This price of transportation and energy is added onto the cost of everything we buy. Many stages of mobility and storage between, often add up to half the cost of much of what we buy new.
It was 1980 that I realized through comparative calculation for smaller electric overhead monorail guideway vehicles could have been built less expencvly than streets and operating rubber tires vehicles over them. The first year designing cheap elevated prefabricated elevated neighborhood stations. This is the path that hu hundreds of the PRT developers had tried. I wanted to ship our goods unwrapped goods we were selling and a way for me crew and equipment a quick way to get where we needed to go.
The highests cost we had to pay in our business after warehouse rental was fuel for combustion engines, registration and the high risk liability and collision insurance. This caused me to try and invent lower cost faster forms of universal suspended monorail transportation. All the parts needed to do this already exist
The salvaged supplies were placed by the federal government in case of a nuclear war. The supplies were considered to no longer help any citizen in the US because America spent over twenty trillion dollars in war money on the potential total nuclear destruction of the then assumed Russian enemy. They Russians did a as credible job of arranging for our destruction, wasting there countries money as well. Both sides were amorally just defending leadership power. A few Scandinavian countries spent money on citizen shelter programs but Americans were denied such safety in a National Republican Party plan to finance favored offensive weapons contractors in theit wealth managment program. No concern was shown for populations impoverished bycwar spending..
I grew up fearing nuclear war and the wrath of the hateful unforgiving aparthide like god of the Lutheran church. This drove me to seek technological solutions to the chaotic mad world I lived in.
This threat of horrible war existed solely because there never existed any global govornment or commerce system a person to person and business direct unifying replacement for existing disorganized commerce. Peopleband commerce in layers are separatEd from each other. There has always been disorganized communications and transportation controled by gate keepers in major monopoly govornments and larger busineese that refuse to share their power over people. I started to dream about 41 years ago about power to the consummer people every where equally distributed to satisfy all individual needs and wants. By about 39 years ago I discovered PRT. Actually I was shown it years before in the form of the operation of the PATCO rapid transit line.
To bring people together and make economies prosper without consuming the planets ecology a Nd resources required constant human negotiations and operational interchanges in the multi modal transportation systems that has slowly in a disorganized way evolved . Not one person ever designed transportation and communication. These basic bed rocks on which to build modern commerce were build on muddy slopes of limited land, fuel resources and the ability of the environment to endure punishment without collapsing. The existing systems, all of them, were never tested to personal rapid transit or PRT standards of operational economy, convienience, user utility and safety. But I was never able to learn about this because no known human or god, if gods exist, ever sat out in findable writing the criteria for a modern commerce and personal human interactive system. People wrote prolific lyrics about past and existing systems but never about the details of future systems that might not look anything like existing systems.
So my long suffering wife and I muddled through moving warehouses full of supplies with two trucks usually one hired helper, my own physical 365 days a year labor and thoughts as to how to sell this still useable junk we bought for about $4,000. Our main expense was the cost of transportation. Fuel prices were going during this trucking oriented period of our lives from about 45 cents a gallon to over $235 cents a gallon a couple of decades ago where we sold the last larger truck. We used my small car, a passenger van and trailers as well. We looked at commercial trucks of all kinds and they were wanting in load ability, volume hauled per unit of length, load flexibility, turning radius, fuel economy and always maintainence and administrative operating costs. We built a special truclose of one of a kind capabilities that could be assembled from used and new parts. It served fairly well carrying everything you might imagine but still had no auto loading and unloading features. This automatic self loading I had dreamed about for two decades previous to this but could not figure out.
These are what we were allowed to work with, the only allowed forms of mechanical transportation every where in the world. Not one road, rail system, aircraft, ship on the water has ever demonstred known PRT operating efficiencies, user convienience or reliability. Since the first high speed low airodynamic drag system was publicly described in America and England in 1889 not one capitalist ever stepped forward to finance a single prototype of a universal PRT operating system. This would have replaced all other forms of uncompetitive transportation in the mean time and made someone more money than it is possible to imagine. This could have created first world’s first multi trillion dollar a year company.
If a well designed PRT vehicle's parts of any kind fail in service of the designs proposed here can ever cause an accident because of new running gear forms that have not been allowed to be tested and compared in over fotry years of many proposed PRT components and all the existing systems.
we soon added other salvage items and a minor excavation dump truck and over sized load local hauling business.
I had spent my life growing up around all forms of transportation, becoming a rail fan, aircraft technology, engineering and histories fanatic, interested in the details of river barge movement, sail boats and ocean shipping. I loved road, off road and military vehicles. By age seven I was also a space rocket fan, saving to this day the Colliers Mars exploration articles.
It became apparent that all transportation is designed as ways to make money, not as ways to serve people’s needs best. We need purpose built fully automated, many times faster, either above all land uses or buried benieth them, much lower cost per mile systems. Quite soon or at any time over the last hundred years we could have had a global PRT single file global guideway system.
It is is a myth that people are happy owning a driving their own automobiles, vans and pickups. Not one in tens or hundreds of thousands of people have ever thought of a convenient transportation. This is where y
no one will ever again need a drivers , pilots, rail engineers or ship operators listens. Nobody will ever know again what collision accidents are. No poor person will ever again in ten minutes not be able to afford to go several hundred miles if needed in a few minutes to get cheaper groceries, a job, health care or or forever educations. The lower the frontal area, the more miles spent in trains of two vehicles to hundreds the lower the cost per mile at aircraft speed. 650 MPH at two cents a passenger mile or ton mile is a reachable average goal.
This is about the basic principles, equipment and structural design ideas that possibly from first in history prototypes, can demonstrate the economic advantage of a well designed single vehicle type, a universal user serving global commerce guideway.
The guideway system is a modern design lower cost many times higher speed replacement for all existing transportation and public roads, sewer and water and energy, market delivery, food production and the creation of multi century self supporting housing for everybody on the planet. These capacities and more are all designed into the system from the start, not needing basic confirmation changes with improvements over time
Designing from the start to reach faster than commercial jet physical speed and efficiency limits with more convenience and a fraction the cost of using autonomous self driving road vehicles requires a completely new modal form.
Faster vehicle trip speed, if minimal in average vehicle drag has never required huge energy levels. Faster for all trips and deliveries means more work and customer trips and miles are performed in a year meaning faster payback of vehicle investments when compared to larger scale mostly unstreamlined slow and limited use vehicles. Most vehicles remain parked 95% of their live span. The vehicles inversely are intended to provide multipule service forms 90% of their life spans for about 400 times the time utilization return on capital investment of current mixed mode transportation. Presently elelectric autonomus road vehicles are expected to get about 8 to 20 times the return compared to personal auto and truck use. Take this utilization time factor fine the average miles traveled per day and you have an additional about 15 time the miles traveled per day for each average vehicle. Because about a third of these vehicle hours will be in carrying comodities loads such as irrigation and domestic and industrial water and fertile soil for ground fertility improvement, there will be a additionally greater average vehicle tonage over aberage global vehicle tons per use miles.
Everything proposed here is lighter and higher in electric motor working gap velocities compared to bearing velocity. Larger railway traction motors have air gap velocities of about 20,000 FPM. These proposed motors have operational air gap velocities of around 55,000 FPM. Peak performance might be over 150,000 FPM.
Out runner motors allows the delicate windings, cooling and controls to remain stationary. Inside wheel hoop stress resisting rims, passive permant magnets drive mobility and regeneratively provide all friction wear free stopping at several Gs of force when needed.
Higher internal working DC voltage does not require step up and down transformers because basalt fiber composit guideway structures, motors, running gear frames, car bodies, piers and all span hangers and cross members are fully insulated. This means everything is multipulely layered electrically insulated. There is no metal frame to short across.most durable electrical components can be imbeded or fabricated or wound in as the vehicle is be built Up or made up in layers. High mortality parts can be plug in replaced.
This makes every vehicle virtually a giant multiple tasking integrated robotic circuit with formed in moving part. The totally hog enjoys structure is bullet proof for all but the Lear gets small arms armor piercing rounds. In a collision with a tree branch the vehicle has to come out the winner. In a conflict with a self destructive person or disabled vehicle the vehicle always yields or avoids. Inliss of a span section a train is able to often pass through the break withouty loss of much life or destroying more guideway y th. Ffuumbuiuik These are very difficult design tasksh but easier than autonomus road vehicle designs.1
All longitudinal structure components are metal seamless tubes of steel and aluminum. These carry mostly evenly divided power DC polarities. High frequency multi phase coils transfer to lower and higher voltages or combine with inverters where AC power would still be used.
by lowering the liniear weight of vehicles to the minimum required by the largest commonly delivered consumer items and people in single file separate compartments or directionally flipable seat automaticly rearranging to single compartment use for facing seat pairs and groups. Minimizing linear weight reduces the span and pier costs and eliminates for all the future a need for moving dirt and rock fill for mobility below the speed of sound. ET3 is a special case where tunnels are most likely preferred.
This all requires a new set is production machinery. Proposed is designing the produced items to fit new forms of compact production equipments that itself might often be made guideway portable so at any need whole factories could be moved at the design speed of about 950 feet per second to any new manufacturing loacation on the planet. This thought ET3 Startram systems seamlessly allows moving these same machines to orbit and other planets at about today’s intercontinetal air freight costs. Each separate system is outlined in here but more details are required to filling alternative designs.
As transportation this is tiny frontal area vehicles with highly tapered ends that in a tricky way accordion collapse to form smooth sided long trains . The dynamics of doing this a close to full operating speeds remains uncertain as nothing ever dobe before comes close to these problems accept hyper sonic nuclear weapons deployment systems for stratospheric air conditions. At sea level this requires many well functioning systems with high reliability.
The proposed motor chains in order to reduce air friction while allowing cooling and never slipping as traction loss is high wear as well as performance limiting requires the in line never slip hard gear wheels running on fine tooth rack gear rails as wide operating efficency range variable voltage coil tap throttled wheel motors. The micro cog gear, slip free variable point contact system should have a long wear life at difficult for you to imagine speeds. The vehicles with low frontal area can self lower for anywhere ground or floor level access and egress. A small bearing circumference to large Motor wheel diameter means very long wear life. This makes this system unique in history along with thousands of other first time ideas.
This is is a logistics transportation and energy durable goods efficency revolution that leaves behind any sales volume or profit margin value advantage in capitalist or socialist centric industrial revolutions. Everybody has inexpensive health care but doctors are periferal providers. Robots are the revolution that is expected. This guideway makes a safe world for robotic vehicles to operate in amongst mater and humans that are served.
Everything we do and consume today and in the planed future is connected to a long set of administrative, investor profit and financial management overhead, govornment cost in areas like defense with zero benefits, unessasary layers of supporting system input products that serve no benefactor but supply industries, excessive product base energy costs and duplicative mostly standing idle mobility distribution costs.
This proposes replacing all of these with user direct controlled automated self management. The guideway replaces at least two thirds of the support cost in everything. Productive and most desirable goods and services remain in familiar businesses as they always have existed. These will be modernizing but not as before in becoming consumption driving monopolies.
In exchange life becomes safer, more comfortable and easier for every body. A new set of liesuer time automated programmed learning experiences, technical challenges for those who might develope an interest, and constant global guideway tours of interesting places is constantly possible. Helping people create product improvements for each other might be a automated personal assistant function of encouraging people’s interests and presenting the processes for creativity. People can still scare rabbits driving noisy ATVs through the woods but it no longer matters much because the natural word is not just protected but constantly replaced and watered by the guideway vehicles. Every where the guideway builds itself to allow lower cost energy housing and product access comes with it a new greater capacity than 5G communications system with less electric energy and air wave saturation.
The reason not one known person beside myself has said this about a integrated design package that has long been possible, is maybe no one made a effort to design towards thsee goals. At the same time assembling the pieces I was with affection looking at all other possibilities with as much interest. Trying to put all electric or renewable fuel vehicles on the already built streets and highways solves no problems while creating many new ones. Thirty million miles of guideway built in mostly about twenty years will cost less than just replacing diesel and gas road vehicles with methane and electric vehicles. I was designing hydrogen vehicle systems in the late 1960s and learned the hard way they have less place than continuing the suicidal use of coal. There is no place for the lower carbon dioxide but higher methane bleed release that is a greater environmental warming from methane vehicles. There is no cheap way to generate and store hydrogen or electricity in batteries to supply all needs. Deep geothermal shafts using CO2 as a cuirculation medium last forvhundreds to tens of thousands of years bringing up heat that lasts longer to prime mover all directly used constant electric supply surface equipment that might operate for half a million hours using new tubor direct copuple high speed generator sets. Batteries wear out quickly, capacities not so fast but the cost and new form pollution streams are huge.
Air vehicles are the worst in energy efficency per ton mile and passenger mile. Even on hydrogen they place environmental changing water vapor at high altitudes and the guideways are faster requireing lower main route inter city and transoceanic tube cost than building and operating labor intensive airports.
Rail vehicles are twenty times as linearly heavy as the average span load for the proposed design guideways and are about two to four times less efficient in operation per ton mile not just lower energy efficency but additionally lower asset cost per ton mile per year. A $75,000 guideway vehicle can carry a million ton miles a year plus another half million passenger miles a year. Railroads can not be placed every where while the guideway can be placed where roads can not go at less cost per mile than most narrow alley ways and rural gravel roads are built.
Road vehicles are inherently inefficient by ancient designs carried over from a new version every few years to the present for centuries. No one ever mentions high frontal area no taper or all bluff body designs. No one mentions the lack of wrap around and highly elongated pointed front and rear air bumpers for road vehicles as the real safety and efficient improvement. If all funding for street and road mainatence the mono side moving track running gear and excursion vehicles can trave down deteriorated pot holes paved or mud surfaces comfortably as fast as we travel on smooth pavements powered by all solar as well.
The guideway is based on the observation that nearly all people given simple promps and the right economic tools can become collectively through direct full time democracy, totally self managing of global infra structure and industry.
Once realeased to service the guideway is a dozens of parallel element reliability vending machines. The users direct the placement by consensus and automated mediating democracy.
Armies of specialist experts are needed today because the human controlled road, air, water born commerce and rail vehicle machines and their interactions in nature and the market place are too complex an operating environment to fully automate. Automating the vehicles alone is not enough. The whole global economy is based on complex disposable product sales. The guideway makes everything permanent and easy for users to control without requiring profit taking companies and govornment management and regulation. Systems that are organized to have no conflicts or create any form of harm need not be regulated. At the neighborhood level there will be disagreements about alignment but rarely a disagreement about allowing a guideway through because the debt retirement cost is fully fee based has no profit or interest underpinning based on new internal currency management the guideway has a fully automated conflict resolution system.
The global oil based plastics industry alone today in 2019 represents the pollution equivalent of just over 190 half gigawat coal fired power plants. In another thirty years this is planed to expand to the atmospheric effect of about 500 half gigawat or common large coal fired power plants. This does not account for loss of animals and habitat to oil based agriculture and petro chemicals.
The guideway simplifies actions and reduces things that often go wrong. Basalt fiber cement composite for ruggedized long user life products reduces the waste. Reuseable stainless steel nestable multi use packaging eliminates most of this pollution stream. Guideway door to for single stage global marketing cuts to less than a third goods handeled that way and returns most product income to farmers and manufacturers directly instead of being dispersed across many layers of middle men, shippers, retailers, investors, financial managers, insurers, laywers and governments.
People have come to emotionaly depend on complex human controlled infrastructure for comfortable survival. Today’s machinery systems were originally designed the same way they are expected to work hundreds of years ago. They were designed to require human control to maintain a dependence on centralized management of large scale systems.
Global centerless industrial democracy requires a vending machine simple product delivery system that no longer needs complex logistics to connect individual large or tiny producers with their willing customers on the far sides of the planet.
The guideway as a new set of product and production machinery designs that can become, within a decade, a self advancing total replacement of all practical need for fuel burning and most needs for petro chemicals ever again. This does not preclude a continuation of the multi thousand year uses for all petroleum products. This is merely offering total, usually superior cost to benifit ratio replacements for them.
The guideway require what has never before existed, an advanced mass producer of production machinery designed to produce a robotic product that becomes a superior replacement for all present economic product and service delivery systems. This product set produces a global transportation, communications vending machine.
A few hundred people have had a brief look at these now approaching 500 pages. Not one person has Emailed or called saying I did not understand it, you are wrong about this data or that idea. This whole now about 13,000 pages of accumulated ideas was built to a large degree on creative inputs and criticism of my poor presentation and the bad ideas I had. Tens of thousand of changes have been made so far.
Tell me what you think. Tell me the worst you have, because I have probably heard it many times before. Tell me how you would solve the problems. Unique ideas I may never know about lay hidden from my expieriences so far. Read a little of these ideas first so you know what this is about. When you come across unintelligible sentences they usually were quickly written and not proof read yet. Often the spell check replaced misspelled words with irrational but similar looking words that have not been identified yet. If it makes no sense you are probably right, it doesn’t. Skip over what you do not understand. Additions are being made several times daily trying to make the subject clearer. Not having anyone yet tell me specifically they do not understand creates ignorance on how this is all best presented.
This is the only collection of similar ideas in known history. Even many of these subject areas are new to anybodies even industry expert knowledge.
This is all about using global fully automatic self installation to user requests, were allowed by governments, of a direct electric supply, miniature, self lowering for access, suspended monorail PRT guideway.
This guideway is very light weight but large in structural crossection. The monorail beams have a lower running path and a upper pair of service rails for equipment and materials to pass over the underside that carries 99.99 plus percent of all global transportation. The guideway vehicle underside is minimally close to present vehicle heights just above ground level. The suspended self lowering vehicles are secure or are locked in path aerial transportation that avoids all known natural and collision hazards. Even in a running gear failure the vehicles skid to a stop from just below the speed of sound. These vehicles in a train are designed to sustain higher speeds than SR-71, mig-25, F-104 and Tornado fighters can travel at sea level. Paint burns off fighter wing leading edges at these speeds but the guideway motors and cabins are designed to stay cool.
This global guideway grid should be powered by local ultra deep geothermal electricity for all energy needs at about a third the cost of the lowest cost general use fuel burning generation. The lowest price occurs as additional horizontal small hole costs and periodic rebuilding costs are added over several thousand years of a ultra deep geothermal shaft‘s useful life. This is after about two to seven years of debt retirement thruough user electric bills that are about half of most power companies operating costs.
Some of the charicteristics of this have been well described as personal rapid transit, PRT, systems over the last almost fifty years now. When you look up PRT in Wikipedia and the tens of thousands of other internet pages remember this is unlike anything previously presented. This is not only transportation but total integration of all functions in advancing human economies. This is a universal does everything asset base to build on. All other forms of transportation, communications and energy are just unsustainable partial solutions to satifying people’s needs. This systems design is a total managment and service needs robotic like problem solver. This system is a super low cost stand alone housing production machine and the world’s first known integrated natural habitat food production system. Farms and super markets will still survive at the edges but zero cost food will assure that nobody ever again goes hungry or eats a unhealthy diet. The guideway user contributors assuers this in a positive feed back loop way.
Only in the last about 29 years has this been described as a miniature very high speed passenger only system by Doug Malewiki. There are now about five image like copies of his Skytran system. This global guideway proposal emerged about 38 years ago as a fully integrated all purpose freight, passenger, sewer, water, electric distribution, goods delivery, all services system. This one person design project has thousands of emerging component design ideas to try and cover all possibilities.
About 30 years ago work started on farm field work, mine and mill or factory, isle or shaft or field or orchard row internal systems which can seamlessly be integrated into a world wide tool carrier rental system and loading facility free seamless global production and consumer delivery machine system.
We have become, fairly quickly in about two centuries of massive industrially maintained population growth to be running out of a self regenerating surface ecology. We have been adding harmful chemical ingredients into forest and farm soils without recycling biologically consumed materials that are either flushed down sewers or buried in land fills mixed indiscriminately. Combineing this with harmful industrial wastes and product chemicals and solids materials that’s are not good elements to return to food crop soils. The guideway recycling system at each home takes more efficiently than road based economy all waste as recycle items with minimum food clean up and toilet and bio materials industrial waste separation and compost mixes to collection PRT vehicles. Separated streams are ground and compacted on board with collected forest, yard waste and field refuse matter. This uses the global internal cost recovered guideway and tool carrier system to directly spread single trip in place composting on forests and fields. Everything gets reused. This is impossible to do with automated road and municipal and rural property sewer systems because they do not have a low enought vehicle operating cost per mile due to the higher cost of surface verses protected beam running gear.
The surface vehicles move slower because having 100 MPH vehicles going down city streets is a hazard but not a problem on the fully grade separated just over vehicle height elevated guideways.
Many new kinds of machines with more flexible delivery and storage systems needed total reuse product container systems. This is similar to glass pop bottles, that nobody liked, that are here replaced by light weight hard stainless steel cups, pans and lids that nest stack densely for return paths. Packaging uses of other fiber sources are not enough, even if we compost or are able to separate and reuse all of the fibers. A combination of energy cost and more stages of factory operation in the loop means reusable cleaned containers are better than reprocessed materials in remanufacturing.
The guideway proposal needed a reusable electronic standard remote all position reprogramable label system for all carried contents from people to letters to packages to package product IDs to whole body containers. At possibly a penny a responsive reusable lable this new labeling system needs to respond in a ideal field transponder range to a request for data within a confined area. What ever contents is carried near by and about to be loaded or delivered to a address the system has to be able to detect it without turning it over to find a bar code or cross referencing a person or item with a ticket or bill of lading. The collections of labels on board might become the bill of landing as each item shows reprogramable destination priority interactively so the vehicle might know from where it is presently coming and going, right down to the residential or commercial address. This is well beyond the scope of of any current system for product or shipping label systems but fully within present technologies.
About twenty five years ago ultra deep geothermal looked to be the lowest cost electricity. I wasted two decades even before paralell discovering with dozens of other independents PRT. I looked at wind and solar multi thousand year local energy only dependent economies to power the three to four times increase in electric use that was required by a total global electric guideway replacement of unsatainable industrial and transportation fuel burning. For individuals and families, fuel use systems are the largest budget are driving other cost choices as well.
Only high rate mass production of welded shell thorium molten salt, self reprocessing small scale remote power plants that could be placed in wells with surface back pressure air condensers are as low in bus bar cost and sustainable as ultra deep ascender shaft sinking geothermal. After a few decades the thorium plants again lose ground in cost competitiveness because of reaching reprocessing limits requiring virtual rebuilds and a need for a large scale hazardous global nuclear reprocessing industry. After several thousand years we run out of thorium while making the planet radioactive. Additional holes drilled out from existing deep geothermal shafts with no known environmental problems and a lot of useable basalt ready to melt as muck recovered from non spall collapse deep shafts are cheaper to add capacity to.
After this period about 10 years ago, the ideas of global satellite free communications and data being handeled less expensively using guideway fiber optics placement and property hook up full automation and above ground ruggedness above most flood and tidal wave levels started integrating into the span design ideas.
The guideways become a decentralized server system with more common data in local cashes. Advances in storage allowed unthinkable miniaturization and cost reduction of automation and data storage compared to present centralized large server farms. Only dictators and invading aliens might benifit from defendable central all inclusive geopolitical data collection. The marketing value is dubious as user information more cheaply connects new users to product sources than harassing mail, phone and Email marketing schemes that try and line up unwilling users with products they do not want or may be undesirable or duplicative for them to purchase.
Cell phone personal assistants were thought about but still little has been written in studies about inter active systems protocols. People need a friend to advise them and the friend needs good advice to give not connected to selling products and services.
Guideway vehicle full service ATM banking, on board every vehicle for increased security and crime and disaster detection systems integrated into the vehicles to eliminate most needs for large police, fire departments and defuse motivations for both crime, war preparations as a form of criminal activity. Life lacking easy enough challenges and rewards to keep people peacefully productively forever sustainaby occupied needs new challenges to keep people active and interested in enjoying living.
Global democracy being automated predated even the guideway ideas but after it was being rejected by many it was dropped untill more recently. Nessasary for massive scal to local block issue universal democracy is a unhackable system no rigging possible.
The guideway is a facility structure for all forms of global economic environmentally neutral improvement to be made using the top of guideway span service rails as a means to construct and maintain complex systems over most of the land surface of the planet.
A US coast to coast truck might spend seveveral hours loading unloading and servicing. A coast to coast human operator trip might take five days. A electric or diesel autonomus truck trip might take two days. A guideway vehicle can load or unload in under a half a minute nest-able for empty drlivery containers. It can travel diagonally across the US in under seven hours at a third or less the autonomus trained truck or railroad cost per ton mile. At the trip ends only a few hundred pounds to a couple of tons is a single trip bulk load allowing continuous or dispersed deliveries no longer requiring warehouse accumulation for larger vehicles at both ends of a multi stage delivery journey. A guideway vehicle can carry out door to door deliveries of consumer purchase units no longer needing a wholesale retail supply chain. The global guideway combined with global free trade means a huge jump in more efficient international product selection with intercontinental direct deliveries 6 hours to 12 hours in delivery time most placed from the end of production lines or from an order being placed on another continent. Local person prosperity or survival potential should be guraneteed not by wealth redistribution but by independent cost robotic systems. The true fear is the guideway replaces the business investor profit systems in providing life giving staples to people. This is the intention. Where businesses can work with the guideway model they would continue to prosper and beat at times the low cost of independent user controlled robotic production systems.
Analytical data points only to what is described here. There is little to nothing known for possibly superior ET3 or inter dimensional decoupling and energy flow systems.
This guideway was mostly possible long ago, before WW1, before the model T, before aircraft. These designs were possible in cruder materials then as now. The guideways built by human controlled machines could have over a hundred years ago immediately, all electricly, replaced most needs for modern human fuel burning and most of our uses for less efficient roads, surface rail, ocean ships and concrete construction. The above senerios were voiced in an 1889 issue of Engineering Digest about the Weems Ekectro Automatic Railway proposal between Philadelphia and Chicago. The investors of that period passed up many such design based proposals and harmed human progress for over a century now.
By about the 1850s we could have built micro gear traction, in line guide wheel aligned, chained wheel motor, suspended monorail vehicles that would not be slowed by the deepest snows, river valley floods and animal impact risks. While lower expectations 170 years ago would have created self imposed design speed limits, larger wheeled versions could have regularly exceeded 150 to 200 MPH by the 1890s based on bearing RPM and light loading allowing small bearing or axle diameters. Rubberized steel cable straps could have even the provided the station free self loading system. There would have never been a commercial aviation industry if a miniature self lowering guideway was created, accept to reach remote locations.
Today the present design guideway vehicles with five to seven one meter wheel motors in a under 1.5 square foot running gear frontal area line can, when empty, out accelerate the fastest rail dragster and out speed the fastest jet fighter aircraft at sea level in longer guideway trains. That speed is just at 900 MPH today. These vehicles would always be governed to not break the speed of sound and being smaller in frontal area than all aircraft and most mussels would make less noise when passing at 650 MPH than a typical highway trucks passing by. While speeds at this level create damage from bird impacts, wind blown sand erosion and thermal heating the inflated nose cones are designed to take control of these problems. The two inch thick SIPs evacuated shells allow operation at oven hot temperatures in desert environments. Speed limitations do exist with altitude and temperature changes and with individual and group user choices to reduce costs per mile by slowing trains.
Thermal engine systems for all of their assumed power to weight ratios are less than a third to a sixth as energy to thrust efficient compared with the broad efficency map of the proposed multi tap variable air gap out runner motors. Thermal engines are a waste of expensive coal and natural gas let alone more expensive petroleum fuel energy. The micro gear tooth traction system eliminates engagement movement suport and traction friction as we are use to understanding it. The wheel motors are about four to nine times more efficient than diesel railways and about 100 to 200 times more energy cost efficient than highway trucks. This efficency advantage is converted to higher typical speed that better utilizes the investment in fewer vehicles and unloads the guideway length of traffic virtually eliminating any kind of knowable future traffic congestion. The guideway access grid disperses loadin and unloading activities to access doors no longer needing terminals of any kind. Activity centers like 100,000 seat stadiums can fill or empty completely in ten miners or so because the guideways can be hung inside the concourses and vehicles cooperating in group loading and unloading allow more people to get moving in less time than any possible subway arrangement. Single file guideway train move more people per line hour than any heavy high speed rail line.
These systems can be made faster in longer trains at sea level than present commercial aircraft are at 40,000 feet while using less electric energy per seat mile than railroads running at a sixth the speed. Each vehicle running individually, mostly at between 400 mph using more energy or at 100 MPH getting the equivalent in energy ccost of a small engine auto at 20 MPH would be cheaper than streets, able to be routed directly to everybodies house on the planet. The guideway simply replace obsoleate street and rural road access use. Even fields and mines would have their own guideway access on pivots and gantries. Ware houses could run guideway vehicles down most rows of shelves for a globally integrated self elevating automated storage and retrieval system. The field work can even be preformed by special vehicles eliminating any future need to own special equipment that is rented from the guideway user controlled global nonprofit trust.
Generally if you can afford hourly road, sea or air transportation to any place you can build a PRT miniature lightly span loaded guideway there and operate vehicles door to door on a globally connected guideway access grid. Submerged ocean tubes are only slightly more expensive than highways across land are to build.
This is to physical mobility, what telephone systems that became cellphones and the internet, are to remote conversations and exchanges of information, but the guideways physically move people and goods instead of electricly encoded impuls data.
The guideway can introduce a new form of money or value exchange management that reduces economic financial management cost lowering by about 10% of the present global economic or financial institutional cost share of the human managed economy. The presence of guideway vehicles in everybodies daily lives would make them the ideal location for a global full service banking and investing one stop ATM financial and global monetary system. This could bypass the use of national currency money as we know of it today. Similar transaction systems terminals could be replace in every business card processing machines and be useable on most cell phones. This might create a global integrated centerless monetary system requiring no currency supply decisions as credit is created as a needed balance against long term abilities to pay off debt, no longer requiring interest or profits on loans and returns on the global systems investments.
Lowest cost to value searches made by anyone on the internet sets the limits of price increases and fixed values of property and more durable goods. Tracking prices becomes a way of regulating Currency in cuirculation and transaction anomalies. This requires all payments or transfers be recorded as they occur but tallied in bulk only unless needed for a dispute resolution. Today this appears to occur only occasionally. The big problem has always been being able to trust people’s judgements and honesty. Constant corruption scandles making the news probably doesn’t cover a fraction of a percent of real financial crime. Keeping people honest may require absolute IDs for every transaction and using AI to identify the difficult transaction problems and people who are making bad decisions. Everybody might be given many chances to try and get it right with personal assistant counseling after a problem. How to keep a smart but dishonest persons from fooling themselves and the automated council of machinery is uncertain as yet. Today fraud detection systems are far more likely to catch a honest person making a mistake than a clever thief.
Accept for excitement in an end of scarcity global economy there is no reason to commit crimes. In the end a more vibrantly efficient global guideway economy creates unimaginable wealth effects and opportunities by making products cheaper as delivered to people and providing low cost to eventually no cost mobility and energy.
Matching people up with available low cost housing and jobs world wide can be a part of the guideway automation. Eliminating human management and personal service costs overhead is require just as we did over the last century with repetitive operator and clerical tasks. A person could pack their personal possessions in a set of guideway ground self mobile rental containers, hop in another guideway vehicle and punch in a take me to the best opportunities based on profile data. Matching situations and people could be a universal mobility connected service.
Roads and streets of all kinds and the really ignorant designs for blunt front and rear end vehicles we use on riads are ten to over sixty times more expensive to operate per passenger and ton mile than the same tasks given to very fast guideway vehicles. Amazon or Walmart deliveries on road vehicles even the tiniest class 5 autonomus vehicles are several times to over twenty times more expensive than multi function multi task guideway vehicles. There are no similar mobility systems and practices ever before being tried. Customers can not push a shopping cart through a Sams Club for less overhead cost than global guideway deliveries of the typical selection of goods. Recreational shopping will continue for hands on choice decisions.
The miniature PRT guideway under surface tethered floating ocean tubes could have connected continents together across mid oceans like telegraph and voice cables for about the cost of two track overland railways. Remember ferro cement thin shell construction as strong as steel using basalt fibers could have been built 160 or more years ago. We did not do this because nobody thought to try out the details. This is rocket science complexity but back then even a 1850s railroad was rocket level sciences. People choose not to think at all about this a hundred or more years ago and not today when the guideways are easier than human replacing electronic sensor controlled auto and truck use on roads. Automated raids are the most difficult way to go about improvement only to save street front access replaced by land freeing overhead access.
This is about a universal utility form, of a single vehicle type electric transportation, that is designed to use low frontal area to power ratio, chained outrunner wheel motors to in longer trains to be a little faster than current commercial aircraft. This is the first modern era proposal for micro gear traction and support as an improvement over maglev below the speed of sound in the atmosphere.
In one evacuated tube form of the ET3 basic proposal as a maglev linear motor system these can be made to go faster than fuel burning rockets, in an elongated rod armature version. Both of these systems should be much cheaper per seat and ton mile than any other known combination of presently tried mobility.
This is intended to use a guideway automated machinery property owner directly controlled self installed guideway that as it manufactures grids perioticly sets production shaft sinking machines that unattended create a ultra deep any where geothermal electric energy supply.
The global guideway network grows at local property owner access requests to totally replace the slow and more expensive delivery of the multi tier shipping and marketing that is currently the whole of the global logistics economy and the reason for about two thirds or more of most people’s cost of living realative to their personal expenditure of time in earning an income.
The fully and more simply self managed than road vehicle automation is a fully automated global guideway grid. This can be a internally programmed self regulated to do no harm, user controlled, all purpose, lower competitive cost replacement for all obsolete human operator based transportation. The guideway itself quickly becomes the main user of energy while supply excess needs using the storm hardened span structural conductor to become our all electric cheaper than natural gas energy supply. The guideway can lower or eliminate any future need for govornment taxes and expenditures without becoming a govornment itself. The guideway can simplify institutional and industrial management, production and logistics decisions and systems costs.
A human management and operation controlling and decision making presence is needed when systems are poorly designed. Would you want millions of switch board operators to physically connect your cell phone calls? What a benifit to higher employment and jobs figures that would be. The same is true for today’s drivers, ship and aircraft pilots, their supervisors, dispatchers, clerks and most shop employees and package handelers and taking care of high maintainence fuel burning vehicles. You will lose jobs to inefficient road rail and aircraft automation or the jobs can go to product and service cost reduction guideway automation that is designed from the start not to profit investors and corporate owners but benifit user controllers. Once built and running any one could take over the installation and operations design decisions. It might as well be the user benificeraries not political controllers or corporate criminal like managements.
Today’s transportation is similar to 1900s phone systems with operators controling routing before most exchanges had the fully automated pulse dialing step switches compared to cell phone and internet high frequency automation.
Proposed is simplifying all purpose personal rapid transit or PRT vehicle designs to become a single utility for all physical movements. The human cost factors that are most of the cost of living for pooer populations and only a small share of their employment are no longer needed at all if a single globally cross ocean connected guideway network is properly designed. Users passengers and shippers become the manager controllers. The vehicles become the collective managers no humans needed any where in any positions including money manager investor profiteers.
Innovative companies will replace obsoleate production companies that make the guideway mobile manufacturing machinery that in turn sets up to mostly locally produce fast debt retiring user owned or self intrust owned global all purpose utility guideway networks. Over a decade in any area the guideways reduce the cost of living and doing all other businesses, increasing the general disposable wealth. So long as this wealth is allowed to freely circulate as rapidly turned over or changing hands with a self regulating currency supply in non savings income there will be exponential economic growth. Money velocity improvement spent for sustainable low labor and investor cost durable products and low cost expieriences and services creates economic universally distributed end of scarcity sustainable prosperity. No crashes if speculative for profit instead of for consumption investments are disallowed. This requires a global automated mobility and geothermal electric energy base. Energy must become almost free realatively to costs today.
Required is that the production materials and effluent stream choices have to involve unlimited materials and environmental loss supply types realatively to the resulting benifits. proposed is a new industrial economy set of global standards that simply bypasses any need for current fuel, concrete, plastic, wood and steel based global economies. Tree and brush burning for clearing should be made criminal activities. Grind up the bulk of plant materials and respread them with live stock and human wastes tilled under.
More durable basalt fiber materials become the basis on which everything is built rubbers and plastics are no longer needed much in electric conductor systems. Aluminum becomes the main power conductor. Copper is used in the motor coils. Steel is mostly recycled into the guideway rails as all other structures can be more cheaply built using basalt fiber cement binder thin shell construction. Stainless steel becomes a new form of reusable return nested packaging eliminating single use packaging waste for most products. This can be the begaining of products shipped free of most or any packaging using new forms of internal guideway vehicle handeling systems.
One vehicle design does all of this and overnight delivers water, raw granular materials and food commodities. During the peak hours carries all people movement and in between moves goods deliveries and robotic tool carriers as a new all purpose land surface machine system.
The guideway is designed to be a fraction the cost of constructing urban side streets and ally ways. This is arrival at at every structure entry door accessing, miniature, just subsonic speed, in air, elevated monorail that is a self administering system.
The vehicles are single file semi reclined minimum frontal area seating standard cross section vehicles that have to be accessed through full length top hinged doors. There are no other paractical designs. The full side access comprises over a third of the body central structure and requires a full periferal structure integrating door latch system. This is the only way this can work out. The seats swing out and tilt up to allow easier passenger loading under the shelter of the over head side door.
On the wall opposite the door are two or three vacuum deflated bags that carry liquid and dry commodities and water based on sanitation grades and entry and exit external ports on one end. The guideway global fleet in about thirty years from the start could move a cubic mile of materials every day plus carry the whole of the world population and average of about 50,000 personal miles each year plus carry a decreasing amount of personally consumed goods per capita compared to today. Less waste, fewer cubic yards and tons of goods more benifit from those goods.
The smaller the frontal area the faster you can travel and ship at a lower cost. Only one as yet unnamed recent Chinese test system ever demonstrated even close to these principles and six other tear drop pod systems vaguely similar but recently back peddling on the details or reversing good ideas to seem more conventional. I saw one photo of this Chinese system in mass use in a entry or exit test in a Chinese technical publication. The presently deteriorating systems design ideas are Skytran, J Pods, Transit X, some Beamway or Flyway smaller vehicles, one USC student copycat project and a Yugoslavian project that It has been so long I can’t remember the name of it.
Three characteristics are required for total replacement of fuel burning. Every vehicle has to have passenger seats and carry nearly all kinds of cargo, mail and packages. Every vehicle has to be very fast requiring lower drag hulls with at least 3:1 to 3.5:1 tapered conical ends that collapse to flat ends for entrainment. Low aero drag flutter and cross wind stablelized longer trains that are smooth gap free tubukar sides are required. Trains need light tension magnetic and accurate vehicle possitioning coupling and slide past and nose and tail cone expansion and contraction diaphragm edge coupling and uncoupling. A right and left set of opposite polarity permantly magnetic rings form a flat end body motion dampening system between separate vehicles that are trained up. Uncoupling requires physically the vehicles pulling apart or a reverse polarity wire easing the ring flux paths. This would make sense to anybody with a animation but would seem like magic if observed by most engineers or laymen.
All vehicles need to be self lowering for anywhere in the wild or on built up property ground or floor level unprepared access and egress. Stations are stupid ideas created for trains as harbors were used for at dock ship boarding as airports became for aircraft deficient access. Busses and street railways are rarely designed for platform only loading. Why should a suspended monorail be so required unless defective thinking is involved. Only ten cross tape or strap cabled hoist lowering is practical but will seem awkward on first glance. How to do this well is like rocket science as everything else about the global guideway is. But all automobiles we use today are everyone as complicated as a rocket. We give this little thought because they work for us without our being required to be rocket launch crew smart. The global guideway is simpliler to use than a cell phone. A child that can learn to get candy out of a vending machine could use the guideway to go anywhere on the planet beyond parental debit card restrictions on it’s own.
It is that rocket science complicated so get out your calculator, this is intuitive but requires mathematical comparison to achieve the narrow way to best not also ran systems. We should not have to be sorry we built the guideway a century from now even a thousand years from now.
Minimum 99.999% of all future human trips utility frontal area has to become a standard. Other than a few prototype fully enclosed motorcycle prototypes and the Skytran copycats there have never been vehicles this small before. Small is practical. The omnibus and railroad isle and remote door access seats and cargo floor copy cat vehicle systems like business and commercial jets are efficency design failures. Everything else designed by humans for mobility were dead on arrival ideas that are useless for a long environmentally compatable future.
In a forever world there are possibly better future ideas involving possibilities I do not understand yet and may never be cheaply efficient for mass populations in large scale dense economies. I think about what can be known and demonstrated by maybe the 1830’s or 40’s. There were at least two demonstration electric guideway vehicles in the historical record in the US by this period. We were smart enough to have built this on by that period. No body figured it out till the 1980s.
This all new very low motorcycle frontal area highly tapered nose entrained as stacked coupling stiffened unibody train cylinders guideway system, is based on mostly known and well tested materials and mechanisms. This has never been presented out side of three websites and a few public displays in Lincoln Nebraska. This is an all electric motor system that can quickly be designed to create its own assets in support of all the personal and industrial interests and the best continuation of our complex ecology or natural economy. The guideway can free people up by reducing their money spent per mile for transportation and lowering the cost of direct global same minute to day delivery of all products. The guideway and related systems replaces many needs for chemicals that polite our environment today that are usually just excuses to sell oil at higher prices in niche markets. This increases the value of products and services realatively to their cost in labor hour by reducing layers of overhead cost.
The guide way also can provide new forms of fast build ultra low cost stand alone housing that requires no govornment infrastructuer.
The guideway can provide education without schools and a new form of medical care giving, eliminating any future need for doctors and specialist and clinics and hospitals for most conditions.
Proposed are new open source information services that might assist people to expand their accomplishments and, tallents using lower cost rental tools to improve personal enjoyment in life.
In Mexico and a hundred other countries the cost of modern living is much lower than in the US and Britain. The reason is a lower overhead wealthy class and fewer institutional costs adding to costs of everything. Everybodies profits and administrative palace like offices have a cost of operation overhead.
The guideway is intended to unify and totally replace high cost layers of administrative overhead with a decentralized system that replaces most of our cost of living.
The guideways low cost for premium service makes every poor person on the planet a faster than personal helicopter to business jet setter for under a penny to about five cents a mile with a commonly used robotic staff of personal on vehicle and online robotic assistants. People can seek services and jobs hundreds of commuting miles away, expanding ther range. Businesses can be come free market place global excluding nations that limit trade like the US. Machine simple automation has no greed or need for power and profit. The machines serve all of us, institutions, politicians, owners, investors and administrations tend to serve themselves first.
The guideway is designed to provide an independent non profit channel for all satiate and server farm free nessasary communication and data, interfacing directly with pocket smart phone, expanded folding screen, personal assistants at wholesale cost.
Most populations of the world do not yet have phones, electric power, internet access or personal fast transportation. The user controlled guideway can bring can better than urban America economy to every primitive area it is built through. The challenge is how to reduce the installed cost per mile. How to keep invester capitalism and government overhead costs out of the system. Get rid of the installer and operator human organization costs is required by putting simple self administration automation in each vehicle and production machine and giving it a operating bank account with no outlet to any other than the user democraticly controls global guideway monetary system. This creates a form of global government and separate but geographicly integrated global economy for utilitarian uses by guideway occupants. Where human tallents are needed users can become service workers literally employed by the programmed machine decisions and their fellow guideway users. This is complex in first programming organization but vending machine use simple ever after.
It is proposed that all of the guideway be powered by ultra deep geothermal energy where that supply can be maintained and all pocket personal assistants have solar or interior lighting PV charging. The guideway becomes a lower cost satellite free data switching and refined data not raw data storage system distributed out over the eventually almost 60 million miles of guideway access grids.
The guideway is an all personal and productive industrial need serving global public utility. This was never proposed, tested or manufactured. The reason is nobody thought of it before. Pets were talked about or built in isolated parts with no knowledge of the whole possibilities.
If there were no human global warming, extinctions, chemical problems Then this is still much cheaper to use.
The guideway has been designed to be a user controlled and serving independent form of global democracy and lower overhead cost financial management centerless administrative system.
The guideway is a new kind of anti harmful human activity mediating system, a replacement for what are presently criminal activities, as a personal assistant helper towards happiness.
The global guideway is proposed to introduce distortion free electronic shadow democracy to real time immediately let people know about and share understandings about problems, discussing and solunion seeking inside a open source but category identifying and consolidating structured information format. Opinions need facts and supporting examples or functional inventions and ideas from all sources with fully automated information personal assistant search contributions.
To prevent attacks on people, and on global assets the guideway user administration should be opposed to weapons development as having no useful productive place place in non criminal activities. Peace does not need defense, only authoritarian rule needs weapons. The guideway is not a disarmament’s system only a replacement for taxation and govornments and criminal conspiracies against positive beneficial activity. Preparing for defense has causeed a loss of maybe 200 million lives because of unescessary military costs take away from education, food, housing, clothing and medical care
The global guideway is a global personal rapid transit like system that is a fully autonomus, automated, a cooperative robotic like vehicle system operating as a three dimentional or self lowering vehicle, suspended anywhere lowering to ground or floor level access. This is all in a single size and design miniature, automatically mass produced suspended vehicle monorail. Full length running gear stiffens light small frontal area vehicles to form up and separate from the front middle or end of high speed passing stiff structure tubukar trains.
This poses unique engineering design challenges never before addressed In a single system. How best do you do all of this in a way you will never be sorry for your design choices. New discoveries have to integrate well into the old systems. Room for growth extends out to a parallel ET3 system.
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The subject here is simple. The global guideway is a fully automated, horizontal elevator like, fully automated user controlled, world wide intercontinental connection for all personal and industrial logistics. The proposed lower cost guideway goes door to door between all houses and businesses on the planet like a long distance telephone system that carries people and goods nonstop. It never needs a station or a terminal or special platform of any kind.
The guideway one type serves all human needs vehicle is the workd for all future time advanced automobile, truck, aircraft, ocean carrier, railroad and mobile machinery platform. This is all self supplied producing excess externally distributed low cost electricity.
Today a high percentage of goods not used in construction like dirt, sand, gravel, and cement powder, steel and wood are shipped across boarders. Heavier cheaper commodities are obtained locally. Most oil , natural gas, vehicles and appliances are inter continental or long distance cross continentally shipped. There are at least six handoffs between present international commerce and more yet stages to retail sales.
Where ever the guideway reaches a city or rural area this transportation overhead cost can be reduced to usually no goods modal or storage or inspection transfers or at most one transfer from the end of a production line, no need for warehousing straight on a globally roaming guideway vehicle, to go nonstop at 950 feet per second to the customers homes door to door vehicle direct delivery or to a store shelf or stock room for inside unloading, no lift truck or pallet jack nessasry. The guideway vehicles are small enough to hang from taller cielings moving above head height down isle ways. How many aircraft, trucks, ships, railroads and even automobiles and vans that can move in one day all of the world’s commerce and people trips can make it down the isles of most stores am their stock rooms?
This is for transportation that is cheaper to build per mile than any hard surfaced roadway, cheaper than Skytran and urethane wheel boggie PRT guideways. This is all electric global transportation that does not requirer any battery power to globalize low cost fuel burning free electric economies that are forever sustainable, without flaws. Every vehicle on the planet will directly pick up power like any electric railway from the guideway from a 40 million mile extension cord hooked direct to local power plant spaced out on a grid about five to thirty miles apart every where on earth.
The heat of the earth usually seven to nine miles under ground level can provide all the electricity a area will need for not burning any more fuel for practical reasons for tens of thousand to in some places millions of years. This is also about how to cheaply drill large diameter shafts using fully automated machinery designs miles deep with a low cost for the first mile about the same as the last mile using shaft wall supported ascenders.
The proposed new running gear design is lower in rolling resistance than flanged railways by about 30% to 60% and lower than all possible road vehicle systems by about 40% to 95%. The proposed design principles lowers dynamic drag to less than all possible systems accept vacuum pump free or vehicle evacuated ET3 and mass decoupling systems. As drag and friction is reduced speed is increased for faster payback of capital cost with lower energy cost when using guideway automated installation ultra deep anywhere geothermal electricity.
A new set of simple receptacles and tubes allows any of these passenger and goods carrying vehicles to take on, ship at aircraft speed and discharge one to two tons of water, grain or raw materials in each vehicle‘s main compartment with passenger seats automaticly filed to the vehicle ends in bags that when not in use are sucked against the vehicle wall opposite the full length top hinged entry door.
The global guideway vehicle fleet, thirty years from now could move a cubic kilometer of materials several thousand miles every day yet still get everybody on the planet to work, school and errands on time While making all global deliveries everywhere.
The global guideway is managed on a single design, lower cost per mile miniature suspended monorail. This is lower in cost than streets and highways are to build but elevated above, undisturbing of all land uses underneath. The guideway vehicles are all self lowering to ground level for access. This requirs no station, intermodal terminal or special platform to use mobility ever again. You can load or unload in the middle of a undeveloped field, forest, mountain slope or beach, beside or above every business, house and apartment, isolated village or farm or in narrow urban walk only alleyways.
The global guideway is simply a jet fast, miniature suspended monorail system that is small as practical for most vehicle movements. By excluding a fraction of a percent of the larger hauled items we can learn to make everything mostly smaller and disassembled to fit in smaller guideway vehicles for lower air drag due to small vehicle frontal area. This means less energy is used per seat, cargo volume or ton which means lower cost at higher speed which allows a faster pay back on investment period than any other vehicle in history by often hundreds of times cheaper while being imediately on demand.
The best electric vehicle is a faster battery free guideway electric vehicle. The best energy source for tens of thousands of years in the future is ultra deep geothermal local everywhere small package power plants.
Eliminating all unecessary costs, that we tolerate in all of the vehicles we use today, eliminates about two thirds of the cost of all products that is transportation and distribution in markets. Guideway full automation costs less than human distribution.
Local product markets become instantly global direct producer to final consumer markets world wide. Small farmers and shop manufacturers can sell products on the far die of the world competing with large industries. This is because a non Google based guideway integrated internet has no barriers to market presentation. This boosts economies while eliminating jobs that need to be replaced in a new social not commercial and government based economy.
Peoples needs come first no longer depending on investor leader based industrial structuer. Spontainious structure is a social inter action needing connectivity beyond the simplicities of Facebook and Google. Proposed is a concierge personal assistant that guides people to organize with each other towards common beneficial goals no longer needing political industrialist or religious leadership for action.
This universal public utility guideway is vehicle not facility and staff based. This eliminates large cost shares when combined with the vehicles only having about ten to twenty percent of road truck linear weight. With less air resistance or drag than a bicycle without it’s rider.
The vehicles are designed to work independently and in groups as visually tubular like trains, out of doors in all adverse weather and corrosive conditions for centuries. When all other vehicle systems are shut down by zero visibility, ice and high drifting snow storms, high winds, floods, earth quakes and forest fires, with a vehicle that can break down or wear out these guideway designs should keep on going because of personal rapid transit or PRT design principles never commonly used before even for PRT systems. The guideways fight fires hundreds of feet away from the beams.
These vehicles travel on self alignment maintaining, high section moment machine tool accurate running surfaces. Under these protective monorail beams the vehicle trains flash from horizon to horizon almost unnoticed with a quick hissing audible sound suppressed by the design at a mile every six seconds or less, on average twenty five feet over ground level in mostly 100 to 2,000 foot long vehicle trains.
This is simply a global nonstop, local and long range, public all transportation and energy service utility. The guideway serves all human and environmental needs and desires. Businesses and institutions of all kinds can become global using the guideway.
All existing technologies are used here, requiring no new basic research other than imediately building prototypes in a few months from best available parts, and testing them to failure under fully automatic control to every two to four months testing an improved version. Many companies in China already have limited mass production machinery lines and developed expertise in making the required parts. Identified companies in dozens of other countries can pick this up in a year or less and run with these ideas, as there is nothing here that has ever been totally a secret, only the whole idea combination has been never been popularized, but been around for 130 years now in open public testing of primitive early designs. We could have started testing these devices in the US and Scotland about 180 years ago but no one had the foresight then To properly use what was being learned and demonstrated. We have stupidly stumbled through this fuel burning age taking too long to rethink priorities.
First comes a need to understand all the parts and how they comparatively work. Then once educated comes the serious question; “if not this, then what?” Or better, “why not try the guideway first?”
The guideway outperforms in every measure all other systems I can find any data on. Many developers have understood parts of these principles and chose lesser design and market paths to follow.
If you do not understand this, as no known expert has openly understood all the trade offs, then it is time to go back and learn the details all over again. This is not an opinion based issue as everything here has mathematical reasoning requirering comparative testing and refinement to see what the real limits are. The limits we have already crossed at practical need levels. We just need to dial in design options or best component arrangements for long life certain reliability. Most engineers will be afraid of the speed and forces involved but would not they have been afraid to build a 757, 787 or 777X forty years ago. We are better at everything. A PRT development engineer at Boeing about thirty years ago told me, “they had solved all the PRT problems but corporate kept them from proceeding as it was not a core company product like the 777”.
About the same time a Vice President at Ford and one at Union Pacific told me the same thing when I tried to describe what each of them could do. No board of directors has had the courage to take the risk and be first.
The guideway‘s full automation replaces all management and skill levels of human cost overhead in surface movements by new design.
Only irregular maintenance is required based on the first know design in history for a simple electric wheel motor in a variable segmental length low weight and frontal area to power ratio chain. One motor production line replaces all propulsion system lines from automobiles and commercial jets to nuclear power plants for ships.
The property access grid guideway can last centuries without major replacement or yearly repairs. Street systems require full time staffing for constant deterioration repairs and resurfacing about every 35 years world wide replacement and improvement to meet ever rising demand for the whole of the world’s Infrastructure. In 35 years almost every house on the planet can have a guideway connection on their property and half the world’s road system will already have been removed and grassland and forested back over between properties. A coast to coast unbroken mostly fenseless green primeval like carpet land scape can shortly exist, where even the buildings blend in, no longer needing much light for streets at night. A moer active all modern living population no longer needs external uses of property required by large area concrete slabs. The guideways are hidden is automaticly planted and watered vines and trees, guideway strip forests.
This running gear system is the first proposed use of a nonslip low distributed bearing and wheel load traction system. This can provide the power to weight ratios of after burning turbojets at many times greater efficency with long life bearings, commutation and full electric supply voltage matching throttle control. All at ambient not super cooled temperatures not 6% different in efficency than super conducting without the system cooling costs and losses. This does not preclude superconducting for maglev.
For the first time in history many layers of operation substitution redundancy allows vehicles to continue operating with many critical parts failed. Fluid cooling that is direct immersion internal hot spot injection, not today’s heat sink designs, are proposed using streamlined skin dissipation. The dielectric insulating lubricant has to also be the motor coolant. Filtering out metal particles requires a nonplugging three step process described further on. The motor creates an internal low pressure to reduce mostly internal wheel air friction. Hot temperatures reduce chocking shock waves and interference drag in cold weather.
The gear rim treads step across the micro rack teeth with little siding action just momentary contact. reducing thermal expansion pitch differential remains the main wear problem. The wheels need to adjust to the pitch of the rails or have a very low expansion ratio. This is not our grand fathers or even high speed railroads. This is as new as supersonic to hyper sonic aircraft only a lot slower. Once this is demonstrated you will say why did we not do this before. That is if it can be made to work as designed..
Right now you might say how can we do this or even can it ever be possible. I can ask that same question about every vehicle and machine we use today. They all are like magic before they were developed. This is figuratively much better magic.
Heating control is the most difficult design task today, just as it was in David G Weems engineering consideration notes from 1889. Weems first proposed and tested the for runner of this systems proposal.
The Smthsonian has Weems two test vehicles, that were capable of 200 MPH in 1889, but lacked a smoother test track and a larger power supply, full enclosure of the wheels and larger cooling air scoops, all planed in patents and drawings. Weems ran out of money, could not find further investors and the primitive transportation systems of our present time evolved instead. Weems’s engineering notes and engineering publication critiquing articles and historic letters are all in the Smithsonian archives and warehouses, which they have refused for over three decades now to put back on display.
High miles traveled by each vehicle in daily combined urban, interurban and intercontinental year and long service lives with fast pit stop replacement of all parts, a rugged weather, ballistic impact and abrasion resistant basalt fiber carborundum composite body with intended multi century service lives means fast capital pay back of a few months to a year, being operationally almost cost free there after, accept for rebuilding bearings, treads and commutation about every two to five years plus electric supply cost.
One to two million miles would be traveled each year by every vehicle. Each all purpose global commerce utility vehicle serves almost every human need serially almost every day.
This is a all new product industry of about one trillion to five trillion dollars a year in product output for about four decades before market saturation. Today our combined existing systems cost us over ten trillion each year. The early models can not be exceeded in performance as they are out of the factory capable of supersonic speeds in trains and can be improved to upper limits by the first decade.
ET3 will parallel build out at the same time and last in production a few decades farther on producing industrial profits, replacing much of the self lowering guideway. The launch and recovery ring technologies will last centuries beyond this as industrial product markets. There is no way to estimate beyond the self lowering guideway global system as the ET3 based technologies have too many uncertainties as described.
Knowing the economic effects has to consider that the $60 trillion to over $250 trillion final cost will take several decades to introduce destroying during that time major sections of all economies that can no longer compete. There are no significant guideway jobs as that is why the services are so inexpensive. The guideway has to be seen as a cost reduction expediter of all other commercial areas as well as a personal option improvement through a rapid reduction in almost every cost of living area. This reduces a need for personal labor, freeing up people to consume adventures and permanently pursue hands on life time education as entertainment.
It is hard to know the outcomes any more than in 1919 you could have foreseen today. Only every one a couple of decades from now with the first ET3 scale startram till be able to afford a day or so recreating in a space hotel no more expensively than a cruise ship vacation today. Only ET3 makes this possible, Wake up Daryl, this is your moment and you are my hero.
We know how to do all phases of what is described here. We choose not to do any of this because this seems hard. It mostly seems so different. We are all like kids born into a global multi industrial family that beats them. The beatings we receive can sometimes feel like comforting love, our own wishful desire for love projected on a costly set of life shortening corrupt road and air vehicle industrial products, governmet, professional associations. This is industry based economies that acting as parents dictate what products, logistics and market delivery are our human family experiences.
Dependence on fuel burning of any kind can not seen good if we have the geothermal powered guideway substitute to compare with.
Noisy at ground level personally operated road vehicles everywhere on almost constantly bumpy streets using up today about $3,000 to $8,000 dollars a year per vehicle to average under 12,000 miles driven is universal abuse of people everywhere. One in about 50 of us will die from road vehicle use. After accident life shortening and total disabilities and pollution deaths are included.
Not allowed to even popularly know about PRT options we can not envision getting along without cars, trucks and streets.
The total guideway replacement option requires a anywhere access self lowering vehicle design that never emerged, was never discussed in tens of thousands of conferences, studies and presentations. When we can all access everywhere mobility that goes faster than business jet speed with lower energy drag per seat or ton than slow railroads in dense sea level air, we will never look back longingly at the abuse the personal auto era developers romantically forced on our global family.
Data networked transfer and management is not needed for a totally integrated PRT global guideway. Each vehicle operates as independently as a personal car driver on a national road network. There needs to be no monitoring at all as each vehicle sees all the other adjacent vehicles and all nearby calls of users for service. The vehicles independently announce they are closest till one takes a call based on a best time and service type to customer needs algorithm.
This is internally complex but requires no overloaded central dispatcher computer managment. Unmet capacity needs are announced by region and globally using a tiny server capacity system for all the commerce needs of the whole planet second by second with the capacity of the single cell phone I am writing on. Edge or fringe data is is not needed either as it is locally processed and refined with results being acted upon by the tool carriers doing the work and the owner customers assisted decision processes. Periodically as needed movement and actions are recorded in a world activities data base supplied in contributions by all the guideway vehicles and tool carriers in a rotating down load of the past week of their activities in general.
Each vehicle record externalbpassing images, odors, organic chemicals, particulates, nitros oxides for pollution and gun shot triangulation for crime detection. This data can be used to create polluting maps.
All the vehicle and internet users can see interpretations of the meaning of this general data. Nothing even remotely like this exists in our crude Adam Smith Chicago School primitive understanding of modern automated economies.
We cannot live in, eat, build from, cloth ourselves with, move ourselves around or enhance the natural environment with data. In the absence of each of us being very intelligent data is useful information to act on, but it is neither action or product or service. The global guideway is an every human assistant action, a action implementing global fully automated machine set.
Our best future is not in anyway data connected. A better future requires improvement in real physical systems accomplishments that at times relies on gross amounts of immediate local data for guidance. Get rich quick is the new tulip field economy. Programming dirt cheap individual computer data sorting and open market collection and distribution are the way to go. Low cost high benifit ratios. Happy providers can still make a living just not a killing.
Data management can be formalized to no longer need systems suppliers but becomes a free public service used by all, managed and owned by nobody, built by global public service robotic egoless self manufacturing systems dispersed out on a local guideway network that becomes the new nonprofit based internet. The guideway robotic systems roboticly builds itself, no longer requiring expensive facilities, providing it’s own electricity for tens of thousands of years from stable geothermal supplies and natural flow convective cooling spread along 40 million mile of nuclear war hardened guideway length, dependent on no central facility any where. Protecting the guideway is easier than rebuilding it. Besides few people really worship military power in a prosperous world.
Substituting this project’s set of goals for any of several hundred thousand wepons systems development efforts in dozens of countries of similar difficulty over the last 100 years might have changed human war based history by bring the world’s isolated populations together as mostly one economic unit guideway before the Spanish American and Boer wars, inter marrying cultures as a world wide integrated city trading society.
We are instead isolated by country and continents lacking personal speed and global instant commercial market access through a Google gate keeper inhibiting free open internet presentation under a preditory Roman Empire games and zero sum casino for profit only system.
We need to bring the competing govornments of our world together to collectively desolve their national working identities Euro style. The histories will still be recorded and the secrets will no longer have a reason to be keep for even more history to inform and amuse us.
We are spending more to own and use a slow rough riding personal road vehicle instead of a gliding smooth fast as a drag racing saltflat speed record car, tough as a one ton diesel pickup, PRT, all pourpose public transportation that has no territorial or political boundaries.
Look at the human races sexual partner, commercial product and political activity betrayals. Look at product reliability and cost of living for poorer people and income distribution and investor organized debt based economies that drag some people down and make other people wealthy.
We can do better than these things but we have to do it mostly differently. This is about completely different anytime anywhere starting points.
The global guideway is a world wide warehouse isle-way for the pick and ship call and impulsively travel, all purpose global any point access, higher efficency, PRT vehicles.
These vehicles arrive on call, ready for almost any task. Just as computers and cell phones have many built in and add on programs and apps and connect with many programed devices and data sources, so the guideway vehicles carries on board a catalog full of adaptive capacities, robotic skills and tools.
The vehicle helps novice users learn in stages learn how to achieve personal and business SEO free global access featuers through different types of graphic animations and verbal presentation primers seen onboard each vehicle used. Vehicles entering market areas might pick up local user directories indicating user sophistication and presenting them with an appropriate level of service interface. Eventually like using a cell phone every body will learn how to do use the global guideway for everything.
Few, often no specialty vehicles are needed making many more standard vehicles locally ready for all common needs near by.
All vehicles have to station and platform free independently self lower on one of several new hoist designs to any safe spot under the guideway the calling user chooses. The vehicles see and avoid users, animals, objects, tree limbs, approaching vehicles and pedestrians as they descend, as described further on.
Global rental, self owned and managed public use robotic tool carriers are each land surface all terrain people carriers along with being a universal mount for health care devices replacing trips to emergency rooms and clinics, yard work, construction, materials handling, farm, mine and factory tasks when coupled to the right globally mobile rental implements. Mobility requirements for tool carriers go from being able to be safe at expressway speeds to being able to fold for transportation inside the tiny cross section global guideway vehicles to being small enough to go through most walk doors to being able to lift and shoulder one or more tons as handling systems or carriers of machinery of all kinds.
Inventories of carriers and implements can be quickly moved amongst unmaned local outside storage yards world wide, using the guideway inventory replenishment system.
The tool carriers are a one machine construction bidirectional tracked vehicle that is rentable world wide. Creating novice user interfaces uses the same graphic animation primers use in the guideway vehicles. Paper operational manuals have long been obsoleate. Interactive user screen operational systems have been on copy machines and NC machine tools for decades now.
The tool carriers allow amateurs to use tool carriers and the proposed panel wall systems to build like professionals at a fraction of today’s costs. Order up the self design sections and a tool carrier assembler to assist you and you could build a occupy-able house in a few hours of a single day or add an addition onto an existing structure or apply insulated roofing or wall weatherazation that is designed to last centuries instead of decades till it has to be repeated.
Each tool carrier is an adaptive all skills and knowledge base problem solver designed to consultant orofessionals and authority humans when safer to do so. An example is GIS or one call before digging and footing and highly stressed wind or snow loads calculations made onboard the tool carrier. The tool carriers need to be many times better sensor and computer problem solvers than the guideway vehicles or autonomus road vehicles. A set of user to tool carrier interactive transaction examples will be desribed further on.
The global guideway is for user’s, an economy growth serving, cost of living reduction advantage for all, not a profit advantage for a few.
Self ownership and self management of each user serving and controlled pubic service robotic element is required to eliminate stagnation, universal human commerce moral corruption and high cost and lack of foresight of large scale industrial business or govornment human management and operations. Long before autonomus intelligence is developed robotic systems can be programmed to exceed human judgement performance in most doctorate and liscensed professional catigories. This waits only loading data sets into machine understanding software and giving robotic vehicles and tool carriers enough properly connected sensors and manipulating dexterity to carry out tasks.
One small frontal area but long PRT vehicle replaces the capital and operating cost doing the functions every day of about 15 cars and two average heavy commercial trucks with about the cost of a high end SUV by carrying all loads much faster using less energy cost per net ton mile. Every modern auto has this much technology in it.
a couple hundred guideway vehicle replaces a container ship and connecting railroad and road trucks on each end. Fifty or so guideway vehicles replaces a A-380 or 777x jet, the airports used and the connecting infrastructure on each end.
the first guideway vehicles will cost about $100,000 each. Latter versions migh be guideway industry made for $50,000 or less.
High volume urban guideway traffic jams will never occur because of very high cornering speed, acceleration and straight away urban speeds, rarely lower than 200 MPH normally reachable with one to two tons on board in about eleven seconds from a stop and about six seconds from a parabolic right corner on ramp. Side street speeds need be rarely lower than 100 MPH with tight urban corner ramp speeds usually over 20 MPH. Traffic is the same passage rates by time but spread out to make guideways seem almost diserted at rush hours. There needs be no speed limit through urban areas under 650 MPH on light train traffic straight sections. Speed on straights is constantly changing by different on and off ramp vehicle and train spacing.
A first generation prototypes can exceed these seemingly impossible speeds by road vehicle standards, to test wear factors on curves and safety margins. Untill fail safe inter vehicle demonstrations prove reliability, gaps and speeds will need to be much more restrictive. These are vehicles that can stop if needed from 650 MPH in about ten seconds with out injuring most passengers. Emergency stopping passengers will be shook up emotionally, but quickly recover being use to the possibility just as we are locking wheels in emergency auto stops at about a fourth this rate.
The guideways and vehicles must be a user controlled beneficial public global trust, that is self owned, that is roboticly managed by a standard software. A control data fire wall has to exist between outside controls and data and any operational task controls. The vehicles can be programmed with a cooperative specific task reactionary understanding of user needs. If a vehicle is called into a suspicious or known risk area or is being damaged or overridden or detects illegal indicating loads oders, radiation or sounds it can call layers of local to international police to virtually ride along.
The police ride the vehicles remotely in crime detection. Robotic all terrain patrolmen can substitute for officers on duty and be launched from some vehicles as needed. Robot cop will not look like any device you have ever probably seen befoer. Definitely no human but nice and will not shoot unarmed suspects. Every vehicle should be equipped with time and directional acoustic and thermal recorders. This triangulates and instantly reports emergencies and fires.
No external control has to be always enforced but a guideway vehicle can always if at risk lock itself in place to the overhead guideway until returned to service by a onsite employee.
The start of a better world is to use the guideways, phone and internet to constantly survey people to see what ther personal needs and problems are. This becomes a universal loan and other aid institution for millionaires to street people. Every class has unment aspirations and problems that need solving.
No mobility operator or manager skills are ever needed by users or operators again to travel or ship anywhere on or off the planet. If you can dial a phone call and listen to or watch plain graphic instructions, in all languages you can travel and ship any amount anywhere on the planet for a couple of cents a ton mile, faster than jets, direct to every wealthy to impoverished residence.
A Braille pin pad and visual communication pad for deaf and blind is integrated into the seat arm rests. These control and display systems will also be the world’s first full banking and industrial investor service ATM guideway zero overhead insurance and global investment market system. How this is done in a 5 inch by 5 inch by 14 inch space is described further on in design details.
This is the global end of any need for the cost overhead of any form of financial, govornments, insurence or regulator overhead. The guideway user inputs control the logistics global economy reducing 2/3rds of the overhead cost of providing everything in the productive guideway sustainable forever human economy.
The guideway global network is a human race survival asurance system, countering anti human religious like ideas that have lead to a hidden assumption of eventual uncertainly defined often as human moral or Earth shrugging failure. We now know better, historical and future batural failure modes. The guideway is designed to bypass all of these modes with strategies described in detail further on, for every failure option with only the exception of the unlikely ruthless alien invasion and even hundreds of strategies for these possibilities. Much of these alternatives have been covered in unpublished plans ignoring a universal global guideway solution.
More efficient machines mean less income for a few but lower cost of living for everything for every one. Few people are working in transportation and energy. High profits add to such costs more than labor.
The buyer can not be aware of product and service outcomes which may be unbenificial to them or harmful to the natural world. Popular acceptance of harmful products is no indicator of viability or propriety of suppliers. Even top experts are ignorant of cost to benifit ratios almost never trying to figure them. Let the buyer beware of uncaring sellers has always been considered immoral and should have in more than the few poorly enforced regulations and criminal codes be regulated as illegal. Products and services that harm people should requirie forfeiture, and separation from commerce untill personal reform. Might that not be any of us in a unsustainable global economy. The guideway is constantly being regulated by democratic user decisions based on the new decision making systems described further on.
All consumers are trapped inside national and global economies where decision making centralization of power and profit at any cost is standard practice from communist to capitalist, democratic to dictatorships. All profit driven economies are free range debters prisons for poorer people. The problem is how to improve the effects of the growth of wealth for all through more efficient means of production with very low cost guideway market delivery, “logistics.”
The global guideway is an integration of health and safety, transportation, all lower overhead personal to industrial mobility without any remaining need for govornments, finance, separate systems of transportation and communications all powered by a ultra deep everywhere geothermal finely dispersed local guideway based electric grid. All in one and more.
The guideway is the start of permantly sustainable off grid all electric housing for all people on the planet. Find a unused house any where and it provides all your needs accept food and water with minimal maintenance for centuries. Design component and production tooling possibilities are detailed further on. Low cost housing for all is also an indirect guideway function requiered to boost the vibrancy of an ever improving sustainable global economy.
The global guideway is a parallel undisturbing breakaway user controlled robotic economic machine system. Still the over land used guideway grids contribute disproportionately to the existing old parallel economy untill its obsoleate functions no longer are practiced or are absorbed. Nothing is forbidden that can not be proved in common law practices to be truly externally harmful to others.
The guideway design is for self construction by fully automated autonomus vehicle production machines that never need supporting ground based machinery or transportation. The guideway is self installed extended, modified, removed and moved elsewhere. Removed guideways leave no sign of their former spot existance on the same day of removal of ever being there in the first place. The global guideway designs are maintained all above and undisturbing of all present natural and built up environments. The guideways maintain a minimal path through forests and even fully automaticly monitor, plant and maintain strip forests around them often miles out where ever possible. Users control extends to choices of scenic views and habitat plains that are maintained and correctly populated as well by the guideways using Savoy understandings.
The present concrete or liquid stone or our present late Stone Age construction we rely on leaves earth moved mound builder like and rubble and artifact traces of our modern occupation many thousands of years after today’s abandonments.
If a pier or span is damaged, which is a rare, unlike roads where it is a regular occurrence due to brittle fractures,the use at all of steel concentrated skeletal reinforcement micro crack producing processes and common forms of land subsidence.
It takes under two minutes time to change out any major guideway span part or structure using the fully automated construction machine designs.
The guideway is designed to maximize robotic fast thinking talents not robotic software applied to machines designed to be ineffectively dumb and slow for human control. Avoiding the present universal transportation collateral damage is what the guideway dies better.
Today this is about 1.4 million deaths each year from accident, two million deaths from pollution and about 20 million injuries and hospitalizations including property losses with about 60 trillion US dollars in costs and losses each year to the disorganized economies of the world as compared to using a global guideway.
Installing the 40 million miles of guideway grid should one time cost under about 150 trillion dollars including it’s use share of a ultra deep geothermal power supply placed about every ten to thirty miles.This supply moved as production zones are cooled down should last guideway energy needs most laces an average of about 50,000 years of full time present likely mobility needs. This is calculated as aproximtely four times present average population consumptions or about twelve times present outcomes after factoring in improvements and subtracting inefficiency factors.
The humanoid robot applications model promoted by most thoughtless developers is designed to not assist us to be more productive but to replace us in existing systems to add to productivity. No fully automated purpose built self directed machines have ever looked like a human.
The guideway vehicle is designed to travel in groups or gap free smooth sided ridged body rim coupled trains looking like one long tubue of two or three or hundreds of independently PRT routed vehicles.
These can travel in longer trains at a little over twice the speed of sound continuously at ambient sea level conditions with one to two tons on board. All the vehicles are governed for comfirtabke curve and turbulence vibration limiting speeds, normally traveling less than one one half that speed with average loads of about 400 pounds carried in mostly short distances in about 200 daily pick up and deliveries in local hauls averaging about 5 to 25 miles. Fewer near buy hauls might average about 100 miles between inter city hauls averaging about 1,000 miles to every day each vehicle making at least one intercontinental cuircuit. Every vehicle every day will carry mostly people for all kinds of trip often with compartment separated goods deliveries on board and I termitenly when the primary traffic loads are less carrying water and dry commodities in full compartment bags with end folded seats described further on.
Each day every vehicle will have delivered many packages, letters, people and every few days picked up several one to two ton loads of water as a long distance back hauls from somewhere, delivered as raw irrigation, wash or fire suppression water in one bag or in a separate bag externally sanitized domestic water for all purposes. This is the start of global accurately controlled water conservation but nearly unlimited water needs met everywhere.
The guideway system can eventually move cubic miles of fertile soil and water every month hauled to where ever in the world it is needed and distributed at sites by autonomus tool carriers brought in by the guideway. Tool carriers and rubble sewage vehicles can mulch up and clean up forest undergrowth leaving in place surface mulch for conservation improvement of the Workds souls and reduction of fier losses. Excess mulch is transferred to fields where requested Or improvements in savanas and cattle grazing areas. Peat building areas supply soil improvements to hopefully still warming northern areas or northern green house multi yearly harvest farms.
In a couple of decades the global guideway can remove and reuse the thousands of square miles of unused roads and airport runways making retaining walls and walking paths out of blocks made of slabs.
The global guideway is actually a good replacement for all needs for any form of government activities. This will be hard to understand even by libertarians who should support it. Over the last thirty five years I have found libertarians and greens as opposed to change as the forces they see as their enemies.
At a meeting two decades ago a libertarian said to the greens present as if he was an alien they were observing, “ we both have more in common than differences and should get together.” How insightful that sounded. Maybe we should all get together as we have far more in common than differences. I found at subsequent state republican , green and libertarian party meeting that the audience mostly supported open electronic democracy but the leaders at the front were shocked it was suggested and opposed grass roots democratic systems seeming compelled to suppress all but representative forms. Never queried Democrats about this.
Argumentative personal cell phone assistant software could slowly make universal open democracy happen. We are divided today into factions to create political supporter armies to support the sociopathic minds of nearly all leaders and committees.
For all known time increasing wealth and power drives most choices. If you can sell products and services to willing purchasers that make a choice viable. Sustainability needs radically lower cost at radically higher speed in radically lighter weight to reduce the cost so there will be fewer or at times only one best user choice that enrichens the users through lower cost with better quality not the sellers through higher profits. Letting the market place sort it out requires the market place has comparative information often suppressed by lesser performing suppliers. Truth in advertizing should be enforced equally for all.
Amongst all likely intelligent choices this is possibly the only well thought out one in history. A complete package. This may be better than all the last centuries worth of ideas generated together by all he iconic developers of modern industrial commerce like Apple, AT&T, DARPA, DOT, DOE, NSF, TRW, Rand, NASA Ford, GE, GM, Boeing, Google, Musk and others.
This would be an arrogant statement accept the millions of thinkers who made our present modern Industrial age incrementally possible created not one single logical knowable route to escape the negative destination of fuel burning and wasting of fertile soil depletion, CO2 balance, introduction of chemicals that disrupt life and endless consumption of irreplaceable critical materials. All the time aging wrinkled roughly acne potholed paved roads support low efficiency to benifit systems. All the problems that are created by the core technology basic industrial civilization depends on roads, motorized ships, the only common fast go anywhere transportation inefficient dynamic aircraft and railroads have zero solutions that are sustainable. There is no solution for the problems using modified versions of these same systems without some form of fuel burning and massive battery power storage and worst of all indirect access commerce and mobility rarely seen as a separate asset.
Making everything battery powered, Musk style, is not resource possible. Not one truly low air drag vehicle outside of human powered speed record attempts and a few motor cycle and slender body four wheel speed record streamliners have exhibited truly low drag. Take away the wings, canopy and tail and a F-105 is efficiently designed at three times ideal frontal area Assuming a long closed tail cone. No Tesla or any other electric vehicle produced was ever minimum drag designed, even the Aptura.
If drag and movement support rolling resistance, displacement and dynamic support is not minimized then weight counts in energy calculations. When support drag is easy to eliminate then dynamic drag becomes an even bigger cost per volume and ton mile moved. Efficient wide range regenerative braking eliminates speed change concerns. The dual solution has to bypass existing mobility designs to be fully optimized. For reasons obvious in analytic comparisons nothing from our present product and infrastructure has much use going forward accept dams for flood control and irrigation. Even dam designs that inhibit migration and nutrient transfers are problems.
Super conducting maglev has a lift to drag ratio advantage over hard flat tread flangeless micro gear wheels and rails but requires off setting thermal losses with maximum concentrated coils to mass that favors larger higher unit aero drag larger vehicles that require higher cost per mile guideways or evacuated tube costs. Lighter per unit of length means lower access cost to homes and farm fields.
Roads and canals even chaneleized rivers are guideways as well as high air traffic controlled air and orbital pathways that intersect. Avoiding collisions between vehicles and objects requires path and direction separation first and either chanelization or path traffic management. Dense traffic favors trapped guideways in separated alignments where high speed is safe.
Roads are highly flawed forms of mobility enhancement going back before the Corinth Canal cart tracks that go down underwater before the sea level rise was fully out of the last ice age. We have been relying on wheels and global sailboat transportation thousands of years before the Clovis culture even existed. We have learned little in the almost 12,000 year period that looks like critical thought driven planning. I have read hundreds of thousands of planning articles and not one I remember started from primitive basics asking what direction shall we take questions.
Aircraft dynamic lift and propulsion systems are actually slower as well as less efficient by hundreds of times than the two types of guideway systems proposed here. These separate but different implementing speed time line global guideway systems are nearly all the transportation solutions advanced people will ever need in the future, short of mass decoupling and the wide variety of interdementional mobility no one is allowed to talk in detailed ways about yet.
The main subject here is in air self lowering vehicle global guideway transportation that is robotic user serving self owned, self built, whole robotic system with an automated public service, goal oriented management program control system, with no central computer of any kind. Vehicles cooperate together and with the users they serve as individuals. Regimentation is really efficient cooperation.
The user choice directed adjusted asset management is dispersed out to every vehicle with open internet movement of the closest empty vehicle capacities to where they are needed based on a just past time adjusted traffic demand calendar and reoccurring event record transferred to every vehicle entering and leaving the overlapping service areas. Area chambers of commerce, overseen by local users and industries and institutions have the option of asking for event peak load extra capacity. This all is adjusted minute by minute or hourly as service areas become less dense by local to global user goals.
This is a for everybodies purposes on Earth probably the cheapest mass movement at small individual personalized mobility packet scales .
With ET3 the second form of mostly city to city airlock tube connected global guideway goes directly into space personal mobility and commerce. For people who can afford a $10,000 to $50,000 ET3 air lock and spur to the basement of their home they might travel to the opposite side of the Earth for a few cents a mile at up to about 17,000 MPH mid trip speeds taking usually a few minutes to go between continental major destinations.
This is all like as a figurative Swiss Army Knife of future necessary logistics.
Imediately on hearing about these ideas even most very smart people find them unintelligible needing time to absorb them in the absence of a single all function 3D demonstration prototype. I have been asking for thirty five plus years now for help to build a single simple functioning prototype to demonstrate and test ever higher performance features. Being turned down by thousands of institutions and companies to which this often would have been a regular budget item has been depressing but never slowed research. As time has gone on things, I once was alone in describing, have crept into commercial production both improving possibilities and making ideas more familiar to people. On occasion in the often least likely places these ideas were understood intuitively by others in their pieces but never a whole understanding to exchange details with.
Science as a collective institution is often religion by another name. Experts of all kinds establish professional territories they often jealously protect from intruders by insults and well documented outright suppression of information.
In the late 1960s to 1970s, the early days of PRT that was the way Ed Anderson was treated as a transportation Heratic and professional out cast. He struggled mightily to overcome and normalize fully automated transportation a real American tech hero that may never be recognized.
But then as all revolutionaries do Ed drew several lives across the unlimited desert of human knowledge and said vehicles must be on top and slower and use elevated stations of certain types and certain types of running gear. Short noods were made to a few other possibilities but his revolution stood ground against others going on past him at the same time.
The referees were all absent defending their own versions and all of the conventional systems. Not one generalist with no firm religious like dogma ever emerged and so real progressed stoped behind improvements of familiar systems that most people might vote for funding. In the end scientists and engineers were most interested in job continuation for what they believed in the multi denomiational transportation religions.
We all had of nessesity to attend activities in one of their churches whether you used the extensive area Chicago rail or bus transit network that rarely got you where you wanted to or used your car or truck to get stuck in traffic some of the time but go exactly where you wanted to go but often not finding parking downtown. All of this is 10% of the speed at ten times the cost at many times the personal hassle of the global guideway. The guideway is the Chicago merchantile miniatuer subway faster than jets going to every house on the planet.
We could have started building the guideway just before or after the 1850s to 1890s. We were just beginning to develop the earliest necessary technical knowledge. We could have figured out how to do this all along, but everybody made other choices. It always seemed easier to try and improve the other choices we are trapped in today than to set down and ask critical questions about how can we more efficiently do every thing we basicly need to accomplish.
A good half of our present economy is unessasary expense in a guideway fuel burning relieved world. Actually almost three fourths of everything we do today that seems critical to survival now is useless activities we do not need in a direct global delivery system guideway world.
Most of the administrative expenses and even the need to constantly use human intuition and artistic expierience is the requirements of road, rail, airport and large displacement ship logistics requirements we have over a century ago figured out how to automate phone and internet data systems but are popularly clueless when it comes to personal and goods mobility.
The guideway makes every home, farm, factory or retailer property it connects with an international soon to be free trade air and sea port. Oceans are no longer a modal transfer barrier as both land Ventura global guideway systems cross oceans as cheaply as communications cables and satellite systems do in shallow floating tethered miniature tubes that will form a dense mostly straight line set of cross crossing ocean high speed highways.
The global guideway moves medical and other professionals world wide to distribute multi home professional service occupancies for temporary unlimited yearly travel range employments where they are needed or wher e lesser expensive providers can be global migrant workers for all skills. This is not daily commuting till you have access to ET3 to the far side of the planet but it is going for a week or a month to work anywhere. Lodging costs for temporary living come down as housing costs come down.
Vacations become little more expensive everywhere than living at home. Household costs similarly drop everywhere and standards of personal cleanliness, food and individual health sanitation and comfort become global Not regional standards.
Nowhere do people given a choice chose to live in poverty conditions even though a few out of habit make poor choices not knowing of the joys of better choices. Personal hygiene and comforts are personal choices controlled by opportunities. Given the lower cost opportunities everybody tends to make better choices.
Basalt fiber kaolin prepreg with magnesium oxide cement foams and silica fume flyash and metakolin composites and basalt castings create lower cost lighter weight fire proof products that are more rugged but much lower in cost than carbon fiber, fiberglass, plastics, wood, steel and aluminum. All this is recyclable using softer cheaper tooling. Fire, heat, oxidation, gama radiation, UV, corrosives, electrical shorts do not deteriorate the new material systems that are electrical insulators and normally magneticaly neutral. light weigh single direction laid up and extruded hot material fast setting prepreg foamed core composites can be formed into small part to large structures using additive 3D and very fast extruded panel construction. Special lay up forms are required to replace the omnidirectional features of metals and plastics. Higher density achieved with vacuumed bagging of epoxy and acrylic composites may give way to vacuumed and high frequency vibration and screed forming. Build a million ton mobile ship size structure in a day or two. A single mobile machine center can produce more houses in one day than most modular housing factories produce in one year at less than a tenth the cost of finished occupied floor area.
Proposed are new forms of literally mobile towns and major cities that move with precessional seasons or even slow planetary rotations. A trackless Snow Piercer. This is like land seasteading on Earth but not desecrating the lands across which the mobile occupancies move. See the bidirectional track descriptions further on. All new from old ideas combined.
The global guideway is developed around redesigned out runner wheel motor generators that are today mass produced by the many millions, mostly in China for model airplanes, electric motorcycles and bicycle, gear box free, direct drive wheel motors. These can be made to last longer than all the other vehicle parts, limited by mostly bearing life. This guideway vehicle use adds fluid cooling and on individual coil commutation and voltage speed and direction control onto every motor coil directly integrated with separate cooling control and partial coil count and variable tap coil turn shorting to create motors that can not fail all at once and operate at as high of possible efficiencies at low power and speeds as efficiently as they do at three Gs at jet aircraft speeds.
The bearings in a jet engine and turbines are under similar forces but have aero dynamic and thermal loads to contend with as well, yet we do not question that they reliably function. Controlling magnet fragmentation and hoop stresses are the only design hurtle where only simple parts rotate with all the complexities being mostly stationary and solid state. Easing flux path hysteresis heating needs new thinking.
When I fly I am conscious of the immense forces going on inside the engines and airframe stresses involved from wings encountering turbulence, even landing gear loads but I know want the design reliability factors and data shows so worry little about probable outcomes. I even mentally contemplate the high stresses of my diesel car when I step hard on the acelerator peddle. It works reliably for thousands of hours for known reasons.
To this is simply add to the guideway running gear magnetic unloading of bearings to variably resist constantly changing gravity support and acceleration levels. This increases the miles traveled and the net tons carried per vehicle dollar invested by hundreds of times over existing railway and commercial aviation possibilities. Reducing dynamic friction makes unthinkable speeds practical every day for every one between all properties on Earth and non stop into space.
Lower air resistance by again hundreds of times and lower linear distributed loads by about a tenth over common roadway use and a fortieth over railway and hundreds over commercial aircraft load concentrations lowers the cost of suspended mass produced monorail construction compared to hand designed and built roadways, railways and airports.
concrete structures for well known reasons are polluting structures.
Investor overheads and human administration are possibly two thirds of the cost of most products we use. This fully automated most supporting guideway economy overhead makes it a global self supplying weak fare for everybody vending machine.
Fully automating everything by starting with systems designed from the ground up made for full automation eliminates the rest of any need for human labor cost that is at least three fourths to minally two thirds of the cost of everything you buy or use. This is a all new one simple proven component design, improved forever more sustainable economy.
This can all simply be made the exact best technical solution that supports universally prosperous, environmentally forever neutral, permante massive industrial population, human survivability.
Think of the all purpose anywhere access jet airaft speed vehicles as physical movement smart phones operating on a internet-cell tower-fiber optics for people and things globalconnected network system.
The guideway becomes a replacement for banks, government currencies, insurance companies and financial market place activities at not only a lower overhead to value expediting but a self adjusting system that advises every person and business in optimizing their goals, through the every user created and always being optimized phone based personal assistant.
A new system of global data collection through guideway transaction monitoring of gross figures becomes the new global economy trusted record and indicator of investment or service needs. There would no longer be a human and institutional self interest filter.
By the way, a mass produced Thorium molten salt, self chemically reprocessing reactor turbogenerator design is the cheapest safest power to replace coal, natural gas, steam and gas turbine generators , even cheaper than hydro, wind and PV. This eliminates expensive solid fuel uranium and plutonium based nuclear fuel burning sources.
This form of well described nuclear power is needed untill about eight million ultra deep geothermal 6 foot plus diameter average nine mile deep shafts can be three pie slice core bored to get humanity off of all future fuel burning and radioactive power. The fully automated deep boring machines costing about $500,000 each in mass production drill one new nine mile shaft every three to four months at a cost of about 1,000 KW of guideway delivered electricity during that time period and maybe $100,000 in tooling and machine wear. Flame slot cutting is the process. All parts are high rate mass produced net shape, no machining.
This is the hundreds of thousands of production engineering design detail possibilities with physics based process principles for a totally interconnected, government free, global infrastructure.
This simply becomes a economic, social and mechanistic based human economy make over. This total environmentally neutral, robotic industry, public trust, user controlled, rebuilding of the global guideway based economy will require about three decades to reach every developed street and primitive isolated village on the planet. Few people will ever look back and think we had it better then. You will not be stoped from racing or cruising around in you classic cars or motorcycles. Newer adventures wait with side moving monotrack ground vehicles that go on land and water at higher speeds with soft riding over rough surfaces and onboard solar charging. They will look different Thant anything ever built before. You could live in these facilities independent, travel the world like go every where sail boat motor homes. Similar designs become deep free space to most small spin gravity live independent habitats.
This proposal leads directly at the same time to a hard guideway connection to orbital launch and recovery ring technologies. This has gotten only a nod from Isaac Arthur, but might make space travel no more difficult than travel on Earth, as simple and a little less expensive than present air freight and passenger movement. No rocket thermal sciences needed ever again. No flying saucers either. This is as simple as electric railways built to orbit. Electric direct drive up and regenerative deceleration down. Thank you Daryl Oster.
This design specific global guideway proposal is to simply totally bypass the present fuel burning, massive concrete infrastructure, multi staged product delivery, national currency based global economy. We simply build undisturbing over the top and beside the existing economy features the adjacent property owners integrate in or switch over as people desire.
Would not you desire to live like a millionaire on a below poverty line income? This opens up a quadrupling of land not presently easily developed for farming and living without disturbing wild habitats that road vehicle systems desecrate.
The guideway homes and industries are buildings separated by all overhead connections. Nature would exist in the hearts of major cities undisturbed. As people and goods move globally same day locally more quietly, everywhere fast and cheaper than slow ships, people no longer need to clump so close together. Forests with wild grazing animals would be open range everywhere between structures.
These radically more efficient systems are proposed to replace our mid-evil like culture directed economic systems. Game of Thrones is today. We are all really stupid for tolerating it as it triples our personal cost of living in man hours to results. If you are not enjoying the activities or benifiting directly from the game why support playing politics? The present American gone everywhere systems shortens peoples lives by about twenty five to thirty years in the low income classes over statistically compared wealthier classes.
We have presently adapted our technologies to serve primitive leader based tribal city state like societies. Most people are trapped in having no alternatives but to stake out a profession, a business, a job, a home for personal status and income.
We can not sell a product people are not use to seeing and buying. People, nearly all of us, usually me included are mentally and physically interdependent copycats.
Unsustainable world wide distributed technologies have no place in a modern high population industrial mass production world. But no moral person or institution is in charge. Moral accomplishment is inverted to mean gaining wealth, influence and selling a lot. It does not matter what the product or service is, more is seen as better.m, not benifits to cost never doing residual harm.
This new technical age is where fully automated robotic machine systems can cheaply under user control, directly assist everybody to indidvidually and collectively improve the benifits of their lives for themselves and each other. Robotic intelligent decision making systems are seen by most deciders only as cheaper replacements for labor in selling more unsustainable products at more competitive lower costs. Dispose of the labor factor and population underbelly is seen as goods by leaders in charge. Only temporarily are the masses seen as allies for the wealthy and power hungry.
Who is to know what is right when laws themselves only imprision and suppress poorer thieves, drug users and murders in jail while rich and powerful ones nearly always get away at worst with a fine they can afford, to usually die comfortable and clueless.
This proposal by example replaces archaic laws and religions with their support of hierarchical megalomaniac value chains. It is a technical moral machine design code sorting out goodness design factors from badness design factors. The present primitive cultural systems can be replaced with long recognized universal principles of best social behavior. This is a new machine behavior beyond I Robot principles. First finding and elevating universal principles not delt with today. A new constitution or ignored UN charter for all times and situations is needed. The robotic systems are there to serve the principles as directed by the users who are a cross section of humanity everywhere in the universe. Ideals are needed that most people can agree on for decision guidance.
Who is judging? Popular opinion seems unconcerned buying whatever product is needed or desired, never asking judgmental questions. If there was a objective set of economic decision choices with principles over every purchase decisions then taught from childhood a moral 100 rules of accusation might be created.
The guideway would probably replace half or more of our present global value chains. Without immediate alternatives we are presently being lead to economic collapse and starvation. Who wants to eat a vegetarian only simple diet. Not I either . So how do we solve all the problems all at once for large happy populations.
The superior moral value of the Maroons and Incas and happy live and let live amoral cultures of some untouched Pacific Islanders or aborigines are captured here in a highly technical principled robotic assisted economy without the defects tolerated in past industrial cultures. But even the best so far had moments of thoughtless traditional Genocides.
A machine system that itself is environmentally neutral produces more with less creating excesses that can be everywhere locally converted into substitutes for deteriorating luxuries. In the first four decades of guideway development not every house will be able to afford an atrium indoor swimming pool but after about the fourth or fifth decade this might be considered while the seemingly again virgin forests have been restored every where and ocean life levels are returning to levels of a hundred years ago.
The new systems will take getting use to. Twenty years ago I got to go to a party in a normal looking newer house. The owners had installed a Hollywood fancy floor level fountain in the center of a large well lit entry hall. A older guest at the party walked straight across the entryway looking ahead at people in the next room right into this fountain. Fortunately it was a shallow drop but resulted in a total baptism in innovative architecture. This is the problem we have. We only indifferently see what we expect and want to see and are use to.
The new robotic human serving systems have to watch out for our lack of diligent care at points we interface with them. As their speed in helping us increases we need to best have seperate areas of occupancy as even robots are known to run over aimlessly wondering people as they too are not perfect all of the time.
On average every year about five to seven tourists walk off still unprotected cliff ledges at the Grand Canyon. It is a mystery in the age of very specific building codes no forty mile height and grid spacing railing was erected to have saved the lives of 400 people.
Neither did anyone think it nessasary to make mandatory external streamline inflated nose and tails and side bumper surrounds on road vehicles. This recoverable impact relief in collisions would have not only cut fuel consumption in half but would have prevented the deaths of about forty million people world wide In the age of Ford and Sloan. As two widely spread 1927 and 1936 as I remember the dates, SAE technical journal articles concluded the authors did not like the styling of the more efficient streamline wind tunnel test models. Not one single streamlined pedestrian or car crash deflecting vehicle design ever made it through to mass production. Not one reasonable consumer would probably say that style was more important than forty years average life lost by each of about about forty million humans. What are your values?
By producing a unlimited supply of everything that does not deplete in anyway knowable the environment or for many tens of thousands of years or deplete reasonable cost resources then you create an end to global scarcity, local drout or soil depletion crop failures all disappear. In a guideway world we can live comfortably and plant crops in barren Arctic lands. The global guideway gives the world tens of thousands of years to solve all remaining constant state survival problems.
What new legal system will pass judgement on power hungry dictators or boards of directors or religious or revolutionary leaders telling them you have no right to build nuclear weapons, enguage in uncivil activities or create chemicals that have wide spread environmental deteriorating effects. There has never existed a global moral authority since powerful interests would destroy the moral decider or handicap that institution in the name of national or capitalist or religious moral freedom. Principles that are a historically morally convoluted become selectively non principles. To suppress or destroy information should be a major all time crime because without free knowledge not self expressed opinions causes major losses. In the absence of bright intellectual lighting in open spaces seen by anyone crimes can be commited. Even then clever illusion magic tricks fool the brightest of people every day. I am amazed at the cleverness of magic that is highly organized lieing like politics and religion.
When I was a kid growing up in the 1940s and 50s everything was under manual control, accept for fully automated local telephone switching. Only about half of building elevators were yet push button user controlled. Some phone calls still required operator assistance and a person stood at a lever speed and direction elevator car control that was too sensitive to allow average users to learn to manage it. It took skill for the operator to align the elevator car with the floor. Both automatic and operator elevator trips required you to watch your step as alignment was not perfect. Like driving a car elevator driving takes practice. The first push button cam floor alignment was introduced in the 1920s but it cost more than labor costs in any short period of recovery so older and new elevators continued on with what was before thought nessasary.
The most refined engineering thought processes require a consensus of perceived normalcy to change directions. Some new ideas are opposed in science, industries and engineering for decades because it challenges the certain unquestioning knowledge and authority of people who mostly never question what they are certain of, what they base their lives around. Science and engineering are social activities as well as technical.
By the 1960s things we’re moving ever faster towards automation, right up to this time where fully automated ground vehicles, then out of hobby stores self guiding but human controlled quad copters are seen as human carrying safe taxis. These are mixing in frequent public road and air traffic tests of tens of millions of miles traveled even overhead of where people live.
The first fully self routing vehicles demonstrated with PRT vehicles forty years ago are now thanks to DARPA going across unfamiliar wild terrain and making independent activity decisions. Boston Dynamics has robots performing like Olympic athletes soon to exceed the best human performances. GM started proposing fully automated hundred MPH highways of the future in about 1936. This was always green washing the cars image ignoring the now 1.3 million people killed by cars, trucks, buses and railways every year. 13 million a reciently deacade up from 800,000 thirty years ago but soon to cross the two million killed every year mark despite great proportional safety gains. More are driving and more miles are traveled for each person every year.
Proposed here with the global guideway are 1890s technologies not year 2100 possibilities. This is simplifying robotic systems choice tasks, but enhancing to ultimate long possible levels the vehicle systems speed and global economy ton mile performances. Simpler is inherently cheaper, more convienient, safer and longer in accident free vehicle service lives and longer human lives as well.
This is comparatively thousands of years ahead of where we are heading today. This global guideway proposal is totally unlike any other combination of proposed roads based, leader centric economy outcomes that I can find.
Does any diversly educated person believe we need to continue to ride around on bumpy sometimes slippery streets, highways and irregular surface rural roads, amongst unpredictable people walking and on bicycles amongst mixes of irregularly equipped fully automated cars and trucks. The roads based choice will always force us live amongst dangers and expensive slow movement congestion, accidents and stoppage of commerce from periodic natural and human made storms and disasters.
The guideways and associated systems will eventually be able to survive astronomical cataclysums in many ways. What made the dinosaurs and large mammals extinct does not have to effect human guideway economy survivability. For example did you know that about 11,900 years ago a half mile wide comet smacked apparently into north west Greenland and hit three other places in the US after breaking apart and set most of North and South America on fire. This burned almost everything up accept isolated mountain valleys where life survived and redeveloped at the end of our last ice age. A thousand year long global cooling oeriod slowed progression out of the ice age that gave us the beauties and field of Canada and Niagra falls.
Only really stupid or bad humans we often call leaders can end human Earth open occupation. The planet has sustained life possibly with occasional assistance for hundreds of millions of years.
Now we are all responsible because our present human economy choices are like a very slow motion cataclysmic astroid impact, the results of which are constantly being recalculated as it progresses in real time. We are ever more about to release this impact on ourselves. Animals are dieing off and being used for food at critical levels in the food chains. Chemicals are killing habitats to defend against farm pests and make more fertil depleted souls after only a century of being farmed. Forests are being cut down and land levels for single crop a year fields. Water evaporation is unchecked as well as soil erosion mostvplaces. Symbiotic animal plant relation ships makes deserts out of formerly lush areas. Restorations show this is not nessasry but only a under one percent ever get rehabilitated. The data is accumulating and real.
Above the yards, fields and buildings every where PRT guideways can move non stop at 200 to over 650 MPH. The hazards up on the self lowering vehicle access guideway are non existent, despite the close proximity high speed. Only small branches usually protrude into guideway air spaces. Birds can be kept away by several means but not kept from crossing over or under most of the time.
Pollution and critical resource consumption become nonexistent problems. We move over about 50,000 years of a global guideway integrated economy from ultra deep geothermal electricity to local thorium salt reactor electricity, to,a hundred thousand years from now needing zero point and fusion electricity. This is not predicting a certainty as new processes may change the best economics but environmental stewardship does not change in creating limiting standards that are well described but rarely followed today by leaders. Leaders have one goal always, they lead to benifit themselves and their supporters and positions. Populists are always looking in their rear view mirrors to sociopathicly make sure of what tricks they need to keep loyal followers enchanted.
The total common collective income of American productive workers is about $8 trillion considering part time workers and unemployed people making poverty level incomes. This is for people making less than $300,000 a year. This includes government workers as well.
Humanistic govornment services are a legitament part of economies where they are more efficient or serve better than chaotic and irregularly affordable private services. Adam Smith was neutral on these points. The cost of the US economy is two to three times in excess of this personal benifits level. We pay for space navy fleets and monuments to large construction and defense manufacturers.
The guideway economy replacement for personal living cost would be possibly half to a third reduction in total personal average economic savings.
When the guideway arrives at each property it is the greatest expediter of human freedom ever conceived of. With it comes eventually nearly free transportation and unlimited non polluting non resource depleting electricity for at least 50,000 years. When arriving at a town the guideway brings lower cost product delivery, the world’s first truely permanently sustainable super low cost self sustaining housing passed on for use to people a thousand years from now. The guideway brings daily thousand mile personal commute ranges for less than the daily cost of owning cars and pick ups. Global means just that, get on a immediately arriving guideway vehicle inside or beside your house and travel, to any other house or business or rural site on the planet without a reservation or prepayment. Change your mind in route easier than you drive your own car only at 950 feet per second without any range limitation at two cents a mile in longer trains you can in most minutes leave or join up with train traffic in motion like gettin into urban expressway traffic as needed. Only thIf you don’t mind waiting to pick up and drop off passengers in route they split their cost shares with you, each riding in externally accessed private compartments.
Energy, water, housing, food security and the guideway vehicles and structures a ability to monitor neighborhood activities better than police means a separation from any practical need for govornments. Guideway courts, banking, investment services, health care, fire and all emergency services operate from the vehicles not fixed facilities. The guideway is a global personal freedom mechanism indifferently serving every person on Earth and automatically being programmed to improve environments.
people can move new forms of inflated homes like tents with all modern featuers living where ever they can amongst trees off the ground since the guideway is off the ground. A guideway world population could safely survive amongst large dinosaur populations. You imagine it the guideway servies it within motor operating limits.
Robotic systems managed by all users together become a substitute for most government services and institutions. Best of examples robot Judge Judy’s make best of all time decisions not influenced by personal leanings. Biases and legal loopholes are well documented in legal decisions. Political stupidities should never be tolerated. Why let insane people with personal flaws guide millions to hardship. Electronic democracy for every situation is ideal political science in outcomes. Proposed is unriggable fully transparent collective decision making designs and principles.
First lowering the cost of every structuer guideway access over the existing roads and buried utilities based economies requires a combination of ultra high speed at the lowest vehicle energy cost with lthe longest distributed cheapest per installed mile overhead structural loads.
A span or pier placement or replacement time of under two minutes allows over two miles a day of advancing installation through most urban areas to about 15 miles of guideway each day across rural ground. This is using one set of all overhead, no ground level transportation assembly and installation machinery as detailed further on. Tree trimming and new tree adjacent planting are all overhead operations as well as transferring and splicing wires to guideway support above, below or through the spans. Not damaging or delaying commerce or properties during zero disruption construction is described.
All guideways can be pulled up and quickly placed on different nearby alignments. All services accept fiber optics can be immediately useable to the last span aligned and locked in possition. Same day housing subdivisions are possible raw ground to occupyable homes and apartment buildings with landscaping improvement mostly in place by the second Earth day. Property owners guide and modify inprogress decisions like moving furniture around your living room. These are design component details not hypothetical dream systems.
Lowering windage monorail beam transparency allows guideway survival in tornados, forest fires floods and near by nuclear detonations. After such disasters the guideways fire proof wind transparent construction remains provisionally operable with local power supplies and unlimited guideway vehicle supplied water on. Self resetting zener cuircuit breakers are required. Recognition of disaster imanacy and vehicle survival or shelter seeking needs to be automatic.
The total excess overhead economy expense is unessasary for comfortable fulfilling human survival or a net waste. The economy share resulting in environmental damage or unreplaceable resource depleation is in effect a criminal like net loss to future generations. The global guideway is an attemp to replace this loss with a neutral future impact engineered system.
Advanced and historical research towards universal knowledge or enlightenment is a tiny share of the total global economy and needs a more efficient support base. More organized workers in fields of enlightenment can benifit from a reduction in every person’s time or labor expended cost of living resulting from massive improvement in the labor to results cost of living.
Finance industry overhead cost is proposed to be eliminated with a new form of global robotic self managed adjusted reserve currency and automated banking and lending system, based on the functional utility assets of the global guideway and universal non fuel burning dependent energy system. The guideway is a servent of all personal and business endeavors. Counciling to help people better plan better choices has to consider all the different goals we each might set.
The global guideway assumes no needs for most institutional or investor costs above achieving a lower cost secure, comfortable, enjoyable lifestyle that is permantly environmentally neutrally sustainable.
View all activities as production processes you would like to make more efficient. Defending existing institutions or jobs or personal life styles is in this approach irrelevant. Everybodies existing house and activities are defended but given the options of guideway inplemented life style cost reduction.
The security of new mostly automated health maintainence, improved diets, creature climate comforts and constant nearly unlimited mobility and personal media experiences, global communications, expressions, shared decision making and life time non stop educational improvements are designed into the dispersed guideway self installation system. This is proposing a universal or all purpose robotic global logistics system.
You as everybody I meet and tell about this has been often asked to discuss, help, advise, criticize, edit, add to, prototype and produce.
Today finite task artifical intelligence and automation are applied to reduce human labor costs for the simplest to most complex of jobs. Two hundred years ago fully automated looms wove very complex patterns into cloth and lace, music boxes were being built to play different tunes guided by changing drums and punch card belts or stacks.
Fisher Body built the first modern fully automated automobile frame production line replacing thousands of people with a hundred people in about 1927.
Back 50 years ago the first fully automated rail transit systems became the equivalent of high speed closely spaced horizontal elevators carrying hundreds of people every minute in Philadephia to to suburb towns on commuter trains. Forty years ago the first PRT individual small guideway taxis were sucsessfully tested, able to replace cars, only we had to build all new overhead suspended monorails that could have been a third or less the cost of street grids. No one figured out how to do this untill this global guideway proposal of about thirty five years ago. Doug Malewicki’s Skytran of 1990 came close accept for three fatal design criteria flaws.
The guideway personal rapid transit or PRT vehicles up to today were being designed then to be slower than autos. My diesel cars can go over 130 MPH yet gets 40 MPH at 80 MPH. How stupid this was going slow as the guideway had no cross traffic and never runs into deer or rarely even hard strikes a bird. If a guideway electric vehicle of .02 Cd streamlining at under 18 square feet of frontal area at steel on steel guidewheel not flanged wheel entrapped monorail open truss beam design were to have a 100 KW motor it could maintain 300 or more MPH on the electric energy cost of my 40 MPH diesel car.
The overhead guideway vehicles travel in their own safe pathway. They can climb steep hills using a micro gear tooth wheel drive a motor cycle can’t and cut across geological and property features on straighter lines and suspended lean into tight curves steeper than racing motorcycles and not slide off pavement in Ice storms and flooding.
conventional door to door world wide speed limits and cost per unit mile disappear with common trip entrainment of such vehicles. Only ET3 or mass decoupling is faster and maybe cheaper over time.
The guideway vehicles have always been able to be really fast and really small in frontal area and efficient, at over three hundred times more cost efficient than automobiles. Under a penny a mile at 200 MPH with one person on board in the smallest recliner couch versions in gap free trains with the most pointed nose and tail design. They are just over three times faster than this if well designed, 100 MPH faster than jet airliners travel today if the guideway spans automaticly constantly adjust their alignment for changing geophysical conditions.
A ton to three tons of freight can be carried in every passenger carrying, slender global guideway, vehicle. Every vehicle needs to be self lowering anywhere, any condition ground or floor level inside access can fully automaticly self load, moves nonstop any where in the world on eventually thirty million miles of new infrastructure that can be built for less than about eleven years of present infrastructure global road and airport spending. If you add operating cost savings as well the guideways can pay for themselves in 5 to 7 years compared to today’s transportation mix. After that prices for mobility drop to a tenth much less the cost of today’s mobility.
Take away administrative costs and rollover most investment overhead by higher cost to benefit performance and this might take about 7 years.
We still have to use the guideways to place all new ultra deep core removed assemder shaft mechanism ultra deep geothermal power assemblies every twenty miles or so to pier the guideways and everything else for in most places hundreds of thousands of years into a highly technical human future, not anything like to strained primitive economy I grew up with in the US.
The guideway vehicles travel on usually about a twenty five feet or more above ground level suspended monorail guideway street system costing a third of city streets to install. When the guideway arrives through your back yard or over your roof top loading, cheaper than curb side in front, it brings with it electricity cheaper than your local power companies wires by maybe a fourth, cheaper than natural gas or coal heat.
The guideway can bring deliveries between property doors non stop same day or minutes world wide for the first time in human history. A factory on another continent, half the world away loads up a vender PRT pod that also can carry passengers on arrival and it serially delivers on demand a ton or 200 to 300 cubic feet of goods over the next day, then picks up two tons of water, delivers that then picks up the kids takes them to school at 200 MPH then takes you to work then takes on a dirty content container to serially pick up plastic and cardboard recycle ground wastes that it takes back to the factory half a world , two days and twenty thousand miles traveled latter. It then repeats this for years between overhauls and a century or more between vehicle replacements. All of this is for reasons not one existing vehicle in human history can come close to matching. Yet there is zero interest in trying this as a prototype. Why?
All the parts can be assembled in a race car or boat shop operation. The designs have million of variable arrangements to prototype and test.
Automatic telephone switching and elevator operators were simple tasks that were automated a hundred years ago. Steam locomotives quit running everywhere excerpt at one factory. They required four times the railroad employees as dieseals. By the time I was ten years old they went from being seen everywhere to the last ones being cut up for scrap. Accept for ones put on display. The last elevator operators and full time maintainence and management staff were disappearing in the early 1950s when I was a kid.
We are thirty years into the first self driving cars with production vehicles operating for about fifteen years in ever more risky freeway situations. Automated production lines and cash registers are looking like the future of most work.
The automation reduces costs by using it to eliminate the higher cost of labor to simplify tasks and increase efficiencies because of great increases in speed. Profit margins may improve where competition is limited but jobs decrease.
While reducing operating and product costs poorer people might benefit from cost reductions and life style improvement but ever more no longer have incomes. More people work to support families. At the same time conservatives and racists often the same person want to cut all social safety nets claiming them as unessasary economy inefficiencies.
fast hand to mouth desperate spending of poorer classes we cal the middle class and below not savings and investments drives economic growth. Investment market transfers only drive wealth accumulation and losses in market casinos.
It has been pointed out on occasion that by creating money management full automation with a standard global currency and consumer benifits goal not producer benifits that monetary value can be stabkeized in a forever more growth global economy. Free markets work well so long as they serve benifits and freedoms of consumers first, producers secondary.
Always the limits of growth are the natural environments best functioning and unlimited availablity of least expensive materials and energy to product utility output ratio.
How will three Fourths of the world's presently still primitive populations continue to survive? That is the idea we need to think about. They won’t. Leaving the world‘s to the more capable predator or capitalist investor classes and their families and controlled will get more occasional naldistributed famine, wars and depression cycles.
If we only automate expensive inefficient systems to eliminate labor costs then poor people will have fewer jobs and richer people will have only slightly cheaper mobility and products. The wealth gap widens. But the wealthiest still live primitive lives in still primitive fuel burning industrial economies that remain inefficient in every way.
There is a 30,000 word deficit between the vocabularies of poorest to wealthiest populations. Exposure may be more important than native intelligence. Family curiosity and expieriences may predominate over genetics. People from primitive villages migrate to become mechanics of complex machines and computers. Country dogs learn city tricks fast.
A guideway robotic mobility expierience based parent shared education system is proposed replacing classroom educations and teachers with features of more successful distance or remote education programs. Educations costs drop to a tenth through most collage programs. Only the students learn real-time on jobs a return of staged internships or apprentice programs where learning is faster and sticks in minds better. Everyone now carries a automated personal assistant cell phone teacher and life choice advisor with them. This can mean the virtual end of crime.
Every guideway brings with it massive fiber optic networks built in to the system and local every few miles steady state geothermal electricity, liacally supplied for tens of thousands to millions of years after each $500.000 eel goes in place nine miles down. This is about how the bore these large diameter shafts cheaper than any system today. For two decades now not one person has been interested in getting into this new equipment business. Why?
The global guideway is a fully automatic replacement for all existing transportation and energy use. The guideway simply can only be accomplished with a global PRT guideway powered mostly or only by ultra deep geothermal electricity generation as a hundred thousand year sustainable power supply. This gives us time to create more complex forms of environmentally sustainable low cost energy.
The simple message should be apparent to any intelligent person alive today. Most decison makers are well aware of the parts of this but unable to put even small idea combinations togeather because it conflicts with everything they are use to participating in. Embracing survivability of our planet and everything living on it we enjoy requires we give up every thing we think we enjoy today replaced by more productive, more enjoyable economic forms. The old systems are simply replaced by new things that are better, more enjoyable but totally unfamiliar. How do you think a Lincolnite of the 1870s would view Lincoln today? This can be the rate of change in the next two decades. Are you ready or are you the problem resisteing foot dragger?
This is like the many smokers I have known who finally realize smoking harms them and will kill them years earlier than with out it, but can’t bring themselves to quit. They do not have a death wish, they only have a difficult choice conflict.
Simply we can not do what we industrially do today and collectively live long on Earth. If we do not change our choices, we will bring down or virtually kill the whole planet and all the innocent non polluters with our profit and power fuel burning addictions. Like alcoholic‘s denial we collectively refuse to look at facts.
We certainly are not willingly going back to walking and living in unsanitary cold huts and eating crude diets, working 80 hour manual labor work weeks to just get by.
Simply this guideway design proposal is how we can continue to live better lives with at every door of every poor person, globally connected, faster than jets, cheaper than coal thermal, all electric economy, global guideway.
Simply put the use of road, rail, motorized displacement ships, and all forms of fast long range dynamicly supported air vehicles, plus poluting dependence on metal and plastics for structures and vehicle bodies and the use of chemicals in agriculture are unsustainable in all ways.
I’ll bet you thought nothing important gets made without being mostly wood, metal or plastics. You have a lot to learn about sustainability. In moderation all materials are OK to use, just not in the massive amounts we manufacture them presently. Proposed is the use of new basalt fiber organic cement and ceramic composites that more cheaply replace plastics and metals, are crash resistant and bullet proof at a lighter weight, are low in thermal expansion, might last for hundreds to thousands of years outside without deteriorating, can Be crushed, chopped and recycled, make buildings so fast they go up in a coupe of hours on a new site at a tenth the cost of craftsman built construction ready to occupy and are moveable without leaving foundations to other sites or positions on the same site if needed. Basalt composit is fire proof in a hill side forest fire, hold in heat like a thermos bottle using active evacuated SIPs panel construction are, fully electrically insulated, nonmagnetic, pass radio waves. What more do you want? Not one person in twenty plus years has been interested.
Simply put today’s industrial economy practices all need replacing with new forever sustainable systems and people made healthier with known lifestyle changes that rely less on remediation for bad choices made from child
For the cost of a Super Bowl ad we can build a jet speed miniature guideway test vehicle and demonstration track. This can change human commerce away from fuel burning and expensive product delivery overhead systems.
The emergence of robotic production systems as well as guideway delivery since the early 1800s could have changed hunan industry and eliminated any need for the fuel burning era. No demonstration ever occurred but the details were occasionally observed demonstrated imperfectly and ignored by all.
A test track needs to demonstrate all uses in the same vehicles. The only two types of user service specialties vehicles are higher air drag squared off light product density cube vehicles made to reach right of way clearance limits and dirty dry and we carriers that pick up rubble dirt and dewatered concentrated wastes for recycle. Every thing gets recycled or it never should be produced.
sewage is decided into animal and human wastes includin urine that may be separated if possible that have already been at site composted or digested if possible as a more valuable commodity and water laden with chemicals and soaps that may be categorized in larger single site batches. Proposed is a new type of universal body that also moves dirt and rubble. At site separation of metal and site chipped up waste wood with metal hardware separated is required. Presently human demolition precludes such processing because of labor costs. Proposed is using standard guideway tool carriers delivered to each demo site as needed to carry out human supervised selective reconstruction demolition or site clearing and return to nature.
the world may may have undergone such cleanings in the past but I have seem no certain evidence of this other than the absence of domestic artifacts at some megalithic sites.
Robotic global guideway development could directed by all users buy out its self ownership in a decade or so and become a for all the future as non profit global all purpose charity for everyone’s benifit. Humans do not quit working as there will always be things the robots can not do well or at all. This is contrary to science fiction presentations. The Turning test is a simplistic example of the differences.
Optimising what robots do well and tasks robots could do but humans humans enjoy doing themselves is required. Keeping humans life time on tasks can be a job for personal assistant planners that need to become flexible metal shared organizers and new projects suggested than note book like verbal presentation honey-do lists.
Every guideway vehicle can become blue ray style an extension of the personal concierge assistant. shareing organizational tasks. While access to the internet needs to be individually selective all outside advertising inputs need to become criminally as illegal as breaking and entry theaft. Similarly collection of geopolitical data bases like Googles and face book minimization system should get long jail sentences for developers and destruction of their server assets.
new forms of jails like free range colonies with heavy internal supervision needs to be looked at. Examples are the Secret Agent series and some expiermental small town open prisons. Tunneling and drone escapes have many solutions that do not require guard staffs and automated personal assistants like ankle bravelet monitoring can become full time interactive therapy. Maybe the worst of the Manchuria Candidate senerios but can be humanistic instead. How do you have compassion for wayward humans like me. You need to forgive and help us get better. Pre crime control might be easier with personal assistance influences as in two recient movies.
All of these things akready ecust in parts. They all could be sinaltainiously prototyped and tested at the same time ready for final product integration. This can be a Iphone integration app model for the global guideway economy. Think about a traveling guideway fair going from city to city with guideway speed rides that also demonstrate all of these other possibilities. Charge an entry fee to see the future like the 39 NY workd’s Fair only this goes everywhere in all languages and becomes a beta test for systems human integration a guideway chataqua, or how ever you spell that.
Simplicity of descriptions leaves holes in the presentation. The fact that not one high speed PRT system has ever been demonstrated is a black mark against human adaptive intelligence. It is also a black mark against popular acceptance of the idea.
Any one of hundreds of thousands of world speed record salt flats cars, top dragsters, Euro road race, Canam or Indi cuircuit cars or drag boat developmental efforts requireing a build from scratch engine up development could have developed a 400 MPH PRT vehicle by the 1930s defintely 1950s. This is a captured guidance vehicle where instability and crashing from over turning or spinning disappears. How simple can it get? You just need high speed motors. Two 1890s examples were going 300 MPH at the rims. By 1900 steam turbines were edging the speed of sound. All you need to do is trap spinning coils or magnets as the rotating field inside a steel wire wound wheel able to break the sound barrier by two times using today’s materials. This is simpler than rockets and high speed racing piston engines and aircraft wing support. Rolling element bearings even micro polished plain turbine bearings were able to handle the loads and RPMs. Let’s do it. This is fast go cart or motorcycle simple. The rest of the design problems? Just fill in the details.
This could be done any place in the world that has built any type of unique vehicle systems, possibly fifty country global guideway point of origination candidates exist. Several have tried but failed the ultimate universal applications innovation test.
The US, Germany, France, Japan, England, Mexico, South Africa, Yugoslavia, Poland, Beloruse, and Sweeden maybe the best so far and others have started PRT projects but no global guideway proposal ever emerged. No really fast vehicles were ever tested and only one New Jersey developer ever proposed self lowering access. This is simple stuff. Why do we not seem to be able to do this or even we’ll define it sorting out the cost over run factors and design for highest speed at lowest trip and property access cost. Is this some how too complicated for wired in human thought processes. Complex air defense and satellite systems were doable, why not the global guideway?
This is faster than roads because ever can because of the difficulty of leveling road surfaces to accommodate drainage and a dead level non undulating surface. We need to use brittle cheap abrogate based materials that out weigh the vehicles they carry but thousands to one. The guideways are much higher strength material four feet in section height instead of eight inches to a foot. The higher strength to weight ratio and structural design allows machined bed accuracy the stays level for thousands of years. Span sag is constantly adjusted by small motorized turn buckles at expansion joints and on suspension rods. The use of basalt fiber reduces expansion and a sun shade reduces sun kink expansion On the steel longitudinal parts that become the whole world’s power grid. Recycle power line copper back into vehicle motors. Use aluminum for household and industrial wiring.
using better materials that are more expensive in lighter weight systems that eliminate for ever more any future need for the staple of human development massive earth moving saves money over present mound builder and Stone Age industrial based economies.
New smaller more efficient machinery can create guideway portable industries that serve as the housing for production line components that move around from site to site following cyclic demands and raw materials or excess local energy cost reductions. Labor markets no longer matter as much with full automation and customer or user bought out industries can emerge producing almost free products for people. Borders like myself will have to more carefully watch our emotional comfort Seeking accumulations. The presence of more for less combined with opportunities for almost daily new place recreaction inputs might reduce this stacking of possessions. We might exchange accumulation for the environmentally more gentle expierience based economy.
miniaturizing efficient fully automated production machinery can be transferred directly to smaller space self sastaining habitats. At present the complexities of maintain independent off earth agriculture as well as product renewal and new product creation is limited to mostly 3D additive technologies. These have themselves limits in product strength and durability. Making rock fibers using smaller scale machinery still needs complex binders that may not be regenerated or used again.
The emergence of complex sensors, machine vision, speech content recognition and simple idea understanding by electronic systems allows robotic systems to replace human labor. These robotic systems can manage and build themselves.
This has been obvious to a few people even starting over 200 years ago. It was then that the first mechanical computer like fabrication systems started to emerge in the music box, cloth weaving industry and be adopted in variable task computer attempts.
Rare geniuses or savants took on these difficult challenges as in all progressive human developments that got us out of our caves and hide huts and into air conditioned homes driving personal cars that on average are capable of 120 MPH but rarely go over 80 MPH and average 30 MPH, the true speed of global commerce.
Humans have abilities hard wired into our brains related to facial recognition. On average people can remember over 10,000 faces of people they regularly see. About 2% of people have face blindness. I have this problem partially so this is personally familiar. On the other hand I grew up in a mechanical family looking at pictures, equipment specification sales listing and captions in yachting magazines and heavy equipment, railroad and aircraft magazines, sales sheets for government surplus bid descriptions and military equipment listing manuals. My family have been for seventy years in the equipment and govornment and industrial surplus equipment business. From a baby I was surrounded by equipment of all kinds seeing everything disassembled and put back together. My family also were many farmers, auto dealers, truckers, constantly engaging in construction projects and boating for hobbies.
All machinery became my favorite friends of sorts. About age six I learned to read from then on mostly by reading technical materials with detailed descriptions of every machine known to man. By age twenty I had probably seen several million machine types and parts and had a spacial ability to recognize relation ships. This ability was aptitude tested on multipule occassions at about one in 10,000 people. My life got weirder from there. I would see significance in things other people would not be aware of. Social isolation progressed to where machines and the things they did were my life.
Untill the last year or so I could not understand why people universally made the poorest of transportation choices when there was so much technical data accumulated showing other possibilities we’re better for very easy to understand reasons.
The choices are not made by purely analyzing data but in making incremental evolutionary steps along pre established lines of development that assured support from other conforming people, industries and institutions that are willing to channel funding towards certain types of improvements but reject without a second thought other possibilities nearly everyone us unfamiliar with. What’s more engineers and planning executives have facial recognition blindness for guideway and field propulsion alternatives favoring classically developed transport systems.
Proposed here is a single all purpose, well defined robotic single machine guideway system that does everything all the manually controlled logistics industrial systems and vehicles do today. We use auto pilots in many ways that are still only cruise speed controls and direction for ships with altitude added for aircraft for all functional vehicles with only the first self steered systems being introduced as autonomus road vehicles and military drones. Self landing aircraft are still a curiosity and only rarely operational. This is about to abruptly change over the next few decades.
Robotic vehicles will become shortly most vehicle trips because they are cheaper since they can take themselves without driver dispatcher or terminal crew cost serving one non owning user then going to the next, non stop without needing human labor overhead costs. Autos and delivery trucks first then aircraft and crewless ocean freighters.
The biggest defect in all of this conversion from humans to robots is we are applying the robotic management in the wrong ways to the totally wrong most difficult to operate safely vehicle systems. In the 1880s robotic like pneumatic tube mail systems were being developed. In the 1890s roboticly controlled electric small vehicles emerged as urban package delivery systems. Maintain the miniature right of ways was costly because of poor designs.
Other overhead semi automatic pick up and delivery systems using overhead monorails with self lowering basket retrieval systems were proposed and tried. Not one time were all the best idea possibilities employed at the right scale.
One of these proposals in 1884 was for a 200 MPH to 300MPH intercity vehicle freight then passenger system with full press coverage in America and England, possibly elsewhere. The problem was most technical and business people were blind to ideas they could not understand or envision in anyway, different in all ways from what people are use to.
A line must not be crossed in that robotic systems that mostly will not have arms, legs, hands, sense of touch, feelings or emotions have to never be designed to have sensory isolation from human like task control and perceptual responses that lead to self identity. They ten become manufactured mechanical people deserving of human rights. Such self managing and creating system robots may look on us as data management challenged intellectual inferiors, as we will be. A new form of raceisum emerges between machines and our biology.
These robots have to remain task specific pre programmed job expediters. Certain ideal user interaction suggestions will give them a seemingly human or animal level intelligence appearance in actions that mimics enotional responses as an aid in improved human interactions. These are already programmed into many cell phone and computer assistants.
The global guideway and the universal bidirectional tracked tool carriers can soon manufacture and deliver themselves. The global guideway and tool carrier vehicles should be equipped as self owned public trust business managers. Tool carriers should all have a folding seat and temperature controlled compartment for a human operator or passenger. These replace road vehicles where needed, only they are able to smoothly climb stairs with fairly tight turned landings in smaller sizes yet carry a ton or more of items up or down steps and soft ground slopes too steep for present four wheel drive vehicles to ascend.
Fifty or so years ago I was out at the NeBrady’s State Fair grounds working on relaying the steam railroad there. Two Cushman Tracksters were running up and down into a steep sided gully that crossed the east parking field. They were able to assend slopes so steep neither most motorcycles or humans on foot could climb and descend them. This set in motion a quest to achieve even better performance since the Trackster depended on human operator balance which lead to injuries and deaths because of miss judgement of overturning limits and no roll cages. A bidirectional all electric track emerged that simplified steering and increased tread wear life.
All objects, plants, people and animals need be treated with care by robotic systems as to not crash into them, recognizing the differences between running surfaces needed for support and things existing on top of surfaces.
Larger tool carriers could mount agricultural, construction, materials handling and mining machinery. These might work singlely or in groups mounted close together or spread out for stability in crane boom mounting.
All of the tool carrier designs and impkements travel inside the global guideway vehicles at 650 MPH between jobs, available in the same day on opposite sides of the planet. Faster mobility at low costs per ton mile at about one cent to five cents a ton mile is a form of economic efficency because a single machine week shared in use replaces the cost of many machines retiring debt cost in months not years.
Production forming and assembling machinery for all purposes might mostly be mobile, going from site to site to do local runs of goods and services. Instead of exporting many goods at great distance many industries form up make and inventory for area consumption then move on to the next location doing similar or adapttally reconfigure for similar tasks In different industries.
Traveling machine shops might show up at a site and custom make or modify parts to user designs tried out and rebuilt till they are right. The shop tools then self mobilize to the next user in differing combinations for every task. There are fewer delays in transferring ideas and receiving back prototypes or custom made parts. Making machine tool skills easy to achieve by less experienced users is required. Thes technology access simplification systems have been underway since the 1960s.
Inflated green house farming and the lower cost of using a global guideway to move fertile phosphate and other nutrient soil from rich river deltas and valleys and unlimited water supplies to any place in any season moved on demand on the global guideway and the use of night time agricultural lighting for plants from geothermal nine mile deep at site geothermal power plants with exact temperature moisture and gas mixture control makes extreme plant growth possible even in arctic winters. This means multi crop high production food creation can be at any place not just fertile wet, sunny areas.
The outputs for tens of thousands of years do not diminish with soil, nutrient or water table reductions. Many times the out put per acre means less land is needed. Farms vegitable gardens and orchards can be located claimant controlled on urban vacant lands between houses where old parking lots use to be or on the flat roofs of large buildings. Local fresh food sourcing becomes inexpensive and practical as most items are no longer seasonal but year around mass produced.
This is a proposal, to prototype a global door to door, eventually jet speed, miniature frontal area, station free, anywhere grid access, universal service global guideway. This can become a all electric total replacement for all existing fuel burning transportation.
This is also the installation system for a fully automated, miles deep, local geothermal electric system. The heat of the Earth’s crust can be efficiently extracted for tens of thousands of years to in most places locally power everything we burn fuel for today.
This is being constantly redesigned, attempting to make it the best single system global mobility service, lowest cost product delivery, all electric energy, communications and financial self managing global infrastructure.
One robotic system design replaces all new and most old municipal infrastructures, with low cost housing, transportation, water, sewer and trash total recycling, electricity, communications and data.
This can become a global catlyst, eventually replacing all useful functions of the overhead cost of national to local government, replaced by daily electronic open democracies and a universal, bank free, guideway based global reserve currency system.
A new form of self supplying robotic education and universal welfare is provided by the user controlled guideway. This is a positive feed back loop personal ecology and economy improver.
This is all drawing on the whole of history and known technologies. What is likely to work best?
The designs are for an independent self managed robotic vehicle overhead guideway that is self installed with new forms of flexible mobile mass production machinery, going to all properties.
The miniature guideway can be the cheapest supplier of all personal and commercial mobility, stand alone housing, goods and commodities delivery, in one system. This is a global survival efficiency improver and ecology neutral machine, eliminating scarcity.
This may be the world’s first proposal for a gear traction, rim drive, inline chained electric wheel motor. Maintaining constant tread gear pitch and unsprung alignment is the challenge. Needed is a full speed and load circular test track, to refine choices, reliability and increase speed.
One well thought out, small shop built, universal utility prototype might demonstrate doing everything more efficiently than all our world’s specialized industries, modes, facilaties and vehicles differentially do together today.
First off is to demonstrate greater ease of personal use, lower cost of access, safe higher reliable speed and cheaper ton mile cost potential.
Applied physics and proven products are the guide to what is possible. Cost to benefit ratio, economics and logistics define the designs the physics is applied to. Service variables shape the user controlled computer operating form.
The global guideway is autonomus on demand personal rapid transit or PRT-train vehicles. These are empty self dispatched vehicle’s going quietly, race car fast, individually to internet, phone or pier push button user calling locations. No other form of transportation can do this well.
This is robotic fully grade and intersection separated, anywhere access, door to door global transportation. The tiny frontal area body and running gear is designed to be as low in air drag as possible, cheaper than railways, as fast as jet airliners for all trips, more convenient than personal road vehicle use, low enough in cost to be built competitively and undisturbing over the top of all existing vehicle, utility and property uses, going directly non stop between every home, farm, village and industry on the planet.
A daily commute, mail, small deliveries or needing to ship a million tons of water or grain are equally handled on demand by the same all purpose fully automated self redistributing capacity vehicles. Many tiny vehicles move the world’s commerce and populations everywhere door to door. This is what common people need and want, but not what they are allowed to have.
The global guideway has to be made up of millions of nearly identical, user directed, autonomous, self lowering anywhere access, suspended monorail PRT vehicle’s, and small scale support, production, maintainers and guideway transportable automated robotic tool carriers, serving all widely varied user needs.
All existing automated devices have defects in easy to use human interfaces and occasional failures, short service lives with constant obsolescence. Not being adaptable to improvements in performance Is common. Knowing what rugged designs work best is difficult. Think of all the cell phones, computers, appliances and automobiles you have owned.
All guideway service problems must be machine solved perfectly every time with no good past examples to follow. Every standard component needs to be toughened, flexible, life time failure safe, better than classic PRT redundancy.
The guideway can create a reduction of about two thirds in the present logistics cost of the Earth bound economy, connected today only by profit oriented market delivery, layered administrative and investor costs, top heavy distribution, in road, rail, air and ocean systems. Data travels fast, goods and people move slowly, at great wasteful expense and inconvenience.
90% of consumer goods find their final trip, a few pounds at a time, carried from stores to homes by user and public transportation, 99% in road vehicles and on foot at great cost.
The guideway by passes the present multiple transfer handling of goods in stages. Guideway on demand delivered goods can go direct in the same hour to day from manufacturers to final users homes and businesses world wide, in fully automated guideway vending systems. This has been tried only in a few mobile convenience stores in the 1920s, food carts and trucks today.
In high traffic areas the automaticly mass installed ultra light weight guideway grid should cost under $200,000 an access one way grid suburban mile, $2 million a high speed two way mile. This can be user fee debt retired in about 2 to 7 years, at half the cost of road vehicle use, down to less than a tenth the real user operating cost of the replaced road segments. Lower cost seat mile or ton mile, at every property access means faster debt retireing early user fees. Profitable bonds take decades to retire debt today.
A PRT style guideway is structurally isolated from hazards. Instead of ground level railroads, autonomus road, air or water, steered course management. This simplifies automated hazard avoidance, navigation and service dispatch. The skinny vehicle’s are stiffly locked into the easy to manage right-left, stop-start, elevated, precise speed paths the guideway vehicles follow.
Each vehicle directly receives local user phone service requests through collective over lapping area empty vehicles dispatch. The nearest vehicle takes the call in a outward rotating que. A intrusion free internet directory and global traffic capacity deficit shared vehicle network, sets navigation addresses, routes, speed brackets, closure rates, cooperative joining and leaving trains and maneuvering timing.
The for profit internet search systems are a predatory 0.5% cost of global GDP, a racketeering monopoly that is economically harmful to the world economy and general human welfare, nearly criminal and obsolete.
Separately vehicles and trains of cooperative vehicles work out adjacent service tasks and merges. This is not block chain, but overlapping hard multi inductor connections between area vehicles connected to user cell phone controlled self management of cooperative vehicle computers, no central dispatch computer, a global human serving machine.
There are no laborers, managers or investors and their share of wages, profits, taxes and benefits to support. All guideway cost reduction increases efficiencies in other commerce. Global economies expand sustainably. New guideway efficiencies make unthinkable possibilities practical.
The guideway is a user controlled, in trust, self owned robotic industry that operates like a robotic self supporting charitable economic booster. This is user guided, decentralized, identity free adaptive programming, robotic self management, no AI.
The few maintainence employees could be local real time electronic media assisted. Anyone can become a learn on the job contractor. Several billion democratic, all the users are administrators, share management learning decisions. This is a first time creation of an all purpose, selfless, robotic customer interest institution.
This has to be created by ethics driven, service oriented, low profit margin manufacturers who sell the best mass produced robotic and structural products to a global to local guideway layered trust that is a user controlled, direct daily democratic, federalist like, global coop. No paid or profiting administrators, but lots of thinkers and idea comparisons. A new model for organization verifiable mediated electronic democracy is proposed. All people have access to and self selecting act on all data or choice information. Today most information is hidden by layers of access and administrative difficulty. Few people make important decisions. Everybody would need a smart phone provided demcratic process education.
Autonomus guideway constructing and operating selfless robot machine systems manage themselves like millions of seperate global user serving, self financially managing, cooperative businesses.
Producing industries could make close profits on unimaginable global product sales volumes, sold direct to user specification democracy cooperatives but avoid the possible fluctuating economic risks from their product‘s local operation, maintenance, liabilities, regulations and taxes.
To be unpaid robotic charity workers, the vehicles and equipment have to be separated from control by govornment and business providers. Sociopathic management is more common than altruism at ever higher levels of control. Sociopathy can not recognize it’s criminal like ethical thought deficiencies in robots or humans. All behaviors seem properly normal, beyond moral considerations, inside minds.
The resultant recycled self reproducing user controlled mostly robotic economy can evolve to be materials sustainable for larger populations for millions of years into our future and directly into vast cooperative space colonization. Universal electronic fact based democracy is a new form of government that has never been tried. Opinions are unimportant, only facts matter based on all available data, judged by the largest possible voter cross section.
A global access everywhere, but local geothermal powered electric guideway is an integrated commercial and personal user controled delivery machine. Almost anything you can imagine and pay for becomes sustainably possible, expedited by low cost delivery, travel and fuel free local sourced energy forever, deep geothermal now, someday small fission with solar and wind where competitive.
The global robot guideway and energy machine management system is no more a slave to humans than the unfeeling building elevator, air temperature and communications systems we use today. We should never create thinking programs for such systems, only responsive machine management. You can still talk with friend like machines.
Proposed here is new assistive automatic suggestive idea sorting cross reference and conflict mediating systems. Sorting personal attachments from facts requires all minds on the problems. This allows progressive user goal personal assistant software on every bodies smart phone, absent a Big Brother data mining and neural propaganda network, offering tailored personal motivation and life organizing guidance. Poverty and criminal mentality might be mostly eliminated. Differential wealth and opportunities will always exist, ajusted by cheap fast guideway services for all.
Health wellness monitoring advice, disease and trauma care becomes an inexpensive mostly automated to the home guideway service as well.
Wealth and power is rarely a developer of productivity improvements but always willing to take the credit and centralize profits and power.
Happiness and personal mental and activity expansion is the goal directed by personal smart phone advisors, assisting, not directing individual decisions. Evolutionary conformity verses creativity is a built in human old survival mind flaw. Persistent progressive outside advice might help most of us learn creative, independent but cooperative ethical memes. We need reminders.
The uses for road, rail and air vehicles would all work better on the guideway where collisions are easy to avoid and useful speed limits on straight PRT train carrying spans are just below the speed of sound, yet cheaper than than slow railways. Fast guideway ocean tube highways as cheap as overland expressways mean Intercontinental and island commerce booms with high ocean tube speed. Global city society is born.
A fast public bus or rail transit ride takes two to three times longer than the same auto trip, which takes about ten times as long as a faster than airlines global guideway trip.
The global guideway vehicle has to be tiny, at about 3 to 4 feet in body diameter, in long slender PRT vehicle operation, Proposed are tubular body gap free entraining, suspended, self lowering anywhere access and emergency egress suspended monorail vehicle’s. Think of the guideways as providing slender low drag body stiffness not requiring large vehicle cross sections that waste energy.
You sit down on an external outward pivoting recliner. Easier faster entry than cars or using isles for seat access. Superior handicap reclining mobility systems are included.payment is by card uncertain in the full bank service ATM arm rest.
The vehicles use TV occupant screen vision in nearly silent interior, windowless vehicles. You see and hear the surroundings you pass through as if the vehicle speed and noise was eliminated or changed. You could slow, stop or replay sights of interest.
The only way to increase vehicle speed per ton or passenger mile while lowering user access cost is to lower drag or energy cost while at the same time decreasing linear weight for lower capital investment at every possible property access point or grid mile.
This was all occurring in my thoughts after looking at the low drag of human powered, streamlined speed record bicycles that are able to go over 80 MPH using just over 2 HP sustainable by an athlete.
In time this attempt at a universal global mobility ideal design standard increased to between 14 to 18 square feet frontal area of cylindrical pressurized vehicle bodies. The trade off was between smaller, everywhere lighter networked, faster, lowest cost transportation infrastructure against passenger emotional comfort with the minimum cross section needed to carry all items people might ever need. The system still carries on guideway top rails the rare grand piano and most new oversized redesigned machine tools.
There has never been a real need for automobiles, trucks, railways, large jet aircraft and heavy equipment, if developers had made some version of a miniature fully automated high speed 1890s era guideway.
All other vehicles require a need for ever larger versions to be more efficiently controlled by less costly wage earning human operators. This results in larger, less flexible and slower machines using massive mostly unoccupied facilities.
More compact machine tools and mechanical systems of all kinds will evolve to no longer need expensive large vehicle mobility which in turn required the large tools and massive scale foundations and excavation.
Continents and islands are connected together by the guideways using floating subsurface tethered ocean crossing guideway reduced air pressure tubes that replace large ship and jumbo jets, harbors And airports.
We are stuck now with about $7 trillion yearly globally being spent on massive scale infrastructure and about $15 to $30 trillion yearly globally tied by habitual commitments to the false temporary prosperity of a triple the cost global fuel burning economy. Every decade a ever smaller percentage of populations make their living off financialization, energy and transportation jobs towards the centralization of wealth and power. The poor and middle classes are always economically treading water.
We started automating industries about 200 years ago. Similar but different in design, automation systems could have eliminated most of the need for human control, allowing for user controlled PRT vehicle routing dispatch and traffic operation by the 1890s. Similar to railway interlocking, fully automated preventing of collisions existed before electronics was possible, but rarely pursued except in limited high speed production machinery.
Every global jet speed guideway vehicle requires segmentally progressive cellular inflated, minimal drag, conical ends of over 3:1 aspect streamlining, used separately or in trains. These ends need to be able to constantly extend into free air and retract forming flat ends as vehicles form trains with following vehicles slightly pushing the vehicle ahead coupling with minor PRT shear resistant centering. Longer trains adjust sensed loads. On impending collisions vehicle trains disengage with separation assisting dynamic braking. Flutter control is described further on.
Without, small frontal area, skinnier longer suspended monorails, that are everywhere station free access or self lowering PRT vehicles forming trains or smooth sided groups, efficency and speed improvement is presently impossible. The only other alternative is limited airlock access evacuated tubes for fast inexpensive transportation and mass decoupling.
It is impossible to create aerodynamic lift vehicles of any kind to be as efficient as hard wheel and rail supported high elongation vehicles without the introduction of cheap mass decoupling.
Longer PRT trains and many trains of such slender vehicles with dragster acceleration and deceleration regenerative rates can move well over 50,000 tons a line hour using ultra low cost light weight monorail guideways. Continuous stream global guideway can carry two million tons per line hour in reduced pressure ocean crossings at over 1,000 MPH.
These small vehicles are large enough to carry all people’s desired movements and goods, faster than commercial jets, but cheaper than heavy freight railways while being low cost enough to reach nearly every house and commercial and popularly accessed spot directly on the planet. No streets, rural roads, highways, docks or air portsare needed again. Every property on Earth becomes a harbor or international airport.
The vehicles need to access every property at ground level or with property owner choice inside building and home entries. The combined vehicle and guideway size passes through a doorway slightly larger than a automated super market single leaf walk door.
The best design for a total fuel burning free transportation system might use slot crossing self steering, suspended inline 3 unit expansion drive hinged inline chains of pancake wheel motors with top and bottom paired disc guide wheels, in a slot straddeling suspended monorail. The edges of the one meter diameter motors have narrow 600 to 800 tooth, zero traction slip, equalized torque gear ring wheels that run on accurate rack gear teeth-crown-line contact on either side of the slot.
Chains of usually six to twelve of these 150 KW to 300 KW under 100 pound motors support vehicles that are linearly ultra light, about the linear weight of small automobiles or lighter. In longer trains each motor would at 650 MPH needing only about 5 to 15 KW for propulsion share drag. Improving efficency at such widely varying power levels is described.
To keep guideway materials costs down the spans have to be fairly large structural cross sections. Basalt fiber composite insulated lattice truss cross tube sets have dovetail ends with locking wedges in them that allow reshaping the spans to any imaginable easement and alignment. These electric insulating trusses and a corrugated basalt roof section and side rain shedding and bird stop louvre panels fit over five to eight metal longitudinal tubular stringers. This keeps the weather out but reduces the cross wind and vehicle air resistance through the span wall interference drag.
Streamlining all minimal practical frontal area gap free trains and vehicle’s and running gear to .06 or less Cd. Is not alone enough. Commonly shown solid small tubular PRT closed wall guideway beams can cause 40% of drag. Small wheel diameters limit speed and service life at the highest speeds.
The suspended vehicles need to all self lower vertically from the guideway anywhere under stop on line access grids. The access guideway grids replace millions of square miles of side streets, alleyways, driveways parking and industrial lots garages and rural road right of ways everywhere.
In a few decades after the guideways arrive the roads could be removed as desired and replaced with structures, parks, gardens and farm land surface greening between all properties. Fully automated planting and maintaining machines could farm and forest unused urban and rural lands of any plot size or issolation creating a garden planet.
The guideways are a way to automaticly increase forest areas every where with spaced out and trimmed tiered food production vegetation for unlimited food sources from the 40 million miles of guideways. Diversely gardened open property Earth becomes a possibility in less than half a century from start up.
Local climates improve to fit the new land cover and open grazing conditions. Deer, Buffalo and other animals freely roam in cities no longer affected by surface traffic. Fields and house recreational yards need Fences. Increased geothermal energy increases the northern useable occupied land areas with controlled global temperatures. Surface evaporation control, green house farms and unlimited guideway moved precision subsoil applied water supplies allows global Ag everywhere.
Higher speed lower cost mobility over time disperses urban areas to where they would blend into country sides because daily your personal speed of commute travel would be between about 650 MPH on the access guideway to 16,000 MPH on ET3 as the eventual weightless surface speed. It takes anywhere from thirty seconds to fifteen minutes for acceleration and deceleration at either end to this wide speed range for average people and goods movements.
Roadways are always more costly to build and maintain, are self deteriorating, add significantly to flooding problems and stand in the way of utility access and flexible property management decisions, adding to the cost of property ownership. Road vehicle systems are a tolerated global liability with unquestioning management and engineering conformisum.
Imagine a jet fast transportation world, without requiring a single bit of land devoted to road surface and massive bridge right of ways, not needing airports, railways, the millions of square miles of hard surfaces, parking lots, massive warehousing and garages everywhere. Old facilities can find other uses such as local building panel production.
A separate set of amusement park scale light running rails on the top of the guideway monorail beams allows new oversized guideway parts to travel at lower speeds and machines that work on everything around not disturbing the suspended monorail traffic underneath. Large and longer structures including large building panels can be carried over this top line. This top system’s vehicles are cleated to the rails, unable to derail and tip off as the suspended general service vehicles are locked in by the guideway structure. Not exceeding windage and off set load torsional beam structural limits and compacting the combined overall grade separated crossing heights requires many design compramises.
Since the guideways are already elevated high above the highest truck and railroad traffic all crossings are grade separated with little overpassing grade changes required. Bidirectional differing crossing tier heights with about four feet of shared drop and rise would predominate.
The vehicles can self lower from the highest normal access grid sections eliminating the high cost of elevated stations, or any platform or station stop preparation. Sidewalks for humans and slower wheeled robots and all weather streamlined peddled vehicles become the new sidewalk scale street and rural road global bike and walking path system.
The guideway design proposed here can replace all buried utilities on the planet, usually at a lower cost with the fully elevated easy hole access metal structural tubes of the guideway truss beams carrying fiber optics in the high DC voltage tubes and occasionally water in the small mild winter area heated grounded side structural tubes.
Eventually all electricity can be at-property inverted using the guideway loop main DC power supply from local guideway geothermal sources. No power company using any present sources and seperate new built distribution can likely deliver electricity this inexpensively. Energy and communications companies get folded into the automated guideway developments. Guideway electricity can become quickly cheaper than natural gas as a heating source.
We still will need to capture and use up surface bleed natural gas from millions of square miles of land resulting from fracking, permafrost melt and deep water area melting of methane hydrates.
Green house farming higher per acre production predictability and water conservation might eventually exceed the area of open field work. Agriculture becomes more stable as the guideways can carry many cubic miles of water everywhere every year. Deep geothermal local power waste heat can locally desalinate sea water carried to isolated land areas. The salt is returned to the ocean.
The global guideways are less than half the cost of access street grids to build. One small guideway vehicle replaces about 15 mixed mostly parked cars and trucks in global useage, providing individual local mobility services without ever seeing any form of traffic congestion. Long distance runs at night between rush hours otherwise.
Weather and surface traffic hazards are avoided so speed is limited only by user efficiency or speed choices.
A test example in 1889 was built around the fairgrounds at Laurel Maryland. It’s top demonstrated dash speed was just over 150 MPH sustaining for about a hundred running miles 110 to 120 MPH. A much faster 300 MPH test track was being surveyed near Garden City Long Island when Weems the Baltimore developer ran out of money and gave up in 1892.
The guideways can replace high cost bricks and mortar educations with mobile guideway personal expierience education access. This might combine personal cell phone assistance remote instruction, testing and organizing focused life time learning activities for individuals and groups of students of all ages. Once in place global self schooling programs can replace most human teachers and allow monitoring-parents a companion learning oportunity based on high access to everywhere. Education might seem more like applied activity vacation home schooling adventures, developing self selecting independence.
The 1953 idea of ultra light PRT vehicles was published by Don Ficter 15 years latter. The original minimalist single person vehicle principles were abandoned in favor of minibus and taxicab scale vehicles for no good reasons. Until Doug Malewicki’s Skytran proposal for ideal dynamic scaling in transportation, about 1990, this was never before publicly considered for light, fast low drag vehicles. Daryl Oster is ET3.
The vehicles are as cheap to build as autonomus automobiles but able to travel continuously faster in trains up to the allowed shock wave noise producing speed limit. Every standard utility PRT vehicle can put on one to two million miles a year. The more yearly maintainence free miles each vehicle travels the faster it pays back it’s cost for a lower user per mile cost.
Elongated rod armature maglev may be better but remains design and cost to benefit illusive.
Aircraft fast PRT is a fraction as difficult as slow automated trucks and taxis in mixed road traffic with 360 degree hazard automation decisions, pets, farm, wild animals, bicycles and pedestrians on winter ice and foggy nights. None of this slows the hazard free well designed guideways. No hitting deer, people or raptors feeding on animals run down by previous vehicles.
At 90% of Hyperloop speeds the cost per seat or ton mile of this form of PRT is less due to not needing separate street and rural road systems for access in connecting vehicles. The guideways are cheap enough to be built along or through most farm land and along all town streets. This is like telephones and REA in the early 1900s, we can’t live without it.
This is the only known presentation of large segmental core removal, sidewall supported cog rail elevator shaft sinking, in ultra deep, nearly all local geothermal energy. This is required to decentrally power the global guideways and all domestic and industrial energy needs for about 10,000 to 150,000 years almost everywhere on Earth.
This CO2 transfered geothermal is water pollution free, non stop, needing no fuel peaking or reserve power storage back up system. 9 to 13 miles deep geothermal toughens the earths crust stability over time, but will be probably be slightly exceeded in consumption than coducted outward. Thermal radiation loss balance into space remains uncertain.
This is a starting point from basics in designing towards possible transportation and energy perfection on the first try. Like all new ideas this is a hard sell. I have never found a way to talk people of any specialized education level into looking objectively at the ideas. People are habitual mental and social creatures, defenders of their secure mutual familiar experiences, not wanting to step out of collective economic safety zones.
Physics and demonstrated mass production equipment sets the narrow path to these guideway designs. Operating turbine engines, aircraft, space vehicles, race cars and emerging complex autonomus robotics tells us what we can expect from structures and mechanisms under loads, cyclic stresses, operational reliability and longevity.
Jobs, whole industries and professions are certainly at risk of total guideway economy bypassing, failure from obsolescence and their demonstrated inabilities to not be able to adapt to complex changes. We are globally stagnating due to higher overhead to output and human life benefit ratios, consumption of critical resources.
Artificial intelligence if task designed is unlikely to take over. A mouse expieriences more ego pleasure than a self learning biologically unattached global computer. Decentralization is cheaper, more reliable, bypassing self serving corporation leaders, kings, elected oligarchies and mega brain computers.
Even discussing a total transportation single mode replacement is difficult because it can not practically work exactly like anything that has ever been done before. Varying design preferences favoring tried PRT and simplistic autonomus road vehicle ideas out number best global guideway forms by many thousands to one.
How do you start up a $150 trillion over three decades global guideway capital industry that seems to require being every where all at one time to be viable? This is no different than building the first of anything like telephones, where it will find the densest market place, serving hundreds of these areas, then connect them together as advantages emerge.
Increasing global productivity is defeated by failed self serving nationalism and investor capitalism. Higher velocity of money growth requires faster investment and product through put as well as faster consumer turn over of earnings who no longer need savings for security. Savings are used as profiteering feed stocks.
The guideway increasing productive wealth fills in the poorest emerging economies first This is assuming leaders allow common people to each take on complex world challenges. A broad life time recreational educationfor all is the tool box.
The 3D global guideway eliminates any need to ever again use earth moving in right of way cuts and filling or leveling sites for buildings to accommodate the surrounding surface transportation and single level factories because of the inadequacies of in plant mobility. This can be replaced by bringing the global near verticle grade climbing guideway vehicles inside the plants instead of using lift trucks. No massive earth moving will ever again be required accept for dam making, farming, ET3, geothermal and mining.
Unfortunately I am the only known proposer so far pursuing the global single mode total replacement guideway that I can find. There are two other self lowering PRT systems proposals plus the Titan industries owner’s description to me and a US Army movie about an assault cable monorail , possibly a Titan project, in the late 1950s.
There have been many thousands of people who have willingly given critical design advise that I sought and simple encouragement or occasional angrily criticizing the idea using every excuse possible to deride it. They are occasionally right in their negatives which in turn requires solutions to try to avoid their dire predictions. The detractors would have formerly been luddites against other improvements
Make lists of what is ideal and what is undesirable and everything we are doing today in transportation and energy, even public water, sewer and land fill utilities will be on the undesirable list in every way, except that the present road based and high cost buried infrastructure already exists.
This proposal can get along nicely without any land fills, incinerators, gravity sewer systems, wind and solar electric power, lighting and phone line poles, advertising signs and buried networks, fire and police stations, most prisons, most school and university buildings, large hospitals, national and local militaries and govornment administrations.
Crime and addictions remain mostly symptoms of poor unhappy and bored populations. Happiness, health and personal daily shared adventure is the main global guideway product.
This is identical to the introduction of smart phones with everywhere access to the internet. This can all occur during a global commerce transition. This is a universal global vending machine.
To be global the network requires ocean tube guideway highways, floating, held to the bottom by neutral buoyancy tethers about 100 feet below the surface. Air vent and access tube bouys float miles apart on the surface. Mid ocean geothermal power provides local electricity around which sea steading farms and community anchorages might build with jet speed guideway commerce to often more expensive to live in land areas.
The ocean guideway grids would go different routes than current shipping and airline lanes because crossing land is cheaper than ocean tube miles and large airport and harbor hubs are totally bypassed mostly flooded by ocean rise and tidal wave risks.
We have learned to work with the road vehicle at grade defects. We universally accept the present accident and pollution world three million people a year death toll as a blame it on the victims sacrifice for modern living. Fuel burning capitalism faschisum poverty adds another about 50 million early deaths a year mostly do to poverty. Two thirds of the world's impoverished emerging populations still do not own a personal vehicle. Road paving for land hungry vehicles are built everywhere.
The PRT global elevated full length access and egress guideway is a all purpose, personal vehicles, useable by any child, handicap or old person who can follow simple verbal or pictorial instructions to dial a phone by any means or speak clearly, can get themselves any where in the world they could afford the one to five cents a mile vehicle cost. Shared vehicle use costs less.
Each standard vehicle might commonly have about 10 cubic meters of cabin personal or moving partician subdivided space behind a possibly 1.5 square meter internal frontal area, able to carry one ton or in longer lengths three tons.
PRT saves money by eliminating human management and long term investor profits. Ideally the guideway users control and pay for debt retirement as soon as possible. Automated installation systems cut costs. The substitution of the more expensive basalt composit cross wise and steel longitunals reduces materials weight enough that cheaper dirt fill, concrete and asphalt roadway costs are many times greater considering drainage, line capacity and the elimination of parking and land area costs.
We want to go places quickly and get deliveries yesterday. Most people would enjoy cheap fast holidays a thousand miles to a coast for a warm swim or fishing and return for work the same day. People could hold jobs or get special schooling or visit relatives daily hundreds to thousands of miles from their homes. Everybodies roaming range would increase. Most products could be automaticly delivered direct from the producer to globally distributed homes, nonstop world wide, faster than commercial limited range jets fly today, cheaper than Amazon or Walmart retailing. Recreational shopping will continue but the guideway replaces the need for big box store nearby access. Vacant real-estate gets recycled and greened up in a guideway world. Freeway city blight disappears in guideway forests like Myan cities did.
Road vehicles are slow, fully autonomus VTOL drone taxi and delivery systems are prone to catastrophic failures, not operable in bad weather and a hundred times more expensive than the global guideway to operate.
Most aerodynamic drag for short bodied vehicles is form or frontal area drag. As vehicles gain smooth longer end tapers this drag is reduced to a minimum of about 1/20 the square corner flat end drag, like most trucks, busses, ships and railroad bodies have. Reducing air resistance makes ideally streamlined short vehicles several times longer. By reducing the frontal area increasing the train length, elongating the loads, you reduce the drag with slight gains in skin friction up to bodies of about 20:1 length to cross section width ratio. This skin friction is also being energized in moving boundary layer drag reducion up to about 400 feet long in flexible trains of slender vehicles, where in still cross winds, skin drag reduction length advantage equalizes out as an inverse parabolic curve of decreasing viscous drag to volume ratio. Studies done on high speed railway drag give different results than studies done on shorter body aircraft and surface effect short road vehicle drag.
Take an airliners isle and head room eliminated passenger and cargo volume and many times it‘s loaded weight and stretch it out to 8 or more times it’s length, throw away the wings, tail, fuel and tanks ten times heavier engines and electricly propel it by pickup rail, with zero traction slip, at less than railway hard wheel on steel rail rolling friction, at one fortieth the wing load lift friction of the aircraft and you have this vehicle system. All together possibly 100 to 500 times more cost efficient than an aircraft and zero crew or terminal human operators are needed any more than you need an operator or manager for a push button controlled building elevator.
Add to this low cost electricity at one fifth or less the cost of fuel and you can carry grain and ore world wide at sea level on guideways every where in the world direct farm or mine or factory door to door direct to customer, bypassing multi handling and mark up delivery stages and you have a world economy with about one third or less the overhead cost. Product prices drop accordingly as well as capital productive efficencies increase.
Personal average wealth continues to rise causing end of scarcity decreasing population growth. Over population is usually an compensation for poverty and low education levels. This allows totally integrated global trade and eventually tension free cosmopolitan global direct electronic democracy, leader and representative free govornments with a universal rights and responsibility common law base with a global citizen identity and global free market.
The 6% of global transportation jobs disappear but for a time it will still take some factory workers to build the guideways and vehicles. In the 1980s when I first started collecting information on a global guideway the US transportation job share was dropping steadily from about 9% of jobs. Retail jobs will start to disappear. They will have competition as the global guideway brings all on vehicle vending retail to the most remote and impoverished places from every other place nonstop in minutes to hours from moment of harvest or manufacturer packaging, nearly always in the same days time.
This becomes the first safe walkable animal habitat world since railways and road vehicles we’re invented. The highly tapered end guideway designs would kill fewer birds than trucks, cars and building window impacts.
This is about creating a global integrated overhead monorail structure that is eventually 40 million miles long, connecting nearly all buildings together with door to door shipping and travel access, faster than jets, more efficient than railways, creating lower cost multi ten thousand year cheap ultra deep geothermal steady state electric supply as the guideway grid advances and guideway automation recycling of all human and eventually most natural wastes. Tool carriers clear forest under brush as mulch for farming and cut fire paths across grasslands.
Modifying, improving and adding on to the existing systems is considered by absolutely all that publish as the only solution, not replacement with vastly superior systems, not even openly researching superior systems attributes.
PRT supporters have seen their fully automated and highest speed systems as contributors to a slow railroad, road and air vehicle world, not replacing the other modes but connecting them at the edges. Limited market goals leads to limited design performance expectations. Nearly all PRT vehicle proposals use wheel systems similar to road and railroad wheels. All maglev train proposals so far are clumsy, bulky, inefficient.
In a PRT emergency stop, all vehicles behind the at risk vehicle, instantly progressively slow down with only the first following vehicles stopping at three Gs or faster, about four times faster stops than locked road vehicle brakes in stopping. Controlled shorted motor motor rotors regenerate stops like electric power tools use resistor braking.
Closing the gaps in PRT traffic between vehicles while forming low drag trains of convienience at every opportunity is neccesary to increase the traffic activity or merge and demerge spaces between vehicles. Center of train entry and exits at switches-turnouts is a coordinated activity of all the vehicles near by acting as one vehicle control system. Failure is not a allowable possibility for the automation design.
This is the first in history micro tooth narrow gear wheel support and traction system. This is not a classic cog railway. The wheel motors are effectively rotary maglev systems with a low friction positive zero slip support and propulsion interface. The maglev and motor close clearance gap is mechanically controlled at all speeds by needle bearing centering. Torsional forces on the bearings virtually does not exist with guide wheels.
The vehicles and their guideways have to be light in weight enough, less than 200 pounds per linear foot of vehicle length on entrained lines, one vehicle allowed per span on the 95% of the access to every property grid miles, to make the guideways less expensive to install and use beside every property than continuing to use any form of roads soon air for personal access and deliveries.
No short trip to work, shopping and school with this set of designs, would ever travel most of the trip at less than about 100 MPH peak speed a few blocks away to 200 MPH across smaller urban areas to 400 to 650 MPH for trips over about 20 to 50 miles. Very broad motor efficiency maps and incremental coil and motor throtting mean high regenerative efficiencies recovering high acceleration losses that are no longer significant. Speed is limited by acceleration lanes and traffic density allowing train entry gaps.
The design loading is for one G normal acceleration and less if the user chooses for economy and comfort over increased trip speed. Automatic selective routing places vehicles with similar speed choices in their respective traffic route patterns.
Human economies are dependent on natural economies of self sastainability amongst our pre history biological surroundings. We win or lose by the proper use of millions of years of complex interactions of the natural Earth‘s natural economy. This left behind a legacy of resources like money in the bank. We can improve on these resources or depleat them. If we take something out we have to replace it with a materials resource from some where else or we depleat the massive resource. Conventionally humans are thought to be exceptional because it is assumed we are smart enough to depleat the Earth then move on to do the same for our solar system and eventually laying waste to much of the habitable galaxy. Some primative animals and plants will out live us if we can not survive consuming next to nothing as they do.
Untill about a hundred years ago these actions of humans was tiny compared to the average mile or so of available depth in critical resources under sea level. After these assets are gone we will have to change our ways unless we destroy the habitat of other living things first. When this habitat is mostly gone we will be mostly finished consuming without end ourselves.
Humans can recycle everything removed from the soils back into the ground as all of the organic and sicate mater we remove or we can look for fertilizers and mulch put away in Earth’s natural resources bank take out the resources and replace them with chemical and processed material wastes.
We need to replace what we remove. The guideway being able to move about 150 trillion ton miles a year after about forty years of installing at least a 40 million mile guideway network with about 300 million daily operating vehicles can move mountains of sedimentary soils drained into basins restoring nutrients the hard way by giving fields a new layer of precision spread to meet spot needs fertile soil. The guideway can carry cubic miles Waverly few weeks of water to irrigate the surface in place of natural rain in desert areas. We actually increase farmable guideway automaticly planted fields and forest areas.
The guideways replace street and highway use plus aircraft, railroads, large diaplacement ships. But they have the flexibility to combined speed and economy taking on tasks impossible to economicly do with today’s machinery.
The guideway is a self organized user controlled global, fully automated PRT mobility system. Presently we have mostly private enterprise low dynamic and thrust conversion efficiency, separate forms of transportation that do not operate like a single system.
In emergencies several hundred thousand guideway vehicles coming from all over the world, faster tha jets fly converging by self organizing simpler tha road vehicle automation. These could flow into an area and train or group lower to take on or drop off cities full of people and goods if needed. In hours a guideway network could move a city of it’s contents that would take weeks and traffic jams by road and be impossible by rail or air.
This is a old idea from another developer. The vehicles self lower but are less efficient and slow.
This proposal is fearful in it’s uniquly unfamiliar components that in my life time I have never heard of, myself reading everything extensively. I am interested in ideas that might improve or refine a ultimately best human future. All questions, objection and additions are appreciated.
This is a shocking proposal to conservative people who will immediately suspect that building 40,000,000 miles of brand new guideways will cost hundreds of trillions of dollars. About $60 trillion would likely buy the whole global system and the first 300 million all purpose vehicles that replace the whole of the world’s existing transportation fleets and building four times more base load ultra deep geothermal electric power capacity using only the fully automated guideway for construction.
Incrementally the guideways might pay for themselves amortizing out to a service cost lowering from about half of auto and truck use segmentally calculated global cost to less than a tenth the comparative user cost over time as first systems debt retirement is rolled over to build subsequent installations in proceeding decades. The user cost becomes steadily less only if the guideways are self owned in the interest of all the user demanded benefits. This is portrayed as a global user direct democracy trust with a non secret user voting record as a cross check giving each user a paper record for validation when required.
The possible costs over the first decade will likely be ever less, based on probable improvement that can be roughly projected. The first half a decade of mass production will likely find defects that might raise costs over projections. As these can not be forseen projections have to be based on similar machinery and structure costs in fully automated mass production with adjustments for scale and materials differences.
This lowers electric rates and personal mobility and directly delivered product costs over using the existing global distribution systems as a bonus to guideway direct access to guideway connected users as an inducement to support conversion.
People commonly get into automobiles directly sitting down into their seats through small doors. Automobiles have no stand up access isles or onboard bathrooms. Yet people take daily short to and long cross country multi day trips without feeling at a loss for service. Just as in using automobiles the global guideway vehicles are at the instant change of occupants mind in route or stop control of their single choice occupants only vehicles. This means if you get hungry or have to use the restroom you can come to a stopping place in about one minute from just below the speed of sound. Restrooms and open restaurants are usually farther apart by time in slow road vehicles. It takes less time to get to where the rider or user demands using the global guideway. This is actually about half to a third the real time door to door trip speed of averaged multi mode and wait airline flights and air freight special delivery near by to globally. The longer the single leg trip the less the differential. Automaticly extending reclining seats can reach outside the vehicle to let the user sit down from a standing position under the weather protection of the gull wing whole side door, then the seat elevates and semi reclines the user into the minimal vehicle cross section with ample head, arm and shoulder room. More clearance than is on most first class airliners.
The guideways will set the harizon level almost everywhere on views above average lower building tops but not above most trees. Proposed is planting vines that grow up around piers and onto spans in temperate to tropic zones and colomer and other evergreens arround the poles. The spans can be painted in varigated background colors and patterns color coded to mostly be visually unobtrusive from ground levels Based on sight level video analyses keyed to the back grounds they are in front of. Reflective coatings that take on the seasonal colors of their surroundings are possible. Look at it this way the guideways are less visually aborant than the streets parking lots and highways full of colorful cars and trucks with occasional billboard advertising on their sides and all the power poles
, traffic lights, street signs and street lights the global guideway totally replaces with lawns, fields and trees. No more surface slabs other than a network of uninterrupted bike paths everywhere a totally safe walkable world. Even nearly all use of advertizing signs goes away with the advent of guideway use replacing auto use. People locate places they want to patronize on their phones and the guideway interior screens that present stable pictures unlike the soundings flashing by at hundreds of miles per hour. Why spend money on a sign when almost nobody will see it?
My wife always wanted to slow down so she could enjoy scenery. Prior guideway vehicles could be taking locally recorded images of the scenery passed through, then retransmitted on request to be projected on the interior screens at a slower speed. The guideway video cameras pick up real time passing scenery projecting these scenes or any chosen scene on interior screens that replace windows. The cameras are on average located 25 to 30 feet above the ground slow down a little bit the blinding speed sense of motion. Windows are no longer a viable option as they increase the weight, purchase cost and operating costs of advanced vehicles. Even the Musk Space X BFR is improperly presented with windows.
The industrial world is miniaturizing or shrinking in it’s foot print and need for human labor. I am writing this sitting in the center of over a hundred square miles of abandoned to little used industries on the south side of Chicago through Hammond Indianna down to Gary. As I drive through these areas even the huge buildings that rose everywhere and their former always connecting rail yards are shrinking replaced by highways that are unsustainable.
High speed delivery saves product and personal time in route. Distant jobs, product suppliers and service choices become reachable by all. Even better eventually products and services come to people instead of people having to go where they are.
Moving a household anywhere in the world involves filling a bunch of PRT vehicles by one crew with furniture and possessions get in another and travel to the new home and unpacking the loaded vehicles one at a time, as they arrive to another crew at the destination or called as needed from opportunistic access grid storage loops.
Locally people through democratic governments can buy up and repurpose older obsolete offices, factories, warehouses and big box store facilities and open them up for low cost housing new production shops and self perpetuating, often non profit robotic industry rebuilding. There are wage earning jobs that infuse local economies with cash circulation even with globally non profit industries that are user democracy controlled.
user democracies and social assistance programs for disabled or unenthusiastic people are considered socialism or communism a threat to capitalist wealthy investor gains. This is pure ideal socialism but with a difference in that all people are in control and most of the assistance comes from free for service global scale universal robotic industries that have no profit motive. Taxes should not support guideway construction and operations that are collectively controlled daily Democratic ly by the users. No leaders or elected committed of any kind should ever take control.
The guideway production machinery vehicles and tool carriers have to be manufactured and serviced. Robotic systems have to be improved on. New products not yet imagined can emerge.
Presently nonproductive administrative tasks and even computer programming needed by manipulating data systems software will become mostly obsolete professions.
The wasteful illusions of benefits from govornment management can be adaptable codefided with situational matching judgement systems comparing wording as ideas, still not AI, eliminating a need for lawyers, judges, police and armies. Together eliminating administration is and additional 30% or so cost savings beyond the 60% plus cost savings eliminating layered market delivery systems. We are left with a fourth or less the cost of current living economies. Left is eliminating religious overhead costs as a personal preference with nearly free life time computer organized school and university freed life time nonstop education systems and socialization without needing Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, prostitution, recreational drugs smoking and bars.
New forms of near zero cost listing advertising resulting from free guideway search systems, more like Wikipedia, guide people to what they want using more local automatic guideway installed shared dispersed server farms as data costs settle out at reduculosly low levels per unit of stored information. The library of Congress example becomes a local access data base. Global Wikipedia becomes the town libraiy holding. Local dispersed information travels and loads faster than distant retrieval’s. Rarer items might take a extra few mili seconds.
Personal information is personal unless you want to sell or anounce something. Cold call and Email banner advertising serves little function accept to make product costs higher entrap us guleable people in buying things and services we do not need so amoral presentation leveragers can make a profit.
Guideway spontaneous trips to meet new people with shared adventure experiences are every day occurrences if you choose. Like the Maroons in Jamaica happiness tends to displace crime and greed.
The guideway vehicles and service systems are dispersed servants of peoples whims. The Forbidden Planet Creel machine if you want, but not using the neural network for shared mind guidance.
Classicly it is always assumed that improvements are sponsored through wealthy and powerful leaders who live in mansions. Most ideas come from engineers and technicians who get little credit and normal incomes. Redirecting capital investment works with mid level managers and accountants who can look at technical value from the collective users or economic growth advantage instead of the rewarding profiteers advantage.
The guideways can make square miles of enclosed mines and military facilities into habitats. Under ground the guideways can operate without polluting the air. Ozone from contactor sparking needs to be avoided. The short small vehicles can travel through miles of seven by five foot vertically oblong tunnels at lower speeds. Two way rounded tunnels that are twice as wide allow air pressure circulation reducing interference drag making 100 MPH plus movements still economical. Mass decoupling might increase this speed to beyond the speed of sound. Cavern aging without collapse or flooding indicates habitability over time as surface conditions change. Visual lighting can be provided by posporesent plants and funguses augmented by LEDs that turn on when a brighter environment is needed in a human occupied space. The same isolated space agriculture systems can enhance the underground environment. Sedimentary and crystal cave artifacts can be preserved where they add to wall decor.
Deep geothermal wells can power underground economies as well as surface economies but need heat dissipation to the surface after a low moisture room temperature environment is reached. Most mines and caves are in the nearer surface average temperature zone not gaining much heat from below.
The proposed geothermal shaft sinking system might bore a foot a minute consisting of possibly two to three one ton direct pick up electric drive ascenders and a core slotting and snap machine making verticle to highly diagonal, usually two to three foot holes that are sliced by about half inch flame cut slots into three pie slice pieces. Lifting the third cores that might weigh two tons to the surface to be stacked till a use is found for them. No well or mine Derrick is needed on the surface only a hanging rack for the tools and guidewy delivered down hole rail system. Lifting parts down and rock out requires a lot of speed as the distance to typical production zones are over nine miles down using no truely heavy equipment.
Global direct PRT style door to door delivery with a non profit internet search system, that does not game economies, adds less to final user paid manufactured product costs than the present over 60% distribution markup for an average of all products.
The goal here is that the guideway becomes a public mobility charitable service not a designed for market nitch for profit business. This means that average to poorest income people at 95% of the world’s population become 90% of the global economy instead of 60% to 70% as is the present case. Reducing overhead facilities and construction machinery costs needed to maintain and constantly upgrade large scale slow pass through distribution businesses is the goal.
Wealthy people have more opportunities because their besetting cost of living share declines to achieve wider personal opportunities. Everybody effectively owns a personal business jet in guideway access with global range.
The cost of maintaining the non habitation production distribution and govornment military infrastructure declines with robot systems replacing human labor cost, mostly cost in the management labor share of economies. Govornment management declines to zero cost over time with non paid direct democracy using open discussions. Volunteer govornment rules the world under adoption of common law best practices that have proven themselves to work. Why constantly the needing to reinvent the wheel when the wheels work well without deteriorating environments and you cannot ship or travel much faster anyway. Instead we need to select from established social designs integrated into a global city that is plug and play with no leaders. Sim City like decision making becomes the leadership distributed over the inhabitants, only the building is for real not virtual. Personal assistants remind people to keep themselves and their surroundings neat and clean and in good repair. People might be encouraged to help each other. Laziness is often the result of lacking connections, imaginative ideas and funding or help. My personal accumulation of everything is a substitute for not having personal activities for excitement.
Limited gardening and food creation might be better than having large cut grass yards as status symbols as these require nonproductive maintainence.
As the speed of access increases, machinery and tools that use to sit idle between application is designed as standard tool carriers to be mobilized for the service of the next active user world wide. Investment in resources pay off faster if they are mobile and shared.
New global remote quality control uses the face time intantainious features of smart phones to put every person and machine vision system in nearly instant contact in the far side of the planet so remote viewing does not require cumbersome skills we no longer possess if we ever did have ultilitarian abilities like this. Making quality certification for societies that are globally disconnected but same day product delivery accessable needs direct guideway carried distributed communications. You can look in on the farms and factories where your products come from.
High speed at maximum efficency mobility for every purpose solves most economic problems if it is cheap enough in infrastructure cost to self install to every property directly using PRT routing principles in place of street and rural road systems.
All current transportation systems have fairly fixed cross section to length, size and shape geometries so they are shakled to a increase in speed being an approximately square root increase in dynamic drag energy costs and somewhat similar increase in component and running surface wear cost. Longer guideway train formation as a constantly changing operational variable can change the conventional economic speed to energy and vehicle investment cost and practical activity range calculations. Small vehicles individually carry out pick up and deliveries, short to long trains increase the speed at lower energy use. Most product delivery miles are under 100 miles in length. The figures will increase for guideway economies where speed increases at lower cost per unit miles increases activity and market ranges through direct delivery.
Every trip might be proportionally billed differently based on user selected best options or choices, higher speed verses more trip economy, more scenic route at a more leisurely speed or shared vehicle multi pick up and delivery like dial-a-ride PRT minibuses or cabs and guideway route or on demand convienience stores that come to homes. The cost of convieniece of small inventory displays that come to you instead of large fixed facility inventories you need to go to is uncertain. Recreational shopping is also uncertain as compared to practical shopping motives.
With the seats being distributed in small vehicles adding and subtracting capacity means just rerouting empty vehicles to the nearest users so excess capacity does not have to wait but travels in long sections of trains for almost free sharing the frontal area drag with low skin friction surfacing or electric field side skin friction reduction. Global to local users call up from nearly unlimited global vehicle inventories able to shift capacities at the speed of sound or faster half a world away in a days time. Predicting cyclic needs instantly using an on board unmet capacity call system.
Elongating loads behind the smallest practical frontal area reduces aerodynamic drag energy waste. Hard slip free wheels on rails Eliminates most movement support friction. Large diameter chain sprocket like tiny teeth step across humped rack gears with minimal engagement slippage and material shear loss. Tight air gap electric motors with permanent out runner magnet rotors and elongated coil step taped reduction of CEMF and flux reduction in voltage control at lower throttle or torque settings. This eliminates motor cost and reduces energy waste for very high power to weight ratio mobility systems.
Proposed is a hard surface, barrel, point or line, mostly slip free contact gear traction, electric rim drive wheel motor in-line motor chains that form the running gear of every tiny vehicle. The flat chain of wheel motors is to reduce the frontal area for the highest power possible in a tiny light weight electric vehicle. This is the power to weight ratios of the fastest jet fighters in a fully automated tiny overhead guideway universal utility taxi- delivery truck.
Deepest snow, ice, fog, most flooding, driving rain, hail, large animals, bird flocks, most forest fires, for specific reasons do not slow or stop these guideway trains.
Snows deeper than the guideways are off the ground would see these vehicles punching their own tunnels through as excessive drifts accumulate. Snow removal from the tops of spans migh take several forms to reduce sag but eventually a snow tunnel might be formed then cleared before melt collapse in warmer weather or from higher traffic load heating. Recognizing collapse conditions and remedies has to be programmed into each passing vehicles sensors that also see tree limbs protruding into vehicle paths, needing trimming by robotic machines.
The standard vehicles would be about 14 feet long over the flat cylindrical ends and about 32 feet to 36 feet long with both streamlining inflated end cones extended. Vehicles with 25 feet and longer might be used for carrying structural sections. Special vehicles tha carry longer yet sections might flex around corners with through openings on one side like ribbon rail trains.
Many larger and smaller cross sectional variant can be developed for larger sized items. The nesting accordion inflated ends might fill the gaps with tapered transition streamlining between the adjacent larger and smaller vehicles. The larger vehicle might have to pay several times the energy cost as the small vehicle unless it was running in a train of same sized vehicles proportionally priced per unit of area.
Each vehicle could be loaded down with one to two tons of goods or commodities but on average would be carrying about 500 pounds. Normally 200 foot long to 2,000 plus foot long trains of such vehicles with about 15 to 150 vehicles would pass by as often as about every three seconds carrying mostly about 500 pounds cargo or one person and possessions per vehicle.
This is like a semi load of goods or bus load of people or the same load of people mostly one at a time in cars today. Every three seconds times the average vehicle train length dictated by the speed of the guideway at a given point. Following traffic speeds are adjusted by the speeds that change from conditions ahead.
This as a three foot diameter by about four inch wide wheel increases regular speed to usually 650 MPH on all nearly straight guideways or about 10 times faster than average highway road vehicle speed between and through cities on freeways. This is about 15% faster than most very large frontal area commercial jets fly at. The standard wheel motors should be strong enough to touch on well over twice the speed sound.
Narrow motors reduces the unsupported slot width and length meaning full high speed switch or turn out length and cost reduction.
Being able to stableize the gear wheel pitch diameter while in motion and keep the wheel balanced seems like an impossibility to over come stresse expansion and thermal wheel diameter expansion. These are the issues that require a test track to see what the possibilities and limits are.
It is not certain why this is the first known proposal of this kind. Turbine engine work since the early 1900s had bearing and rim speeds of similar but lower levels. Coil or permanent magnet out runner motors had no particular stress problems even if built over 170 years ago. 15 years before the American civil War when the first heavy railroad reciprocating failed electric motor battery locomotive was tested. Rearranging the materials would have produced this exact guideway design option without the advantage of rare earth permant magnets, requireing coils nested in wire or coconut fiber wheel containment. We had the skills but misused them ever since, never thinking we would some day not be allowed to use fuel, from scarcity and pollution destruction of the living environment.
Miniature guideway 1821 Palmer monorail vehicle’s on very high speed inter city lines were then possible from the introduction time of insulated copper wire. Many experimental induction coil studies were conducted in several countries. The first generator was built to run arch lights at a battle of Paris. The first tiny ride on electric motor vehicle was demonstrated in about 1829. The first gear wheel railway patent was US patent number one in 1834.
Before Edison was born we could have been exceeding 100 MPH between cities. The ENOS system built around 1886 in South StPaul Minnesota could have been the start but this was slow and rejected in a critical bridge crossing access fight by politicians who preferred a surface street railway instead. The Whoppertal like ENOS system that was proposed for a overhead Philadelphia transit system ran in the deepest Minnesota snows as a Palmer monorail.
If the aero drag and frontal areas for long slender trains is low enough then they use less vehicle systems weight and frontal area drag to volume, at ten times the speed to ton mile energy use than mostly unstreamlined large bus, truck and rail vehicles do.
Larger frontal area vehicles that are proportionately longer have a higher volume capacity to skin and frontal area while maintaining a high section moment structural ratio. This produces efficency advantages in large aircraft, ships and railroads only where their is not land use side or grade separated clearance limits as in massive canal, railway and road systems. The large vehicles are always forever slower than the miniature self lowering access guideway and ET3 when using the same energy per net ton mile.
The unsprung weight problems with rail and road ways is different with mass produced straighter running path guideway spans that have a high span precise dimension section moment for the elimination of bumps and gaps. Long overlapping diagonal expansion joints mean no but rail joint noise or bumps. Gear teeth alignment with the expansion joints requires a motor structural strength pass through that steps changes in heating and cooling between vehicle or train passages. The motorized expansion joint of which there will be billions needed need to be custom cut into every spans to compensate for line creep from traffic and pier base geological changes.
Suspended systems using dampened limited swing leveling of the lower body are lighter than wide running gear with the body balanced on top. Tension stresses are easier than compression stresses to resist. Swinging monorails tend to keep stresses from side winds and cornering in line with beam center of moment strength. Top supported railroads put these stresses off center inducing torsional loads on span beams.
Suspended monorails offer a higher over sized clearance with the stopping of the monorail traffic to allow over height road and rail traffic to pass underneath. This high clearance is only needed untill untill we no longer need to move large oversized loads on ground level roadways that are surface guideways. Mass decoupling carriers can replace the movement of oversized loads there after or guideway spans could be quickly sequentially disconnected and lifted up taking under a couple of minutes for occasional house movers to pass structures to be moved under on the ground.
Length improves efficency in longer trucks, but mostly in longer trains producing cost per ton mile gains. It is only with difficulty that trucks drop off trailers and slowly approach loading docks and parking stalls and railway cars move at turtle speeds through sorting yards to final industrial sidings. Ships and aircraft also taxi and maneuver slowly into harbors and sky airport harbors that are separated in miles from 99.99% of their passenger and cargo origins and destinations.
The fast race car agile guideway vehicles pull into and leave the anywhere self lowering loading points like race cars pull into and leave pit stops, in a hurry as time is money and passengers and shippers will always prefer the fastest speeds if cost reduction and safety are also possible.
The slender long flexible segmental armature wrap around maglev running gear possibilities lowers the upper guideway beam and pier height by two or more feet. This also about doubles the cost of 95% of the stop on line global access guideway grid lengths compared to the wheel motors with magnetic needle bearing unloading. Since higher span section moments are stiffer with less defections in high turbulent winds and heavy vehicle loads there is room for the higher wheel motors. This extra two feet of clearance means two foot higher overpass heights. Many ways of putting the running gear beside the vehicles up inside a inverted U shaped guideway were considered but turn out cross over distances were greater meaning difficulty in supporting the unsupported wheel at high speed.
Maglev slightly reduces maintainence cost but increases electric cost while lowering drag at about the same amount by about one square foot of frontal area. No good maglev geometry has emerged with certainty. I will be a booster as soon as the ideal can be figured out.
The gear wheel motor system is basic and simple but totally untested. There is no spectacularly good maglev design that is certainly better than the proposed wheel motor design.
Vehicle heating and air conditioning at these speeds requires improved thick evacuated panel structural vehicle body insulation to keep from boiling or freezing the occupants or cargo. Tinkered surfaces reduce air resistance a little but also dissipates heat from air friction and low angle desert sun. The triple or more redundant air conditioning system requires turbocharger speed Dyson vacuume cleaner like compressors with skin mounted heat rejection coils. The fluid motor cooling can be used to provide in motion heat along with a resistance heated floor back up. A single person’s body heat alone might be enough in Arctic conditions with a two inch thick evacuated panel wall R-70 insulation surrounding.
Going faster, loading and unloading quicker and responding to wider types of nearby mobility requests faster means less vehicle volume and weight capacity or procurement cost globally is needed. The vehicle fleet investments are smaller because the vehicles have virtually no accidents and catastrophic breakdowns that wasts users time in trip delays. Vehicles run separated from ground level environmental hazards untill they are no longer economically rebuildable requireing a rare replacement of damaged vehicles. Using a 3/8 th inch carbon fiber wound or 3/16 th inch stainless steel outer shell Makes these vehicles tough in resisting all likely impact damage. Impacts with smaller tree limbs requires the vehicles come out the winner. The heavier vehicles do not ad significantly to energy use that is mostly air drag not rolling, acceleration and regenerative braking losses
Freed from road salt and UV exposure being under the guideway beam roofs these vehicle bodies might last one to several centuries in full time service. Three decades ago I started looking at the problem of blowing sand erosion and motor seal infiltration causing bearing failure and moisture shorting problems that occur with metal motor and suspension systems and exposed conductor arc over. Basalt fiber composite bodies and span beams create a electrically insulated sourpunding for all conductive parts. The designs have long since eliminated these likely problems.
The design of fast long range conventional air vehicles is around large fuel tanks high frontal area wings engines and space for crews with the weight of hard streamlining tapers with stiff bodies. Slower road and rail vehicles need larger passenger cabin spaces because their longer trip route times are less comfortable in smaller cabins and they have to have excess capacity for peak load times as adding more small vehicles is not an easy PRT one vehicle to one passenger or load destination per vehicle for on demand adjustable capacity or PRT.
Auto trip usually assume stops in route as needed for food, restroom breaks and fueling. On board food vending systems mean new form fast food snacks and drinks can be dispensed from a about eight inch vending machine at one end of eventually mot vehicles. Trips to work might include eating meals on the way without stopping. Going to the bathroom creates many problems inside a vehicle but odor detection might alleart to a sanitation offender. Cleanliness will become encouraged with greater habitual wealth in all people. In route bathroom equipment is possible as most people will travel in decided compartments in group servicing vehicles, no need for many public restrooms along the way. Rest stops every 100 miles or so might be built or just use urban built out facilities. Portable pier based public restrooms also double as shelters for people in isolated rural areas to wait for vehicles to arrive in warmth or out of the sun and rain in hotter areas.
Few PRT vehicles globally would remain parked for long because the system is always adjusting empty capacities to meet global revolving cyclic day night traffic cycle demands between areas. In the northern hemisphere the vehicles would fall just short of moving west to east in keeping empty vehicles available for morning rush hours that are progressively occurring with the rising sun. Moving water supplies west to east and pacific and Atlantic exports and morning business arrival passenger might make most trips loads for capacity distribution. The alternative is investing another $10 trillion in globally local vehicle circulating capacity. I am not sure what the pay off time would be in comparing moving empty vehicles energy and lightly loaded motor wear in building over time more vehicles to make up capacity deficits.
Empty return vehicles get folded intermittently into heavy and light loads to reduce average span loads and vibrations. A heavily loaded vehicle would joint a train on either end or between two lighter vehicles or request an empty or single passenger vehicle to pull in on either side of it to reduce it’s span load allowing it to train up on lighter rural grids than have to travel separately avoiding over load charges but still at a slightly greater cost.
Lighter span sections have lower per mile debt retirement costs for the first few years after being put in place. Debt retired spans mean possibly 10% lower trip costs where they could be found but indirect routing to make use of such economies has higher energy and trip time costs. Moving water in lower demand period ideal vehicles might take advantage of using such strategies at lower speed untill whole networks are debt retired.
Smaller high speed guideway vehicles might on average city to intercontinental miles carry more ton miles and individual client trips than ten or twenty times what most vehicles today do. This means you can afford to build them to be more rugged than road and air vehicles where they will get the hardest impacts or most abrasion wear.
Each vehicle can last a century or more With rebuilding of high mortality parts. Few replacement guideway vehicles will be needed after the first 200 million or so are built. They might last a century in service.
One global guideway vehicle replaces about 15 of the whole range of average vehicles in use today from bicycles and automobiles to ocean container ships, rail cars and jumbo jets. The guideway vehicle total trip times door to door are twice as fast as private jets for the poorest to wealthiest person. Only mass decoupled vehicles and ET3 are faster.
The global guideway tiny vehicles provide high ton mile volume mile and passenger mile capacities per hour twenty four hours a day, nonstop every day of the year, carrying intercontinental food materials and products, providing on demand police fire and medical interventions and unlimited instant disaster relief. Fixed purpose vehicles cease to have any benefits. The rural volunteer fire service model replaces the urban stand by fire department ambulance and police car systems lowering tax costs including for education as previously generalized. Every guideway vehicle has a water bladder and directable sprinkler system mostly for watering adjacent farm grounds and landscaping and fire suppression in forests. Firemen and policemen merely catch a regular guideway vehicle for the fastest trip to an emergency carrying with them any equipment or tool carrier vehicle systems they will need.
Special autonomus PRT mobile MRI and X ray heart and lung performance plus body strength and motion range and blood work up monitoring vehicles could go door to door without onboard operators, taking eye and hearing tests and scan listening to people exorsizing and at rest in a inflated portable exam room.
Dentists and doctor specialists might more cheaply travel to their patents than the patents travel to them widening their service areas. An inflatable office that can be carried and self set up is proposed. Working space for humans is a high cost in economies. Robots can fit into thigher quarters and need no personal spaces. The vehicle might leave it them another vehicle come back to make the next location movement. Remote operators that need not be phystians remotely examine people without any clinic building or staff overhead.
The machine learning expertise exists in the billions of constantly accumulating indicators with categorized Xrays data to outcome examples with demonstrated results and treatments. This proven ever more to be beyond any human’s ability to comprehend. New data analysis programs that more rapidly bracket and direct the health care and wellness data searches will be built up.
This health data combined with on cell phone user taken photos of affected body problems and directed medical patient or systems user survey inventories of hundreds of thousands of combinations of user stated problem related questions posed to people needing medical help. Smart phone apts then follow up with treatments suggestions and lifetime better lifestyle practice full time assistant coaching. The coaching actually should be cradle to grave for everybody on the planet and soon off world.
This might replace the whole of today's global healthcare professions, government agencies and industries at a cost so low that it becomes not only patient charge free but tax support free automated longevity improving system. Today health care is over 18% of the cost of the US domestic economy possibly half of the effects on the govornment economies with health care for all programs right behind investing in police and military killing systems.
Again the manufactures of the mobile PRT self lowering pod examination rooms earn money by one time payments or time payments reimbursed by user fees paid to the guideway user controled global to local provider who buys and maintains the self managing autonomus vending mobile equipment. Many kinds of equipment suppliers will be competing with each other. Some will become quickly debt paid off and over the decades digress to survices in poorer areas till they can no longer be maintained. No remote place would be without the best possible health care or getting them in minutes to a facility for specialty interventions. Different maintenance programs will emerge beyond the user coop controlled proposal for the guideways and vehicle’s. Manufacturers making poor quality equipment that is hard to remotely use 365 days a year 24 hours a day will probably fail. Who handles liability for incorrect treatments that do more harm than good? A global guideway fund for compensation like a global guideway backed health care program is proposed. This might provide care using a combination of individual out call and clinic providers and the PRT roving automated exam rooms.
All present fully automated guideway standards are artifacts of obsoleate thinking. Semi reclining knees up seats allow people to tolerate much higher G loads. There are no standing passengers. ADA wheel chair requirement for stand up busses and train and commercial aircraft no longer make sense with these miniature vehicles. Possibly less than one in ten thousand or a hundred thousand or more loads and trips involves use of a wheel chair. It is far cheaper to give fully reclining to elevating guideway conpatable wheel chairs to those that need them than to saddle the rest of the economy with four to six times the aero drag frontal area to allow a wheel chair inside turn around room. Magnetic wheel chair hold downs up to about 15 Gs are possible. These new design chairs can be stair climbers as well as all direction all terrain moving running gear. Nothing like this has ever been prototyped before. All the components exist separately.
Today, as always in history, institutions and people are emotionally risk avoidant. We choose familiar transportation with high known losses, risks and inefficiencies compared with the self lowering guideways.
Because each 1,500 to 2,500 pound vehicle has on average about 1,500 to 3,000 peak horsepower in intermittent electric motors, they will have to pick up power and put power back into the local multipule loop main 6,000 volt DC span structural power grid. Trains will require often 200 to 300 megawatts of area power to carry out an emergency acceleration or get a heavy unit train up to speed. Most trains pass through with few speed changes or stops so mostly individual groups of vehicles joining and leaving the trains are the largest common resistance loss power demand. Static power potential in the guideway grid produces no inductive or resistance losses. Normally little local power is needed as most vehicles are cruising in trains, a few local vehicles accelerating and a few decelerating in any given area trading off about 85% of their speed change energy through regeneration. If a local train has to decelerate then most of that energy momentarily is absorbed by having the local geothermal generators coasting for a moment to keep the voltage level. Area vehicles can use this energy by slightly accelerating for cooperative voltage control just as they might decelerate to help a large factory process start up. The guideway is an inertial capacitor in storage for rare local overload or overpower events. Huge stableizing power factors are possible. The local overlapping communications system tells all the vehicles, that are user enabled to do so, to cooperate in emergencies of all kinds.
When empty vehicles are needed to meet demand second by second around the demand area a broadening ring phone communications dispersal processor call area asks for vehicles to fill in the deficits. First nearby vehicles beyond those needed for time probability local traffic needs passed from vehicle to vehicle leaving and coming into the area with no central computer. The deficit empty vehicle areas can fill in from supply’s ten thousand miles away if needed.
A flow of vehicles will emerge following the rotation of the Earth to meet cyclic day demands, literally slowing down the plant over millions of years. ET3 will not have this effect because it is not fighting air resistance.
By reducing bearing and wheel wear using tungsten hard contact surfaces with almost zero slip flat gear contact with no differential diameter friction that exists in flanged wheel or rubber tread contact as in railways and road vehicles and using variabe gap permanate magnet unloaded bearings the high speed wheels need not wear any faster than slow wheels. Traction is by slip free fine gear tooth rim or tread minor or tooth root diameter barrel contact. The teeth make verticle to more horizontal spot contact with little slippage if the pitch diameters match closely. Accuracy is critical at the highest speeds. This eliminates traction slippage. All aircraft and ship fan or propeller drives involve high turbulence and thermal loss inefficiencies.
Mostly urban urban neighborhood near by commuting and shopping trips at slower speeds of usually between a peak 100 MPH to 200 MPH would occur even on stop on line access guideway sections. There is no reason to go slow unless the user wants to take a little traveled route to sight see or reduce the physical stress of high acceleration and cornering rates.
This requires absolute line occupancy detection using on vehicle situational position announcers through two to three local communications paths, one being a proposed hard wired multi diverging path EMP resistant inductive system, one a cellular radio frequency carrier and one being a fiber optic relay system for longer distance merges at higher speeds. Failures are unacceptable so if a vehicle losses signals it slows down to a creep speed facilitating line of sight detection, that is the fourth of five redundant systems including on going internal traffic memory location matching.
This all means fewer fully automated self lowering access vehicles are needed. The empty often mixed capacity race car fast vehicles arrive at a service call in less time. The faster the vehicles the less time it takes at a penny or two a mile to get a passing or parked empty vehicle or one carrying a shared load occupant or cargo to pick up a calling individual service or shared user. User clients can chose the fastest options or ask for the cheapest options that might require a longer wait.
The guideway grids being light weight at about 100 to 200 pounds vehicle span load per linear foot become cheaper to build and operate vehicles over than road vehicle systems. Roads are designed for spread out loads of 1,200 pounds a lane linear foot but axle linear contact loads at about fifty times that of the proposed full length distributed loads of the chained guideway wheels. Rail vehicles are designed for around 4,000 to 5000 pounds per linear foot loads with running gear axle loads of up to about 70,000 pounds or about 1,200 times more concentrated load than the linearly distributed numerous chains of about 300 to 600 pound normal load guideway wheels. The unladen or light load for the guideway wheel motors would be about 200 to 300 pounds but shock loads of 5,000 to 10,000 pounds could be absorbed without rail or bearing failures.
Failures that occur from wear are acostic signature classifiable with single failed motor stop and retraction. Each wheel motor might function with up to half or more of its coil IGBT commutation units failed separately. Group or single replacement might occur when a transducer detects anomalies in running gear sounds. Similarly every running gear set is monitoring and reporting to span requesters, misalignments and rail wear failures in every foot of guideway constantly being passed over as well as local cross wind and earth shifting vibrations. The high speed system has to know conditions to take fully automated actions to prevent deterioration and hazards. Anemometers located remotely and on every other guideway pier migh predict vibration inducing cross wind conditions alerting approaching vehicles to take suspension lock up actions.
There is much more to these design details and without testing, more not known than knowable.
Cost is less because energy and debt retirement shares are less as the speed is higher. This is only possible with minimally small and linearly lightest weight vehicles. This is only possible by designing every vehicle with mostly two semi recumbent knees up passenger seats plus room enough inside each vehicle for well over 99.99% of all larger items used by people. Knees up seats reduce the acceleration and deceleration stresses on weaker passengers. Several new to my life’s experiences kinds of passenger restraint systems are proposed.
A new kind of seat with hundreds of design variables are proposed. This is made of a oval or oblong tubular stainless steel frame with a stainless spring wire mesh net bound together with hard ceramic or plastic beads. This conforms to body countours but allows back side air to flow through for rear fan heating and cooling and power washing clean up. You could not cut this flexible sling seat with any knife or ax tool. The wear life could be centuries long sanitary if well designed and the comfort might be as good as it gets in conforming to pocket bulges and clothing seams. Cabin sound dampening requires stiff fur like basalt fiber fire proof wall and floor lining. This needs to not have backing porosity that holds smells And needs to be easily high temperature bonded replaceable.
Couches desks dressers and refrigerators, drywall and plywood but not ridged larger mattress would fit inside every standard vehicle.
A commodities bag on every vehicle can carry one to three tons of grains, ores, flour, water or syrups, no fuels are ever again needed and fewer volatile plastic feed stocks are used as bulk materials. These food or process materials commodities are classed for different vehicle commodities bags are entered and discharged through a common top and bottom opening in large tough fabric reinforced envelopes vacuum collapsed against the side wall opposite the whole side gull wing door. Many vehicles might have two bags one for domestic water and one for almost everything else. A wash out system allows every vehicle to do almost everything so few mostly parked specialty vehicles are necessary.
Every vehicle would be able to participate full time in world wide commerce carrying people during rush hours, then going inter city or to other continents through floating ocean tubes during the 90% of the times of lower human movement demand.
Vehicles with internal delivery manipulators pick up and deliver mail and packages even full self mobile electric goods containers. These new containers replace pallets and lift trucks in most warehouse and stock rooms. Pallet box like self mobile containers migh collapse for empty lower volume return stacking. Many all new designs are proposed. This new system creates new service possibilities.
Every vehicle is devided into two to five seperate compartments separated by roll up inflated deviders with Velcro edges that engage the wall and floor basalt carpeting. Passengers could be seated behind inner seperate gull wing doors that only open with the main outside door when that compartment is needed to be accessed. Mixed passenger and goods or mail loads could occupy seperate compartments in each vehicle for shared group services. Or open up the patricians for single users.
interior robotic monitoring of occupant or cargo activities such as noise, heat, vapor releases is nessasary to provide emergency service. Making these detectors and analyzers action systems non invasive is a large set of criteria trying to roboticly mimic effective human choice intervention stages.
The running gear proposeded is the only slip free propulsion and movement high speed support system ever described, meaning low wear and lower rolling friction. Low air resistance is mandatory along with two to hundreds of vehicles sharing their frontal areas in trains.
Air friction and wake drag in boats, aircraft and road vehicles consumes 80% of the transportation fuel we burn today in transporting ourselves and goods. Once we solve this problem lowered friction can be turned into greater speed. Lowering rolling friction and wear becomes the default next big problem.
Proposed is rolling element bearings that are maglev unloaded to reduce friction farther and increase wear life. Seals lift from their wavy or eccentric seats after about 15 MPH as the lubrication is held in and dust rejected centripitally as speed increases.
From my early 1900s Literary Digest collection I found a yearly series of articles on the hazards of transportation. In the earliest ones horse and train accidents at about 6,000 and 8,000 as I remember the figures were killed each year. Soon auto accidents and street railway accidents predominated.
Another aside is that looking poverty by urban data sets by area the poorest properties occupants died 26 to 31 years sooner than the wealthiest statistical block areas.
This brings up the problem of the moral efficacy of all forms of govornments and large scale for profit businesses. The charity and personal growth of people assisted by common rules and sharing of gains has been around for all of human history. Animal herds, groups and families even develope self help strategies for better survival. Intelligent beings are more responsible to perfect these systems and identify and regulate problem members that detract from mutual best improvements.
War preparations are criminal activities that can harm and enslave the citizens of involved countries. The guideways can never legitimately be used to assist in any way in war making preparations. A single global to all of space set of common law and economic and environmental responsibilities should govern guideway activities just as all personal and business collective activities. After 8,000 years of creating rules for actions that affect others there should be no arguments about universal common law and responsibilities. This is beyond further discussion but is complex in that a improper regulation or tax itself becomes a violation and crime when levied against a non offending or low income individual.
Reducing the size and cost of defensive administrative govornments is different from preventing limited assistive transfers of wealth that elevated impoverished lower classes to be able to maintain themselves with out such assistance. There is no obligation to allow wealthy people to gain unlimited wealth and power where they cease to contribute to the fastest sustainable economic product an services efficient flow in an economy.
Free enterprise ceases to es to be free when most or even a small part of an economy are treated as virtual slaves.
The universal guideway user democracy should have no age, social or economic class or property location limits. A human user votes while passing through an area for operating choices for that areas guideway decisions. This can become global nontraditional govornment that is far cheaper in overhead and less likely to develope oppressed and oppressor classes than by the known forms of traditional govornment.
Rule one has to be you can not vote out any universally listed right or vote the tax beyond an ability to pay in good health.
To permanatly sustain advanced economies all of us need higher cost to benefit ratio, efficient, faster transportation powered by very deep, bore anywhere geothermal electricity. Central power plant and wire distribution networks, natural gas and oil pipelines will likely be uncompetitive against the guideways, over a few decades falling into zero use. Guideway electricity is cheaper to hook up to and cost less per KWH or BTU equivalency. Local geothermal power wells offer almost free energy building and process heating districts, making life in the far north and Antarctica tolerable and affordable. This replaces the multimodal road way predominate and fuel burning economies.
In today’s northern economies millions of square miles of road vehicle surface access areas require snow removal and ice salting several times a year. The guideways would keep going even if buried under thirty feet of snow by operating in self made snow tunnels through the deepest drifts. The proposed stake base pier guideways can be pulled up and moved to different alignments over less mobile ice caps and glaciers and accumulating ice.
Road, rail, river barge, ocean ships, commercial aviation all fail complete environmental certification which the guideways would pass forever. None of the present systems are sustainable or completely safe.
The guideway options remain untested but not unknowable. Finding a superior system should be a global priority but gets zero interest only adding to and improving the existing systems.Attracts most researcher, institution and developer attention.
Full finite task automation, often mistakenly called AI or artifical intelligence robotic machine control replaces the bulky containment, limited endurence and high operating cost of human controllers. In this global guideway this is all built in from the start as dispersed self managing finite element electronic management of all the proposed systems.
The problem with the conventional view of decision making robots, that self learn, is they are seen as evolving to where they can trouble shoot and repair themselves, even eventually design and build themselves without assistance. In a world made for robots this might be practical. In a world made for humans and not to destroy the animal and plant life we need a complex staged finite automation is needed This is not pure AI management but full direct human user control. Self aware automation will see us as irrelivent biology cluttering up a vacuume environment survivable pure mechanical space has no limits economy.
Humans are the constant creative, tactilely emotional, enjoying , artistically appreciating, benefiting observers, mthecreasion existance makes any sense. Without appreciator modifiers or ourselves, evolving or programmed plant, animal and emerging in our perspective AI machine ecologies are a waste of good experiences.
Humans as benefiting users have to remain in charge of the workings of the systems they use not just passive headonistic benificeraries.
Several Ted Talks and studies cover human learning verses machine program learning. Humans learn faster with better retention on the job doing things than we do from pure class room data presentations. Humans are integrated body mind assemblies. Machine learning may be similar at some level but basicly only needs a direct and finite path between data and connected actionable tasks that are always so far designed in.
Proposed here is that the guideway vehicles come complete with on board screen, page subject indexable full explanations of all the in depth layers of guideway design and operation to make desiring users more informed about how everything works, so they can become educated democratic decision makers and policy influencers. This internet based on board entertainment like education should be presented for everything in known life on peoples cell phones. Presently all of this information is mostly available but never presented as options ahead of irrelevant social interests, products for profit and entertainment excitement. Hands on learning expieriences creates retention tens of times better that repetition of information.
Proposed is self guided tours of vehicles and their parts and operations in real time for rider entertainment where riders can see and when desired participate in activities around vehicle services or maintainence and economics. Every vehicle is a traveling guideway economy school, tour guide of 40 million miles of local history you can travel through and a social emissary to resolve user problems. The guideway bank and currency idea is based on the guideway becoming the single most important institution extending out to guideway launch and catch rings for off earth economies. It is not know by me if a mass decoupled vehicle can be tether launch and recovered from a ring.
This could create some people who might develop guideway systems and service improvement as a challenge to help themselves towards global economic efficiency improvement. This is much as some people build apps for cell phones with little compensation other than the challenge and accomplishment.
Understanding the workings of the guideways is no different than a basic understanding of car ownership and maintaining as economic decision making in keeping a car running well.
The vehicles themselves with simple limited or finite response automation can maintain and trouble shoot themselves without people. More observer eyes on problems with shared democratic user controlled creative input administration should mean better performance.
People need encouragement to apply themselves to challenges through personal assistant smart phones.
Possibly other systems might prove to be better designs than the self lowering in air miniatue guideways in replacing the use of paved street access. ET3 could eventually be such a system that might have a bi-end whole interior drawer slide out loading ET3 vehicle, with vacuume entrapping tripoint seal air locks in every basement. This might be done at a little more than double to triple the present cost of the self lowering system.
ET3 access can also use fully automated self managing installation equipment. The problem is access and egress requires at least a $5,000 cost air lock connected to another $10,000 or more cost in a turnout to PRT bay loading, to clear the tube behind. This is no more than the cost involved for typical American family home driveways with a garage and curb cut access. But that is not a common global standard residential investment level as yet.
The overhead guideway over streets beside sidewalks and over yard and field areas even through deep forests is accessable any where safe lowering is possible. Roof top connection require a small compilation or awning covered platform be built at every residence with a stairs down to the living quarters. Apartments might have spiral guideways assending to any height supported by the buildings exterior framing. Ramp and safety surrounding access systems can keep the rain once and snow off the loading spot at every apartment exterior wall. This might cost $1,000 to $5,000 per apartment for the from the guideway self installation plus the cost of a walk door open grate ramp penetration. Installation from the outside is possible using guideway support relying on building wall support. Stud finding improvement is required possibly using thermal imaging or sound detection as well as mad or nail finding. Wire and plumbing detection and rerouting is also a problem to be worked out. Multi inspector codes inforcement needs up dating for simplification to each owner as well as batch filing fees and permits.
The global guideway would usually reach seperate homes directly using a stop on line through guideway. Most of the time on most streets and rural roads everywhere traffic is highly intermittent. A vehicle might take between 20 to 30 seconds occasionally upwards of a minute to slow to a stop, rapidly lower to ground level, open the full gull wing door, rapidly watching for interferences every where around, swing out the seat or drop off the package or ramp down unload a small to full sized self mobile container or personal vehicle or dump water or pick up sewage concentrate, trash or other items to be delivered and close the door while ascending back up to the guideway to rapidly accelerate back up to speed. Rarely a following vehicle might have to route around on the access grid or slow a little or stop to wait. This access would be on grids that would usually have speed limits of under 100 MPH. This is on most side streets with speeds of 15 to 25 MPH. With no obstacle collision possibilities speed is limited only by curvature and these vehicles can bank to over 45 degrees to keep passengers and loads level in high speed corners and curves.
A one G common stop from this speed is about 5 seconds taking about 500 feet. We are use to slow vehicle use so all of the guideway is as unfamiliar to us today as driving our cars would be to someone in the horse and buggy era.
Self lowering anywhere access combined with the much less than the limited suspended guideway speed of about 650 MPH, is more utilitarian, sacrificing the higher ET3 speed, operating efficiency and hugely greater simplicity of not being able to run vehicles as ET3 does as pure PRT style, not needing to join a train.
ET3 can also use wheels at speeds up to about 2,000 MPH but cooling the onboard motors becomes the limitation. Even with maglev super conducting coils and permanent magnets get warm and need to be cooled at higher speeds. Safe ET3 requires full length regenerative coils or for emergency high G stopping a hysteresis rail brake. The elongated rod armature spreads the magnet convective heat tube radiated dissipation of thermal gains in magnets over more surface area to dissipate into the coil cooling jacket. The armature could retract away from the air lock door side pushing the capsule against the door seal till the latches grab the vehicle to keep it from blasting back into the vacuume with 20 tons of pressure differential. on door opening.
The only reason the guideway vehicles need to join in trains is that at 100 MPH it takes a less than 100 KWs per vehicle to maintain single in train speed but at 650 MPH this goes up to around 3500 to 4000 KWs for a single vehicle to maintain speed by itself. This not only uses a lot of electric power but in warmer weather most of these standard length vehicles would not be able to sustain that just subsonic speed running alone for very long, just a few minutes. In trains this frontal area drag is shared by all the vehicle motors with very little skin friction and motor windage armature drag remaining per vehicle.
while the wheel motors might, near the speed of sound spin at about 10,000 RPM the upper guidewheels that are lightly loaded be small enough to spin at 40,000 RPM while the lower guidewheels will have to spin slower due to carry all non gravity cornering loads.
In longer trains the vehicle plus a single occupant to a ton or 180 cubic feet of cargo can be carried at about 50 KW at 650 MPH. Not only does people and goods arrive faster but fewer vehicles or volume and weight capacity are required.
The small fast vehicles cost no more than railway freight cars, about the cost of semi trucks but a fraction the cost of aircraft per ton miles per day carried unit. Keeping energy and service costs low is the goal.
Pre-preg composite for wide and long panel sheeting, that could be inflated, cured, back filled with foam or evacuated after blown in reflector fibers. Migh become the vehicle and habitat material best choice.
What ever the ideal general service form the guideway should not be forced on people. If it is the cheapest fastest most convienient system then people will have to see it in action against road access, drone taxis and ET3 and see which might work best. Possibly wealthier areas might opt for ET3 while pooer areas might opt for the slower self lowering guideway at five times the average speed of high speed rail and ten times the average speed of expressway road vehicles but not orbital velocity capable like ET3. Nobody will likely opt for long for drone mobility cities for any practical reasons.
Every activity on the planet needs to be connected together by a unified world wide to everywhere on imediate demand door to door nonstop fast safer system.
Eventually you could get into a ET3 capsule or pod and go directly non stop to Earth orbit and recieve a capsule full of moon gravel mined hours earlier by regenerative return ET3 non stop in the same vehicle at about $2 to $8 a pound shipping fees. This is mostly paying off the balanced regenerative loss and IGBT wear out costs.
Molecular particle traps on every vehicle end maintains and even forms the tube vacuum, no pumps are even needed.
The moon and earth could become connected by a variable length ET3 space tether with a transition gap between. This could carry huge tourist, commodities and goods traffic as the moon gravity provides a good place to tour and short term recover from injuries at In fixed heavy radiation resistant shelter.
At this point the electric flow from the Earth to the moon is uncertain, but might be a power source. Never forget the possibilities of dipole charge imbalances causing disasters.
This best mobility system needs to eliminate any requirement for propulsion or energy averaging batteries as needed in autonomus PV powered road vehicles and solar powered PRT Highway and monorail train proposals. Solar power outside of planetary shadows is practical if you want to travel slowly towards the edge of the solar system. But it is not practical in orbit or on the surface of rotating planets with out a power grid reaching around the planet. Better batteries are still a cost, maintenance, critical materials waste and pollution problem not an advantage in any Earth based system ever proposed.
Heavy slow ships and overseas airlines can be replaced by fast under 2 foot draft mile long under 200 square foot frontal area SES turbo electric prop fast sea trains carrying most over ocean aircraft passengers and speeding up global goods commerce. These would have access to hundreds of thousands of miles of smaller rivers not reachable by deep draft barges. This is a connection with mobile sea steading communities, until the PRT guideway ocean tubes are built to make cross water transportation single mode trip every direction seamless. Sail and solar longer sea trains can operate at 20 to 200 MPH speeds without fuel but thorium reactor electric fans remains the best propulsion system.
Thorium reactor powered sea trains can operate without stopping for service or refueling for years at 200 to 400 MPH speeds based on existing fan electric propulsion using combined figures from GE90 engines using electric rim drive out runner motors and submarine power plant working examples with thorium breeder shells and hot cores.
On board Thorium reprocessing remains an uncertainty But some centrifuge concentration and moving slow transfer to ever more centralized enriched concentric core tubes with only the inner layers might be used for heat extraction Not mixing with the yet to become fully reactive outer layers.
New safety systems are proposed that might make such nuclear life time cheap fueled systems safer than internal combustion systems. Seperate from multipule shared turbo generator two or three reactors might be mounted with self driven coolant cuirculation pumps so as to be individually droped through the seat train trailing power car or barge bottom if a hazard should separately develope in one reactor that could not be shut down contained. The sea train continues on while the sunk reactor self cools untill it can be salvaged.
This future low overhead global economy requires direct local geothermal electricity connected global transportation. It becomes difficult to stop transportation and electric supplies due to regional disasters or war efforts. Millions of geothermal local generators would localize the worlds energy supply.
Light weight equipment using a twin gear rail shaft climber can drill large diameter shafts ten miles deep or more in about three months with no person in attendance. Similarly the side turret drills and down hole plumbing might all be carried out by automated machinery more cheaply than by crewed systems using today massively huge drill string or cable access mine tools. Shaft climbers or ascenders are fast all angle mobility requiring new rock thin kerf slotting, core shaping and segmental not rubble or muck removal. Energy and tool wear costs are less and thousand mile long or as deep as you can go shafts become cheaper per mile than a two lane or even one lane paved road on land. $500,000 a mile or less.
A universal service fully automated entrainable PRT guideway and electricity utility is to users a everywhere transportation and energy global vending machine.
You could use your bank cards on the compact Proposed designs for compact seat arm rest payment machine in every guideway vehicle. This is a full banking and investment service ATM on guideway bank to get what ever you needed in cash or check transactions that your account allowed you to pay for.
You could use the internet to communicate with the guideway treating it like a fully automated local to global transportation world access utility machine.
Not having any humans to profit, the guideway bank can operate at a smaller overhead cost and eventually become the global monetary system because it has a high asset and utility value to everybody and the global financial customers are all collectively the banks board of directors, operating officers, armature examiners and advisors.
This leads to global guideway real democracy government and financial management replacing national currencies with a international currency, call it what every body agrees on Banquer or global dollar or pound.
the problem of enticing people to increase their intellectual grasp and information range beyond personal learned attachment all the way to statistical consideration will take time and unrelenting efforts. Beliefs die even in the sciences requiring constant reviewing and refreshing of understanding.
While manufacturers would contribute to make and improve on the products needed by people the cost per unit of seat mile ton mile or delivery action would drop to about 5% to 15%, soon less, of the current mixed mode system costs that relies on external financial management. This is the difference between having to maintain ground supported transportation that requires a high human labor, management and constantly deteriorating brittle high mass and land consumptive infrastructure overhead cost and the ultra light jet speed all overhead guideway.
This guideway is ultra light weight in total systems mass. It depends on transportation and energy being a fully automatically managed and self placed universal utility serving all user benefits goals that is user immediately on demand controlled. Transportation has to be immediately available with any request and as fast as the speed of sound safely locked into the right left or straight ahead guideway path.
every guideway vehicle can collect comparative operational data looking at different manufactured systems cost to benifits ratios. A mature user groups can take on tracking and research tasks eliminating govornment and industry studies that always seek profit and power. Constant improvement should be the goal for the global standard networked in air and ET3 systems.
ET3 space orbital and toss and regenerative recovery is room temperature non thermal all electric even on Earth space travel. Eventually more and more homes will have ET3 end loading tri seal air locks in their basements where they can directly go to the single equatorial orbital ring an travel from there too the Moon without leaving their capsule seat. The trip might take about 6 to 20 hours depending on whether you took the most efficient or the fastest path. There are a lot of detail variables described in part further on.
This should be a global self owned or user trust that is user local to global direct democracy controlled as a ever more charitable universal public utility. Governments and private operating corporations are all potentially corruptible so can not get involved in operations lest they again warp the services to create avenues for profit and power infighting.
The users know what they want and should have all oversight in decision making. If the users ask what seems like impossible demands, more than the impossible already being delivered, the next ET3 stage is already being developed and should be developed as a parallel inter city, inter continental, inter planetary system for 2,000 to 60,000 MPH higher speeds. The faster ET3 speeds would be for interplanetary and orbital transfer space launch, toss and recovery ring systems.
Proposed is mediating soft ware to allow property owners to get the type of service that suits them and their neighbors, to cooperatively as mush as possible at any given time make the mutually best decisions. The problem is working out differences in alignment opinions and preferences of access style.
The guideways are portable, being easily installed using stake driven piers that can be pulled up and moved as needed. The span parts and assemblies can be reused and shape adapted for the first time in history similar to railway rails and ties to what ever alignment is required. Only this control is three dimensional including the world’s first structural limit automatic expansion and span arch control joints suspension long spans arch twist and alignment control.
Internet communications might shortly follow this PRT model because the guideway is a cheaper way to deliver high capacity guideway carried instead of buried fiber optics and more frequent finely divided cell tower sites on occasional piers everywhere. Data centers devolve into all on device storage and decentralized on guideway switches. The system works a little like the interconnections in every brain.
Dark fiber would follow the guideways as well as geothermal power plant electric capacity levels carried by the grid span structures being connectable any where the guideways arrive at. Farmers could use electricity for field work. Farm fields migh soon resemble checkerboard strip orchard forests with open clearings and rugged animals grazing under the trees. The system might be multiply self regenerating. Guideway grid access might be through out leaving little distance for electric vehicle automated services to travel.
The guideways become a cheap way to move millions of tons of water to any place on the 40 million eventual miles of the basic access global grid.
For profit companies will as they always have figuring out ways to make profits off of essentially nonprofit fully automated self managed or user managed utility services. Investors take advantage of a higher velocity of money in a permanatly sustainable marketplace and ecology that is more robust than the current global economy that will shortly reach transactional supply cost peaks or ecological limits until we eliminate the fuel and user owned vehicle and equipment market place.
Everything hinges on a permanatly sustainable ecology and critical materials supplies in which the human economy has to presently exist. This ecology predominated before humans arrived and is unlikely to be replaced by us for thousands of years to come with a global sustainable substitute theme park like ecology of our design.
First year vehicles can debt retire in about one year at 2 to 3 cents a user mile, the guideway access grid debt retires at about 5 to 15 cents a user mile, the bore anywhere power plants and additional 3 cents or more to debt retire in about three to five years. Maintenance and energy on going electricity and wear and replacement costs might be between about 2 cents to 7 cents a vehicle mile occasionally being both cheaper and higher in certain user circumstances and short trip higher cost charges.
After about the third to fifth years this possible capital costs are incrementally paid off buy the user charges and those debts would progressively lower to a fairly flat user cost at about 1/20th to
1/60th the average cost of current transportation.
First developmental companies will require more insight than they showed on the Hyperloop projects that push aside rational detractors working towards irrational conformist formatting.
Proposed here is a new example that may transcend all the problems with past wheel born systems being lower in rolling resistance at speeds as high as jet aircraft with frontal area drag coeficients lower than recumbant streamlined bicycles at only about double their common frontal areas.
Proposed is a new form of I beam shaped running gear wheel motor chains with variable permanatly magnet unloaded needle bearings. Micro gear narrow width dual gear rim wheel support eliminates slippage wear in exchange for a microscopic verticle vibratory rolling movement. Whether this would translate into audible sound is uncertain as the frequency is above human and most animal hearing frequency levels most of the time. Traction limits no longer exist so emergency regenerative stops of up to 3 to 4 Gs become practical when required and climbing almost verticle slopes if needed is practical.
Longer distance entrainment with separately routed PRT vehicles joining in and leaving from in motion drag reduction trains of opportunity at sea level. The single vehicle share of trained drag drops to where faster than commercial jet speeds become economically common and practical.
The guideways on which the vehicles run are alignment adjustable in a new way to provide smooth rides at very high speeds yet be cheap enough to directly be placed by or connect together nearly every home and business and popularly road accessed site on the planet. If a place can be reached by a mechadamized road sewers and power lines Then a all new guideway is lower in cost to build that also provides cheaper electric energy access than natural gas or the lowest cost PV system.
Most primitive villages getting a guideway spur would not only get cell service, unlimited water, power and a on demand delivery of everything they could pay for as well as remote recycle removal of all wastes and the whole globe to directly sell their products in with same day delivery to the far side of the planet but the equivalent to a village center international airport and container ship port combined with a grade separated local highway network.
This access might cost as little as $300,000 to $2,000,000 a mile depending on one way or two way single vehicle or train occupancy per span between piers. Commerce could come to all people never before participating in the global economy.
Left is the problem of maintaining a desirable universal good tasting high protein diet without trashing the oceans ecolological sustainability. This to might be solved by the global guideway’s connection to lower cost ocean agriculture systems that require lower input mobility costs and sea food farms instead of decimating base ocean food chain feed stocks. Fully automated massive guideway factory based insect farms can produce the improved animal feed protien. New forms of middle ocean depth base netted farms along the guideway ocean network paths are proposed in verticle descending ecology layers of concentrated production.
We can no longer simply extract without circularly replacing consumed resources. This requires very flexible low cost return mobility that does not itself create pollution and flood run off problems created by large area pavements and road and railroad embankment restriction of natural drainage.
The guideways raise over coastal citie’s transportation to where elevated or floating buildings no longer need surface transportation or airports. Flooded costal neighborhoods could live in guideway connected water separated issolation from nearby areas that would be abandoned like man made new forms of corral reef habitats made from the lowered rubble of flooded cities. Sunken ship and oil platform reef habitats are examples as well as mangrove cultures.
Sea levels will continue to rise anyway to levels where guideway rebuilding of higher inland cities becomes unavoidable. The guideways can cross oceans in small two way reverse cuirculation reduced pressure ocean tubes. These Davis tube networks are cheapest with small frontal area PRT vehicles like the original Skytran designs. Ocean automated fabrication and installation does not require the massive systems used today for suspended roadway tubes.
Across ocean tube costs are about $10,000,000 a mile in average three mile bottom depts at 100 foot to 200 foot under surface floating tube suspension depths using a new anchorage placement and position adjustment system. Lower costs could follow.
All of these issues require producing companies that are not afraid to operate where no one has gone before, using new production machinery they will probably have to develop themselves. The creative talents are there but suppressed by the lack of applied physics guided leadership.
Beyond this, the question of how best to develope modern economies with the emergence of lower cost robotics needs addressing. See all the Issac Aurthur videos for guidance In bound instead of outward bound. If we do not improve the efficiency of the Earth’a economy there will be little outward bound economies.
Few people will make a living off of small cafes and gift shops or massage- beauty parlors. When the guideways go direct retail and door to door specialty medical procedures even amazon and Walmart will become limited and go the way of Sears, Wards and Penny’s. There too go the big box retail jobs following the automotive and trucking jobs. Farmers with eyes and boots on the ground will still have a place if they sell products from fields to guideway global food at home sales, leave the vegetables in the cooled guideway delivery receiver box.
Scarcity might vanish but is of no value if you have no income source anyway. WPA like new jobs might help a little to do clean up detailing or speculative remodeling.
In any catigory how many people can be sustained in jobs that work themselves out of work in the near future. Individual personal assistants and self organizing groups might create new tasks but if demand or acceptance of taxing and transferring wealth to pay for the work is low then people will still be out in the cold.
Proposed is designs for automaticly manufacturing evac panel wall houses that have their own solar electric system and water and geothermal heat averaging well drilling system. To save production and distribution costs the appliances might be built in delivered as counter top and cupboard packages made to be infinite workin core repairable. Proposed is glue together panes that like LEGO’s create custom house plans of all sizes, finishes and floor plans. in a day or tow one or two people or a robotic system can put a house together slid loving the parts the letting the glue strengthen the joint in an hour or so. This might give billions of permanatly comfortabe low cost zero energy houses to people. Only food cost remains as clothing can be found hand me down or cheap. The guidewy brings everything to the property.
last is thecrant about safety. Every year road vehicles kill about 1.3 million people. Every four decades this conservative number is the total deaths in WW2, this does not include the losses from pollution in life shortening years. PRT will be about 200 to a 1,000 times safer than human controlled road vehicles, even when rushing 25 feet off the ground at 950 feet per second.
The guideway geothermal system should be able to provide electricity cheaper than solar, fission, natural gas and coal in most situations. The electricity and heat comes from ultra deep geothermal local wells. Mass produced, runnin gear mounted package multiple small 1 to 5 megawatt generators packs producing 6,000 volt to 20,000 volt pure DC right out the generator coils. The higher voltages are for building use coil stepped down at each property to 110 to 440 volt AC or eventually DC power services.
All new building would ideally no longer need any gas, water, sewer, electric, or broad band connections seperate from that provided at lower cost by the guideways. The guideway grid is incrementally locally being off the grid everywhere on earth or independent from everything but food and product sources that come from usually more then ten to twenty mikes away.
The cost of all services, energy and products might become from a third to a twentieth that of current fuel burning investor capitalist or socialist economies.
The global economy becomes a at point of transaction user controlled decentralized robotic
economy trust or coop. This should not be confused with socialism or communism as the robotic system to a degree is self maintaining with little human labor or investor cost. Today investors have about a 1.4 times the GDP cost of the global economy that gives them about a 8% share of the cost of the economy through ownership and control of mostly everything. Govornments provide what investors are unwilling or u competitive in providing at a similar cost in taxes and monopoly service govornment fees. After all other costs are taken out common people who are not Investors have to distribute amongst them selves about another possibly 10% of the GDP between themselves to enjoy Life with as discretionary self serving spending beyond survival. Thes figures are not right on as there are grey areas between and I would like to see a set of calculations that show a detailed distribution of costs to the global economy with benefactors and internal recirculating loops.
mass producing sustainable buildings that use little energy for heating and cooling get interiors, that last for hundreds to thousands of years is what this global guideway section is about. The described buildings have to survive earth quakes, floods of any depth, forest and grass land fires and tornados without immediate reuse. Surviving nuclear wars and meteor strikes near by is a complex problem using these houses as mostly above ground shelters. These houses can be buried as they are strong enough to take possibly about five to ten feet of earth cover in emergencies but then lose their ability to float over most tidal waves and floods.
Interested in a permant happy future for large populations of humans? It takes a car, a reasonably convienient comfortable sheltering home, electricity and a cell phone to raise a kid, hold jobs, shop, get to schools and do everything else in ever larger area, dispersed services modern communities. It takes a personal small truck or van and larger trucks to run many small business or handle larger items people use. It takes phones, computer internet and electricity to do everything before and between mobility. This is true every where in the world. For the last 150 plus years it also takes limited fuel supplies and some limited materials supplies to keep everything in industrial economies working. Either we change our energy sources to industrial large population unlimited supplies or we can no longer continue to raise large numbers of kids in healthy even self sustaining environments. Railroads and aircraft are not needed anywhere to make road based economies run. Planes add s
This recycle everything project started separately at the same time the guideway ideas were emerging. At that time my wife Colleen and I were setting up a complex household out of the then 63 year old massonary Lancaster County Home called Westview. Everything had to be remodeled and refurbished. We were broke most of the time but were salvagers. Trash removal was on our own for a multi family household and over the years increasing. We started to recycle.
About thirty years ago I came up with a set of ideas for 100% reusable standard containers for all products. At the time we were using all kinds of disposable package food and household cleaning products. We we’re constantly remodeling with paint, plaster, floor levelers, adhesives, bags of cement, solvents and varnish removers by the hundreds of gallons. Possibly averaging a ton or two a year of materials for at least two decades. The containers piled up and we reused them for mixing buckets and storing fasteners and parts. Often of cardboard or light weight plastic reused containers often failed so we were also buying buckets, mixing pans, plastic totes and tool boxes.
This idea for a better type of bulk liquid to dry
product, totally hundreds of times reusable packaging could be made in six to eight standard sizes like pint, quart, half gallon, two gallon, five gallon, fifteen, thirty and forty gallon sizes in two wall thicknesses for heavier and lighter products. I looked at poly ethylene buckets like Tupperware and fiberglass and even glass which broke too easily.
I finally decided on stainless steel as it is rugged, does not rust or shatter, survives flames and spot impacts and bounces back or is reparable and can be cleaned and abrasively scoured out in most situations. Think of kitchen stainless steel bowls, pans, pots, dish sinks, washer tubs and commercial kitchen and labroratory counters.
These universal thin wall stainless steel containers would stack like squared off disposable drink cups with lids that similarly stack for return shipping. A ten to twenty to one return trip volume advantage would be had with empty container nesting stacking.
The high cost of the stainless is off set by hundreds to thousands of reuses.
We were canning garden produce at the time and buying canning jars that occasionally get reused. Thin wall aluminum pop cans had just entered service a decade before first being like tin cans you needed a can opener for. I grew up with recycling by crushing tin food cans and taking them to the junk yard to be remelted over and over again. Similarly bent up standard reusable containers can be remelted and reformed for thousands of years before the last of the contents is lost to erosion and misplacement.
A new form of as yet uncertain minimal consumable cost, reusable labeling is needed. This might be like a dry erase board label between two durable sheets where the colored ink label is printed with a replaceable or reusable clear cover sheet. A compressible silicone to Teflon tubular seal is required inside the lid rim. A means for permeant seal bonding at high temperature is needed. A set of bar locks require the lid to be depressed on each side while a locking bar is slid in place on each side. Some kind of factory certified tamper proof seal or vacuume freshness system is needed. Rounded corner square reusable cans would take up less room on shelves while high vacuume sealed or pressure sealed products would be in round cylinders cans.
Containers with vacuume insulation outer shells or panel walls could be their own refrigerator shipping containers as we keep liquid gasses cool for days and weeks in shops. This would reduce out of refrigerator deterioration times for food ingredients in kitchens. A time temperature use by integrated electronic label that is also reusable could tell you of possible spoilage without lifting the lid.
A hopper bottom dispenser series of containers is also proposed that use up every last bit of stored materials that can be vibrated, heated to cause liquid flowing or slammed down to the bottom rubber valve bottom opening. You could lift off the lid scrape to the bottom the represurize again to use the last product in the container. These hopper bottom containers could become a new series of dispenser containers from a pint to a large 44 gallon or pallet sized self mobile drum full. This eliminating a need for dirting tools in applying paints using a slotted squeggy that forced coatings into irregularities in a surface or applied a notched trowel coating or in kitchens spreading or measuring ingredients using a built in flow volumemetric indicator.
This could also use a multi proportional distribution system combining materials under pressure without pumps for multi part mixing. Imagine a multi color variable width paint system that worked like a color printer head that used barrels of ink or paint of base colors. Size for decoration becomes irrelevant as you could coat from the most inexpensive returnable container supplies. 3D fabrication materials would have a cheap PRT based global demand response supply chain with the reusable container systems.
A system for stacking the containers wet at the users end then separating them with air pressure from a small valve or weld resealed hole made in the bottom would reduce the users need for cleaning.
I looked at the cost of stainless of different alloys, fabrication costs as improvement on pressing out aluminum cans( much higher tool wear and energy cost, the number range of reuses, the availability of alloys in future higher use rates and the cost of the oneway global land fill based container industry. Some information from Rieks containers company and others helped learn about the cost of container, distribution and service cost shares of products. A nickels worth of fountain pop syrup and carbonation is 50 to 70 cents in pull top cans 50 cents in two liter bottles and a buck and a half in a fountain non refilled drink cup or cans from a cooler or vending machine in user cost.
Maintaining our houses institutional water supply, sewage system, plumbing, electrical system as well as increasing and rearranging apartments in our 20,000 square feet of concrete structure floor area house on six acres and decorating the property were educating tasks.
Every year saw several remodeling and maintaining everything projects. It was learn as we went about what was common practice and creatively trying out to us new ideas. My errors in judgement were many and budget limitations caused debt accumulation, this wasting income on interest payments. Inversely our house became an income producing property which paid for some of the debt beyond outside job earnings.
I feel still like a little child, every year learning what life is all about, still stumbling, learning to walk In a complex social and technical world.
Humanity is similarly learning collectively what works best and what does not. Like smokers and alcohol and drug users the collective choices people make institutionally are killing our otherwise stable planetary environment. Like smokers who think they can’t quit, we justify how we do things as the only choices we have, as the best ways because like smoking and drinking personal road vehicles and inefficient houses, products and services make us feel better even if they are bad for us all.
Every wet freeze thaw winter, every place north, we have tens of thousands of local springtime pot holes to fix. These damage cars and trucks and cost Americans alone about ten billion dollars a year. Every year the crews repair the same and new potholes without ever analyzing why this is happening other than to state the obvious and continue to use the same asphalt and tar repair systems used for a hundred years.
By drilling a hole several feet under each pothole with a 2 inch roto hammer to about two feet down, then filling it with gravel creating a Dutch drain then using a under cutter of new design, like a dentist does to hold a filling in place only to hold the patch in place, then filling with high strength fiber reinforced grout you can make permant pot hole repairs. If you do few of them it costs a lot but if you make a new vacuume truck mounted machine you can repair them in the middle of winter using boiling hot water and cement dry mix. You need to sand blast prep the hole under the vacuume hood the drill the drain hole then fill and apply the patch all with a single operator inside the truck using TV vision to guide alignment around the centering drain hole drill five tool systems under the hood at about $100,000 investment might patch a pothole every five minutes or so Even in cold and wet weather. Winter setting concrete is a hot patch you can drive over as soon as the truck drives away.
In March 2019 I decided to read all that was readily available on the subject of pot hole and street repair. I had already had five decades of concrete construction experience including studying materials chemistry and sub grade behavior. I had seen many new materials introductions and read in engineering developmental journals about every right of way subject starting back in the 1870s.
Habits of assumed choices made were so universal that amongst the civil engineering technical papers on the subject of street design little useful has been learned since I was a kid. Asphalt repairs that last a few months to 13 years on average are still standard In pavement overlays that last about ten years and new streets that last 30 to 40 years.
No attempt ever existed that I could find to increase the tensil strength and section moments of railways or pavement slabs or systematicly improve sub base and inter layer or curb capture drainage, the usual cause of freeze thaw problems.
Like a smoker who eats healthy foods to compensate for a pack a day habit, in every country on the planet engineers and decision makers were trying the same things that with rare exceptions did not work well in past years.
It has long been possible to lay down at about double the cost pavements that last crack and failure free for a century or more. The cost to benefit ratios are only practical when new traffic and vehicle systems reduce the requirement for so much pavement area. The flexibility of surface running not air vehicles to go almost every where has to be limited to eliminate constant mobility systems maintainence.
If this rethinking how we use vehicles can not be done then we need to adopt single pass tracked or plate compactor asphalt firming over a mesh two layer base as a overlay system on concrete high section moment waffle grid lower basalt mesh one to two foot thick waffle underside high fiber mesh content top surface pavements. A network under slabs of small inter connected drain tubes or dutch well drainage holes has to assure no moisture concentration build up under the concrete slab or between the asphalt top layer. This is vastly more complex that any pavement system at any know time on our planet.
Even a hundred years ago we could have developed pavement laying machinery to create these conditions but simply refused to do it. Tests showed these ideas worked but they required making changes from common simple practices and introducing new ways of doing everything done everywhere.
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This is an amature life time project to lower the cost and increase the speed of all personal and commercial mobility. The same guideway structures and components build homes and commercial buildings, install and operate ultra deep geothermal power generation and further guideway installation. Help is requested.
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A final standard will evolve or the human race will cease to progress along these lines and take the deteriorating human economy directions that we can all read about in libraries full of minute details.
Jim Burden 2019