PlasmaSiliconAntenna(PsiAN) – a major new technology.
16 Jan 2011
PsiAN antenna consist of large numbers of silicon diodes on a chip . Infrared and high-frequency reflection or absorption can be programmed in .
Tech References : see
1.NewScientist 11 Dec 2010 p22 " Wireless at the speed of plasma " Company : "Plasma Antennas" of Winchester , UK
"Haleakala R&D" , Brookfield , Mass (Ted Anderson)
Summary : reflective PsiAN chips suitable for WiGig manufactured .
(That is about data transmission at about 7 Gbits/sec)
2.NewScientist 18 Dec 2010 p21 "Is night falling on classic solar panels ? " Company "US Dept Energy " of Idaho National Lab , US (Steven Novack)
Summary : PsiAN chips suitable for 84% of infrared absorption already manufactured and tested . Total system (visible and infrared efficiency estimated at 46%)
Broad description :
The antenna consists of many (ie millions) of diodes on a silicon chip . When they are activated , each generates an electron plasma cloud (about 0.1 mm across) . These clouds can be shaped to reflect or absorb various frequencies , depending on physical configuration and which diodes are switched on or off .
This is a programmable reflector or absorber of various electromagnetic frequencies . A species of metamaterial .
Note , that by combining reflective and absorptive materials , a virtual metamaterial can be evolved , and once evolved , expressed on demand .
These chips already exist and can and are being cheaply manufactured , since they are based on existing silicon chip manufacturies .
Furthermore , antenna configurations are one of the success-stories of genetic algorithms in physics . Widely used for cellphone antennas .
This should be a snap for a system like :
"Adam and Eve" at Aberystwyth University , Scotland . Dr Amanda Clare . Automated hypothesis formulation and testing . www.computescotland.com/2260.php
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "AI Update"
What does this mean ?
1.Cloud Computing with a vengeance .
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Cloud Lasers"
The cloud is made of thin , floating chips reflecting or absorbing infrared on control of the Cloud-computer built into cloud of chips . Exact control is possible of climate and the electronic cloud around the planet .
Needless to say , extreme care is advised .
2.A less drastic alternative :
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Solar Shield II "
Move the chip-cloud into a hyperbolic orbit , manufactured and replenished from Luna using mass-drivers . Not a long-term solution .
3. Singularity :
The system is hunting for the Singularity . We are in a chaotic attractor around the singularity . Human casualties will be 100% .
The trick is to keep Human casualties from exceeding 100%.
Nothing sadder than a Human sub-mind wandering around in a post-human world .
This will happen all-over within 40 years , but spottily before then .
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com AI posts .
Consider Facebook linked into CloudComputing as set out above .
Now do you see what I mean ?
The breaking of the 150-person ceiling means that meta-minds are possible and achievable .
You will experience it .
Can it be stopped ?
We are not talking religion . Just technology and present human nature .
The Tragedy of the Commons argument ensures that somebody is going to use this technology . The rest will have to follow , even if it means their transformation .
The future is suitably cloudy .
I have given more than normal sources here , as my blog has been described as "a scientific Ulysses" in the Joycean sense .
I prefer the purer Tennyson "Ulysses" :
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."
Andre Willers .