Planting Environmental Sensors, Trees and Surveillance Devices With Swarm Projectiles

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

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

Now then, please read this paper; “Planetary Penetrators – The Vanguard for future years Exploration of the Solar System,” Glyn Collinson; UK Penetrator Consortium (2008), JBIS, 61, 198-202. environmental sensors Not only is this perfect for Moons, Planets, Comets and Asteroids but we are able to use this concept to answer some very interesting questions such as; is there permafrost beneath the Martian Surface. Take a look that the diagrams and sketches in that paper;

Do you remember how during the Cold War the Russians and Americans had ICBMs with multiple splintering warheads which would have one missile divide into 10 upon re-entry? Well, imagine small units how big is a smart phone, 100s of them in each missile, all set to spread out in a grid pattern and embed themselves into the surface, or in to the ocean quickly sinking to the bottom?

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

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

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

Indeed, I hope you’ll relax and close your eyes and consider this for an instant. Email me should you have anything to add or we can brainstorm on other unique applications, as this is merely scratching the top of tomorrow’s information flows. Think onto it.

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