Featured Response – Miles Palmer of 8 Rivers Capital

HWWLT Logo on yellowDr. Miles Palmer is the Co-Founder of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC. Dr. Palmer is a distinguished innovator, engineer, and scientist, with four patents and over 40 publications in fields including biomedicine, aerospace, optics, communications, transportation, automotive technology, robotics, power, energy, fuels, and environmental chemistry. Miles earned Electrical Engineering and Chemistry degrees at MIT s well as his PhD at the University of California, San Diego. Miles joined the Air Force in 1981 and was nominated for astronaut duty. Besides these credentials, Miles is perhaps the most optimistic person I know. I am honored to count him as my friend for over forty years,

imgresAfter a little thought, I realized this is a deceptively complicated question.   Should I answer with how I hope we will live, or with my best guess of how we will probably live.   Also, when is tomorrow?   Next year?  Next decade?  Next century?  Next millennium?   I decided that how I hope we will live and how I think we will live is almost the same thing.   That makes me extremely optimistic, but that’s just who I am.   I will chose to interpret “tomorrow” as 100 years from now.

imgres-1Tomorrow we will live in a much more unified, happier, more prosperous, and more rapidly growing world.  Ultra high definition cameras will be everywhere, even in the poorest countries.   Everyone on earth will have the instant capability to record and transfer real time video for permanent storage on the world cloud.  The resolution will enable easy identification of individual faces even at long ranges.  No individual or country will be able to prevent this from happening.   This will result in greatly reducing bad actions by individuals, groups, agencies, and countries. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transparent_Society ;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sousveillance . 

images-1 copyLow cost access to space will have resulted in a significant fraction of the Earth’s population moving off the Earth and bringing both energy and resources back to Earth.   Resources, energy, water, and scarcity of land will no longer be problems.  The psychological impact of the infinite frontier of space will be continuously lessening individual, ethnic, and international tensions.

https://www.google.com/patents/WO2014152778A1?cl=en&dq=LAUNCH+VEHICLE+AND+SYSTEM+AND+METHOD+FOR+ECONOMICALLY+EFFICIENT+LAUNCH+THEREOF&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fxwxVeS3KarksAS9voCIDg&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAA ;  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_the_Sky

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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