- Climate Change;
- Urban Accommodation;
- Biosphere Maintenance/Preservation.
The anticipated result of the Researchers work would be the open source development of new patentable foundation technologies, processes, systems and disciplines which at a later date can be superseded by privately held work (6). The initial solutions would be made available to any party at no or at most a nominal administrative charge (7). This would ensure the rapid absorption of the new technologies into the global economy. More importantly, the public would immediately benefit from the researchers work. Public support of the WWII effort and America's space race with the Soviet Union proved critical to the continuous long term funding of the Manhattan and Apollo projects (8).
(3) Pandemic health Open Source Initiative <http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/19640.wss>
(4) A minimum of a years rotation through the program would be desirable.
(5) Arcology is a term coined by Italian architect Paolo Soleri in 1959 to describe the concept of Architecture and Ecology working as an integral system. Arcology designs are fully 3-dimensional mega-structure cities which can (theoretically) achieve much greater efficiencies, and promote more social interaction than 2-dimensional cities, while using far less land and consuming fewer resources. See also the FAQ of Arcosanti [Definition by Nathan Koren]. <http://arcosanti.org/FAQ>
(6) It is the nature of patents that improvements are made upon the original works leading to new advances and wealth creation. The goal of the initial set of foundation patents is to make the base technologies available for immediate implementation world wide. The technology bars can be set at levels that encourage additional private initiatives later in the life of the Initiative. Any accrued fees would be used to offset the costs of The Initiative.
(7) To support further research and development.
(8) Deborah D. Stine, “The Manhattan Project, The Apollo Project, and Federal Energy Technology R&D Programs: A Comparative Analysis, June 30, 2009, Congressional Research Service