Which of the ideas should @BoredElonMusk pitch to @ElonMusk?

Maybe the Elongated (not gated) City?

Abundant food, water, energy could solve a lot of problems occurring in the Sub-Saharan Africa

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As you disarm child soldiers what to do with all the AK47?

Throwing weapons into molten lava.

Proof-of-burn NFT.

Airdropping $LSDDMT Ledger System Distributed De-Militarisation Token to the hodlers.

To prevent toxic fumes pickles help reduce acidicity.

Aluminum foil keeps the heat out of the way.

Optionally: consume after use.

Now onto the crazy shit…

...to be fair, not sure to what extent possible.

Surely loads of rules, regulations, compliance - unless you decide to run your own model of reality.

Pretty sure that was illegal too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

(UK didn't like it)

Due to rocket science export restrictions technology, the SpaceX is open only to US citizens (and other legal aliens).

Effectively, 96% population of the Earth cannot even apply.

Can we run a franchise SpaceX UK, SpaceX EU, ...?

Or maybe something completely different.

➡️ Cosmodrome Baikonur - can we buy it?

Currently Russia is leasing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baikonur_Cosmodrome from Kazakhstan

In an attempt to reduce its dependency on Baikonur, Russia is building https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostochny_Cosmodrome

Russians messed up one of the recent launches…

“The rocket was really programmed as if it was taking off from Baikonur, they didn’t get the coordinates right.”

It's rocket science, details matter.

Why would Kazakhstan like this idea?

PR exercise. We can frame it the right way:

“billion dollar investment and positioning as the hub of space exploration” - arguably better than Borat.

A question remains - to use an existing launch port or build a new one from scratch?

➡️ Asteroid avoidance


Will a nuke work in outer space?

What is the shortest notice we can source a rocket? (and a nuke)

Do we have any on standby?

This dude appeared out of nowhere: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor

➡️ Nuclear disarmament

It’s funny / not funny, depending how you look:


The Economist wins some kind of prize for snarkiest headline of the day with: “This year’s Nobel peace prize rewards a nice but pointless idea.”

Probability of nukes wiping humanity is not that bad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_catastrophic_risk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutual_assured_destruction - checks and balances prevent a full blown nuclear warfare 😇

But still... Maybe we can find a way of disarming this shit?

➡️ Quattara Depression


“use of nuclear explosives to excavate the canal was another proposal”

“plan called for the detonation in boreholes of 213 nuclear devices”

Could that be a good use case?

Or maybe @boringcompany could handle this?

➡️ Salton Sea

Check it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_Sea 

“The idea of importing seawater from the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Cortez in Mexico has been around for a long time.”

You have a smelly problem (ecological disaster) out there in LA: https://laist.com/news/salton-sea-rotten-egg-odor

➡️ Aral Sea

Maybe the same trick with Aral Sea?

Less urgency.

(it’s been drying up for ages)

The volume is big enough to measurably affect the global sea level, especially when you account for ongoing evaporation

➡️ Flooding desert

http://carbon.ycombinator.com/desert-flooding/ by @ycombinator

There is a concern about the availability of labour.

“war on drugs” is ending, as we revisit incarceration for non-violent crimes, there will be plenty of able-bodied citizens eager to earn a legitimate income.

➡️ International vote

The current voting system was designed when information was traveling at a speed of a horse or a ship

With real-time access to information and ubiquitous access to the internet, we can design a better consensus-making technology.

To begin with, we can ask the entire humanity YES / NO

Simultaneous 🛰 satellite photo ( #Bitcoin block 888888 or sooner)

Make an “X” shape with your body to tick the box, say YES.

Lied down with hands alongside your body “I”, hold on to the old system, means NO

Surely some edge cases to resolve:

- Will it work at night?

- Will it work through cloud cover?

- What about people who cannot move or cannot be outside?

- Confidentiality of a vote? (lie down, face down, remember to breathe)

If the majority agrees, the international community agrees, everything is verifiable and transparent - looks legit enough to me.

Can we install additional measurement apparatus on satellites?

Or maybe such technology is already deployed?

➡️ Global energy grid

Buckminster Fuller was asked “How would you suggest solving international problems without violence?”

He answered: “I always try to solve problems by some artifact, some tool or invention that makes this particular kind of problem no longer relevant"

"My answer would be to develop a world energy grid, an electric grid where everybody is on the same grid.

All of a sudden there would be no problems any more, no international troubles. Our new economic basis wouldn't be gold or dollars; it would be kilowatt hours."

There is always a place on the planet where the Sun is shining and the wind is blowing.

Tesla claimed it was possible, can we do https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_power_transfer economically on the grid scale?

That would be awesome: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

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Closing thoughts.

We can solve any problem.

We cannot solve all the problems, all at once.

Full support to Elon making humanity multiplanetary, that should be (is) the highest priority.

Solving some problems on Earth can help along the way - buying us some time 🙏

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