OTHER FUTURE LIVING IDEAS
Ideas about to change our world.
- Energy Storing Bricks: Pedot coated red bricks turn into energy storing electrodes.
- Robotic Guide ‘Dogs’: Control Movement Gyroscope (CMG) a handheld device (that doesn’t replace dogs but supplements) that leads people to their stated destination.
- Sweat to replace electrolytes in conventional batteries?: At a workout the wearer’s own sweat will charge the batteries on their devices.
- Self-Healing Concrete: More environmentally friendly with structural load bearing capability.
- Internet for everyone: My personal favorite because accessibility increases knowledge and power.
- Coffee Power: Turing coffee waste into biofuel
- Charging car batteries in 10 minutes: Removing the battery degrading heat issue
- Floating Farms: On rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water near cities to reduce negative distribution effects can provide a large percentage of needed food.
Ideas for creating affordable and safe living spaces:
- Involving all citizens of an area in the process to shape their city. Where ideas are worked on as a community not via politics.
- Density as possibility: As in many cities – ground floors are business and public spaces while above are private spaces.
- Individually developed living spaces: Residents only receive insulated shell of home and design the inside with flexible building components.
- Keeping new building components within specs that can easily be interchanged or improved. Adapting the uniformity that arises by facades and colors.
- Bringing food into the building design. Allowing residents (whether single homes or apartments) to produce food in vertical farms attached to homes.
- Modular Floating Cities with food producing sections. Utilizing solar and other green energy for all the needs of the community.
- An old design turned new: Straw Bale Buildings. Not necessarily only straw but utilizing locally sources materials to create homes designed around the area’s climate.
- IKEA homes: Flat-pack modular neighborhoods that are expandable and sustainable. Includes solar panels, networking assemblies. Sharable as there can be one central kitchen / meeting buildings that reduce the need for individual space.
- 3-D printed houses using locally sourced material, quick built and economic. Solving the housing crisis in many areas.
- Establishing mixed use town centers in residential area. Decreasing driving and increasing community connections.
- Sub-terranean building complexes to retain ground level nature.
- Robot and 3-D printed buildings. SAM can lay 3,000 bricks a day vs a skilled mason’s 500. Increasing productivity and reducing costs. SAM is designed to work with masons, not replace them.
- New or redesigned materials to increase structural integrity and reduce long-term costs.
- Land trusts: People buy the home, not the land. Keeps housing costs affordable for those who otherwise would be renting.