I indicated that Mensans could upgrade their status in society:
1. Intertel - the top 1 percent of IQs
I tried to explain that the upcoming ideas I would be presenting would be great, even though I was not yet rich nor famous. And I went into why this was not so.
But then, came McKinley High School, with shoes:
I happened to mention that in 1958 all my friends on campus were Caucasian, and in the previous Mensa talks I went to, there was a similar percentage of whites. I might have irritated a few with this statement, but my point was that this ethnic dominance actually helped me during my entire professional career, for getting along with people and personal relationships are important keys to success. Perhaps this is what I gained most from Stanford, plus confidence. In every environment I later worked--University of Hawaii, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center and the U.S. Senate--the leadership was also all white. Social comfort is an important part of professional and personal success. Ironically, three years ago I moved to to 15 Cragside, a seniors' community, and just like Kakaako, I would say 90% living here are Oriental.
South Pacific was filmed. This is where Bloody Mary sang Happy Talk to France Nuyen and John Kerr. Pearl and France looked remarkably alike and were born in the same year. After 47 years of marriage, Pearl passed away eight years ago.
I baked these kernels in place, added some salt, and served them at receptions. How do you grow them? Contact me.
The Search for Kenjiro's (my name is Kenji, so I was named after him) Grandmother, who was rumored to be a female samurai. I also recently visited the power plant and found that more than a century later it was, with mostly the same equipment, still producing 3 MW.
I did my dissertation using a tunable laser for a micro reactor to catalyze the growth and/or sterilization of E. coli:
In 1976 I went to NASA Ames Research Center on a project to detect extrasolar planets. At that time, no one had yet found a planet outside our solar system. The group designed an interferometer to indirectly find exoplanets. I was allowed to be creative and, with Nobel Prize winner Charles Townes, came up with a concept to not only directly discover planets, but also determine the atmospheric composition. This was GI#4.
I next talked about three books: one the product of one of my Technology and Society classes, a second on solar/wind energy and a third of ocean thermal energy conversion, the latter two with co-authors:
Returning to the Manoa Campus in 1982, I helped establish the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research (PICHTR), and attained the directorship of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute. We were able create two $25 million projects for PICHTR.
The 210 kW Open Cycle OTEC experiment at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority was the most successful experiment of this concept till today. We produced electricity and freshwater.
The second was the conversion of bagasse into biomethanol at the HC&S sugar mill on Maui. While the project itself did not produce any methanol, the key points were:
Thus, GI#4 is the direct methanol fuel cell for ground transport. If anyone wants to gain fame, and, perhaps, too, fortune, this is the technology to advance.
I then moved on to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), here to the left showing microalgal raceways. The attractive feature of microorganisms is that they are up to ten times more efficient in converting sunlight into biomass compared to land crops.
Thus, a more promising GI#5 was to consider nutraceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, high value products, instead of any biofuel. The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute was selected by the National Science Foundation to become the national Marine Byproducts Engineering Research Center, a grant of $5 million/year for 5 years.
Blue Revolution, for Hawaii's Exclusive Economic Zone is larger than the state of Texas with its EEZ:
What will be the sustainable products of the Blue Revolution?
Then, in time, combined into ocean cities.
Rainbow Pearls International:
cost $150 billion and will crash to Earth in 2025. As governments and companies are not inclined to come up with only 1% of that total--the $1.5 billion--the only hopeful source would be that mythical billionaire. Incidentally, future floating cities will be built near the equator, for no hurricane has ever crossed this line.
GI#9 was to design and build that next generation hydrogen aircraft. Physically, hydrogen is the ideal fuel for aviation. Rinaldo Brutoco has formed a company to build a faster dirigible. He wants to shuttle passengers between the West Coast and Hawaii. Hydrogen would be produced on those OTEC platforms, and directly loaded into this aircraft to deliver to future markets.
mass transit system and thereby become a world headquarters:
Explaining the cover page, it began with my family mon, which symbolizes the family name. A connecting bridge would be ideal to take the high road to cooperation, and Takahashi means high bridge. I photoshopped this crest and ended up with the rainbow pattern.
I essentially indicated that I could use some help in writing some future books, beginning with GI#11, The Search for Kenjiro's Grandmother, explained earlier.
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR PLANET EARTH. SIX HOURS TO SEATTLE would be based on the Hilo side of the Big Island falling into the ocean, generating a mega-tsunami. A flight taking off from Hilo or Kona for Seattle just before this cataclysm occurs will travel at the same speed as the jet.
THE VENUS SYNDROME. This would probably be a docu-novel as suggested in one of my Huffington Post articles. It is not carbon dioxide that is the extinction problem. There is more energy in the methane at the bottom of the ocean kept in place under metastable conditions, than all the known coal, oil and natural gas on land. Methane is 25 times worse than carbon dioxide for global warming, and only a slight temperature increase could cataclysmically catalyze flow of methane to the sea surface.
THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE DEAD. While socially impossible, of course, this is one way to check crime on a global scale, and maybe a future PUS (President of the United States) could well be an advocate. Can't be any worse than the current leader of the free world. The U.S., incidentally, has the most people in jail/capita...and our taxpayer's money is being used to keep them fed and protected in an air-conditioned environment.
10% Solution for World Peace, which I introduced in my very first Huffington Post article more than seven years ago. President Obama, and all the leaders of China ignored me, but I recently suggested how Kim Jung-un can one-up me:
First he says my missiles were always an attempt at going to Mars. He argues, though, that his country would stop testing them and disarm all their nuclear bombs if ALL other nations do so too.
He would deserve a Nobel Peace Prize if this ploy works.
GI#16 is my E-book on Pearl's Ashes. Not sure exactly how anyone can take advantage of this, but I do plan one more around the world trip to finalize this effort. Perhaps there is an enterprising writer who might want to accompany me to publish something. The first ash ceremony was held at Rainbow Falls, Hilo, birthplace of Pearl.
SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR HUMANITY. Read about them here. To summarize, I think marketing and conventional practice convince people to change blades too quickly. I think this is a profit opportunity for someone. Infinity Razor can be bought on Amazon, but they are everywhere deprecated. I think Schick and Gillette get third parties to write stink about this product.
soap bar in a bag, using a safety pin to secure it at the bottom your bed below the sheets. It seems to prevent leg cramps. Why? I don't think there is anything physical. The human mind is complexed, and there is some psychosomatic mechanism that seems to work. Even Snopes can't figure out why. How do you make a profit with this idea? Up to you to come up with something.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average again broke its all-time high, up 42 to 22,873. Apparently, all those geopolitical flares mean nothing, compared to high company earnings growth. Incidentally, tomorrow I'll be in Japan, and their Nikkei closed up 58 to 20,881, the highest close since 5 December 1996.
By the way, Tropical Storm Ophelia has lingered about for some time in the Atlantic, and strangely enough, will soon attain hurricane status and HEAD FOR EUROPE!