Why is it so Hard to Burn Water?

Alaskan Gas Prices at 4 and a half to 5 dollars a gallon.

Exhibit A

I am sick of living in Alaska. Enough is enough and I am finally ready to get out. Alaska may be the biggest state in the US, but it is also the biggest mess. The state is underdeveloped, the politics are all screwed up, and the prices… the prices are… well just look at the cost of Gas. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Exhibit A which was taken Saturday May 21st, 20011. This is unacceptable.

For a State that has it’s very own oil pipeline, you would think that the gas prices would be pretty easy on the eyes. Instead they blind you with the sheer terror of your wallet getting raped in the billfold. Now before I end up turning this post into a denouncement of the state I was born in and have lived in most of my life, I will shift my focus to the real issue. Alaska is not the only place with this problem.

Everybody has been watching the gas prices soar to an unbelievably high cost, and the truth is that not just one thing is to blame. You can say that the government is pouring money into wars that create higher gas prices. You can say that Oil companies are silencing the technologies that could lead us to better alternative fueled cars and trucks. You can even say that the shortage of fossil fuels is starting to jack up fuel prices. All of these are right and more. However, we shouldn’t be focusing on the problem. We should be focusing on the solution. Although, we do need a specific problem to solve.

In this post, I chose the problem “How to make a Hydro Electric or other Alternative Fueled Car”. I chose to focus mainly on H2O cars because they seem the most appealing as the next step for fuel dependent cars. I also know that we have the technology to do this. Here, I will some of my favorite sources:

A Water Hose

Exhibit B

Now I, as much as any of you, would like to see these Water Engines be put in to mass production in automobiles right away. I guess there are some things holding us up. What those are have ranged from “That’s a stupid reason to keep us waiting!” to “Huh, that does pose a huge problem.” My favorite “stupid reason” is that we don’t have enough water fill up stations across the world. This is just a delay, that was created when gas stations realized that they wouldn’t have any way to make money after their fuel stations were gone. Are we really going to delay one of the greatest technological breakthroughs in the the 21st century because of the price of some plumbing and the device pictured in Exhibit B? If you want to charge us for water fuel than charge us for Purified and distilled water. Just pipe in the tap water for free. 

The Best reason for halting the production of these earth saving machines is that the technology hasn’t been perfected enough to make it viable for cars to run on water. Well, that is a big problem, but I have a solution. Stop focusing on cars long enough to start selling Furnaces for houses, generators, Torches, Barbecues, and other things that are portable and that only require heat. I gurantee that with the experience of building those devices and the money funding the research, Cars and Trucks will be running on water in no time. 

Water igniting as it is poured into a glass

Ahhh...Refreshing!

I hope that someday soon, we can get out of this prison of gasoline and start living life as a clean technological race of creatures that will not destroy the planet they call home. Now if you will excuse me, all this talk about water has made me thirsty. I think I will go have a glass of fuel.

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Time Travel is Possible, and Here is Why

Futurama - What tastes like blue

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There have been a lot of discussions on the possibilities of time travel over the years. There have been books written, movies made and TV shows plots revolving around the possibilities of time travel. This just happens to be one of those topics that I like to roll around in my head from time to time.

One of the biggest hang-ups regarding these discussions is the paradox problem. It goes something like this:

“What if you went back into the past to prevent yourself from getting in a car accident? However, without that car accident in the present you would not have any reason to go back into the past. By preventing the car accident in the past, the car accident never occured thus creating no need to travel into the past to fix something that never occured.” – Direct quote from a facebook Time Travel Group

Futurama - Benders

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The TV Show Futurama came up with one of the most entertaining ways to fix this problem. Basically universal fate just killed the person in the timeline they traveled back to and they lived the timeline differently. While being a fun theory it seems a little ridiculous (at least to me) that universal error checking would lead to unneccesary death.

During a discussion with one of my friends on the subject, a lightbulb turned on in my head. It lead to a chain of puzzle pieces all falling into place until I had a solid theory of time travel that made paradoxes obsolete.

The most basic realization was this: What if time has a constant flow?

Stick floating Down a River

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Think of time as a river and you are just a stick going with the flow. If that stick were to be plucked from the water and placed in a part of the river it had been in before, let’s say a mile back (the past), it would just travel down the river at the same speed as before and in the same path. Now lets say that when the stick is placed in the “past” part of the river it causes a rock to fall in the river slightly upstream that changes the path of the flow. The stick now follows a new course, but what happened to the water it was following at the beginning (the present)? The explanation is easy, the water is still traveling down the path it was going to, it just doesn’t have anymore flow following behind it. Now lets say that the stick is plucked up from it’s new path in the stream and is placed back where it came from. But there is no water there anymore! Wrong! There is water, but there won’t be eventually. The blockage happened a mile back in the stream. The flow is going to take some time to stop flowing. in fact it will take just about as long to stop flowing as the new path of the river will take to begin running parallel to that spot. meanwhile, the stick will just continue floating along the same path it was going to go with no change what-so-ever.

The common idea of most theories is that a change in the past changes the future immediatly. This is false in my theory. Since time has a constant flow any change you make in the past will not be seen if you return to the future. The only way you would be able to see a change in the past take effect would be if you stayed in the past after making the change. You would be “riding the wave” so to speak.

This theory present some interesting concept when you adapt them to the old examples. Lets take the old concept of going back in time to kill your grandfather. With my theory, you could not only go back in time and kill your grandfather, but you could then go back in time again to save him from yourself by killing yourself. You could then kill your grandpa again and then travel back to the preasent and live your life as if nothing had ever happened.

Time flows at the pace you live it. You could only see the effect of a change in the past if you stayed there and lived those moments as they were happening. after that, if you traveled even one single moment into the future, you would end up in the old timeline living things out as if what you did had not occured.

I feel as if this method to the universe correcting itself is much more efficient and make plenty more sense than previous theories.