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Have you ever watched construction companies build cement and concrete warehouses and structures? What they do is to put a mold flat on the ground which will represent wall, then they fill it with concrete, and let it dry. Once it is dry they remove the mold, tilt up the concrete wall into place, and do the same for the other walls that it will attach to, and then bolt it all together in place. This makes an extremely strong structure, and it is a brilliant strategy for low-cost construction.
Still, concrete is a problem because while it is very strong, it has at least some problematic properties. Especially in places where there are strong earthquakes. Now then, in the future we will have light-weight materials that will be 200 times as strong as concrete and 50 times lighter than steel. Some of these materials will be made of composite, by putting together such things as carbon nanotubes with graphene coatings. Still, I’d like to offer yet another concept.
What about using ceramics and industrial sapphire? Although these materials must be heated and compressed under extreme pressures and temperatures, if the molds were made of carbon nanotubes with graphene coatings, it could actually be possible to build structures with such materials in place. In other words, we could actually build skyscrapers made of industrial ceramics and sapphire. These are some of the strongest materials known to mankind. They would also weather the storm better because unlike steel they do not rust.
Buildings made of such material could last longer than the Egyptian Pyramids. They might also be used in conjunction with other materials in a composite formation giving more strength, durability, and hardness to a building. Industrial ceramics are used in composite formations with materials like Kevlar for bulletproof vests. We are talking about materials that could repel bullets, missiles, and even perhaps anti-tank munitions.
Some might say this is overkill, but not long ago I was watching something on the Discovery Channel about an individual who was building a bomb shelter because he thought the world might end. Well, if he really believes that, he might take some of my advice and build something super sturdy, rather than making a bomb shelter out of corrugated steel pipe. Likewise, if New York City wants to build seawalls and prevent another major flooding event such as that which occurred with Super Storm Sandy, they might also heed my advice.
It might even be wise to consider battle hardening certain buildings against terrorist attacks, such as those which occurred during 9/11. Perhaps our US embassies around the world might use this type of material. The terrorists wouldn’t have a chance, and we could laugh at them on Al Jazeera, CNN, Russian television, and the BBC as we watched the bullets bounce off. Please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts at Amazon thru www.sindybakur.com Main Page bottom banners. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net