Cultocracy note :
More inspiring news that illustrates how a single creative individual can make a positive change . In this particular case , young inventor Boyan Slat has almost single handedly designed a large machine that aims to clean up the plastic waste in the world’s oceans . Moreover Boyan Slat’s company is a non-profit enterprise , he is more interested in the challenge and the beneficial results to everyone and everything , refreshing to see that in a modern age this unselfish mindset has not been totally snuffed out . Hopefully Boyan Slat will encourage more younger people to follow his lead .
Change will come from the younger generation , by and large the older generations have been seduced by wealth and power , indoctrinated and corrupted by cultocratic doctrines that should have died out with the dinosaurs . Many of the figures that are cited as being most admired in the world are part and parcel of the system of control , they only care about themselves and their stolen wealth , others have sold out for a seat at the trough .
Ask yourselves a serious question , what exactly have Bill Gates , Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II ever achieved ?
In modern times a carefully crafted PR campaign and a supplicant MSM can maintain the illusion and the promote the deception .
Has Boyan Slat not gifted more to the Earth than all of these people combined ?
Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.
On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, across the bay from San Francisco, workers are welding a massive black tube together. The tube–roughly the length of a football field–is one piece of a larger system that will set sail for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch this summer, where it will begin collecting some of the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic trash brought there by ocean currents.
Six years ago, the technology was only an idea presented at a TEDx talk. Boyan Slat, the 18-year-old presenter, had learned that cleaning up the tiny particles of plastic in the ocean could take nearly 80,000 years. Because of the volume of plastic spread through the water, and because it is constantly moving with currents, trying to chase it with nets would be a losing proposition. Slat instead proposed using that movement as an advantage: With a barrier in the water, he argued, the swirling plastic could be collected much more quickly. Then it could be pulled out of the water and recycled.
Some scientists have been skeptical that the idea is feasible. But Slat, undeterred, dropped out of his first year of university to pursue the concept, and founded a nonprofit to create the technology, The Ocean Cleanup, in 2013. The organization raised $2.2 million in a crowdfunding campaign, and other investors, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, brought in millions more to fund research and development. By the end of 2018, the nonprofit says it will bring back its first harvest of ocean plastic back from the North Pacific Gyre, along with concrete proof that the design works. The organization expects to bring 5,000 kilograms of plastic ashore per month with its first system. With a full fleet of systems deployed, it believes that it can collect half of the plastic trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch–around 40,000 metric tons–within five years.
There have been multiple engineering challenges along the way. The design originally called for an anchor attached to the seabed, but because of the expense and complication, the team had to abandon the plan; they eventually realized that a floating anchor could work. “There were many times in the last few years that were really rough,” Slat, now 23, told me as we sat on a pallet surrounded by sections of the device. The fact that there was so much at stake helped him keep going.
“I would never be able to work on a photo-sharing app or ‘internet startup XYZ,’” he says. “I think people overestimate the risk of high-risk projects. Personally, I think I would find it much harder to make a photo-sharing app a success–it sounds counterintuitive, because it’s much easier from an engineering perspective, but I think if you work on something that’s truly exciting and bold and complicated, then you will attract the kind of people that are really smart and talented. People that like solving complicated problems.”
Read the full article here at Fast Company
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