a time, Arthur C Clarke wrote a story describing
how the orbits of communications satellites should
be configured. This prevented the usual greedy bastards
getting "ownership" of this very useful
idea and exploiting it in their usual way.
Not that we've anything against real
invention, origination. Just that humanity needs
this technology and has already done a pretty good
job of dreaming up things to do with materials like
carbon nanotubes. This site exists to highlight ideas
that are already in the public domain.
Mere improvement of technology by using
CNT''s does not constitute the kind of innovation
that patent law was designed to reward. For example,
the infinite-ratio gearbox, which uses moveable
cones with a band around them .. it is no real creation
to now realise that there's finally a workable
material from which a sufficiently strong
band can be made.
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