hydrogen is one of the things we must do. If you have not read Tommorrow's
Energy, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the prospects for a Cleaner Planet, by Peter
Hoffmann, MIT Press 0-262-08295-0 or checked www.israel21c.org you might enjoy them as
much as I did. The 300 plus LNG Super Tankers that are currently being produced
will very shortly be transporting hydrogen produced by energy taken from the
motion in the ocean, JFK saw this need, but he and one of his brothers were
stopped by ignorance. We have known how to make it until the whiz bang stuff
finally figures out that digital is too slow to use as a control for over 50
years. We also have known how to build real efficient wind devices that would
help especially inland. we have all sorts of useable things that need to go
beyond just talk. If we ever can get the politicians out of the way our
lifestyle is going to be really out of this world. There is much more to life
than ignorance and discovering what we already know and can accomplish is half
of the fun.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.