|Closure with Respect to Garbage.|
Ok, so imagine I give
you a basic mathematic operation, like addition.
So I give you subtraction, and we play the
The wind is at our back, all is well with the world.
Division is repeated subtraction.
I give you the slash and all the integers
you can hold.
If I give you
27 and a measuring rod called 5,
We could talk more but,
I told you all that, to tell you something else and that is this:
Imagine, if you will, a city named Mountainview,
built on a landfill, a sea of moist and compacted garbage, fermenting
as we speak. And on top of that mountain
with a view, imagine a castle called
Now imagine a giant building that processes that garbage mountain, to turn it back into a meadow. A giant bulldozer delivers garbage to one side, and out of the other side comes pure shrink wrapped cuboidal elements, ripped right off the periodic table, in shrink wrap labeled, magnesium and calcium and zinc and silver and copper and gold and nitrogen and oxygen and all those good things that mother earth had in mind before we started talking back.
What would it take to take every piece of garbage and distill it down to its elemental and purest form and place it on a shelf marked clean? How many chemical reactions would be running in that giant building and what is the one thing it would need gobs and gobs of twenty-four, seven, three sixty five? What would it take to run its Haber process, its electrolytic separations, its fractionations, its pumps, its chambers, its conveyor belts, its everything.
It would need
only energy and plenty of it, gobs and gobs of twenty-four,
that energy come from, the wind, the sea, the sulfur springs, the
smile of you and me?
We buy it on
The yellow cake if pinched and cracked we store in graphite rods.
Like my DARPA dream, with some we are at odds.
This fuel makes more, and more what,
you ask about the lie,
that planet breeds plutonium, the most toxic in the sky.
But plutonium is not so toxic,
as Edward Teller knows,
he just made that up one day,
to keep us on our toes.
So it is as,
as it is so much;
I simply wonder, is there closure with respect to garbage?