What if we were to uncover from lost artefacts still buried, that the people of Pompeii’s extraordinary ideas in civil engineering and their design philosophies at the time were so far advanced for their time.
We may even uncover some advanced civil engineering or military armoury designs that were planned for the future, by the artists and inventors of Pompeii who were housed in public buildings and breathtaking villas prior to Vesuvius’ erupting in AD 79.
Technology won’t save us from climate change.
When rethinking climate change, how will economies and societies determine where technologies will take us – and where we will take our technologies?
I also felt that due to the protagonist’s trauma he suffered frequent flashbacks similar to James Stewart in Vertigo, which has a big influence on the story, being similar with the story line where the main antagonist disguises her true identity and takes advantage of the protagonist’s trauma.
ReCO2gnition: Oxygen Debt Part 1 by Mark Dowson – The Key To The Future Lies In The Past!
Back in 2010, I approached Tony Clarke a Director for Northampton Football club at the time with my proposal for an innovative stadium roof mounted turbine array to be test piloted on the redevelopment of the newly planned NFC’s stadium roof.
To my surprise Tony’s response was positive, little did I know he had big green ambitions and would go on to have future work with the Green Party. I obviously had made a good impression with my proposed vision for his football club to adopt a greener strategy at the time. It also seems that we both inspired each other at the time, as I went on to include his real life character in my story.
Are we investing in the correct technologies right now, and are we prioritising this investment?
Should it be Disruptive Technologies such as AI robots, Nuclear Energy, Space Age, Advanced Rail Networks or Innovative Renewable Energy such as Hydropower and Urban Wind Energy?
What technology investment takes precedence, as the global atmosphere increases its Oxygen Debt?
Should we invest in HS2 or Community Hydropower?
The Design philosophy of Stadium Roof mounted turbines and its link to the story
The rapid growth of large-scale wind farm installations has now led to the generation of clean electricity for tens of millions of homes around the world. However, despite the potential to reduce the losses and costs associated with transmission and to use local wind acceleration techniques to improve energy yields, the potential for urban wind energy has yet to be realised.
Something that is central to my idea is the Coanda Effect, which is named after another genius, the Romanian scientist and pioneer Henri Coanda. This relates to the behaviour of gases and fluids and is the mechanism by which a stream of air sort of sticks itself to a flat roof as it passes over it.
Factors which are as equally or more so important than the actual engineering of a given turbine for an urban wind turbine project are; Wind science, positioning of turbine, type of turbine used for specific positioning, type of building and its energy use, and a building’s shape of roof.