Monday, January 31, 2011

Why Is Hawaii Always the Last to Know?

In hot, sunny (tropical) climates -- like Hawaii, Haiti, the Middle East, Africa, what has greatest value and utility, is shade, because with it, one can conduct industry, manufacturing and creativity, rather than spend all one's energy and day, just trying to get out of the direct sunlight, and trying to stay cool.

Obviously, there are whole industries that could be pioneered in this field, to benefit at least half of the world's population, most living in poverty for this reason -- instead of merely importing the existing and mostly obsolete technologies that obviously don't work so well -- in Hawaii, as well as everywhere else that doesn't create these optimal operating conditions, that further enable productive thought, activities and capacities.

That's why I suggested that the best idea for Honolulu (Hawaii), was to create an infrastructure of shade, with which, most people could then comfortably and enjoyably walk, bike, or just hang out, in these public areas -- and not have to get into the latest version of air-conditioning comfort (The Rail), that these promoters want to market to a population desperately wanting something they can't quite figure out what.

The ancient manner of creating shade was to grow trees -- which requires soil, water, and horticultural know-how to do it right, so that it doesn't also destroy one's foundation, so that everybody then decides to cut down all the trees. The modern, best way to create shade is through mesh netting, that can be suspended at a modest cost, and even attached to existing structures -- like street lamp posts. It is already used for those purposes, as temporary structures during summers in the temperate climates, with great success, to create an immediate amphitheater, banquet area, whatever. It is an open-air structure made of fabric -- which allow the cool winds in, while allowing body heat and odor out -- which creates an optimal environment for doing most things, even in war. The military has developed a lot of expertise in creating such environments -- anywhere on earth.

That's why a suggestion that tents and other fabric structures are ideal for Hawaii for homes, classrooms. parties, athletic events, is not being low-rent and backward, as your leaders think coming out of their own poverty experiences, but are actually today's state-of-the-art, high tech solutions that they reject -- in favor of the traditional high-cost, high-maintenance solutions like air conditioning structures that are poorly designed for these purposes, and are unus able without air conditioning, lighting, etc.

Not only could fabric structures be used alone, but if used over regular buildings, prevent those buildings from ever being touched by the heat of the sun at all -- which of course, absorbs that heat. Such netting is usually made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Finally, when the need for more ventilation is required, ionic fans, are actually superior to air conditioning because it feels like air conditioning -- at the cost of running a fan, and ionization freshens and deodorizes the air, which is a big culprit in any gathering of people in a poorly ventilated room.

But one has a difficult time getting people in Hawaii to listen to genuinely new ideas and being the first to adopt them, because with their conformist indoctrination (education), they think they have to do what everybody else does, even when there might be a better way of doing things -- because then, they'd have to be thinking for themselves, and actually be the first to know, rather than always the last.


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