NEW CIVILIZATION FOUNDATION
7.16 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
7.16.1 The NCF shall integrate Research and Development Centers into NCF
communities, oriented towards five specific tasks:
220.127.116.11 Existing Technology Redesign: Redesigning already existing
technology to comply with comprehensive design science, including the
elimination of 'Planned Obsolescence' and Fiscal Expediency Strategy.
18.104.22.168 Validity Testing: Testing out various proposed and unproved
technologies, including health technologies, to either find them valid or invalid, and if valid, to
develop them for common use,
22.214.171.124 New Technology Development: Developing new comprehensively
designed technology to allow people to accomplish more work with less
energy and/or greater efficiency,
126.96.36.199 Community Support Technology:
188.8.131.52.1 Providing NCF seeded communities with products to sell or lease
in already existing markets allowing communities to generate positive
184.108.40.206.2 Designing requested technology for use in a Community based upon
each individual community's specific needs.
220.127.116.11 Reclamation Research: Reclaiming resources now labeled 'waste' and
either rendering it inert or reusing it in new processes in an
environmentally safe and sustainable way.
7.16.2 Comprehensively designed technological strategies requires that all
aspects of the user cycle is designed into the use of that technology;
that all processes and products take into account where the raw materials
or recycled manufacturing materials come from, how they are used, how they
are stored and how they are recycled after use, how the products
resulting from the manufacturing process will be used by people and how
they will most easily recycle them at the end of their useful life. In a
comprehensively designed manufacturing process, there is no waste, and
minimal environmental impact.
7.16.3 The R&D centers will be organized around specific technological
inspiration enabled by qualified team support. Inasmuch as, historically,
a large preponderance of new breakthrough technologies have come from
individuals operating outside the mainstream of science and technology,
particular emphasis will be placed upon team-supported visions and
projects which lie outside the purview of more traditional R&D centers.
Selection criteria for projects will be based on validity and potentiality
of the concept or technology, regardless of the formal training and/or
education of the principal investigator.
7.16.4 R&D centers should hold as priorities: farming and food
production, housing, transportation (devices and systems), advanced
communication technologies, immediate lifesaving devices for homes and
offices as well as preventive health research, alternative energy, waste
recycling, and Natural system reclamation.
7.16.5 With the exquisitely and comprehensively designed processes of Nature
in mind, R&D centers must continuously research and design to attempt to
integrate Humanity into the environment more harmoniously.
7.16.6 NCF seeded R&D centers will only accept contracts to produce "Livingry" products, i.e., technologies which amplify humanit's ability to live successfully and peacefully within the limits imposed by Natural systems.
(As compared with Weaponry: technology which amplifies human ability
to kill other humans.)