Here is my list of projects that I want to see through in the next seven to ten years. I could do any of them in that time frame easy enough but doing all of them in that time frame means I'll need lots of help.
I'm sixty years old. I might already be half way through my life. Why do I need to end up with all the money they are worth? You can do any of them you want. Do one independently, one with others, hire me to help with some, and so on; options abound. Maybe one of the projects is especially compelling to you. I might start a GitHub repository for each one. What do you think? Good idea? It's a very fun group of projects that is for sure! Feel free to propose a presentation for one of Lynn's events: http://distributeddataday.com/2018-sf/proposals based on one or more of these projects. I think it helps to have projects that we share that we can talk about. Say, who wouldn't want to see Jeff Jira pick through my project list and offer me time saving advice for an hour right in front of everyone. I'm fully aware that I'm distributing this list in front of lots of giant companies with talented teams. Giant companies like Apple, Tesla, Google, IBM and Amazon have the liquid cash and some of the talent they will need to just do all of these projects right now. The science and technology to do them already exists. I bet big companies could generate a trillion dollars in worldwide revenue from these programs. That's fine. Hopefully they will hire me and lots of my new friends on this list to help. Using your skills to make the world a better place is good. Here are the projects. Comments welcome: 1. Understanding and Building on the Design of the Human Brain: using a graph database to better understand how the human brain works, and its neuroplasticity, the behavior and traits as a result; what can go wrong and how behaviors are changed by it; and more. 2. Understanding the Coding of the Human Machine: A project to decode all the coding in the human body to better understand rare diseases with genetic or code-like components. 3. Social Program AI Admin: A project that combines internet of things and artificial intelligence to administer social programs in real time at scale with far lower administrative costs than is currently possible. 4. Society Scoreboard: A project that connects internet of things in real time streams with business intelligence to create better ways to understand, compare and monitor the outcomes of various societies relating to the ability of each individual to meet their needs and live a beneficial lifestyle of their choosing. 5. Distributed Firefighting Robots: A project to create remote controlled intelligent heat resistant firefighting robots that can go into hot fires to fight them instead of us sending human firefighters in harm's way. Some robots would specialize in buildings in urban areas and some would specialize in rough open terrain and remote areas. 6. Non-Lethal Creature Catchers: A project to provide non-lethal robotic solutions to replace every situation where lethal force is now used in the apprehension or termination of people and other creatures. 7. Intelligent Redevelopment Robots: A project to create a system of intelligent robots that can go into a resource poor area, undeveloped or post-catastrophic and develop the area so it is inhabitable. 8. Intelligent Remote Controllable Flood Response Robots: A project to create a system of smart robots that can systematically seek out and assist people in a community who are trapped by high flood waters. 9. Intelligent Flee the Disaster Assistance Robots: A project to create a distributed system of intelligent robots capable of delivering sustenance to a community that is fleeing an area in mass with nothing but what they can carry due to conflict, an accident or a natural disaster. 10. Distributed Earth Sculpting Robotic Systems: A project relating to distributed earth sculpting robotic systems to solve environmental challenges where scaling up a work force to do such work was always beyond the available human labor and heavy equipment required. 11. Intelligent Continental Water Grid and Redistribution Systems: A project relating to creating intelligent continental water grids capable of redistributing excess rain water to protect the areas that would be damaged by the excess water and to distribute that water where it is badly needed elsewhere instead of letting it empty back into the sea. 12. Slender Cassandra Cluster: a reference project soon to be a part of the official Apache Cassandra documentation, with guidance on configuring and operating a modest Cassandra cluster of about 18 nodes suitable for study, demonstrations, experimentation and testing. 13. Personal and Professional Development Initiative: A project that uses artificial intelligence and block chains to assemble bodies of knowledge and competencies, assess competencies, identify gaps in desired competencies, identify learning solutions and curate reliable credentials of competencies demonstrated. 14. Virtual Distributed Asynchronous Conferences: A project to provide all the benefits of attending a conference while reaching everyone in a way where no one is geographically disadvantaged, with no travel time, no travel expenses and no ticket fees which makes it accessible to a lot of people that otherwise would have to miss out, and with lower production costs and simpler administrative workloads that allow faster implementations. Kenneth Brotman