Our vision is to become leaders in abating and solving 27 major world issues using Artificially-intelligent Recycling Manufacturing Systems (ARMS), powered by renewable energy, as follows.
The blockage of 12% of global trade at the Suez Canal, 9/11, SolarWinds, and COVID crises have made it clear that American critical infrastructure is too reliant on foreign energy and foreign manufacturing to respond to crises in time, while the US is under constant attack by internal and external enemies. Accordingly, the US is currently unprepared for all of the same, leaving critical infrastructure, and thus America and Americans, vulnerable to future attacks.
The early days of COVID left frontline hospital workers and first responders without sufficient PPE (personal protective equipment) and lab supplies, and the Suez Canal blockage of 2021 quickly impacted the San Francisco Bay Area and the United States, per https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/how-suez-canal-blockage-affects-bay-area-residents/2504066/
Similarly, the US Treasury's Secretary Yellen and EPA Administrator Regan are collectively concerned with the "existential" need to capture carbon, to abate greenhouse gases to stop very destructive and expensive climate change, and to stop the overflowing plastics problem in the oceans and waterways from dissolving into microplastics, resulting in the plastics leaching very harmful chemicals into the global water, air, soil, and thus food chain, including but not limited to "forever" molecules known as PFAs (polyfluoroalkyl substances), which are known to disrupt human development and health, responsible for causing hormone disruption, cancer, weakened immune systems, and birth defects, and may be a chief cause and magnifier of the hermaphrodite phenomenon in not just humans, but many different species.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is turning the ocean and food chains into a plastic soup, and now microplastics evaporating from the same are globally-circulating in the breathing air, waterways, and food chains on land, https://news.yahoo.com/microplastics-air-spiral-globe-pollution-103333844.html
American and global plastics pollution problems, health problems, greenhouse gases and climate change problems, are fossil fuel development and use problems, which ARMS can also significantly abate, with patent claims for powering ARMS by renewable energy generators and batteries, for use on or off the grid, stabilizing America's energy network and its capacity.
To defend against a large number of these threats in CA, the US, and abroad, CA-based start-up company, Alphapura Robotics, is seeking to develop and scale a CA, US, and global solution around artificially-intelligent recycling manufacturing systems (ARMS), based on the patent family of its founder, Frederick Christopher Janson.
Alphapura's two different prototyping partnerships have shown proof of concept with a 3D printer and a robotic arm, each able to transform CA, US, and global problematic plastics into one million different brand-new products on land to keep the same from dissolving in the environment -- products the size of a COVID mask (3D printer for B2C) to the size of an affordable home (rapid robotic arm with mill function for B2B and B2G). An additional partner has shown proof of concept with both conversational and operational artificial intelligence. Taken collectively, these existing products combine in a novel manner specified by Alphapura's patent family, which includes many other global solutions that need to be developed.
One of Alphapura's prototyping partners has made a proof-of-concept video on Alphapura's home page, www.alphapura.com and illustrates how Alphapura's technology can transform 100% plastic waste into nearly any other solid product, here a water bottle transformed into a cell phone holder in about 7 minutes, so much faster, cheaper, and cleaner than it would take for someone to drive to the store and back, or for them to order the same online, times a million different product types, times hundreds of millions of people.
It is important to note that the 3D printer is not the only manufacturing system the patent family covers, based on only a few of the 27 possible claims, presently reserved as a future innovation pipeline for Alphapura, primarily because of a lack of resources to develop the same. Alphapura's other R&D partners have developed an even faster technology on a robotic arm, to capture more plastics-based carbon before it reaches waterways, and to abate more greenhouse gases faster.
The vision is for every or most American homes and organizations to have a renewable energy generation, storage, and distribution unit, capable of network communications between units, and a unit able to manufacture a million different product types out of meltable human waste products, beginning with plastics, and with patent claims secured for metals, glass, and all other meltable waste.
This way, if America's power grid, supply chain, and infrastructure are interrupted as they were for COVID and the Suez Canal blockage, or if America is attacked for a prolonged period, or if those foreign countries on which America relies for energy and product access suddenly slow, cut, or stop supply chains, America will be able to defend itself against the same, leading to greater social stability.
With an ARMS unit, Americans will be able to generate, store, and distribute renewable energy, and they will be able to communicate with one another, and they will be able to manufacture up to a million essential products out of overflowing meltable plastic waste, to be able to better survive these sorts of resource-dependent attacks by relentless enemies and/or by relentless natural circumstances.
Serendipitously, ARMS is the technical solution for President Biden and Vice President Harris' "Build Back Better" and "American Jobs Plan", and the technical solution for the "Green New Deal", able to create new sustainable manufacturing and green energy businesses and jobs in CA and across the US, as follows.
II. US ENERGY SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Per https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/us-energy-facts/imports-and-exports.php for at least half a century, US energy demand has been steadily increasing, as has consumption, as have exports, and until fracking techniques were developed, imports had also been increasing.
America is the third largest population in the world, and is expected to continue to increase its population, and thus its energy demand. As much of the energy produced by America is based on fossil fuels, which are a non-renewable resource, eventually the demand will exceed the supply, and America will face an energy crisis. Investing in renewable energy technologies before that crisis is the most sensible approach and defense against the same.
ARMS will provide homes and offices an additional way to generate, store, and distribute energy, increasing American energy stability, complimenting and relieving its current energy program.
America is in part dependent on energy imports from countries who openly hate and have attacked America, posing a real and immediate threat to America, from supply chain and civil unrest perspectives, hedged by the mass production of ARMS units to safeguard against the same, but only if ARMS makes it to the market.
III. US MANUFACTURING SECURITY AND DEFENSE
The COVID debacle illustrated that America was not prepared to respond to biological attack on the United States, with regular reports of medical supply chain management issues, depriving first responders very basic personal protective equipment. The ARMS prototype team (minus artificial intelligence) helped meet the need for masks and respirators during the COVID crisis.
Similarly, ARMS could be used in every clinic in America to make as many masks, respirators, petri dishes, pipetting and other volumetric equipment as needed, and other life-saving medical consumables and devices, and for a small fraction of the current costs.
Per https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/imports -- the US is the second largest importer in the world -- which is a major threat to national security, because if all or some foreign countries were to slow, cut, or suddenly stop providing America these products, as America experienced during the blockage of the Suez Canal, and during the early months of COVID, just as with COVID, the result was a major loss in American lives, and allowed the virus to multiply, compounded by a failed COVID response leadership at the time.
ARMS hedges this risk by allowing homes and businesses to make about a million different types of products, powered by renewable or traditional energy sources, which allows users to make products on or off the grid, allowing America to defend itself against both energy grid and supply chain destabilization, providing Americans and America the ability to rapidly adapt to change to survive and grow.
America has lost its manufacturing base, largely to China, Europe, and Mexico, and this presents a unique opportunity for America to not only make its own products again, but to become a leading manufacturer and exporter, more than a leading importer, at levels of production not seen since WWII, if Alphapura is mass produced, each unit a business and jobs creator.
More generally, a country that has to rely on other countries for most of its products will always face a major national security threat, relative to countries that are more self- sustainable.
Furthermore, a country that has to pay for products, instead of selling its products, is always going to lose or fail to sustain manufacturing jobs, and this weakens the economic potential of that country, its savings, and its buying power, which ARMS can hedge, by allowing America to take back its manufacturing base, to become a global leader in manufacturing again, creating millions of jobs, businesses, and products for America, and others, made by Americans in America -- but again, only if ARMS makes it to the market.
IV. US COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY AND DEFENSE
The SolarWinds and other major cyberattacks have revealed that American network communications are also vulnerable to attack by enemies, some of whom may own the communications lines into and across the US, and just like most of society, this communications grid is heavily tied to the national electrical grid.
Accordingly, an attack or destabilization of the US power grid would destabilize US communications and leave the nation in chaos. To hedge against the same, ARMS would allow for network communications between ARMS units, and renewable power generation, storage, and distribution would power the same on or off the electrical and communications grid, to allow Americans the ability to recover from a disruption much faster than they could if they couldn't communicate with one another, but again, only if ARMS makes it to the market.
V. NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES SECURITY AND DEFENSE
The Earth has a limited quantity of non-renewable resources, which are being exponentially decreased, by an exponentially increasing global population, for which America is the third largest population in the world, seeking greater access to affordable products, most of which becomes pollution within a 3 to 20 year period, exponentially-increasing pollution in America, and many of these products have a recyclable plastic component and/or package ARMS could use to make brand new products, to reduce the existing plastic problem in CA, the US, and the world.
ARMS hedges the national risk associated with the exponential decrease in non-renewable resources, and not just those geological raw materials like oil, precious metals, but also clean air, clean water, and clean soil, required for all life, each a non-renewable resource whose toxicity is not readily abated, but for ARMS.
There have been over 100 nuclear energy accidents or leaks, most of them in the US, some of which are expected to linger harm for 10,000+ years, and there have been as many fossil fuel and contaminated water spills, and all of this harm to the US and its physical environment has contributed to the 6th largest mass extinction of all life on Earth, induced by unsustainable human production and pollution activities ARMS can help abate and defend against.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a near continent-size floating and submerged mass of plastics and other waste found between China, India, and the US, the three largest populated countries in the world, and the plastic was dumped into the ocean, and thus into the global and US food chains, and plastic is now found inside most of the sea animals from this region, posing all sorts of threats to the US and global food chain, which ARMS can hedge by giving plastic a new place to go on land and out of waterways, increasing its economic value as a cheap building material for new products, which can then be recycled into a different product later, a solution for a circular and sustainable economy based on circular product lifecycles for a million different types of products for hundreds of millions to billions of people, so impactful as a national and global security and defense technology.
The largest single industry contributor to plastics in the ocean is the fishing industry per the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy, and yet it too can be salvaged, and recycled into nylon fibers that ARMS could make new products out of, as a thermoplastic, https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/abandoned-fishing-nets-recycled-into-nylon
Though many plastics are made from fossil fuels, ARMS is not tied to the future of the end of fossil fuels, as it can be made out of corn, a plastic which is a more biodegradable or healthier environmental plastic than the plastic made from oil. That said, we would like to focus on the existing plastics problem.
Because recyclable plastic has such a low economic value, $0.05 to $0.20 per pound of cleaned and ground plastic waste, and because not enough of it (about 90% per Seaspiracy film on Netflix) is being recycled, or worse, is not recyclable (some oil-based plastics can't be readily broken down) -- plastic has accumulated in the US at an alarming rate, and ended up in the waterways and food chains, to the extent that it is now literally raining plastics in pristine mountain areas around the world, where no humans are routinely present. The key is to give the existing plastics a new place to go other than the oceans and waterways.
ARMS gives US soldiers and others in emergency management a tool to make new tools and building materials in the field. Scaled up, the same could be used to 3D print affordable buildings, infrastructure, and bases at a nominal cost relative to current spending, and protective food-safe coatings can be applied for different applications to better health and safety.
Separately, consider for a moment the amount of energy, pollution, and overhead costs required to make just a single product line, and consider the energy needs and resulting emissions to mine non-renewable resources, and the energy and resulting emissions to transport those raw resources for processing, and the energy and resulting emissions to process the raw materials, and the energy and resulting emissions to purify those materials, and the energy and resulting emissions to package and store those purified materials, and the energy and resulting emissions required to transport those materials to a manufacturer, and the energy and resulting emissions required by the manufacturer to turn that into one product line, and the energy and resulting emissions required to package that final product, and the energy and resulting emissions to transport that final product to a retail outlet, and the energy and resulting emissions required to store that product line, and the energy and resulting emissions required for a consumer to acquire the product, and the overhead costs associated with all of the same.
Now multiply those energy needs, emissions, and costs by a million different product lines, multiplied by hundreds of millions of people and businesses in CA, the US, and around the world, who need access to affordable products, then multiply that by the expected exponential increase of the global population, and come to understand that ARMS is the future of sustainable manufacturing.
Similarly, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has specified that climate change poses an "existential threat to financial markets", per https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/31/yellen-climate-change-fsoc-478769 and where the widespread adoption of Alphapura technology would significantly capture carbon, and separately curb the release of greenhouse emissions otherwise associated with the mining, transportation, processing, manufacturing, and retail for a million different product lines, thereby disrupting the energy required and resulting greenhouse emissions for the mine-to-consumer supply chain for a million product lines for hundreds of millions of people, abating this existential threat to the US and world economies.
Greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels to make and use new and old products has contributed to the highest level of CO2 in over 3.6 million years, https://www.salon.com/2021/04/09/carbon-dioxide-levels-are-at-a-36-million-year-high/ and yet the natural cooling and warming of the Earth based on interglaciation cycles, fluctuates over hundreds of thousands of years only, as proof of human-induced CO2 changing the temperature of the planet, and where a 5 degree change could wipe out most of the remaining life in the oceans, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_change
Eventually, CA, the US, and the world will run out of the resources that make current Western culture, and ARMS hedges and slows that inevitability, giving others more time to come up with resource management solutions.
ARMS can hedge all of these risks associated with traditional manufacturing by making a million different products on the spot in homes and offices, out of a US and global problem, overflowing plastic waste. This defends the non-renewable earth, water, and air in the US and abroad, by creating future products out of former products, instead of over-depleting and over-polluting the US and Earth, to make and dispose of future products, but again, only if ARMS makes it to the market.
VI. SKILLED LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AND DEFENSE
With large unemployment and underemployment, and with a huge gap with respect to skilled labor, Alphapura hedges these risks by creating a manufacturing system that is easier to use, because it is facilitated by conversational and operational artificial intelligence, which teaches no-to-low-skilled users how to make any one of a million different types of products, when historically a person making one product would need very specialized skills to be able to make the same.
Accordingly, ARMS would teach every user how to work with artificial intelligence, network communications, renewable energy technologies, and manufacturing, training American workers and business owners how to use cutting edge technologies.
A turn-key operation, ARMS will be made so easy and safe that a child could use the same, reducing the need for Americans to in-debt themselves with student loans for programs that don't result in gainful employment.
Instead, low-to-no-skilled users will be able to manufacture products for themselves and others, and more skilled users would be able to custom design additional products using CAD and CAM 3D product design software, which ARMS' A.I. could also be programmed to teach users how to do.
Accordingly, ARMS would save manufacturing employers training, production, inefficiency, and many other costs, and would allow entrepreneurs to breakeven within the first to three years, depending on their level of production, and depending on their level of sales.
To illustrate the profit potential to a sole proprietor of an ARMS, a multinational that Alphapura has been in contact with has specified an interest in buying 1000 recyclable products for $200/unit, which would cost an ARMS unit $6/unit in pre-cleaned and ground plastic waste, which the multinational would then sell for $1500 per unit, so very profitable margins for entrepreneurs and their customers. A very profitable sustainable solution.
The US demand for ARMS has repeatedly been measured to be $1 to 7 trillion dollars, dependent on the final sales price and sizes offered, with the greatest demand in California, 20-30%, where Alphapura is located. The sales tax on this market would be on the order of hundreds of billions of dollars and could be used to pay off the superfunding of ARMS as a national security program.
Unlike the F-35 program, and unlike many defense programs, the superfunding of the commercialization of ARMS would be expected to pay for itself in sales taxes, and from that perspective, ARMS is an excellent US government investment.
This proposed financing would allow Alphapura to eventually distribute to every state, creating jobs and businesses in every state, and allowing Alphapura to realize massive volume discounts, to be able make ARMS more readily affordable to homes and businesses.
As part of the proposal, Alphapura seeks to develop a software ecosystem, which includes conversational and operational A.I., its recycling manufacturing systems, and an online e-commerce and social media community platform, all integrated together, and where the e-commerce platform would allow users to buy cleaned and ground US and/or international plastic waste for sale as a consumable to use with ARMS, and allow users to collaborate, and for them to buy, sell, trade, and gift CAD and CAM designs, products, prototypes, parts, systems, solutions, services, and recyclable materials, creating a number of revenue streams.
VII. HEALTHCARE AND ECOSYSTEMS SECURITY AND DEFENSE
The CA (largest population in US), US (third largest population in the world), and global population are expected to exponentially increase over time, and putting aside the future plastics pollution resulting from the same, the current plastics pollution problem has become so bad that 90% of all sea birds in the Pacific Ocean (home to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) have been found to have plastic inside them, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/01/up-to-90-of-seabirds-have-plastic-in-their-guts-study-finds and 70% of deep ocean sea animals have been found to have plastics inside them, per https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/over-70-of-deep-sea-fish-have-ingested-plastic-study-finds-1.3396891
The oceans have arguably become an enormous plastics pollution soup, which breaks some of the plastics down into microplastics, plastics smaller than a grain of sand, so small as to become airborne into the global air system, and global food chain system.
The current microplastics problem is so bad that plastic is literally raining down on otherwise pristine mountains and lakes, in Europe, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47947235 in Asia, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33272673/ in the Americas, https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-08-26/lake-tahoe-microplastic-pollution-detected and thus likely everywhere else in the world where air can reach. The current microplastics pollution problem has become so bad that airborne micro plastics are now being found in global breathing air, and in human lungs, https://www.plastichealthcoalition.org/project/research-lungs/ resulting from thin plastic fibers in clothes and carpets. Studies have found that the current microplastics pollution problem has become so bad that Americans eat about a credit card worth of plastic every week, https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/11/health/microplastics-ingestion-wwf-study-scn-intl/index.html
And unlike the fraudulent claims that plastic was inert or safe, research has found that it is not and contains all sorts of nasties that cause infertility, https://www.salon.com/2021/04/04/plastic-pollution-infertility-extinction/ and birth defects, resulting in a contributing cause to the transgender population, hormone regulation problems, and cancer, https://ecologycenter.org/factsheets/adverse-health-effects-of-plastics/
Some of the 4000+ polluting nasties remain in the environment so long (up to 450 years) as to be referred to as "forever molecules", causing all sorts of health and ecological threats, https://chemtrust.org/pfas
Again, this is all based on the current plastics pollution problem, which is only expected to get worse with an exploding population. The solution of course is to ban the production of most to all plastics, and if plastic must be made by the industrialists, to make it corn-based plastics instead of the very toxic fossil fuel-based plastics, and to capture that plastics pollution carbon on land in solid objects versus fragile clothing, toothbrush, and carpet fibers, so that it can't reach the water, so that it can't be dissolved into the water into microplastics, so that microplastics can't become airborne. ARMS is the patented and prototyped solution here, but only if it reaches the market.
VIII. AFFORDABLE PRODUCT ACCESS SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Plastic is not the ideal building material for products usurped by self-proclaimed kings and queens, but most people are not self-proclaimed kings and queens, and in fact, many Americans and global citizens are at, near, or below the poverty level, have little to no savings, and/or are in debt, as a result of the wealth and income inequality in the US and world, furthered by inflation outpacing wage increases for the non-millionaire class, over the last 50 years.
Accordingly, Americans and global citizens need affordable products rights now, and ARMS can make a million different kinds, from food-safe-coated solar still water purifiers able to transform ocean and dirty water, to solve the fresh water crisis, to affordable homes for the housing crisis, to agricultural buildings, tools, and equipment, to solve the food access crisis, to emergency shelters, boats, and equipment to manage natural and human-induced disasters, and the list of global solutions is closer to a million types of affordable global solutions for hundreds of millions to billions of people, made out of major global problem, overflowing meltable garbage. Arguably an impactful technology.
Most of the world's major world issues resulting from overpopulation, are directly and indirectly linked to affordable product access and disposal issues, which ARMS can hedge, by allowing no-to-low-skilled users the ability to make a million different types of brand-new affordable products out of 100% plastic waste, and powered by renewable energy, for use on or off the grid, which can then be recycled to create future products.
By developing personal, group, community, and industrial sizes of ARMS units, users will be able to make products from the size of a thimble to objects the size of a house, to meet their affordable products access needs.
IX: CALL TO ACTION
The affordability of ARMS units and products off those units is expected to solve 27 major world issues that are largely interconnected, but this major CA, US, and global solution depends on the rapid development and mass production of ARMS, which depends on Alphapura securing a minimum of $1 million in seed funding, but of course $1 billion in seed funding would allow us to significantly reduce the cost of Alphapura's systems to make ARMS more accessible to more Americans faster, allowing America to seize the leadership position in the much needed sustainable and circular economy revolution, but again, only if ARMS makes it to the market.
Los Angeles alone recently committed $1 billion dollars to address their homeless population, and this is a single city in America, but not the only one with a homeless problem and overflowing recyclables problem, and much more than this is spent on providing housing assistance, enforcement, and social services. This same budget for LA's homeless would allow us to help solve the homeless situation for all of America, because we can make $1000 homes out of recyclables with our technology, and there are fewer than a million homeless people in America.
Our newest collaboration is developing a pilot program in Greater Sacramento, which aims to prove that the recycling centers across the country can be transformed into manufacturing hubs, by building giant versions of our technology, to make $1000 homes. Once we help solve homelessness across America, we will start selling to home and commercial builders to be able to help solve the affordable housing crises, by significantly reducing the cost of building materials and structures, while at the same time allowing builders to increase their profits.
Contact Frederick Janson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help make the world you live in a better place to live by providing Alphapura financial, technical, and/or political support.
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