The new emerging stable supermajority under President Trump, will be grounded in continuous scientific and technological progress and the spread of its benefits to the entire citizenry. As in the pivotal elections of Lincoln in 1860 and Franklin Roosevelt in 1932, political affiliations and alliances will be reorganized and reshaped for decades ahead. Let’s take a peek at the world that awaits us as a united citizenry delivers a crushing defeat to the discredited establishment ideas which have so crippled our people, economy, and national purpose.
First we should acknowledge that creative human genius, though suppressed, has been operating the entire time. In particular, Lyndon LaRouche’s commitment to “restoring American scientific and technological leadership” through the campaign of his Fusion Energy Foundation (FEF), did not end with his imprisonment, or the federal government’s closure of the FEF, later ruled illegal by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin V.B. Bostetter. LaRouche always emphasized that “you can never be defeated if you never stop fighting.” President Trump’s version is that “We will never give up! We will never give in!”
Though less vocal in their efforts, diligent small groups of scientists, engineers, and skilled workers have been continuously hard at work, even as the political world went to hell. So, as we take back our country from the Imperial swamp-creatures, be aware that we will not be starting from zero. Seed-crystals of our future greatness can be found across the country, and even reflected back to us from abroad.
You may already have heard about NASA’s plans for permanent human operations on the Moon in the course of the Artemis Project. We are anxiously awaiting the imminent launch of Artemis I. That is only the tip of the iceberg. In a presentation on August 9th, Tom Vice, CEO of Sierra Space, declared that we are living through “a new industrial revolution.” His company is building the Dreamchaser reusable spaceplane, whose uncrewed version begins regular cargo flights to the International Space Station early next year. That is just the first step. Sierra will soon provide full passenger and cargo service to Low Earth Orbit. Long before the end of this decade, companies will be able to lease space for manufacturing or research on the space station which Sierra is now building, and charter flights for crews to ascend and work there.
Recently, Axiom Space completed its first charter flight of a SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station with an all-private crew, to test out plans for the new space station Axiom is building for use by private manufacturers and research projects.
Early next year, the Polaris Dawn mission (the third completely private orbital flight of the SpaceX Dragon) will test a variety of new equipment and technologies. Two later flights of the private Polaris Project will include the first manned flight of the much larger SpaceX Starship. (Starship’s first unmanned orbital flight is anxiously awaited by the end of this year).
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation is bringing 100 Mbps internet connectivity to more and more of the world’s empty regions, and will soon provide cellular phone and data service to those areas as well.
A handful of American and Chinese companies have already designed, built, and launched rocket systems which have achieved orbit. We are at the dawn of the age in which Low Earth Orbit becomes just another domain in which any company or individual with a need, can easily lease orbital space and charter flights to support their own orbital activity. Soon such capabilities will be available on the surface of the Moon, too.
The new CEO of Ford Motor Company, Jim Farley, recently said that if old Henry Ford were to reappear at the company today, he would say, “The last 75 years were empty calories. I’m sure glad I landed here right now! You guys are way too slow!” Since Ford’s adoption of assembly-line production methods a century ago, mass production methods were limited to handling only a small degree of variety in output. Product and production changes would be introduced in annual, or several-year intervals in order not to disrupt the speed of the production line.
This is in contrast to the constant change associated with software development. Software is always being changed (with the hope that the changes result in improvements, not regressions). Tesla sought to develop a way to apply software development methods to the assembly line. One solution was to use a series of production cells, instead of a fixed production line. In this way, new product and production techniques can be developed in relative isolation from the main line. Once the changes developed in the developmental cell reach perfection, the new cell replaces the previous cell in the main line. In order to accommodate the rapid changes in product this entailed, Tesla developed a digital “twin” image of every car produced. This “twin” records every part and process involved in each individual vehicle’s production. In this way Tesla is able to introduce 27 changes per model per week. It was also why Tesla was able to keep up production recently, when other auto manufacturers were unable to substitute available computer chips for unavailable chips.
Such methods are spreading across manufacturing. At Boeing, the aim is to develop a single Model-Based Engineering (MBE) system that encompasses every aspect of aircraft design, development, production, testing, modification, operation, and servicing. Such integration leads to massive improvements in the speed and quality of new aircraft introduction, and facilitates the rapid introduction of design modifications and improvements as a project progresses.
While technologies such as additive manufacturing and replacement of metals with lightweight composite materials are rapidly spreading across industry, an even bigger development is associated with something called neural networks.
Over the ages, Man has developed more and more complex tools. As complexity grew, in some situations which were repetitive, mechanical means were found to automate the repetition, but all under the oversight of a human mind. Gradually, new means of remote control over robotic systems were established. But such robots all operated under the direct control of a human mind, or according to a program created by a human. Such robotic systems are very stupid, and based upon the simple, “If condition y exists, perform routine z.” And routine z must be painstakingly programmed by a human.
However, in recent years robotics and automation researchers have been working on developing what is sometimes called “machine learning.” This refers to a multilayered system of filters, a neural network, which, over time, can be “taught” to identify patterns from sensory inputs. Such pattern recognition is at work when your word processor suggests a correction in your writing, or when text in a foreign language is “machine translated” into English for you.
Such systems have been “taught” to have superhuman capabilities with respect to complex-outcome games like chess and the Chinese game of Go. This technology is being applied to more and more areas of life. Autonomous “air taxis” are on the verge of beginning operations in cities. The more complex process of autonomously driving on any road or street, is a little further down the line (although autonomous taxi services are already operating on geofenced and well-mapped small urban areas in the United States and China).
As with all technological advancement, there is always the possibility of abuse–as we see with the spying and profiling accomplished by the aid of internet connectivity. We will be challenged to develop governmental oversight to foster the benefits, yet preclude possible abuses of these new technologies which are sometimes grouped under the label of “Artificial Intelligence,” or “AI.”
The “AI” label is deceptive. While it is true that early logical programming and later machine learning via neural networks are indeed copied from human mental processes, these logical processes reflect only the most simple of human mental powers: information and rule storage, logical processing, trial and error, and pattern recognition. Do not confuse this with human thought. No machine will hypothesize, overthrow axioms, or create a new idea. There is an unbridgeable gulf between mind and machine. No machine has a noble soul. The oligarchy would like to reduce humans down to soulless slaves, so it is important to remember and cherish the uniqueness of the human mind and soul, as we use these new tools more and more. No matter how complex and capable, machines are just tools–like the James Webb Space Telescope.
Caption: Tally, a nice little robot I recently encountered making its rounds around a grocery store, and doing the unbelievably boring task of keeping track of inventory. Credit: Michael Carr
Further down the line is the quest for the humanoid robot, the adaptable super tool, which can be aware of its surroundings, respond to relatively simple verbal requests with autonomously generated solutions, and perform complex tasks in manufacturing, or in dangerous situations. Many of these capabilities will be fostered by vastly improved electric battery systems, which are also in rapid development across the entire world now.
Last week, Brian Lantz spoke about the necessity of creating National Bank credit to foster the development of our basic infrastructure and industries which have been so terribly looted: water systems, mining, rail, nuclear fission and fusion power, oil and gas, coal and steel and other metals, agriculture, and so forth. Likewise there are many other areas of our productive economy which will bloom under the new regime of long-term, low-interest National Bank credit, and a sane regulatory environment created by the new governing supermajority being brought to power under the banner of President Trump’s MAGA, and LaRouche’s imperative for always leapfrogging the past. Making America Great Again does not mean retreating to a past state, but breaking the bounds of the possible once again, through amazing leaps. As President Trump insists, we will make “an incredible comeback!”