Sic transit Gloria Monday:
29th August 2011
(Not exactly: "Gloria got sick Monday on the bus!)
Instead: GSAD just had a brainstorm on Monday. A day or two before, GSAD was working on launching a Mini-Utopia [U] in Trinidad [MUT] on 330 acres of land, about 1/10th to 1/8th the size of Masdar (the World's first U) which occupied six square miles.
So, MUT is a sort of experimental prototype for the larger Us (similar to the XPs planned for RDL Launches. In the Utopia plan). The US West Coast is a target for several Us.. Picking 300 to 400 acre sites, in CA, OR or WA, away from tsunami land, would be spots for a MUT type XP as good as the 330 acres for MUT. Maybe both (or three) MUTs, more or less semi-simultaneously.
Of course, for MUT, the finance would be about £7.5billion[b]/10, ie less than £800million[m] (~US$1.2b) mostly offered by Trinidad government.
GSAD will also propose that the 6250 homo sapiens sapiens [hss] (Ideal Customers [iCu]) live free of taxes (like the Panama Canal Zone), but limit iC's CO2 emissions to =< 1 ton/year/iCu. This saves WorldWide GNP $3[k]/ton of emissions, ie
6240*$3k*20 tons+ = $375m/y/Mini-Utopia + about 64% ($240m) more for 4k more hss in Project 10 and
Mini-Utopia-Villages on associated land, near the MUTs.
Go for three: with Protected Areas [PA], ie 30.75k tax-free residents, producing Worldwide GNP [WGNP] savings of (375m+240m)*3) =$1.845b/yr, AND in two or three years, experimental prototyping for 80m iCus and 80m*$3k*20tons = $4.5trillion[t]/year potential WGNP savings .
BTW: W/O improvements on costs of U: £7.5b/U divided by 50k iCus = $240k/iCu (initial investment). With each iCu (equivalent to) repaying $3k* 20tons/yr = $60k/yr: it takes $240k/60k=4 years to pay back the initial investment. Thereafter, each iCu adds $60k to the WGDP for the WorldWide 7b hss (minus the 80m iCus) ie for the benefit* of the 6.92b hss not living in Utopia. and are not making extremely high contributions to CO2 pollution leading to WorldWide, five-to-ten degrees of Global Warming.
*Based on 50 year lifespan/iCu (including the rest of their lives of moving-in, iCus, and their descendants) the total WorldWide benefit is 80m*~50years*$60k= ~$240t. Divide this by 7b hss =$34.286k/hss of the entire World: W/O a penny of tax on any iCu-hss during the rest of their entire lives.
BTW: The point is: In 2012 get ~80m started on saving most of the 20 up-to 30 tons of CO2 they are each emitting: to save the 7b hss, this is the first (6.25k +4k)*3= 30.75k which is 0.38% of the 80m total.