Hemp vs Carbon Fiber


English: AMG carbon fiber engine at the Geneva...

English: AMG carbon fiber engine at the Geneva Auto Show 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Terrence Russell is promoting carbon fiber as the ‘Secret Ingredient of the 21st Century’:
Modern CF is a far cry from Edison’s filaments

‘Thomas Edison stumbled upon a carbon-fiber precursor while experimenting with lightbulb filaments in 1879. He superheated splinters of bamboo and produced strands of carbon that could withstand high temperatures and conduct electricity. Physicist Roger Bacon expanded on this process in 1958, creating “whiskers” roughly 10 times the tensile strength and more than three times the stiffness of steel. Researchers eventually learned how to manufacture these carbon whiskers into a pliable weave, chemically bonding the fibers to substances like plastic to create strong composite materials…’

Now compare hemp to carbon fiber
Henry Ford’s Hemp Plastic Car is 10X Stronger

‘Henry Ford spent more than a decade researching and building his Model-T car which was not only constructed from hemp but was also designed to run off hemp bio-fuel? Whatever happened to this idea?According to Popular Mechanics, Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel…’

Is carbon fiber being promoted just to suppress hemp tech more?

Facebook will crack down on hate speech
Last December, FB went on a shutting down or suspension spree of activists’ accounts. Now it is granting requests from activists

‘Last week, the Everyday Sexism Project and other activists asked Facebook to address a long-standing issue: the proliferation of pages that celebrate beating, raping, or killing women. In addition to sending an open letter, the group embarked on an ambitious campaign to back up its words, urging advertisers whose ads appeared next to offending pages to boycott the site. The problem, they said, wasn’t just that hateful pages like were being allowed to stay up. It was that Facebook aggressively moderated things like nudity but turned a blind eye to violence against women, taking action only when protests grew too loud. Now, after Nissan UK and several other companies temporarily withdrew their ads, Facebook has promised to update its policies and moderation…’
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Social Networking Business
Why Yahoo Is Bringing Back the Internet Portal

‘So why is Yahoo in the midst of purposely transforming itself into an über portal even as computer users are migrating to super-focused mobile apps and even when its leader made her name touting simplicity and minimalism? And how did Google, once the poster child for focus, end up as a sort of accidental portal, with its own social network, webmail site, online map, and video sharing service, to say nothing of its smartphone manufacturer or set of operating systems?

‘Because we live in a world where the most valuable information – and especially the demographic and tracking data coveted by online advertisers – does not want to be free, and in fact is hoarded in proprietary databases that can only be assembled if you’re a portal, or look a lot like one. Or at least this is part of the reason…’
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