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I'm still learning about my Asperger's, finally seeing the difference between IQ and Emotional Quotient.   I thought it should be enough to present better designs, but they need salesmanship too.  My challenge has been to find partners to focus my technical talents, and help demonstrate the results.  My main claim to fame is from building a velomobile with excellent suspension fully integrated into the flexible composite frame.  I would love to make windmills cheaper, tidal mills far cheaper, and everything more efficient.  High-grade energy should be used to run heat pumps if low grade heat is all that is needed.  We can tinker with combustion to produce solid carbon, easily sequestered.  Pull out some terra preta, and your wood stove becomes carbon negative.
My current challenge is to be adopted as a grandfather to provide pension income, know-how, and tools off-grid or in another stable enclave.  I have no family, and prefer living near vegan friends and co-workers.  I keep fit, and recycle materials with a lifetime of experience, but I'm also comfy with hi-tech fabrication.  
I don't do robotics myself yet, but regarding permaculture, I think the future is in small robots that can keep track of every plant and seed in a plot, and compare it on a worldwide database.  These can evolve from simple weeders, always worth buying as gardener's helpers until all the features are perfected, all is harvested at the peak hour with the best seed saved, and we can forego the footpaths.   PM for email.
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