Parasuits – uplifting humanity, uplifting industry

Parasuit R&D – a competitive edge?

julian-garnier-codepen

The amazingly good CSS 3D Solar System coding at codepen.io is by@JulianGarnier. Click the picture to see the code in action! Use the controls at right to change display options.

When reading about IIT Madras graduate Naga Naresh Karutura, I do not see a “double amputee”. Instead, high potential to be an ISRO astronaut flight specialist candidate.

naresh-karutura-parasuit* Software engineer at Alphabet (aka Google).
* Professional problem-solver.
* Eternally dogged optimist.
* Amputean°

In micro-gravity, Parasuit°-enabled Amputean° and Paraplegian° Astronauts may have the competitive edge. Industries and cultures embracing the perspective shift gain competitive edge, too.

parasuits - enabling r&d


° I’ve coined these words, having noticed they somehow convey a sense of uplifting. Everyone needs an uplift, now and then.


Images:

Codepen.io image by Julian Gardner: http://davehuer.com/bcitfolio/innoprojects/inno-shieldship.html – The basis of this proposal of mine from 1993/4? NEO delta-V is a technically and profitably-usable resource.

Constellation EVA Spacesuit: NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/246726main_ConstellationSpaceSuitSystemBriefing.pdf
(Image modified with removal of lower extremities)

Mr. Naga Naresh Karutura: http://social.yourstory.com/2015/11/naga-naresh-karutura/

vs. the apparently-most-possible of the allegedly impossible

Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_MontfortYesterday, one of my friends (founder) asked why I don’t start easier ventures? The reason relates to the framing (and re-framing) of the challenge: No matter what I think about, it has been my experience that the leap-frogging steps of a disruption are nearly always seen as impossible/hard to comprehend . . . 

. . . (and in this, it appears not so much that the barrier is a belief in the “impossibility”, but that the person cannot intellectually follow or comprehend how I got there and ego seems to get in the way).

So, if whatever I do is seen this way, then (perhaps paradoxically) it makes more sense to me to do the biggest scariest monster.

Because this takes exactly the same effort as the apparently-most-possible of the allegedly impossible.

Not to mention massively satisfying.


Image: Pen and wash drawing by malacologist Pierre Dénys de Montfort, 1801, from the descriptions of French sailors reportedly attacked by such a creature off the coast of Angola. Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken

Will Angel List post Impact ROI Target scores?

I posted my profile at Angel List yesterday
https://angel.co/david-huer-01

It’s a neat site, but I noticed something funny. The job board breaks out hundreds of jobs the usual way, by location, job title, compensation…

But no Impact ROI Target Scores.

This may be restricted to US site visitors. But if not, I want more. When looking for contractors and employees, or a team to join, I want something that matters, to my definition of what “matters” for me. Angel List, the go-to site for startups offering job opportunities across the English-speaking world, could provide that data. Here’s what I am asking for: a Balanced Scorecard filter that lays out key impact targets determined by the founders, team and investors.

As a yard/meterstick, all measures are good.
david-huer-angellist-benchmark

 

 

 

 

 

If the target is to . . .

  • Maximize investor returns as a pure fintech money machine play…that’s great.
  • Create a gene-splicing tool for skeletal dysplasia…that’s also great.
  • Create incentives to stop the bear paws trade…again, that’s great, too.

Crunching Impact ROI targets into a neutral benchmark, and job-comparing tool. That’s dollarable value-add.

Will Angel List invite startups to post targets? 

The Door to $Capital Heaven

us-mission-vancouver

A country’s embassies and consulates are that nation’s territory, subject to its laws, rules, and customs.

Some time ago, I asked the US State Department to create an incubator inside the Vancouver consulate.

Every day, I could walk to my office in America without having to leave Canada. An embassy official appreciated the creativity but said no dice.

Hence the “Border Entrepreneur Visa” proposal, posted earlier this week: http://davehuer.com/blog/replacing-the-us-eb-1-and-e-1-with-a-be-1-visa/

 

 

 


Image: Seal of the US Consulate, Vancouver, BC. Public Domain: https://www.flickr.com/photos/us_mission_canada/4770405952 – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Replacing the US EB-1 and E-1 with a BE-1 Visa?

Many entrepreneurs need to follow the money to Silicon Valley. But US visa programs can be a challenge.

Blueseed Ventures offered a solution: Putting a tech incubator in international waters with a ferry traveling to San Francisco every day.

Lots of interest but not enough funders. Not to mention legal entanglements such as border controls and inspections, all rightfully a responsibility of the United States to its citizens.

Is a new visa program, paradoxically, the easier way?

100 miles inland & 100 miles offshore

Could the US create a new “Border Entrepreneur visa (BE-1)” that allows entrepreneurs to enter and operate startups and companies on US soil, to get access to US capital, without living in the USA?

Here is my thinking:

  • 100-mile border zone inside US land border
  • 100-mile border zone adjacent to the coastline of US states and territories
  • Visa region includes US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, etc)
  • US citizens get priority hiring as employees (core team exempt from the rule)
  • Mutual benefit for entrepreneurs and US economy
  • US evaluates entrepreneurs without having the entrepreneur burden US services
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Washington State/BC Border Zone

Example: a BC entrepreneur could operate in Whatcom County (Blaine, Bellingham, Ferndale) and return home to Vancouver every evening. Or simply move to Seattle or Tacoma.

 

 

What would this do for Plattsburg, NY, or Detroit, MI, or Yuma, AZ?

Could this alleviate the ‘undocumented alien’ challenge along the Mexican border? And produce certainty for authorities and law-abiding immigrants?

Could BE-1 visa holders demonstrating good citizenship and contributions to the economy “graduate” to the resident visa/citizenship stream?

Could the BE-1 produce legal/economic certainty for sea-stead ventures located between the coastline, and the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone or 12-mile offshore treaty border?