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Bored With PCs, Bill Gates Sets His Sights On Controlling the Weather

Posted By admin On July 11, 2009 @ 5:27 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Microsoft’s chairman is part of a joint patent filing for using fleets of vessels to stop hurricanes via geoengineering

Jeremy Hsu
Popular Science [1]
Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Bill Gates’ Plan to Stop Hurricanes: A diagram from one of the newly disclosed Gates and Myhrvold patent filings, depicting a deployment of hurricane-supression vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. via TechFlash [2]

Truly this is the age of Greenfinger: Billionaire Bill Gates has patented the idea to halt hurricanes by decreasing the surface temperature of the ocean.

The patent calls for a large fleet of specially equipped ships which would mix warm water from the ocean surface with colder water down below, according to five new patents that include Microsoft’s chairman as a co-inventor. That could then reduce or perhaps eliminate the heat-driven condensation which hurricanes feed upon, thus significantly reducing their intensity.

Patent-watcher “theodp” first spotted the new patent filings, and told TechFlash [2] that the scheme reminded him of something Mr. Burns might have concocted in “The Simpsons” — if the fictional industrialist hadn’t already blown his master plan on blocking out the sun.

The hurricane-stopper plan apparently hatched from a meeting of Intellectual Ventures, a patent house which regularly gathers scientists and technologists to brainstorm together. TechFlash notes that the official filings came through an Intellectual Ventures affiliate, Searete LLC.

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[2] TechFlash: http://www.techflash.com/microsoft/One_force_of_nature_vs_another_Bill_Gates_wants_to_stop_hurricanes_50385622.html

[3] Bill Gates of Microsoft envisions fighting hurricanes by manipulating the sea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-gates-of-microsoft-envisions-fighting-hurricanes-by-manipulating-the-sea.html

[4] Bill Gates: “We must make this the decade of vaccines”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bill-gates-we-must-make-this-the-decade-of-vaccines.html

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