The current financial system seems pretty close to collapsing under its own weight. Perhaps I will just keep my ideas on the experimental/small production (1-10 acres max) level until everything hits the fan and people realize they need what I have to give more than they need their petty greed and limited aspirations. I don't care about money or power or control or fame or any of that nonsense.. I just want to advance the species in a significant and meaningful manner. It would seem, however, that the human race needs to learn a few harsh lessons before we get anywhere near that possibility. Perhaps the human race I end up feeding and fuelling and clothing will be no more than a few hundred million by the time everyone's done getting their rotten ways out of their systems. By then we can perhaps just barter for materials and services.. better, in my book, than propping up a world full of blood-soaked fiat currencies.
"No great life experience", eh? I am fully aware of the "need" of patents to protect from greedy people within the current corrupt system. I simply reject that system completely. Lest you think I'm kidding, I'm in the process of giving away most of my stuff and going to a simpler, healthier, uncomplicated life that could be lived anywhere with a few hundred square feet, plus whatever space is required to keep the project going. We will start the project small and build it up using proceeds from whatever we make. I maintain a pretty inexpensive lifestyle, and I'll be growing my own food by then.. not hard to sell off whatever we don't use and use those funds to buy more equipment, at least until the financial systems all go boom. The remaining algal biomass plus a few other ingredients should provide a decent fertilizer, to boot.
My idea is more of a network of interconnected ideas. But if someone else beats me to all of it, I have other possible projects involving decent transportable modular housing, new takes on hybrid vehicles, new ideas for efficient interior lighting, and many more. I'll have something meaningful to do no matter what.