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Have the worlds biggest super computers ever been used to try to figure out new concrete mixtures for roads/buildings?

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This might be an eye opener. Sometimes its brutally simple, or a matter of trade offs:


Note comments on engineered wood. Composites. Etc.

If you are curious about new materials/composites studies:


Rest assured simulations are used and ran on supercomputers for the above!



Diminishing returns might also fit on this whole perception of the world. Maybe, just maybe... we are reaching a point where progress in one area counters the progress in another. Where R&D now serves the final few % of progress thats still left, making it progressively less attractive to keep moving forward. Look at CPU and semicon nodes... its getting borderline retarded for those few extra percent of perf or power use. Marketing carries that now, to keep us buying, but ten year old chips work just the same for most. The real problem is that we keep buying, wanting more. We have been conditioned that way for generations, cradle to grave. Its not strange every company is caught up in the same rat race.

When we collectively start realizing and acting upon 'enough is enough', is the moment we can enforce systemic change to hypercapitalism that is way past expiration date. The new keyword I think is not growth, but sustainability alongside much slower progress. We need to slow down and do less of everything, refine what we have and start talking about global management of growth and decline.

This requires a less competitive and more collaborative approach. .... .... Yeah.
I dunno, if we solved nuclear fusion we would be energy secure ,so advancing fast ,might also be a way out of over using resources.
 
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I dunno, if we solved nuclear fusion we would be energy secure ,so advancing fast ,might also be a way out of over using resources.

So far advancing fast has only been an enabler for growth and making the world and our heads spin ever faster. If you dont change the system feeding progress, you wont change a thing. We have several thousand years of evidence. And since the Industrial revolution, fossil has turned our growth into a near-exponential affair - much like a cancer or a virus. It cannot last, and it evidently doesnt :)
 
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It should be humbling for us that Roman lime cement is much more durable, especially in the presence of sea water, than anything we've been able to come up with!

As for super computers, someone needs to program all the properties of the various parts in and its very difficult or impossible to do that.
 
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So far advancing fast has only been an enabler for growth and making the world and our heads spin ever faster. If you dont change the system feeding progress, you wont change a thing. We have several thousand years of evidence. And since the Industrial revolution, fossil has turned our growth into a near-exponential affair - much like a cancer or a virus. It cannot last, and it evidently doesnt :)
Most modernized nation's are actually looking at population shrinkage over the next few decades, people learn, people are also varied, some are doing more to change the future via science than others realise.
I get your points though, I am definitely a glass is half full, we can think our way out of issues kind of person.
But enough of that, just looking at materials science, others have posted, we largely did things in stupid ways because that's All we knew, and as people we were smashing stones together for a long time, were moving away from legacy, crap ways of doing things.
 
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So far advancing fast has only been an enabler for growth and making the world and our heads spin ever faster. If you dont change the system feeding progress, you wont change a thing. We have several thousand years of evidence. And since the Industrial revolution, fossil has turned our growth into a near-exponential affair - much like a cancer or a virus. It cannot last, and it evidently doesnt :)
You thought bitcoin was Tulip mania, ha.

Now it's apparent to me: We are the tulips.
 
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70% of the super computers are beeing in use to simulated weapons for useless theoretical atomic wars.

In the US there is the use since nearly 50 years for that and since 50 years the computers say if the US and Russia starts a Atomic war the world is over.
I think the US wants a Super Computer who say no the world isnt over only the US wins.
 
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70% of the super computers are beeing in use to simulated weapons for useless theoretical atomic wars.

In the US there is the use since nearly 50 years for that and since 50 years the computers say if the US and Russia starts a Atomic war the world is over.
I think the US wants a Super Computer who say no the world isnt over only the US wins.
Slightly neg stance there
I looked about for usage stats, there are none.
So what are you finding that points to 70% simulated weapons use, I don't see that as realistic now, this isn't 1940.
 
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