This is a well thought out design, its extremely CREATIVE, and totally thinking outside the box. Never would have crossed my mind to utilized the termites in such a way. Your diagram (first bar, first one) its hard to see cause its small, but it shows you gathering zombies with smaller airships, and they seem to have large nets behind them. That is awesome your fishing for zombies with the nets, I can just imagine the trail these nets leave behind on the cityscape, all bloody !!!! Great Job
@ Jordan J. Lloyd excellent, nice to see someone who actually knows that they’re talking about. I would have thought just looking at the HIndenburg would give a hint at the required volume of hydrogen to weight ration but it seems not. z1238 has also the same problem in which the response is breaking the laws of physics is perfectly acceptable because a zombie apocalypse is unlikely too. However this idea is much better than z1238 and its creativity is great i just wish the engineering behind it had been worked out right. Despite this, there is also no indication of how to get the zombies? water collection? what happens if a z gets in? etc Don’t get me wrong, i think this is a good design but it lacks crucial info that z1256, z1611and others i’ve seen have addressed.
Thank you EMP, I actually love the basic idea for this entry, as I believe modified bacteria and enzymes will be the key to unlocking power from waste in the future, once you can get a decent rate of return from the waste feedstock.
You tell em vebee
to those who said he is cheating, one word for u…HATER!!!!! lol
look another cheater i think someone has found out how to vote for themselves i think someone should look in to this
Technically its not cheating cause he didn’t do anything I had everyone I know vote for him and they let who they know so no its not and you can’t cheat unless you cut off your cookies and if you do that they will find out so yeah let some one look in to it you’ll see its all legit
what happens if were run out of termites. X_x
I think it would be impossible to run out of termites… A Termite Queen can lay over 3000 EGGS a day , and can also live as long as 50 Years,
p.s, that’s 21,000 termites a week !! THAT’S CRAZY
Chill its only a design lol
An interesting concept, as a blimp powered by hydrogen is very intriguing. However, I think your numbers may need looking at again. Assuming an adult weights 77 kg, a large blimp like the Hindenburg could sustain about 120 people (in fact at maximum weight they could hold 133 passengers and crew).
A blimp could realistically float about 14,000 kgs, which would probably just about cover the weight of the blimps super structure. Add in the dead weight of the mounds, the equipment needed to extract the hydrogen from methane, living quarters and their cantilevered structures again, then a rough calculation means you would need about 2-3 large blimps to float your programme.
However, the sticking point comes with the agricultural programme. For simplicity sake we will assume that all the vegetable yields are the same in the greenhouse for all vegetables. So one person needs 6.8 kg / person / day. 6.8 x 365 days = 2482 kg. Yield / m2 is 30 kg. Which gives 2482 kg / 30 kg/m2 = 82.7 m2 / person / year to grow the vegetables, lets say 83 m2 to make it easier. 1 hectare is 10 000 m2, so that feeds 120 people for one year with vegetables.
Assuming you would need at least 10 cm of top soil in an efficient shallow rooted growing space, you would need 1 million kgs to float the food growing programme, bringing the total size and volume of 73 large blimps.
According to your own figures, based on a termites efficient bioreactor, you would only need 44 zombies to float 1 million kgs. This doesn’t sound right to me! How are you arriving at a skeleton density of 11,300 sheets?
Also, how are you mitigating the flammability of the hydrogen?
For anyone interested, I assume the 2 litres per sheet of paper from a termite’s bioreactor is from here: http://www.jgi.doe.gov/education/bioenergy/bioenergy_4.html
This proposal assumes that the termites are harvested commercially and that the enzyme and gene that produces pure hydrogen from substrate works at 100% efficiency.
i couldnt vote idk why lol
I thought we are looking for a safe house and not a safe factory! Also, I don’t want to live with fat over-sized termites!
Text From “Zombie + Termite” Board
(first bar of graphics) left to right
– GATHERED ZOMBIES DROPPED OFF TO BEGIN PROCESS
– BEETLES USED TO STRIP FLESH OFF OF ZOMBIE BONE
– TERMITES CONSUME ZOMBIE BONE
– HYDROGEN BEING EXTRACTED FROM METHANE
– HYDROGEN STORED IN TANK
– FLOATING TERMITE MOUND REFUELING
( second bar of graphics) left to right
– ONE SHEET OF PAPER = 2 LITERS OF HYDROGEN
– HUMAN SKELETON = 11,300 SHEETS OF PAPER
– HUMAN SKELETON = 22,600 LITERS OF HYDROGEN
Thank you for all the votes and comments guys 🙂
The floating termite mound is a cool idea, I like it. But:
Termites eat cellulose, not bones and flesh —-> FAIL
“Termites are generally grouped according to their feeding behaviour. Thus, the commonly used general groupings are subterranean, soil-feeding, drywood, dampwood, and grass-eating.”
See “flesh” or “bone” anywhere…? Neither do I
it says BEETLES will be used to strip the flesh off the bone.
and it is not commonly known to the public but termites DO eat bone, here is a link I found
“Although it is not commonly known, termites can consume bone, both fresh and weathered, and can completely consume a human skeleton,”
Well, I stand corrected!
Really 540 votes
the only difference between this one and the last years winner is it floats….. Wait never mind
you obviously have termites voting on this because haing 539 votes for this is a bit of a stretch
Im think I would rather live with zombies than face the prospect of termites in my shorts for the rest of eternity.
no its 540 and counting 😀 oh yeaaaa!
it looks cool, very detailed, something you would find in an architecture magazine
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I voted for u!!! lol
WOW!!! Talk about creative….I like this one you even included a place for agriculture.
Now that’s a creative idea, what better way to take care of an infestation of zombies. Well done and I wish you the best of luck.
That is a great idea. You harvest their energy and feed them to the termites that should show them how it feels.
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