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You’ve no doubt heard of the probability stating a thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters will eventually type something legible – a complete piece of work written start to finish without error. That is of course to say that anyone collating the work could have millions of pages to go through to find those few hundred or couple of thousand good edits.
And nowadays television provides so many hours of viewing with such fantastical/extraordinary content, one would think nothing of a monkey pushing a sack barrow loaded up with books of different titles, though all by, “A. Chimp” and parking it up next to someone sat at their workstation doing their job who looks round to see “A.Chimp” holding out a clipboard with attached delivery note and pen for signing with.
…'[Parcel] Delivery service’, ‘Book retailer’ or ‘Internet [shopping] portal’ commercial.
Besides that though, I got to thinking about how when your dog’s in the house and someone walks another dog past outside, but not yet going past – more like they’re down the road a bit a good few hundred yards or more before they’re passing by – and your dog starts barking….. How do they know that??
So, I devised a deluxe version of what could be done economically – but this is fun and lucrative everywhere with those lovable chimps promoting it…
– It’s called a ‘four tree shift’ & it’s deluxe because this version is at least a modest safari park size area (think dense jungle growth though, a canopy cover that provides complete shade at ground level)…;
It begins with four trees that grow close together, they are seperated with a ‘+’-shaped double skin wall of transparent screens and any do-able jumps between the trees are still available via a hole in the wall. A single skin wall encloses all four trees with a single means of access (lower left of image below, from tree through personnel area).
…Any surface of the walls that faces out into monkeydom is for art/televisual screens and so the four trees each have a unique all-round close-to view of the screens.
To make this continually rewarding, there is another single skin wall further out at double the radius, and so the area between the two single skin walls is for the artists and broadcast/presentation crews.
Then, at double the radius again, another double skin wall – though with a far greater inner area for walking around in and so it displays out on both sides. I also included a fabricated mountain comprised of the same materials to allow art displayed out through it or to house screens, it is large enough to be a resort complex, there’s another double skin wall further out – but at another double the radius of the previous – this is a ‘minor edit’ display case and it is a maintainence access rather than spectator sightseeing width between skins – it is the last display wall and another final wall at double the radius again is the park boundary fence.
..and the object is, to show just the right televisual/art stimulus to manage without detectable human intervention* to get four monkeys to frequent the four trees in the centre, one each – like a seat of power or the ‘other place’ where the pack outcasts go.
*these monkeys would still be seeing their first human if all this had been built and the results were in and then someone walked into the monkey enclosure
To top this, and to to prove this thing about animal sensitivity and possible ‘psychic awareness’ – the four monkeys in their respective places are watching it all go down in history, with the discretely added telemedia they have taken to consuming when the human in program control says “four trees shift” and presses the appropriate button – & at that juncture, the view for each of the four trees changes to a view from one of the others….
….At this point, one of the [psychic?] monkeys should be going, “Hey how come you’re watching that now” and make for the next tree or the one after it to depose the monkey now enjoying what he was watching, only to find he arrives on an empty scene – because the other three monkeys have done the same and [instinctively] set off seeking their viewing preference where their tingling monkey-senses said the other monkey was sat watching it…..
Prove it and it’s worth it….
I would have added more trees, but my computer started tugging along instead of casually throwing it into place.
I received a warm response from WSPA (the orginal correspondence is below the reply);
Dear Mr Hilton,
Thank you very much for your email.
It certainly is an interesting idea on prospects for running a sanctuary.
The WSPA currently supports the world largest Orang-utan Sanctuary – Nyaru Menteng – in Borneo. Last year the generous donations of the WSPA supporters helped save Nyaru Menteng from closure and we are now asking for support to help guarantee its future so that the orang-utans will keep their safe haven and prospects of rehabilitation for years to come.
The sanctuary is run by our member society Borneo Orang-utan Survival Foundation (BOS) and we will ensure the idea you give below reaches them.
We truly do appreciate the time and effort that is obvious that has gone into this idea and its development and it may well hold some prospects the sanctuary can use in years to come. We will obviously let you know should BOS want to know more about this.
In the meantime if you would like to find out more about our work with orangutans, please do not hesitate to get in touch. In the near future our website will feature more information about our work wit BOS and Nyaru Menteng.
If you feel able to support the future of Nyaru Menteng then please visit http://www.wspa.org.uk/ where you can make an online donation. Alternatively you can call us at 0800 316 9966 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) and we can help you with this.
Again, thank you very much for your email and please do not hesitate to get in touch and find out more about WSPA’s work with BOS.
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From: Mr. Christian Hilton Esquire [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 05 May 2008 18:01
Subject: Offset the urgency with grandeur
Mr. Christian Edward Hilton Esq
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Please allow me to introduce myself – I am a uk resident & I have sponsored an orang-utan called Etin from the Kinabatangan conservation project through the WWFscheme and I have had some thoughts on wildlife sanctuaries as potentially world class field centres for in-depth study and safe public/visitor access…
Knowing the ongoing concern is a vital quest for funds, I have devised a research concept that will provide the necessary safe sanctuary, and with the influx of donations to keep it running more reliably sourced – as it invites the world on a much grander scale to participate, especially so with the internet for media [content] donations – it becomes a live global broadcast channel….
The concept sketch I created is attached and requires Google SketchUp to open/view/edit it – I have also created a weblog to this effect and outlining the aim is to not only provide a safe natural habitat, but to learn more from primates/other species in their own environment.
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I believe that with this venture proposed as the way forward for wildlife sanctuary development [heralding havens with unprecedented accessibility yet absolute minimum human intervention] and for a better study of the species in their habitat, that the scale of the operation and the funds required will make it more the capitalist opportunity, and also it will depend on a collossal feat in content delivery to fully disguise any human presence charting the naturally uninterrupted lives of these creatures.
By asking for funding along these lines, the structural component aspect can emerge modestly and grow first, initially presenting static images (textures & artwork donations from the human interest following) as plane surfaces, such as a perspex-pane-sided-box creates a display to present artwork from – this to be remotely viewed for a subject’s reaction & with the gradual introduction of advanced media following (televisual/working model installations [e.g. bicycle, newton’s cradle, ball-bearing clock]), and again studying subjects’ reactions while continuing to expand & fill what I have called the ‘transparent expanse’ – initially simple texture prints – apparently rock faces, sheer walls – but latently capable of broadcasting moving pictures & sound, with a subject’s proximity triggering the mechanism so it is all captured on film for study.
e.g. One consideration is a development of sonic insect repellant to make certain areas in the sanctuary more appealing – if the species has greater hearing sensitivity than humans & the repellant is developed beyond their hearing range, so the solution will be yet more desirable for people. …This would work with short bursts of the sound assessed for subjects’ reactions until determined viable and permanently installed.
It is entirely humane and, again I am merely iterating the cost of such a venture is potentially so great that it would be made to work and prove it’s worth to the investors, thus ensuring the future of endangered & protected species while creating an industry to that effect.
For this reason, I have set a hypothesis stating that a ‘four tree shift’ may cause a response implying a degree of sensitivity even lending itself to the notion of psychic ability in wild animals (just a different kind of conscious awareness) & so extending the plausibility and potential lifespan of the project with a long-term study then required and so further development in the media content too.
For simple reference to the SketchUp model, the layout along an axis [shown vertically] is as follows,
__________Sanctuary wall [fence]…
| jungle forest
|======== Outer double skin display wall minimal production effort ‘minor edits’ [mainly static], displays in & outward…
| Resort complex
| Same structural components & jungle forest
| for outward media presentation,
| A hollow mountain – visitor center.
|_________ Inner double skin wall, generous cavity, full production effort displays in & outward….
| jungle forest
|_________ Outer single skin wall, displays outward only, full production…
| This is the main on-site production area, personnel & guided tourists
|_________ Inner single skin wall, displays inward, four full productions* – one per tree, basis of research – *‘bells & whistles’
+ Double skin wall crossroads intersecting four central trees
– Here, four dedicated ongoing ‘media’ presentations each broadcast different content to the four trees individually surrounded…
A ‘four tree shift’ is a switch that the ‘program controller’ performs to change each area’s content – this will determine if [or, to what degree,] a subject ‘knows’ that another of it’s kind is now viewing what the subject was watching, or if the content it now views was previously being watched by another – and who/where….?
Hope this helps 🙂
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