Introduction. Back in 2006, we proposed to the Russian Government, the World Bank and several development banks that they look to secure inexpensive land to create a GPS parkway that would go from the most southern border of Russia to the most northern in Siberia.
Background. Around 1995 we were on the road with our production crew for our weekly television series on PBS-TV stations in the USA (and the Voice of America-TV around the world). The sound guy was our designated driver — he was also solid scotch drinker — yet he had a special device, the Garmin GPS, and we never got lost. I was fascinated and realized that there could be very sexy, simple GPS addresses.
Years later, I was approaching my 60th birthday and thought the 60/60 would be an interesting place to celebrate that birthday. I quickly discovered there is only one location on earth that wasn’t over water. Four are possible, but three are over water.
The one over land is the 60/60 in the Ural Mountains just north of Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city of Russia. The metroplex has well over two million people. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed this very idyllic location in the forests might be a place where people might come to understand numbers, aging, the meaning of 60, and so much more. Then I realized, studying the maps, that the 70/70 was just north, and the 55/55 was not far away. There was also the 50/50, 51/51, and so many more!
70N/70E: Although vert remote with some of the most severe weather in the world, the region still might become a tourist destination for those robust people who want to learn everything about 70/70, especially perhaps for those who are now 70 years old. The Global Positioning Systems (GPS) setting for the 70/70 is just up the Yamal Peninsula south east of Bovanenkovo gas fields in a lightly populated area, Ozero Neyto.
Tourist destination: The 70/70 could be developed as epitome of the Russian GPS locations. With World Bank underwriting and cooperation from other international funding agencies, it might happen sometime in the distant future.
Just think: The goal would be to sell a most-ambitious goal to attract one-tenth of one percent of the world’s 70 year olds (total world population estimated to be between 80 to 100 million people). That could be approximately 80,000 people per year who would travel to the area for at least one week. Accommodating over 1,000 guests per week could employ many people. Part of the proposal will be to develop each of what might be known as “the most celebrated” GPS sites south of the 70/70, which might include the 65/65, 60/60, 55/55, and 45/45 are all in Russia.
Back in 2006, I wrote a note to Vladimir Putin and others in Russia:
“I would like to update my earlier note to you that began, ‘That we need a better model of who we are and the meaning and value of life is quite obvious.’
“Our high school geometry classes did indeed “back into” such a model. It needs much greater study and I want to invite you, the entire leadership of Russia, and all the Russian people to engage this view of the universe. Also, given your meeting with the Chinese leadership, let us engage them as well. It could be a topic of discussion with your meetings.*
“This highly-integrated view of the universe has just over 201+ base-2 exponential notations from the smallest measurements, the Planck base units (especially of time and space), to the largest (the Age of the Universe and the Observable Universe) respectively.
“There is an ethical bias to the universe when space and time are understood as being derivative.”