Transport

In today’s world the technology we use to move around both ourselves and our goods is well outdated. In the last century we have destroyed massive areas in order to create our super highways and our vehicles have spewed out carbon monoxide into our air to the point of suffocation. We now have hundreds of thousands of old outdated and dangerous vehicles moving around our roads. Everyday hundreds of people and countless animals are killed when the technology has existed for a long time to make a change but hasn’t and can’t be implemented in our current financial system as to do so would destroy the financial viability of many massive industries and corporations. The technology we use for transport should never have been pushed in the direction it has been, as it so unnecessarily destructive.
People
We are taught as a society that we all need our own car. That the more cars we have the better off we are. It’s a status symbol to have your own vehicle and advertising has played on our ego for a long time to sell us a car so someone can make a profit. In western society people will even look down on a person without a vehicle as unsuccessful or unworthy. The truth is that is in the best interest of the powerful owners of huge petrochemical corporations and automotive companies for us to buy and own as many cars as they can get us too, and to use them and the fuel they use as much as they can make us as well. And if those cars break or crash it’s once again in their best interest.
Public transport is inadequate and unavailable to most only touching a fraction of our transport network. Busses and trains are built and run on the strictest of budgets to ensure whatever profit they can achieve and are generally left in a state of disrepair and disgust. Most people avoid public transport when they can.
Many of us spend hours of our lives surrounded by toxic fumes in among hundreds and thousands of commuters, caught day after day in massively congested traffic jams. Stress and danger becoming a common occurrence in our everyday lives. Horrendous accidents, road rage and impatience create anger and hurt between complete strangers and all so unnecessary.
For many years there have been alternate technologies available that could change much of the way we transport ourselves around. There have been many alternate energy sources hidden away that could have changed our resource consumption but as well as this there have been many incredible inventions that could make our transport quicker, safer and more environmentally friendly but for reasons of money and control have not been implemented. The latest high value cars can even drive themselves with camera assist and gps technology but this is only the tip of the ice burg of what we can do with transport when we take away the profit mentality and start to look at more important values.
During the 1980s we hear of the story of Stann Meyer. He is known for building the first hydrogen engine for a car, this allowed his car to run on water. He was supposedly murdered by powerful groups in the petrochemical industry in order to secure their fortunes and our petrol consumption. Weather or there was a conspiracy behind his murder is a discussion for other places but the point to be made is that it was in the best interest of these petrochemical companies to ensure that this technology was hidden.
Another story comes from the second world war. During periods of extreme fuel shortages English vehicle owners were supposedly given a device called a fuel vaporiser that made fuel efficiency raise dramatically in cars. These devices were supposedly called back after the war. Again weather there was a conspiracy involving these units is a for another place the point being that it is in the best interest of petrochemical companies to hide this technology if it is available as to allow it to become something widespread in society would massively diminish the ability to make money from petrol due to its increased abundance.
We all want to be able to get around quickly, easily, comfortably and sometimes privately. We want to be able to get from A to B reliably, when we want to.
Although it will take time for it to grow to the point where infrastructure is available for mass transit, as it grows T.F.R. corp has to supply all the transport requirements for its members. Not only the vehicles and systems themselves but the required resources for running the equipment itself. In the T.F.R. corp manifesto and due the concepts T.F.R. corp runs on this equipment must be of the highest quality, comfort and safety available as well as environmentally sustainable and causing as little damage as possible. It must utilize as little non-renewable resource as that will always be in T.F.R corps best interest. It must be abundantly available in a manner that enhances lifestyle experience.
As T.F.R corp grows it will purchase transport companies such as coaches and airlines but will need to change the way it manages transport with new technology as the infrastructure and resources become available in order to fulfil its obligations to society members.
There are many incredible technologies that have been available or are coming available that could achieve the requirements of T.F.R corp society and as infrastructure is built many questions about the best ways to proceed will arise.
The writer envisions in T.F.R corp that walking and bicycles will become much more commonly utilized, being promoted by T.F.R. corp for many reasons, health environmental and resource protection but as well as this a system of small electric cars similar to golf carts will supply most of the movement around a local areas. For longer travel there will be both a series of monorails as well as drone like, quad propeller self-guided flying machines. For international travel the technology in maglev trains could be used for safe, reliable, cheap, comfortable and fast travel from one side of the world to the next.
How this will eventuate in reality is a question for engineers and scientists and the people, but the point is that travel will change greatly in T.F.R. corp in ways that will be safer, cleaner, faster, more comfortable and easier than anything we have so far known in our history.

Goods
In the financial system and especially a capitalist system the movement of goods is a major contributing factor to the movement and making of money. The movement of goods is what actually makes money work. In the area that an item is produced it is abundant and worth little the further you move that item away from its abundance the more it is worth and the more profit it creates.
I.e. In a region they grow a rare variety of something, let’s say a fruit. In this region the fruit is prolific on trees all around, you can even pick them on the side of the road or in household gardens. You can’t sell the fruit in its home region for very much at all due to its abundance. In other regions the fruit doesn’t grow and won’t grow, but people still want it and now will have to spend resources and time on travelling to the region they grow in to get them from the tree or have them delivered to them and pay the costs involved to get them transported. The more resources used and the more hands that it goes through the more profit must be generated in the process. In transport the main costs are fuel, man hours and vehicle repairs. The further they go the more cost involved. Profit on top is calculated in a basic way of saying as a percentage above the costs. In the purchasing region the price of the good is set from the perceived value of the goods, the transport and the profit.
Although this is a very simple way of looking at how transport costs effect profit margins, a whole book could and probably has been written on the subject, the intent is to point out the underlying encouragement and promotion from within the money system to regionalise production and transport goods as far as possible. By producing things in particular regions increases the scarcity in regions not producing those items and the further you take the good from where it is produced more profit potential is created.
This has had some very drastic consequences to the way our resource production is managed in our current system. Goods are transported hundreds even thousands of miles meaninglessly in order to create more profit potential. From initial resource harvesting to production to packaging and finally retail goods get moved back and forth with no more intent than to create profit.
This movement of goods waists an incredible amount of precious non-renewable resources and causes an unacceptable amount of environmental harm to our world when it is done with no production value other than to make money move and to support a profit mentality.
T.F.R. corp has to supply any resources it needs to move goods around to its members. It is the best interest of T.F.R. corp to minimalize the amount of resources required in the supply of its members and so it is in its best interest to produce things as closely to where they are needed and would never move goods around unnecessarily.