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SERGIO SAYS, ABOUT HIMSELF:
"I have a real passion for
computers and Informatics. With the coming of the internet the computer became
also, and ever more, a tool to develop the human relationships and the
communication among the people. And this leads me to love even more my job."
WE ADD THAT:
Sergio, maybe thanks to his emilian character,
owns the enviable capability to transmit heat and simpaty since the forst
contact. This characteristic is united to his great availability and
professional skill. A partner with whom it is very pleasant to
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND
born the 31 january 1966 in Crescentino (VC)
(Sign of the zodiac: Acquarius),
Sergio Ferrari owns a diploma of non-graduated
Engineer in Industrial Elettronics,
and attended to a training course for
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND
After studies oriented to Electronics, the
passion for computers started by the purchase of a "mithic" Commodore 64
and, afterwards, a Commodore Amiga.
Nowaday SF fills the role of technical
responsible for the PC/Hardware sector of the Company where he is partner (P.Lion)
and, since some time, he manages the Internet
network that the Company created, actually including 7 POs.
The collaboration with TdF engages SF in the
hard task to "materialize" the thoughts and the ideas of the editorial
staff, as a webmaster, realizing the web pages of the TdF site (www.tdf.it)
LUISA SAYS ABOUT HERSELF:
"I wished to work in a Physics lab but I
favoured my family project and I became an Information technology engineer. I
try to maintain a good level of scientific knowledge even if it is far from
mathematical aspects. I am fascinated on space topic and I observe the
developments and progress but, above all, I like to make hypotheses on
cultural changes that will happen after new
We add that:
Luisa has a lot of cultural and scientific
curiosity combined with a good deal of personal availability.
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND STUDIES:
Luisa Spairani was born in Stradella (PV) the
she achieved her bachelor at the Pavia
University in the Theoretical Physic Department;
her specialisation has been Quantum
her vote was 110/100 cum laude.
She speaks and writes fluently in English and
French. She is married and mother of two children.
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCES AND
Architecture and development of software
projects for Enterprise Systems and Networks. More generally a broad
expertise in Information Technology, developed in 15 years at Olivetti’s, as
Project Manager then Product Planner and Marketing Manager. Technical
Client/Server Solutions based on distributed
systems, UNIX and Window NT Server. Logical security and System Management.
Specifically latest experience is focused on Internet Intranet/Extranet
Aptitude in organisation and management of
inter-functional teams with the objective to point at technical/marketing
solutions up front to specific company requirements
82/96 – Employed in Olivetti s.p.a. Operating
Systems software development (MOS, UNIX, NT), Member of standardisation
committees (ISO, X/OPEEN) for internationalisation, for security and for
graphics. Marketing manager for Operating Systems (UNIX, Windows NT).
Client/Server solutions architect, Internet/Server integrator.
96/97 - Employed in O.P. Computers s.p.a.
Manager of Software for professional products offering. Experience in
conferences and seminars on Internet/Intranet, Manageability. Technical
October ’97, to date. Co-founder of Net
Surfing s.a.s, Internet Service Provider in Ivrea. Consultant for
distributed solutions. Current activity: Porting in Lotus Notes environment
of an American solution for companies compliant to ISO9000 standards.
Organiser and teacher of seminars and classes
on behalf of the "Istituto Ghiglieno" – Salerano (TO):
Emerging graphical Interfaces
The UNIX systems Security
Distributed Computing Environment
MS Windows NT
Co-ordinator and lecturer of seminars on
behalf of SYSTECH - Milano:
In 1997: teacher in a class for Webmaster
organised by MORGAN ASHLEY – Milano
In 1998: teacher in classes on Internet and on
ADELIA SAYS ABOUT HERSELF:
main motivation remains the wish to learn, and to widen my vision of the
WE ADD THAT:
Adelia is a very strong and determined lady. She went to Melbourne's IAF Congress alone, just for her big
love toward Humanity and Space. We meat there, in Melbourne, and suddendly I
felt to be at home, and not only because we were a couple of Italians on the
other side of the world.
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND STUDIES:
Adelia was born in 1946, in a village
of Alps. In 1968 she got the degree at the University of Pisa (Scuola
Normale Superiore). 1970-74 Research Assistant at the Albert
Ludwig Universität, Freiburg im Br., Germany. Since 1975 she leaves in
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND
European Commission officer.
MARCO SAYS ABOUT
"I am not a scientist, though I like science
and love to loose myself in useless studies. I'm a real astronaut (vs. people
which really flew, but are only circumstantial astronauts), a general
technologist and a futurologist".
WE ADD, ABOUT HIM:
He is surely also a poet and an astronautical
humanist philosopher. He's character is edged, and surely he doesn't like to
disguise his own opinions just to agree with everybody, but he is golden-heart
Since some time, the vicissitudes of life brought Marco to no more actively
collaborate with Technologies of the Frontier. However, he was one of the four
founder partners of the TDF Vector, in 2000 January, and quite in Bellinzona,
in his Switzerland. These pages include many of his works, and TDF keeps many
of his methodologic setup and of his scientific rigor. We are grateful for
such values and teachings we had by him and – as his pupils, though
inconstant and undisciplined – we strive to keep on applying them.
Dr. Sc. Techn. ETH & Dipl. Masch. Ing. ETH,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich, 1979 nad
Principal Engineer, mechanical systems
studies; Oerlikon-Contraves, Space Division; 1989 to date.
Senior scientist, ISRS technology; Contraves,
Space Department; 19 87-88.
Consultant, Orbiting Unification Ring
Satellite (OURS) Project; 1986-89.
System engineer and study leader, inflatable,
space-rigidized structures (ISRS) technology development; Contraves, Space
Project engineer, Large space structures
study; Contraves AG, Space Department; 1978-82.
Vice-President, The OURS Foundation; 1990 to
Scientific Director, Technologies of the
Frontier; april 1998 to date.
Dr. Bernasconi received a Dr. Sc. Techn. from
the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) at Zurich in 1978 and joined
Contraves as a project engineer for an ESA-sponsored study on advanced,
large space structures. This work was at the origin of that Company's effort
on chemically-rigidized inflatable space structures, a technological
development that he led for the following seven years. At the time, this
work brought the Contraves Space Division to international recognition in
the field of large space structures.
In 1987, Dr. Bernasconi was promoted into
lower management, while continuing to work on the inflatable structures, and
in 1988 he was nominated principal engineer (Oberingenieur) of the
Contraves' Space Division R&D Department, in charge of system studies.
He has been involved in an numerous studies and several projects, including
among others the QUASAT radiotelescope studies, the FIRST telescope program,
the ARTEMIS communications spacecraft, the Huygens Saturn probe, and the
Automated Biolab facility for the space station. He has conducted and led in
house studies on the use of current-technology solar sails, and has
contributed to other European activities in this area, in particular to the
IAA Aurora project and the Daedalus study by ESA. Currently, he is in charge
of the Contraves contribution for the development of a small planetary rover
(MIDD), and of studies of inflatable structures as applied to small
In 1986, Dr. Bernasconi became a consultant
for the OURS (Orbiting Unification Ring Satellite) Project; he has served as
Vice-President of its Board from March 1990 until July 1998.
In addition to his professional duties, Dr.
Bernasconi has been delegated to several commissions - both Swiss and
European - to support long-term planning activities.
He manages to speak four languages (Italian,
English, French, German) and has published or co-authored more than fifty
papers, mostly on large space structures and on the relation of Astronautics
Member, International Academy of Astronautics
Fellow, British Interplanetary Society (BIS).
Professional Member, World Futures
Senior Member, American Institute of
Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Member, Institute of Electrical &
Electronic Engineers (IEEE) & its Society for the Societal Implications
Member, International Academy of Astronautics
(IAA) Space Sciences Committee's Working Group on Small Satellites, and
contributor to the resulting Cosmic Planning Study on Inexpensive Scientific
Satellite Missions, 1989-1990.
Lecturer, International Space University,
Chairman, Session on Technology Status -
Systems, "SPS 91 - Power from Space - Second International Symposium",
Gif-sur-Yvette (France), 27-30 August 1991.
Member, IAA Committee on Space Activities and
Chairman, Working Group on a Comprehensive
Rationale for Astronautics (CORASPA) under the IAA Committee on Space
Activities and Society, 1993- Co-chairman, Session on a Comprehensive
Rationale for Astronautics of the IAA Symposium on Space Activities &
Society, XLV International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem (Israel),
Invited participant, International Lunar
Workshop, Beatenberg (Switzerland), May-June 1994.
Special witness on the Space Option Concept,
European Long-Term Space Policy Planning Committee, January 1995.
Invited Participant, ESA Space 2020 Round
Table, June 1995.
Chairman, Session on "Ethical Considerations
in Astronautical Endeavours" of the IAA Symposium on Space Activities &
Society, XLVI International Astronautical Congress, Oslo (Norway), October
Member, ESTEC "Space 2020" Working Group,
Participant, IAA Committee on Small Satellite
Missions' Workshop on Small satellites for European Countries Emerging in
Space Technology, Maynooth (Ireland), May 1996.
Member of the ESTEC Innovation Working Group
& of the Committee for the "Innovation for Competitiveness" Workshop,
Invited speaker, Kuffner Observatory Jubilee
Symposium, September 1997.
Chairman, Session on "The Relevance of
Astronautics for the Future: Global Perspectives" of the IX IAA Symposium on
Space Activities & Society, XLVIII International Astronautical Congress,
Turin (Italy), October 1997.
Member, IAA Committee on Economics of Space
MICHAEL SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF:
"My main objective is to promote the Idea,
worldwide, that Humanity must
become a creature of the Cosmos if he is to survive and prosper, and, indeed,
that this is Humanity's reason d'etre in the plan of
WE ADD THAT:
Michael is un uncomparable friend, and an
extremely positive guy. He owns a serene and contagious cheerfullness, is
tireless and spends himself with unbelievable generousity, carrying on the
ideas that we share.
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND STUDIES:
Michael Martin-Smith, 50 years old , has been
a General Practitioner of Medicine, with a B.Sc in physiology, for 20 years
in a busy mixed city surgery in the North of England.
In 1967-1973 he trained as a doctor of
Medicine in the London Hospital Medical College, and did 18 months science
degree in Physiology enroute. Then, after one years internships, he moved to
York for a 3 years postgraduate training in General practice.
Michael owns a considerable education in
Classics and Ancient History.
As an autodidact, and thanks to the membership
in varoius learned societies, Michael made considerable studies in astronomy
and astronautics. He is thus well travelled, in such matters. Furtermore,
his late father was a very well informed member of British Intelligence, and
this fact added a touch of cosmopolitism to the Michael's general
Michael therefore brings to his subject - than
many of the more conventional writers.
Thanks to the extent of his learnings and his
interests (Medicine, Physiology, Astronomy, Astronautics, Cosmology and
Biology) Michael is able to bring to his subject a somewhat different
perspective - hopefully, a more global one, from a humanist point of view.
In 1967-1973 Michael trained as a doctor of
In 1978, Michael moved to Hull, where he
joined a busy 4 man practice, where he is now still in practice after 20
In 1970 he married Irene, who is now training
as a professional singer; they have two sons, aged 22 and 18.
From the Michael's own
"From childhood, I have had an interest in
astronomy and spaceflight, and followed all the developments, but had no
thought of becoming involved myself until 1982, when I joined the L5 Society
via an advertisement (this is now the National Space Society). I met the
ideas of space colonization of Gerard O'Neill, and became convinced that
this, together with the idea of solar power satellites, was the way forward
In 1983/4, I joined the Space Studies
Institute and the British Interplanetary Society, and wrote my book, Man
Medicine and Space. Learning of the dinosaurs' extinction by asteroid
theory, I put forward the idea that man's actaul purpose was to disperse
into Space and lead evolution on to higher forms of civilization and Mind -
ie that Creative evolution towards higher life forms is driven by celestial
mechanics as well as mutations. My book failed to find a publisher, so, in
1986, I put it to bed.
In 1984 started a small space society in
Hull, which lasted for 7 years.
I began to campaign by letter writing and
radio appearances, with the result that I am now well known locally and
called on for "expert" comment as news breaks of space events/issues.
Things might have stayed there, but in
1994, I entered a newspaper competition for science ideas with the project
known as the Humble Space telescope; this has since led to much publicity,
and to giving papers at the IAU and IAF congresses. I also acquired a
computer in this period, and transferred my book to disk, updating it as I
went. I began another round of publishers, with no success, and also from
1996 began to write for magazines on space and astronomy.
In 1996, I joined Stephen, Daniel, and
Mike Phillips in setting up Space Age Associates - a web based site for
co-ordinating campaigning activities.
In 1997, I met Adriano and SAA began to
collaborate with Technology of Frontiers; later that year we teamed up with
Arthur Woods and OURS, working towards a paper for the IAF Prospective 2000
workshop. Later we finalized togheter the Manifesto of the Greater Earth [a
philosophical base for the Human adventure in the Space, ndr]."
AFFILIATIONS, ROLES AND
Michael Martin-Smith is a practising family
doctor as well as an amateur astronomer of many years.
Michael is also a Fellow of two learned
astronautical societies in Britain and America,
He gave over 40 talks on 3 continents, and
written numerous letters and articles on space matters.
He is the founder of the UK Humble Space
Telescope project to give schools, Internet members, and television
audiences the opportunity to explore the heavens in their own armchairs. It
is being developed by Space Innovations Ltd with support from the UK Dept.
of Trade & Industry.
He has one book, "Man, Medicine and Space"
being published next year by Giulio Gelibter of the ANSA Newsagency in Rome
- ("Salto nello Spazio" in Italian).
He is the Founder of the UK Humble Space
Telescope project and has given lectures and presentations to many different
audiences in several countries.
He is an official freelance writer for the
Singapore Straits Times, and has written tenths of articles in the past 3
years for many magazines, and been published in several languages( English,
French, German, Italian, Arabic and Russian).
He is President and co-founder of Space Age
Associates, a co-author of the Greater Earth Manifesto, an Associate Member
of Spaceguard-UK, and belongs to the British Interplanetary Society,
National Space Society, and Planetary Society.
Michael is the Educational Director of
Technologies of the Frontier.
He is also a paid up Flight Member of the
Civilian Astronauts Corps for a trip into Space on the Mayflower 2 rocket.
He has many connections, eg with Spaceguard,
the Cambridge Conference forum, NSS, Space Studies Institute, Universities,
and his own profession, and even some space companies.
DIANA SAYS ABOUT HERSELF:
"I am a warrior of peace, against the
prejudice. I am always aware of my abysmal ignorance and of the ignorance that
stays around. I am pseudo-rational: I always try to reason about what I am
going to do, but then I act pushed by impulses and exetrnl circumstances. I
should like to have the dominion on myself, on my life and on what I do; in
the reality, having an almost pathological sense of responsibility, I am indentured
by the already made choices. Unfortunately, with childhood I loose the omnipotence
and the sensation to be protagonist of myself and of the world. I really do
think and feel the others equal to me, with equal dignity and opportunities,
and I think that I can't be the meter of very much things.Due to my character
I don't bear the power -- I am an anarchist in my heart -- even if I am not an
anarchist with my reason. Therefore, I try to never impose my power on other
WE ADD THAT:
Diana holds a very strong personality, and
always fighted for the rights of the women and of the weakest people. She
likes very much to polemize and to discuss. In her life she looks for
relationships with equal and free people, with equal rights and dignity, and
cannot bear the injustice, the abuse, the dishonesty, the lie. She is not able
to enjoy any good or benefit when she knows that someone is lacking of the
minimum needed to live. She's able to have genial hunchs, and of great constancy,
attention and analytic concentration in the study. [AA]
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND EDUCATION:
Diana Baroni was born march 31th 1955, in
Barga, a wounderfoul country in the Garfagnana valley (Lucca).
Sign of the Zodiac: Aries, ascendant
1975 - Diplome of Classic Maturity at the
Liceo Nicolò Macchiavelli of Lucca.
After that Diana deepened by herself
humanistic and philosophic studies, for the pleasure to search and to know.
Use of the english language, targeted to
translations and search.
DB participated to the Stduents Movement,
during the years of the Liceum, in Lucca, where she animated the local feminist
movement. Later, transferred in Milano, she was a militant of the italian
section of the IV International, and she was engaged in various trade-unions and social
Since 1976 to 1991 she worked in the fashion,
as a dresser.
In 1975 she married Adriano Autino. In
1980 was born their first child Massimiliano, in 1991 the second one Ginevra.
Since 1998 she collaborates to the TdF
editorial staff, making translations and coordinating the philosophic
research project named "Voices".
JACOPO SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF:
“Fascinated by the internet,
as a tool for global communication and democracy of communication. (to be
WE ADD THAT:
Jacopo is a dedicated worker who always looks forward to new
challenges. His ambition is to become a strategic member of an international
organization, and an entrepreneur using the experiences he will gain as well as the chances offered by the new economy and by the new
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND EDUCATION:
Born the 20/07/1977 in Venaria Reale (TO),
September 1996 – December 2003
- Università di Torino (Italy) - Political Science, International politics, business and International
Trade. I was granted a scholarship almost every year
September 2001 – March 2003
- Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Piacenza) and Berkeley University (USA)
- Master in Management in the Network Economy, Webmarketing, Knowledge Management, CRM, Supply Chain Management, Internet security, Communication
skills. I was granted a scholarship.
September 2000 – July 2002
- Anglia Polytechnic University (Cambridge, UK) - Negotiated award: BA Hons in International Politics, Politics and International trade.
I spent the first year as an Erasmus student.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND
Since October 1995 he has been corresponding for several Italian art
ALBERTO SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF:
"I am a humanist scientist and, due to the cases of life, I found myself to work as an engineer, thus my life is rather complicated - having myself to extricate between my job and different cultural interests. I believe in reason, in the liberty of thought, in the individual responsibility. I fight the ignorance (that isn't "not knowing", but "not willing to know") and dishonesty, most of all the intellectual one. My philosophical references are Immanuel Kant at West and Buddha Shakyamuni at
WE ADD THAT:
Alberto owns the rare talent to know how to explain very complex things in comprehensible terms to the non-experts (and we are all non-experts, in the most greater part of the sciences). Furthermore he deals his own practical philosophical search, very tied up to daily facts and politics, fully free from ideological prejudices, and preconceived schemes. In his search, Alberto doesn't aims to "marry the good" or "to refuse the evil", but to appraise if, and in what measure, the concepts and things are indeed
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND EDUCATION:
Alberto Cavallo was born in Asti, July 8th 1961. He got the classical maturity at the Alfieri Liceum in Turin and the degree in electrotechnical engineering at Politecnico in
After a very brief experience of
research at the Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale Galileo Ferraris, he started serving as designer of electrical plants. Later Alberto passed to deal with the automation and automatic regulation systems, mainly in the field of energy vectors systems of production and distribution (electrical and fluids). Currently he is the chief engineer of the department of electrical plants and automation systems design of an important Italian engineering society.
Since February 1999 he manages the Eurinome web site, born to talk about science and philosophy, then mostly converted to the discussion of global political problems.
VINCENZO SAYS ABOUT
"he didn't yet
say anything to us (:-<)".
BY OUR SIDE, WE DARE
Vincenzo, besides being
a scientist of international reputation, detector of hundreds of
asteroids, is a person of rare humanity, able to communicate jolliness
and friendship just by its presence. A generous spirit indeed, endowed
by an inexhaustible vein of homour and kindness. Vincenzo is also author
of many brief tales of science fiction theme, where he pours out his
many futurologist (and also "presentist") intuitions,
punctuated by critic cues, often sarcastic and iconoclast, namely vs.
institutions, when they take a non-scientific drift, in the name of
interests different fron the ones of the knowledge and of the cultural
Vincenzo Zappalà was
PROFESSIONALE, AFFILIAZIONI ED ALTRI INTERESSI:
Immediately after his degree, Vincenzo entered the researchers of the observatory of Torino, where he had the role of Ordinary Astronomer. Its main field of interest is the dynamic and physical study of the Solar System and particularly of the smaller bodies, i.e. comets and asteroids. Vincenzo made over 300 publications on the best international scientific magazines (e.g. Natures, Science, Icarus) and made search collaborations with various European and American Institutes. Among his greatest scientific results the formulation of a new method, universally recognized nowadays, for the definition of the asteroidal families. Since 1997 to 2000 he was President of the Committee 15 on the smaller bodies, within the International Astronomic Union, the maximum world astronomic organism. Co-leader of the ESA’ GAIA mission. Since many years he develops a continuous and wide didactic and outreach activity. The 2813 asteroid, discovered by the Lowell observatory of Flagstaff (Arizona), has been devoted to his name. Vincenzo gave the name ROERO to an asteroid. ROERO is the name of a famous quality among the wines of Piedmont, of which Vincenzo is a great expert and estimator.
Born in Torino, Italy, on February 28th, 1948.
Diploma di Maturità Scientifica given by Liceo Scientifico Orazio Grassi in Savona in 1966.
Married in 1970 with Franca Bonelli.
Degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Politecnico (Technical University) di Torino in 1971 "cum laude", with a thesis on orbital transfers with solar electric propulsion.
Assistant professor from 1971 in the chair of Construction of Machines.
Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1972 at the Politecnico (Technical University) di Torino in 1972 "cum laude", with a thesis on thermoelectric radioisotopes generators (RTG).
From 1973 to 1975 teacher of Mathematics and Technical Drawing at Sagana Technical School, Sagana, Kenya.
In 1976 his son Alessandro was born.
In 1976 taught a course in Astronautical Propulsion
Since 1977, taught a course in Motor Vehicle Mechanics to Mechanical Engineering students.
Professor of Construction of Machines for a Semester in 1980 at The University of Mogadiscio in Somalia.
In 1983, appointed Associate Professor of Construction of Aircraft Engines at the School of Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico di Torino.
Since 1987, full Professor at the same chair and then at the chair of Principles and Methods of Mechanical Design.
From 1989 to 1995, head of Department of Mechanics of Politecnico di Torino.
Since 1996 corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Torino.
Since 1997, Professor of Applied Stress Analysis II at the Master of Science Courses of the University of Michigan held at the Politecnico di Torino.
Since 2001 is corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Peter Wainwright has been involved in the space tourism community for over ten years and co-founded SFC with Dr. Patrick Collins.
He instigated the initial construction and public release of the Space Future website and maintains SFC’s relationships with affiliate organizations and clients worldwide.
In addition to his work on space tourism Peter is the author of several books on programming and Internet technologies, and has worked extensively in the information technology and financial sectors.
Daniel Christlein, German, is an astronomer, professional scientist,
who carried on his researches at the Steward Observatory, the University of Arizona, in the United States. Daniel is a member of Space Age Associates, and was among the firsts to discusss and sustain the project of the Greater Earth, since its born, in 1998. His collaboration with Technologies of the Frontier started as well from the origin of TDF. We have not so many articles from Daniel, but his collaboration is precious, and informed by the highest scientific rigour.
The contribution of Daniel is often very useful in the discussion on the editorial strategies and on scientific topics, with which our magazine tries to deal.
Patrick Collins begun speaking about Space
Tourism some 20 years ago, when such a matter was just like science fiction.
While at that time he couldn't find audience in UK, he decided to reach Japan,
where he started to work with NASDA (the Japanes Space Agencies).
In 1998 IAF Congress in Melbourne,
Patrick presented the Solar Power from Space: a demonstrator satellite solar
energy plant, a Japanese Government project, directed by Patrick Collins
himself. The project involves 8 Countries in the Equatorian belt, users of the
Patrick works without rest on
Space Tourism. He is panelist in all the main congresses and symposia
where such theme is discussed, and he was among the organizers of the 1999
springtime International Symposium on the Space Travel in Bremen (Germany).
Patrick Collins is the president
of SpaceFuture, one of the most informed web journals, about the themes of
astronautics, space tourism, energy from space.
When we met, in 1998 in Melbourne,
we discussed about the space frontier situation, how and why it was still closed
to the society. I was thinking about a realistic way to involve the society and
private investors in the space enterprises, and I was brooding over the concepts
of long terms investments, new credit tools, and so on. Patrick shared with me
his analysis of the space community, spending 25 tax US$ billions per years,
without paying back a cent to the tax payers, and in the same time the
only activities that could payback the investors (Space Tourism and SPS) didn't
get neither the 1% of the agencies balance. We suddendly felt that we had a
common political and cultural way to run together!
Patrick Collins was
with us in several cases: in the Greater Earth group, in the Brema
symposium, and TdF often got very useful and well informed articles and reportages from Dr. Collins.
The articles will be easy found by means of the site search function,
and also by the authors
ADRIANO SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF:
"In my life I loved and love many things:
jazz, theatre, poetry and literature, science, all expressions of the human
intelligence and culture, i.e. tools to survive. I believe all this must
continue besides the limits of our birth world. The world must continue, for
all the humans. Working too much, sometimes I'm not so brilliant, but I'm a
stubborn person, and I don't give up."
ANAGRAPHIC DATA AND EDUCATION:
Adriano Autino was born in Moncrivello (Vc)
Italia, the 30 june 1949 (Sign of the Zodiac: Cancer, ascendant: Leo).
He took the dimplome of non graduated Engineer
in Industrial Electronics in 1969.
He attended with success the first year of
Science of the Information, in Torino.
He writes and speaks intellegibly in English,
reads and speaks (bad) in French, reads (but has no courage to speak) the
Spanish, is able to say some words in German, and in Russian.
He attended several courses and seminars of
Project Management, targeted to managerial staff.
CHRONOLOGY [From the Adriano's
In 1969 I took my diplome of NGE in Industrial
Electronics. After some working activities as electronic technician I
frequented the first year of Informatics Facultee in Turin.
In 1971 I entered Honeywell Information
Systems Italy, where I worked until 1984, as a maintenance field assistant
(first 2 years), then as a software designer at the Research and Development
Laboratories in Pregnana Milanese, where I dealed with Diagnostics and
Testing of Subsystems.
In 1973 I moved from Torino (where I grew up
and studied) to Milano. I participated to the ‘68 movement as a
during the 70’s I was a member of the Fourth International, and I was
engaged in various trade-unions and social activities.
In 1984 I left Honeywell and joined Sysdata, a
system-house that dealed with industrial automation. I was Project Leader,
and then Project Manager, for several automated systems projects, in Italy
and foreign. During this period I attended several management training
In 1975 I got married with Diana Baroni. In
1980 was born our first child Massimiliano, in 1991 the second one Ginevra.
In 1989 I had the chance to review, for a
small newspaper, the book "The nuclear dilemma" by Carlo Rubbia. This is the
start of my reflections and elaboration on the theme of human growth against
the planet’s resources finiteness character. I write an essay, titled "The
world is over". In 1989 I also transfer with my family from Milano to
Moncrivello (my native country).
In 1991 I left Sysdata to join AEG (Daimler
Benz group), Indutrial Plants division, as a proposal manager.
In 1992 I left also AEG, to found my own small
company, Studio Andromeda. I still work in the informatics field, both as a
software supplier and as a marketing consultant. I keep on reflecting and
elaborating on "The world is over". I realize that the politics doesn’t give
answers to the real problems that Humanity is faced to, and that the main
problem of today is not political but philosophical, and the answers should
be seeked at philosophical level. I also work on the automation market
segment experience during 70’s and 80’s: I realize that new work and social
relationships where experimented, during that period, and that the social
state of the population is changed in 30 years, with increment of a
magnitude order of the entrepreneurs compared to the dependent working class
(in Italy from 600.000 companies on 50 millions people in 1961 to 4 million
companies on 55 millions peoples in 1991). All the above leads me to
elaborate the "Functional Marketing" theory, to optimize synergies among
companies with complementary skills.
During 1993/94 I design the project of a
magazine, named "Technologies of the Frontier", and I start to operate in
the research field, as strategical marketing and communication consultant. I
realize an important study of the skills and competencies of LABEN (Alenia
Finmeccanica group). Later I will supply software for several Finmeccanica
companies, working in the aerospace segment, mainly in the field of the
Dynamic Simulators and hard real time systems.
During my professional carreer I was, for
professional reasons, in The Nederlands (8 months), in the United Arab
Emirates (3 months), in the ex-DDR (2 months), in the ex-USSR (6 months), in
Germany several times for few days each time.
During 1997 I connected on the Internet, and
started to issue "Technologies of the Frontier" on the web by myself. I
begun to collaborate with some italian well placed webzines, Gnomiz (almost
1000 visits per day) and "Affari Italiani" (50.000 to 80.000 visits per
day). With the help of the friends of Space Age Associates and OURS
Foundation I came to better define my ideals: to help the Humanity (for what
I can) to acceed the frontiers of ours world and to go over, i.e. to be born
in a greater context (the Greater Earth and the extraterrestris
During 1997, 1998 and 1999, with my small
company Studio ANDROMEDA, I am engaged in the CIRA Plasma Wind Tunnel
Project, as a subcontractor of Laben (Alenia Finmeccanica); I am responsible
of the design and development of the Real Time Simulator (RTS) of the whole
facility, of the Automated Test Procedure for the Shop Test of the
Automation System, and of the coherence and completeness of the System
Database (Test Engineering Work Bench).
During the 1998 it was constitued the
editorial staff of Technologies of the Frontier, nowaday engaged in pushing
the magazine to a professional step ahead.
During the 2000 Studio ANDROMEDA was
merged with another individual company, MMDS of ing. Maurizio Del Savio.
The new society is the ADROMEDA s.r.l., working in the field of the real-time
AFFILIATIONS AND ROLES:
ANDROMEDA s.r.l., President - Software House,
skilled in High Availability Real Time Sistems, for Aerospace industry and
for applications with high need of availability and safety
Studio ANDROMEDA, President - Software House,
skilled in Real Time Sistems and Simulators, for the Aerospace
President of the online magazine "Technologies
of the Frontier"
Chairman of the "Greater Earth
Speaker and Rapporteur at the Symposium
"IAA.8.1. Relevance of Astronautics for the Future: Economic Stimolous and
Job Creation" of the 49th IAF Congress 1998, where he presents his own paper
"Concepts for a World Space Program based in the Society"
Member of the Space Activities and Society
Committee of the International Astronautical Academy
Member of the experts called to comment on the
"World Space Program" (Perspective 2100).
Corrispondent at the 49th IAF Congress -
Melbourne, for LE SCIENZE (italian edition of Scientific American)
Collaborator of Gnomiz, cultural online
Collaborator of Affari Italiani, Information
1993 - Seminar on "Functional Marketing in the
segments of the Industrial Automation and Instrumental Goods" - at the
Bicocca Technologic Incubator (Milano)
1994 - "Functional Marketing" and Project
Management, in the frame of a Euroepan Union Training Programme for
Entrepreneurs and Young Intellectual Unemployed - Canavese Technologic
1994 - Seminar on "Technologies of the
Frontier" and "Functional Marketing" for the Technical Staff (20 Directors
of Project Departments) of LABEN (Alenia Finmeccanica)