Ethan Wilson Cliffton

Architect & Inventor

Teacher & Mentor


Core Principles

Think It

10 PM

Café Americain

Latte

Napkin

Prepare It

Kenyon & Kenyon create the term

Fixed Shutter Dome

Do It

Eight have been built around the world.

FSO Global Concept

Intrusion

A well-equipped diver can read your bank statement. Free Space Optics is a way over that.

Accident

A poorly equipped salvage operator can rip 100 miles of fiber from the ocean floor in the hope of finding enough copper for a night out. Free Space Optics is a way over that.

Don't even think of what can happen to your financial data in the Suez Canal.

At Femtosecond Speeds Money becomes a Plasma

Think of money as a plasma with a 22-hour circadian rythym. This is not a bloodstream limited to a vascular system, but an organic nervous system with human motivation able to signal across time and distance to any point of the compass.

How about a Shot in th Arm

Free Space Optics is the burgeoning technology that will boost business. Our target markets are financial institutions and non-G12 governments. Both sectors will benefit from a closed network with intrinsic security and blazing speed.

FSO Global offers Three Advantages

1. Your connections expand over land,

2. Your data is invulnerable to service interruptions,

3. Security and speed provides a product differentiation to attract new clients.

We look forward to hearing from you

This is no small plan. Please feel free to comment, critique, or respond with interest.

Expanding Free Space Optics

Concept

Accidental intuition leads to intentional innovation

Synthesis

One look at a world map of optical cables,  with their vulnerability to accident and intrusion, leads the money conscious to look up in amazement that it works at all.

$12 Billion up in Smoke & Mirrors

Not a simple task, but also not dependant upon untested technology, Free Space Optics is ready to be applied where money matters.

Smoke

Launching multiple Mirror Ships will expand the sector well into truly commercial work.

Mirrors

Mirror production will strain world resource, forcing a multiplier upon that industry.

Meanwhile at the Bank

Secure from cuffs and splitters, your money will seamlessly span the globe.

We want to know

Describe your applications for our ideas

Feel free to contact Ethan

Your input is critical to perfecting our ideas, our presentation, and our understanding of your needs.

Mail or phone:

PO BOX 9339 SANTA ROSA A 95405-1339

+1 415 264-6519

A Spectrum of Ideas

One subject is never enough

Ideas first applied to astronomy can find their way into the sea.

Organic design can be modeled into life-like machines.

New and Newer

3D printing of lunar regolith can lead to 3D printing of homes here.

Spacecraft are similar to sailing vessels; on a larger sea.

Old places can garner new ideas

Ethan has a broad spectrum of skills and interests which find their way into his designs and inventions. He is a skilled and imaginative consultant to Special Construction.

The Architect

Graduate

The hardest and most expensive part of the process.

Learn the Craft

Put in time to perfect not just the drawing, but the fitting together.

License

Get right to it.

Deliver the best service.

Learn from the Best

Choose mentors who are the very best in the field.

Broaden your Range

Apply your skills with the broadest brush.

Finally

Hone your expertise and stick with it.

Ongoing Research & Projects

C-Snail

Up to one billion kilograms of plastic, floating and in suspension to a depth of 25 meters, taints the oceans. Well mixed with more millions of tons of common flotsam and jetsam, plastic waste cannot practicably be dredged from the oceans.  

What to Wear

How about a hands-free holiday? 

Architecture is not complete without dress design.

Outer Space

Every new frontier requires thought and preparation. Whether the cis-lunar environment or further out to Mars, human activity will continue to take place, and human habitation will follow.

Bay Area Transit

Headway for trains, BART, buses, and finally cars is at the limit.

Look up.

The funicular is coming!

Bird-Free Baseball

Kites are in - sea gulls are out!

Turbo-Electric Trucks

Fracking has produced an over-abundance of natural gas. Efforts to use it in long-haul trucking are limited to adaptations of old technologies.

Try something new.

C-Snail

Ocean cleanup, or more specifically ocean plastic cleanup, requires an industrial solution to an industrial problem. Plastic is failing humanity bigtime. 

Roman Holiday

How about a travel-lite evening dress for the serious femme fatale.

Alley Cat


The use of catenary transportation is only now being introduced to American cities. Subways are limited by cost and time to integrate and bus service is ever more congested. Infrastructure impact is no longer tolerated by commercial interests and residents alike. Alameda, an island community, is especially isolated from the regional BART system, and the ever more crowded freeways. Oakland is growing without a cognitive plan to accommodate the growing population. Residential, Service (particularly medical), and Commercial environs are dependent upon only three BART terminals servicing only the central corridor of Oakland. The cost of catenary systems are fast, in the low hundreds of millions of dollars, and with minimal street level impact.

No Fly Zone

And it works at the Coloseum

Passing it On

Teaching is a Performance Art