This is the 3rd edition of this book. The 3rd edition contains an additional chapter on Japan, the tsunami and nuclear reactor safety. This book is about thoughts and ideas on a wide range of subjects. The topics include building a space elevator, new approaches to space travel, Star Trek reboot themes, ideas for energy conservation, what to do about our federal debt, modifying the game of chess and others. The following provides a quick overview of the chapters. Note that a Spanish edition of this book is available at Amazon sites (Solo un monton de Ideas Locas) :Chapter 1 Space ElevatorChaper 2 Alternative Energies and Energy ConservationChapter 3 More Thoughts on Energy ConservationChapter 4 Gas Stations and filling upChapter 5 Luggage and Airplanes Chapter 6 Thoughts on ChessChapter 7 Thoughts on Ice HockeyChapter 8 Thoughts on Cat LitterChapter 9 Our National Debt and DefecitChap ...