If there was ever a time when technology like this should be put into full scale use, the time is now. With the recent Haitian disaster, is doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that technology like this can be put to amazing use in rebuilding Haiti at a drastically reduced overall cost.
No, this can't help the rescue and recovery effort, but it can help significantly on rebuilding. However, I must note that this technology was available a few years ago, albeit in its infancy, but available for serious development. There is no reason why we could not have employed its use in fortifying Haiti in advance of this disaster.
People will site money as the problem, but we're having no problem coming up with money now, are we? It seems millions of dollars are available after the fact. Where was this logical investment beforehand? Haiti has a history of major earthquakes every 200 years or so, so it's not a stretch to assume that living in shacks and on unstable landscapes is a sure way to lose large numbers of lives when something like this happens, and it was bound to happen. Sometimes I think the world is an ostrich with its head in the sand. Only when the crap hits the fan do we look around for the source of the smell.
Now we are left scrambling, building up funds through the amazing donations of the American people, even as we ourselves struggle with our own economic woes. Funny thing about America, no matter how much the world bashes us for whatever reason, we always step up to help in significant ways when disasters like this strike anywhere in the world. It just so happens that this time it's in our own back yard.
I advocate that we bring this technology to the public eye, for the rebuilding of Haiti. The costs would be amazingly low compared to any current rebuilding systems. Can you imagine clearing the rubble, possibly recycling it, and then building a fully functional house every 24 hours, one after the other? 7 houses a week by just one system, building solid structures, not shacks, nonstop via a solar powered automated robotic system. Technology put to use at its best when people need it the most! Now imagine several of these bad boys on the ground doing great things.
Contact the media about this technology. Make it public, make it viable, make it happen! Contact Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis and let him know there is support to make his invention mainstream, to help Haiti and help us all. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't just sit there with Haiti in your thoughts and prayers. DO SOMETHING! If you can't contribute money, then contribute time and support the development of a technology that drastically reduces construction costs, enables rapid building in short amounts of time, and can make a significant difference in the world we live in.