Elon Musk details how the innovations he's working on -- Tesla, SpaceX, Starship and Neuralink -- could help maximize the lifespan of humanity and create a world where goods and services are abundant and accessible for all. It's a compelling vision of a future worth getting excited about. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]minion531 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

He also thinks $100,000 is a fair price for a new car. Even though median household income(not per person, per household) in the US is only $62,000 a year. So Elon is a little sketchy on how real people live.

When they tell you it is all a coincidence that the rich are getting richer. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Tiwaking 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What, you dont like Microsoft branded food? I guess you could shop elsewhere...
Oh wait...there is no where else

Paralysed man with severed spine walks thanks to implant by Drewski in Futurology

[–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Normal Person: Thats amazing!! We can finally help people who are paralyzed in accidents!
Me: Im totally using that to give myself control of two extra arms!!!

Paralysed man with severed spine walks thanks to implant by Drewski in Futurology

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Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy by Drewski in Futurology

[–]jet199 3 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

It works because 93% of his thoughts were about boobs.

Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy by Drewski in Futurology

[–]Zapped 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

So this takes neural signals from the person thinking about writing by hand and translates it to text. Can similar tech be used to translate thoughts and images, or even pull memories out of the human brain? Are we on the road to reading memories for defendants on trial? What about a Minority Report situation where we jail people for the intent to commit crimes?

Protests Break Out in Europe As Electricity Prices Soar | OilPrice.com by Ferretman in Futurology

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well almost, I pay about 1.60 Euro per cubic meter for horrible tasting water. Needles to say we have a filtering system.

Protests Break Out in Europe As Electricity Prices Soar | OilPrice.com by Ferretman in Futurology

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I'm much the same, 100% solar and off grid. It's AMAZING to not have a power or water bill, ain't it?!?!?!

Protests Break Out in Europe As Electricity Prices Soar | OilPrice.com by Ferretman in Futurology

[–]Brewdabier 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My home is 100 % solar, no electricity or gas bills. All I pay for is water and I'm about to upgrade for a electric car.

Buckminster Fuller: The Man Who Saw The Future | Random Thursday (11:32) ~ Joe Scott by JasonCarswell in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Three takeaway thoughts:

1) I didn't know geodesic domes get stronger the bigger they get. TIL.

2) I wonder what Bucky would have thought of Earthships and Apteras.

3) I wonder it might be worth revisiting the Dymaxion house project with a free/libré open-source crowd-source development model.

This video was nice but barely scratched the surface of Bucky.

US Navy Putting in Test Its Mysterious $1 Billion UFO Shaped Drone by Brewdabier in Futurology

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All the technology and they lost a 20 year war with uneducated taliban.

2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]PulletPower 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We started vertical farming in October. It’s fantastic and we haven’t bought lettuce since. We grew rainbow chard for our Christmas dinner and have tomatoes and strawberries with fruit maturing now. It’s expensive to start, but we like knowing that our produce is pesticide free plus it doesn’t get any fresher than picking it two minutes before eating it. Also it has given us hours of entertainment and enjoyment that far surpasses any stupid Hollywood movie or other mindless time wasters.

2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI And Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Drewski 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Neat, seems like this could be the future of agriculture. I wonder what the startup and maintence costs of something like this are, and how easily it could be replicated in developing nations.

Scotland to be first country to have universal free period products by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]jet199 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Big debate a few months back about this in GC circles.

Basically these products cost a few pounds for the decent stuff but pennies for the cheapest. If a woman or girl can't afford pennies in a rich Western country then they have bigger problems than just the period products, either they won't be able to afford food as well or they are being abused. Those bigger problems won't be addressed by this so who's it helping?

It seems like there are a few liberal feminists raging against the fact they are female and have periods. They argue that women having any additional cost in their lives is a form of discrimination. So it maybe benefits ambitious women in financial competition with men where the margins are very, very tight?

Anyway, even if there is not good reason it means the arseholes in the Scottish government get to broadcast how progressive and caring they are without doing anything to actually really help anyone significantly. And some more plum roles in the civil service can be created to run this scheme which they can hand out to their mates.

Of course all women will still pay for these products through their taxes, the poor especially through sales tax on other products.

Scotland to be first country to have universal free period products by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I hope they make toilet paper free too because I keep losing friends.

Reset the Dots, Swamp Drain begins to flush, Dark Winter not to be by Marginotions in Futurology

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This post transferred from s\debatealtright, a toxic community.

Government Types of the Future (33:35) ~ Isaac Arthur by JasonCarswell in Futurology

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Missing: corporatocracy, technocracy, kakistocracy, pedophocracy, kleptocracy, debt-slavery-ocracy, Zionist-ocracy, Singularity-ocracy

Military hardware review 10 min by Marginotions in Futurology

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DEW

I'm anti-war, but innovations are interesting, from whatever.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

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if you think about it a little bit transgender is the beginnings of transhumanism

Elon Musk: We Are One Year Away From Fully Autonomous Cars by Drewski in Futurology

[–]StBlops2cel_is_Lord 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Very few people will want a car that drives like a old lady, and can be remotely surveilled and operated.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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Hi! Great reply. I know this may be off topic from the OG post, but care to share some links (why/how) on a home server? Maybe a recommended subsaidit? I have a beautiful new Tomato Router with USB attached storage capabilities and have been thinking hard on how to set up NAS storage, etc. I'd love to kick the Google cloud to the curb, set up auto torrent downloads via Sonarr/Radarr, and more. Thanks!

coronavirus impacts by Squizzel in Futurology

[–]Squizzel[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

the human world is going into global detox + withdrawl after a bad trip.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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Believe it or not, I actually think there's no shortage of fantastic solutions out there. Whether you're looking at the DIY and Maker communities, or the new clever invention videos, or new products, gadgets and gismos, etc.

It's my opinion that humanity is full of creativity that is politically suppressed - in general and in media. Watching corporate media you see these glamourous lifestyles with expensive things and goals - but you don't see innovated things or solution based goals or alternatives - just the consumer products and consumption lifestyles we all know about. You never see people doing it or hacking for themselves in any detailed ways, if at all.

Ultimately, IMO, it all comes down to politics and propaganda vs freedom of information including solutions and alternatives to the establishment. Years ago Cory Doctorow was saying freedoms of communication was the most important thing. I thought it was up there with other stuff, but now I'm inclined to almost agree it's the fundamental core for all of it. If it goes, it all goes.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Haha! Just glad there are people thinking deeply about solutions in a practical and open-minded way. We need so many solutions to so many things.....

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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Thanks. It wasn't my intention to impress. I bet you'd be a great first date.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Indeed.

For my /s/BittersweetSeeds project (barely started but will is my New Years resolution, and I rarely bother with resolutions) I was trying to conceptualize the industrialization of space and power. I had soooo many ideas, including giant mirrors, conversions, Microwave transmissions, etc etc etc. As I researched I realized many things were scientifically impossible, some pure fantasy, and many things were incredibly impractical at any scale. My process was to come up with ideas and determine how they wouldn't work, then build work arounds. And repeat. If I couldn't build a work around, then it would not be valid. The same is true for the related political and economic stuff.

Further, there are countless problems with the current efforts with space, including the re-usability, space debris, etc.

None of this is really touched on much until Act 3.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]FormosaOolong 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The baby drowned in that bad idea bathwater and there are far bigger fish

I love everything about this sentence! Plus, great points all around and I wish more people with such open minded solution-orientation were at the helm.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not just propaganda. It's practicality.

You can't expect fine electronics to be durable under perpetual long term abuse. And then when you have to replace or maintain sections it would hamper traffic.

I agree with most of your points. But space is not at a premium - except in cities. You don't need to make your electricity or farm in your city (though I do like the idea of bringing nature in to cities). Also, there might be better alternatives to the endless sprawl of the suburban nightmare (not meaning Agenda 21).

Roads and beneath them are for utilities that travel - water/sewage, electricity/communitcations, gas, subways, etc.

Generating electricity is not about traveling. Solar roadways are dual purpose, so what if we build schools under all roadways to utilize the space. Nope. Well meaning but nope.

I'm not saying give up development entirely but it's mostly very futile. Dealing with sensitive electronics plus high voltage systems plus perpetual weather and traffic and pounding issues...

Start by making a glass or synthetic road that won't ever fog nor have potholes. Or make them less toxic.

Thorium molten salt reactors in every neighbourhood would nullify any need for solar anything - but "they" want absolute centralized control.

The baby drowned in that bad idea bathwater and there are far bigger fish to fry than solar roads.

In my opinion.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How much energy is required to mine the materials and manufacture that many solar panels? How long of a lifespan would they have?

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Horrux 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Possibly with some nanotechnology materials they could become doable. But right now, nothing is tough enough, transparent enough and water-resistant enough to make them worthwhile. Even their "demo" on which no cars ever drove failed miserably. And what about when they break? You know, crevices, sinkholes, big trucks exceeding weight limits, dropping steel beams on them, etc. Then it's not just "patch the hole", it's "rebuild this complex machinery"!

Also, I think that in -40 degree weather, with blizzards going for days, the efficiency gets a little bit negated. Then at that point you have to use snow removal scrapers and calcium salts, which are corrosive at low temperatures... There are a whole slew of difficulties that aren't taken into account.

To me, that "invention" is simply pot smokers' delusions: it seems fine until you have to actually build it.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Horrux 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, Musk could put a huge parabolic mirror in orbit and always have the sun shining, 24/7, on the panels. It isn't entirely impossible at this point. It would also burn through any cloud cover. The only thing that would prevent this from working would be dust clouds, such as from volcano eruptions, or nuclear ashes.

Then you wouldn't need backups!

But then again, if your array is 100mi x 100mi, the mirror would have to be what, 400mi x 400mi? Even multiple ones would have to be incredibly huge.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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doesn't have to just be in one place but he knows he has to propose it in a way that can be guarded and controlled by the rich, like an oil field or nuke plant

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]FormosaOolong 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I know there has been a lot of negativity (propaganda? I dunno) regarding solar roadways. Even if the current proposals are terrible (again, I dunno either way) we are collectively clever enough to do it well. Here's why I like it: ending toxic asphalt, using the solar-exposed space that is already public, low-profile collection, the safety factor of snow/ice automatic melting, maybe finally having a way to have wired internet delivered to that last rural mile that always gets ignored. That it could be self-diagnosing as well as networked so that it functions around any given block that fails...so many potential positives. It's important not to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Paving the roads with solar panels is a TERRIBLE idea. See Thunderf00t's videos on all the ways it fails miserably. Ultimately all variants are scams.

Putting solar panels beside roadways is as good an idea as anywhere, accessible to maintenance, raised high or on the ground, for shade in hot climates, etc. Really there's nowhere so short of land that we need to reclaim roads.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]FormosaOolong 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

In fact, the solar roadway idea could collect and deliver all that energy along with internet and a bunch of other cool stuff. But we're not allowed to have nice things.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You should never centralize all your eggs or solar panels in one basket. You spread it out across several states. To do otherwise is folly.

Also, West Texas alone has enough wind to power 1/2 of North America - but "they" don't want to build the connecting infrastructure. We can't be allowed too much security nor efficiency.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thunderf00t debunked Elon's hyperloop scam.

I suspect this might be more of the same somehow. "They" always manage to twist things.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As if "they" would allow that.

It's brilliant but challenges their full spectrum dominance.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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This is not really true, but a common excuse. Storage is not necessary, routing is. The "smart grid" was never built, other than to spy on us. They don't want solutions. Period.

There are an abundance of authentic solutions that could be implemented everywhere. Ireland is leading the way with some great submersible turbines that are nothing new except that they are implementing the old idea and refining, finessing and optimizing it.

The ocean currents are perpetual.

Every great river is perpetual.

Niagra Falls is just one location of many but that same St. Lawrence Seaway flows a long fucking way. The Detroit River wraps around Windsor, "Motor City Canada" and we could have countless turbines in the water - one for each person, much like automobiles - but "they" want the centralized power paradigm limited and under their full spectrum dominance.

IMO, everyone should have a turbine. And, everyone should have a home server, like any of the other home appliances. And, everyone should have a hydroponic garden. Done right they don't take much space at all. But our system is for creating obedient worker/servants, not independent individuals in strong communities.

And then there's thorium... Wherever there's mining there should be thorium extraction.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What if that huge array was actually the backup, and we allowed (subsidized, streamlined) energy independence to everyone with the capacity to have it. Solar panels, quiet turbines, ever-better batteries, and feed-backs to the grid. Wouldn't it be sensible to stop making this a for-profit but rather a for-humanity endeavor?

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Horrux 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What about the no-radioactive-waste nuclear reactor that's been shelved for decades now?

Nah, not dangerous enough.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Horrux 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hydroelectric is pretty reliable too, unless they are situated in areas particularly prone to long dry spells. And even then.

Elon Musk revives his plan to power the United States entirely on solar: “All you need is a 100 by 100 mile patch in a deserted corner of Arizona, Texas or Utah (or anywhere) to more than power the entire USA.” by Orangutan in Futurology

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The problem with Solar (and Wind) energy is that is creates a giant energy storage problem the grid is not equipped or designed to solve.

Problem: Energy usage spikes at 11PM. Standard power plant solution - increase production near 11PM. Renewable solution - store a shitload of energy at X loss rate so that you have enough to handle 11PM.

Trying to set up an offgrid solution even for your own home quickly makes it apparent that the most costly and difficult to maintain and continually replace parts are the immense battery arrays - and you can still expect to need a consumable powered generator for when the elements don't agree with you. I'm assuming in renewable world this would be coal plants since they are the easiest to "spin up" and "wind down"?

As a result of these infrastructure and logistical challenges thorium based nuclear has always looked like the most feasible and clean solution to me; but any solution is "cleaner" than ordering a gazillion rare earth batteries every year from China - which is what nationwide solar would look like unless we have some sort of clean energy storage breakthrough.

Brick Laying Machine by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Tiwaking 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow! I remember seeing this on the Australian news back in 2016. Its come a really long way!!

It's a shame they dont use a lot of brickwork here.

This Is What Millennials Can Actually Expect From Retirement, According to Experts by Vigte in Futurology

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This Is What Millennials Can Actually Expect From Retirement, According to Experts by Vigte in Futurology

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My only reply to that article is a hearty: fuck that, no thank you (I'm not saying the predictions aren't probably correct).

Microplastics are being found everywhere, including in the human body. by TheHappyNeuron in Futurology

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i found out a while that teabags are made of polyropylene. everything is plastic wrapped.

Cannabimimetic Plants: Are They the Future Weed (Pot)? by [deleted] in Futurology

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They need to do this to dandelions.

Please let this happen...

Why Money Will End (And How To Prepare) - 2 hour podcast by Robin in Futurology

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Barter and a medium of barter (money) are a natural part of human nature. They will never go away. Give me shiny things and I will do X for you. I will trade my shiny things for Y - are the basis of civilization itself.

Fiat money however, money based on "faith and credit" and produced at will by private banks and governments - is living on borrowed time.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

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Dont use the lords name in vain.

Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry - imagine the self-driving car that has a reclining seat with actual legroom, or even a bed. It’s more than a little tempting. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]DrStrangelove 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Now I'm imagining self driving RV's roaming continents, stopping only to sight-see and charge via extendable rooftop solar arrays.

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[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

God bless. It's called bad internet connection.

Driverless cars are going to disrupt the airline industry - imagine the self-driving car that has a reclining seat with actual legroom, or even a bed. It’s more than a little tempting. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Being able to sleep on long trips is the only compelling reason for me to ever buy a self driving car. The local, state and federal governments need to allow the "driver" to be able to sleep during the drive, which they don't do currently, or it's pointless.

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[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Three in a row? Are you shaky from alcohol withdrawal or did we overdo the Adderall today?

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[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I HATE BUTTER SCOTCH. Hate speech is jsut to promtoe censorship.

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[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I HATE BUTTER SCOTCH. Hate speech is jsut to promtoe censorship.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I HATE BUTTER SCOTCH. Hate speech is jsut to promtoe censorship.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

[–]IamRedBeard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

We must reject bigotry, misinformation, hate speech and demagoguery from becoming an accepted norm.

History will roll its eyes and shake it's head and wonder what was wrong with you people.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

[–]thewaylooks 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

AndInFelatedNews™️

Antisemitism, Atrazin and why Amazon hates Books .. !

https://voat.co/v/Conspiracy/3284549 Transgenderism Is Propaganda Designed To Humiliate And Compel Submission (socialmatter.net)

It is all part of a much larger controll grid : quickfix : buy local pay cash : libra/fakebook :-D

abc. YT elsagate transgender AGENDA 21 2030andme .. it certainly is not only a biased searchengine or a biased socialmedia site all are echochambers and honeypots, .. and worse: social engeneering of the most insidious kind. Dopamin fueld Pavlovian brainwashing and attention suckers.

See why Memes are part of it ? Check the origin .. Dawkins the Bill Nye of Evolution :- D add the svvordfishblog from @swordfish69 with a Rothshill entomologist .. add Huxley and Orwell .. and others .. members of the Fabian Society ..

Now you should be able to see the bigger Pic:

All FANG s .. where did they come from ? All are part of the global supply chain of oppression .. so do mediadetox, start to talk to people IRL and find common denominators

Internet part of the controll grid, blockchain can .. well .. not run without servers .. not to talk bout DWAVE (ERN :- D very likely the plan is to incorporate with 5g chemtrail IoT.

A complete and obvious farce: Fakebook blocks blockchain adds (the stress is on chain NOT block ..) just to announce its own a lil later ..

They make so many smart people greedy ( some might even think blockchain will the better internet, how naive do you have to be after seeing all the memoryholing and oppression of free speech ? ) and develop the infrastructure, just to later take it and controll everything !

Men are pitched against women, blacks against white, “left” against “right”, rich against the poor etc. etc. Sidenote: check the history and origin of the term Ideology ! Hate is incited, war is made palatable again, to a generation living in peace which never knew about its horrors. Creeds are used to controll and to dehumanize believers of different creeds or nowadays even just different opinions.

Sidenote: check Blog How to save the world for the solution to this clusterf*ck

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[–]dia_z 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

the vast majority of pop media has some kind of romance in the middle, and I don't care what gender/sex/whatever is involved, it gets annoying when I want to enjoy an actual plot.

We Must Reject LGBTQ Craziness Becoming America's Accepted Norm by [deleted] in Futurology

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

LOVE ME YOU BIGOT

no

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[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

irritated sexuality

*irradiated

It's not their sexuality. It's their mental illness.

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[–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

People who have nothing to define themselves over than their irritated sexuality are in no way healthy.

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[–][deleted] 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Accept people for what they are. But, I don't accept them shoving their lifestyles down my throat, or pushing their agenda on most TV shows and in most movies.

The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer - The walls of each home can be printed in just 24 hours with nearly zero waste. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Here you go, it's a brilliant design. I've seen dozens of ways to 3d print houses and this one looks the best to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UweC0TfbpgE

The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer - The walls of each home can be printed in just 24 hours with nearly zero waste. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

3d-printed buildings are very exciting, nice post.

One of the best designs I've seen is where they spray two walls of expanding spray-foam insulation, spaced 8" apart. Then once those are both set, they pour concrete between them. Then you're basically done except for siding and drywall.

One million of the planet's eight million species are threatened with extinction by capitalism, scientists warned in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]IdleHands 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well they told us this a decade ago and said if we didn't change IMMIDIATELY it'd be too late. Now it's been a decade so I'll just assume it's too late, never have kids and hope I die before things gets too rough.

One million of the planet's eight million species are threatened with extinction by capitalism, scientists warned in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. by Orangutan in Futurology

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Because of humans, not capitalism. The same events will occur regardless of a political system. Because people do what they do.-

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Zombi 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Shorter work weeks equal less pay, though. I'm guessing companies could shell out higher wages from what they save through automation, but something tells me large corps aren't going to just willingly do that without a fight.

I know there have been many jobs have been changed by technology, but it's always been to aide human beings before, not completely replace them. I'm just worried about how this equals out, really. I don't see everyone suddenly having the knowledge and training to repair all of these bots, specially the workers that they'll be replacing (wharehouse workers mostly as well as many white collars jobs). If 100 people are replaced by 100 robots, I can't imagine there will be a need for 100 new technicians to oversee/repair them.

It's just worrying and it doesn't feel like there's much of a conversation going on about it.

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]HurkaDurka 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

An easy short term fix would be to reduce the American work week to 35 hours. In a vacuum, that would add 12.5% more jobs to the economy. Companies will be able to lower prices since productivity will increase from the automation. And maybe the gov can steal a little less in taxes from the working classes so we have more disposable income too.

Edit: and new jobs will evolve alongside the automation industry. Just like all technological unemployment from the past created new job fields as well. Also, who doesn't want a shorter work week??

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Zombi 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Goodbye jobs, hello unemployment! You're looking at the birth of a new era, the automation age. We will have to radically change our view on wages, employment, economics, and pretty much everything in the next 30 years. This won't just effect warehouse workers, AI will replace many simple deskjobs as well. Goodbye data entry, goodbye accountants, goodbye bookkeepers.

To me, this looks like mass unemployment. I'm all for progress, but we've barely even started the conversation on how automation will impact our current society. Things will need to change and this clip shows we need to start taking this seriously NOW!

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]kazenmusic 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The movement of the counterweight gives a clear picture in my mind of how lifting things stresses the human backbone...

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is an interesting robot. It somehow looks really cute too (=^·^=) !

NFL has asked the city of Nashville to cut down 21 cherry blossom trees along its river walk in preparation for the draft. Love yourself some NFL draft but those trees are forever by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]hennaojisan 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Screw the NFL. Cut down trees for one stupid event? No way. The trees stay.

The Tesla big battery in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian energy market, pocketing another $4m in the fourth quarter. Its presence effectively destroyed a “cartel”- like play that pushed prices up, and removed constraints that were exploited by gas generators. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]MartinTimothy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah well I am not so sure .. suppose the South Australians took out massive loans from Jewish banks using the whole state as collateral, to build their "renewable energy" infrastructure that in the long term is guaranteed to fail .. then the Jews get it all. Coal Fired Power Stations Are the Best & Most Economic Option.

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

beat its own previous year's performance by 77 mpg (33 km/l).

No it went 77 higher, now up to 2564.

They're just so aerodynamic and light that they can get this type of efficiency. I mean what does a super lightweight motorbike get? Like 150 mpg?

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

2500 miles?! Says NatGeo.

One gallon of fuel could go 5/6ths of the distance across the country? Maybe in a vacuum. Or traveling 3 mph, and driving without a passenger (or driver).

Gas engines are approximately 18% efficient. Diesel is about 25%. They specify gas.
There's a thermodynamic limit of efficiency that can't be overcome. Either it is fake, or they're omitting some crucially relevant factor.

For the third straight year, the Canadian team called Alerion Supermileage won the Shell Eco-marathon Americas student design competition; its 2,564.8 mile-per-gallon (1,090 kilometer-per-liter) run beat its own previous year's performance by 77 mpg (33 km/l).

You can not go from 77 mpg, to 2500 mpg in one year. A 3300% improvement!?
It has to be fake AF. This shit is impossible.

I refuse to believe this bullshit.

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well I think the main reason is because these things weigh like 50 lbs and use a tiny engine and are super streamlined. Seems legit apparently though

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This is difficult to believe. This is probably a bicycle hidden in there, and the fuel is evaporating.

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

At least 35 mph I guess, if it was driving street-legal in Houston as the article claims

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How fast does it go? Can it go uphill?

TIL students in competitions to design fuel-efficient vehicles routinely design vehicles capable of travelling THOUSANDS of miles per gallon of gas. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Shell doesn't want to go out of business, so it's trying to make oil-based cars still feasible.

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. " - 1984 by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think those numbers are low.

How easy will it be to build a Moon base? by BillionDollarEgg3 in Futurology

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Very difficult.

We still can't get past the Van Allen belts.

Robots could be sent on a 1-way trip.

Derrick Jensen "Endgame (complete lecture in one file)" (2011-12-17) on YouTube by JasonCarswell in Futurology

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

See also: "Derrick Jensen keynote speech - Earth at Risk Conference 2014" by Fertile Ground Environmental Institute - Jensen is an activist philosopher author in the environmental movement with an ability to break, then mend, hearts of his readers on topics of ecocide, misogyny, racism, and human supremacism. /s/environment/comments/bct/derrick_jensen_keynote_speech_earth_at_risk/

Stephen Hawking's final comment on the internet: The increase in technological advancements isn't dangerous, Capitalism is. by Orangutan in Futurology

[–]Vigte 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Capitalism and democracy are increasingly mutually exclusive over time.