The point is that they wont be able to argue that TOR is a paedophile/terrorist tool and use that as a 'probable cause' to harasses and torture citizens.
My first thought was 3d printer. Imagine deposing one atom tick layers of any element in any shape. eg; The Star Trek synthesiser.
But that wont happen because they'll ban the thing over irrational fear before the technology reach the point it can print a cup of earl grey.
Good thing it mentioned the anecdote about the eldery woman twice, otherwise I might have forgotten it. Clearly no one is proof reading these...
It was for stereoscopy purpose. If you had the Oculus you could have seen it in 3d and it would have brought you to tears.
It's 1995 all over again! Except better because now we got hoverboard, flying car and dehydrated pizza.
Electronic books are extremely resource intensive and require a massive amount of well-maintained centralised infrastructure. It's a huge price to pay for the convenience of "being slightly lighter".
It is not just slightly lighter, you can hold thousand kilograms worth of books in your pocket. The resource intensive and massive centralized infrastructure is only due to digital restriction management. DRM free book do not have this problem. Essentially, what you are saying is that electronic book are defective by design, but we can fix this and save paper in the process. Don't dismiss new technologies because of a few political glitch.
The only reason you are severely underestimating the grasshopper is because you anthropomorphize the cows. All living things desire to remain alive, all organisms* feel pain. Killing and causing suffering is part of life. You have to do it in order to live.. or pay someone to do it for you, in which case you are an hypocrite not someone of higher moral**.
* That include plants, which is now know for facts that they communicate, are self aware and feel pain. Nature has many way, the central nervous system is only the way used my animals to achieve the goal of all living organism.
** Strict vegetarian diet also involve the killing of animals. Mechanized agriculture kill wildlife the field and in processing facility. Unless the animal-right vegan carefully hand pick ALL his food, he is a hypocrite.
Eat bugs? No thanks, I'll stick to birds, fish, and mammals. No escargo or grasshoppers for me, thank you.
Escargots aren't insects...
Correct, but they are 'bug' according to various definition. The OP didn't made any reference to insects.
They will never update their NPAPI plugin while it is still working. Because if it work, don't fix it.
The NPAPI is only depreciate at this point; the summary state that the most common used ones are white-listed. It is therefore probably not impossible to custom white-list any if your specific need.
Censored site are often hijacked by scary-looking redirect to state propaganda. If this is accepted in the future specification, that propaganda page will require to return this status code. eg: "HTTP/1.0 451 Corrupted Government"
Non compliant censorship can, additionally, be protested on the basis that they are not compliant.
Which is just another reason it'll never happen. It's a loaded reference; what government is going to link themselves to F451 on purpose?
They will do just that. If this become part of the specification they will be obliged to follow them or else we can reject their censorship software on the basis that they are not compliant. eg: "No one is supporting paedophilia or aiding terrorism we simply want specification compliant software!". And when they do get compliant, everyone get the reference. It is win-win as far as living under a oppressive regime can be.