Whenever you see or hear anything copyrighted, the brain implant can automatically charge your credit card. Now that's convenience!
This will be good for all. Everyone knows that protecting content is the highest goal and priority of mankind. Pirates are lawbreakers. Lawbreakers should not be allowed* to break the law.
Your fiends at the MPAA and RIAA.
* only the MPAA and RIAA should be allowed to do that
If I used a stupid protocol trick to jam your tv signal, but without radio jamming, it would be no less a violation of the law.
Think of how well that would work out.
Also imagine what would happen if someone were also giving away their free electricity! Or water from the expensive to construct indoor plumbing!
And about that jerk who refills other people's cups with a beverage! Horrors! I'm sure that next to nothing cost colored sugar water is going to break the hotel -- because the hotel charges an artificially high price for it!
Does it really matter? Some people will always be pricks. But not most people.
It's a money grab.
Oh, but the hotels argue: it costs money to build and operate a WiFi network!
I would point out that those hotels do not charge an extra fee for other things that have a substantial cost to build and substantial operating cost:
- Indoor Plumbing
- Electric Lighting
- Electrical outlets
- Air conditioning
- Cable / Satellite TV
Why aren't the hotels charging fees for those other things that have a substantial cost to build and operate?
Wake up dinosaurs, it's the 21st century.
There would probably be precious little talking to the aliens themselves. Except for those looking at how to take advantage of the aliens. Or how to use the aliens to take advantage of or obtain mastery over other people.
Why is it any of your business to know what goes on in private?
Windows blinds also create a Zone of Lawlessness! In the State of Arizona, for example, Windows Blinds would allow people to unlawfully have more than the state mandated maximum of two dildos per household! The sky will fall I tell you! Something must be done!
That's actually what it's like at "Mojave Spaceport". Hangers of small aviation practicioners and their junk. Gary Hudson, Burt Rutan, etc. Old aircraft and parts strewn about. Left-over facilities from Rotary Rocket used by flight schools. A medium-sized facility for Orbital. Some big facilities for BAE, etc. An aircraft graveyard next door.
SS2 has not completed testing and it is probable that there will be a need for redesign of one or more components. So, this is a really bad time to have the hand-off. Publicity isn't a good reason.
Possibly more interesting to know which foods are free of DNA. Which would indicate they either had nothing to do with any living organism, are highly processed or both!
There is no reason that we have to pick one and abandon work on the others. I don't see that the same resources go into solving more than one, except that the meteor and volcano problem have one solution in common - be on another planet when it happens.
The clathrate problem and nuclear war have the potential to end the human race while it is still on one planet, so we need to solve both of them ASAP.
Sure, there are going to be mediating forces in the environment. Melting is an obvious one. The positive feedbacks have been getting the most attention because they are really scary. It appears that there are gas clathrates in the ground and under water that can come out at a certain temperature. The worst case is that we get an event similar to Lake Nyos, but with a somewhat different mechanism and potentially many more dead. The best case is a significant atmospheric input of CO2 and methane that we can't control.
I don't think I have to discount Trenberth. He's trying to correct his model, he isn't saying there is no warming.