1) That method requires a wealth of energy/time and makes very miniscule adjustments that are applicable to asteroids because their orbit is so huge that small changes a long ways out can make a significant difference. This debris is literally right next to our planet.
2) For the amount of time, energy, and (most of all) money you'd spend doing this you could send both Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in a Kerbal-inspired space ship zipping around LEO picking up all this debris and still have money left over.
Hey big media! Not everyone is downloading your stupid TV content illegally.
So on the sections of road I'm going to be most terrified to navigate I should secede control to the computer? In principal, this makes sense, but in reality this is a pee-your-pants moment that even adrenaline junkies will probably say no thanks to.
This console is said to have twice the power of a console that was superceeded by it's next gen counterpart 16 months ago. I don't know that this is the strongest selling point for a console unless that was a typo and it was supposed to say Xbox One.
and with Republicans now in charge of both house of Congress, the chances of it passing seem slim.
To preface, this is not a partisan-based slam. This is a slam on our entire system. The fact that we accept something won't pass despite it being universally wanted by "the people" (not pronounced "corporations") shows our biggest hurdle that we as a country need to overcome. Not race/gender equality or financial disparity, but the ability of this country to be propelled forward by a system that is representative to the needs of the many, not the powerful.
They were streaming TV shows over the internet.
The innovation was the business/distribution model, not the technology.