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Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 5, Insightful) 904

Do you have kids? Being a parent of a toddler or even a kid up to 5 or so means you have to have a Boy Scout mentality. BE PREPARED. Toting around a few extra pounds of stuff (change of clothes, snacks, first aid, entertainment) is worth every extra joule it takes to do so.

Comment Resale value? (Score 1) 904

If I were to buy a new EV today, with the pace of improvements, in 5 years what would the resale value be compared to a IC vehicle? Battery lifespan, new technologies (faster charge, better range) and one would assume lower prices for new vehicles...I can't see EV user prices being very good after 5 years, and virtually nothing after 10.

Comment Re:Replicator prototype (Score 1) 132

Not to mention the general freak-out people concerned with clinical trials, good clinical practice, drug safety and the like are going to have. You can "make" whatever you want, but you're going to have to still go through the process of testing, trials, and so on, even it's a copy of an existing drug using new manufacturing techniques. (I think)

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