A.G. Riddle wrote a pretty good story based on a similar premise - gene-affecting viruses that modify our intellectual capabilities.
Most CEO's and Executive Level types are sociopaths.
Perhaps not "Most CEO's", but the position tends to attract them: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ke...
Trust me on this, the bar is set pretty low for it to succeed.
Supermarket price is not the true indicator of net cost of all products.
First and foremost, I want my kids to learn from playing games in addition to being entertained. And there's something to be said about the visual simplicity of older (classic) games encouraging imagination, just like books stimulate the brain more than TV and Movies. You could probably make an argument that the eye candy in today's game is distracting from the puzzle-solving aspects. Then again, newer games potentially have better puzzles... I don't recall much of a physics engine in my Atari 2600.
Fortunately, we don't have to make an either/or choice. But if I did, I would probably start with classic games.
Oh yeah. Obligatory to add "Get off my lawn".
This document https://docs.gatesfoundation.org/Documents/agricultural-development-strategy-overview.pdf from the gates foundation would lead one to believe that they are promoting local farmers, not suppressing them.
Solar might not achieve infinite continuous operation, but might allow for infinite distance with stops for recharging.
Said RC device might fly for whatever distance the charge allows, then set down on a rooftop or unobtrusive location and start recharging for the next leg.
Energy weight / density / rechargability may not be favorable today, but will certainly improve in the future.
But wait 100 years and see what happens when someone wants to recreate a 2013 -era Nike shoe.
Now find out that TPB was a BSA sting operation.... THAT is real news.
So the Boy Scouts of America is really a shell organization for the government!? Holy Double Deception Batman!
We'd be mighty pissed if some ancient alien probe showed up on doorstep spewing poison. (Although for all we know, said radiation might be sugary fuel to them.)