But PacMan keeps eating my pieces
A "shortage"! Quick, import more H1B's!
Imagine the surreal experience of opening a door to a room painted floor to ceiling with...
Some tan dude in John Lennon glasses keeps asking me to select between 2 pills there
It's not as unlikely as you think. You forgot the urban homeless population, for example. There's the homeless you see and then there's the squatters you may not see (or recognize).
Goatse I, Goatse II, Goatse III, Goatse IV...
But it''s not getting anywhere near as cheap as dealing in cash. It's also not getting as risk free as cash. A bank can't decide that their security problem should be my problem and revoke the $20 bill someone paid me.
And people will switch to Tide as a currency (it's already happening!)
Personally, I find the idea of being 100% dependent on the finance industry to carry out a 'legitimate' transaction to be at the very least distasteful.
Do we really want to give banks the power of taxation?
You should also be better able to manage sharing airspace with a properly operated drone.
I didn't research so forgive my ignorance
It gets this property from its fine surface structure, which is a forest of tubes. Incoming light has to be reflected many times before it gets back out, so a black material is effectively made even less reflective. It's the optical-scale version of the pointed absorbers used in anechoic chambers.
It probably is not going to retain its blackness when exposed to water, dirt, or wear. Superhydrophobic coatings such as Never Wet have the same problem - they work because they're composed of tiny points, so droplets of liquid don't have a surface they can grab. But after some wear, the effect stops working. (See any of the many "NeverWet fails" videos on YouTube.)
This is likely to be great for protected environments, such as inside optical systems. It should be useful for optical sensors in space, too. But it's probably an inherently fragile surface. That limits its uses. (The "stronger than steel" probably refers to the individual carbon nanotubes, not the bulk material.)
This s a problem with a lot of surface chemistry stuff touted as "nanomaterials". They have interesting surface properties, but the surfaces are fragile, because they're some very thin surface layer with an unusual structure. If you protect that structure with some coating, you lose the effect.
This is going to be useful for the insides of optical systems, lens hoods, and such. Other than that, probably not that significant.
Well, I don't know if anything in economics is provable per se, but Europe (more specifically the UK) is going through this debate right now. The EU is a giant free trade zone. How valuable is that? People who do business all think it's essential, but people are who are just employees aren't so sure. Let the debate commence.
I think we may have different definitions for "good tasting". I did do that, however, before I was of drinking age. (And then I didn't even know enough to remove the sediment. Yuck, but it was alcohol.)
Whatever the reason, they still boosted domestic production and economic growth.
That may have been true in the USA (hard to say given the lack of in-depth statistics back then and difficulty of knowing the impacts of such things even today) but it probably wasn't the case abroad. Sure, the USA didn't care one whit back then about the impact of tariffs on British or European manufacturers, nor did they care much if Americans couldn't afford superior foreign-made products for a while. They valued economic independence more, and given their situation that was understandable.
But putting military concerns to one side, free trade theory is correct. Those tariffs made the world as a whole economically worse off. If governments could be trusted not to use their economies as weapons of war, it'd be better for everyone if tariffs were reduced and removed, because it makes people wealthier in the long run and that's why every so often countries and trading blocs try to engage in free trade treaties.
Of course the problem is, governments do so love using economics as a weapon