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+ - 50 years from now, science to achieve God-like abilities->

Submitted by nathan_w_cheng
nathan_w_cheng (700551) writes "50 years ago, Isaac Asimov described in the New York Times what the World’s Fair of 2014 might be like. Whereas Asimov’s predictions were to some “shockingly conservative,” it is impossible to have such conservative thoughts about the world 50 years from now. With 2014 as our starting point, in technological terms, 50 years is an incredibly long time. How far will we get if every decade for the next five sees the same level of scientific advancement as this past decade? Below, I reference over 100 articles to help us answer this question."
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Comment: Re:half million? (Score 1) 195

by kmac06 (#36822252) Attached to: Gov't Funded Electric Car Company Goes Out of Business
Money is the abstraction of human effort. The point isn't who prints it or how much of it there is, the point is the hard work it represents, whether that work is pouring concrete or managing a hedge fund. To say that it doesn't really belong to individuals, but rather the government, is to say the fruits of their own labor does not belong to the individual, but rather to the collective. Sounds pretty communist to be.

Comment: Re:half million? (Score 1, Insightful) 195

by kmac06 (#36817950) Attached to: Gov't Funded Electric Car Company Goes Out of Business

But I'd rather fund a new startup that fails, rather than fund the good-ol boy network that siphons money off the top to fund their retirement account.

Or they could refrain from confiscating people's hard earned money at gunpoint to hand out to favored group, whether it's the good-ol boy network or some green nonsense.

Comment: Re:Known issue (Score 1) 66

by kmac06 (#36521952) Attached to: Amazon's Cloud Is Full of Holes
Sounds like this issue became known because of these guys:

Once the problem was evident, Schneider said they contacted Amazon Web Services at the end of April. Amazon acted in a professional way, the researchers said, by notifying those account holders of the security issues.

So it certainly was an issue until they looked into it (and still is an issue if some fraction of their users are too lazy to fix it).

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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