Hokkaido is a bit of a bad example though since there's no Shinkansen service through the tunnel.
Going 1500km the other way to Kagoshima the train takes about 7 hours, and the airplane 5-6 (from city center to city center). That's with the 270km/h regular Shinkansen. If you increased the speed to maglev levels the train would outperform an airplane.
One hour? If "ease of use" means to have to wait a full hour for confirmation whether the purchase of your coffee went through or not I think I'd rather use cash...
How does this seem appropriate? Chinese oppression is pretty clearly aimed at perpetuating the party rule and guaranteeing their members cushy jobs and a steady income.
There is literally nothing we could do about a Kansas-size (500km) asteroid but that scenario is highly unlikely, there isn't any evidence that such an impact happened anywhere in the solar system in the last 3.5b years.
A realistic scenario is an asteroid between 100m and 1km, and ion thrusters and nuclear propulsion have a high enough efficiency that they can influence that category.
Not sure about Hitler or Mussolini - they mixed up ideologies of left and right.
Richard the lionheart was driven by religion
Hitler himself was solidly right. The NSDAP had a leftist wing led by Gregor Strasser (the Strasserists) but Hitler showed him what he thought of that in 1934.
With how smart these choppers are getting this shouldn't even be a problem. Just buy three of them for any two jobs and have them find their own schedule to "sleep" when they need to so that there's always at least the required number up in the air.
They originally planned to use 60 miles of wiring but then they only ordered 60 kilometers of wires so two thirds of the devices are not connected. It's not that big of a problem though since most things are covered by redundancy.
Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life. -- Schulz