(Please Putin, don''t feed my baby to the dingoes) )
But on the other hand a lot of the illnesses associated with old age are caused by TIME, not by aging. Plaque in the arteries is caused by decades of poor eating habits, not by elderly cells.
Most importantly, aging is in fact a defense against cancer - it prevents cells from reproducing without limits. In fact, some people think that the only reason we ever evolved the process of aging was to stop cancers. Worse, it is cause again by long term exposure to gene altering effects, not natural aging.
I agree that certain disease would vanish, butt others would become far worse. A major risk is that the age reversal process still leaves us with the same risk of seniality. It could very well be that the human mind simply has so much memory available once it is filled up, we are out of luck
2. But there are some real effects. Social Security will vanish - no more quitting your job merely because you are old.
3. The real question is what to do with criminals - should we let someone with a life sentence in prison get life extension drugs? What if they are rich? What about long sentences like 70 years? What about people that get out of prison after 10 or 20 years - do we ever wipe their criminal record - what if they've been good for 60 years, should they suffer another 100 years of no job prospects merely because they made one mistake before they were 80
And then there are the mentally disadvantaged. Not just crazy people, but down's syndrome and severely autistic and similarly impaired people. If their parents are dead, will anyone take care of them? Must we give them life extension just to institutionalize them for centuries?
Please note I am calling these conspiracy people moronic not crazy, This is because, while they may be crazy, I am more concerned by how stupid their plan is. A ten year old child could have come up with a better military plan than this one. Please feel free to list better plans to take over Texas than the idiotic Jade Helm theory.
I will start off with a simple one. Drop a nuke in the most Republican county of Texas. Blame the Muslims. Declare martial law and move everyone in nearby counties. But do so in an attempt to gerrymander these refuges so their Republican votes don't matter. Put Hispanic people in Republic territories, put enough (but not to much) Republicans in city centers), and move the rest out of state.
Now that's a plan worthy of a Harvard educated professor.
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In fact, let's pass a law that requires anyone that ever puts sound or video on a restaurant's web page, to walk around with a giant, bright blue dunce hat on the head. And make it legal to randomly blow boat horns right next to their ear.
I have never ever, not once, wanted to see a video of a restaurant. Nor do I want any music or sounds when I try to get their location, hours, phone number, and maybe check out their menu. Maybe once I looked at a picture to see if it was a dive or not, but that's it.
That is ALL we ever want to know about a restaurant.
We have a situation where the Federal government built things on the premise that the states would maintain them, but the states - in large part due to people like you - have refused to spend the money the Fed said was necessary from the get go.
This is the reality and easily verifiable historical record.
Perhaps you are right - that the original maintenance recommendations were excessive. But you need to prove it, not just make a blind statement and complain about how much it costs like a greedy idiot that refuses to pay for oil changes on his car and get's upset when it breaks down.
But they will have manual over-rides so that if the car gets stolen while you are in it, you can over ride them
But when you become the passenger you suddenly no longer care at ALL about acceleration, feeling the road, etc.. Driving slower is perfectly OK - because you are already doing something - reading, watching a movie, etc. Arriving someplace 4 minutes slower is no big deal, not even if you are late to work.
In your specific example, the Corolla has much more back seat space, but much LESS torque. Because it doesn't have the torque, it "feel'" weak and slow when you drive it. Which is a major reason why the Taurus is so much more expensive.
The real advantage of lasers is speed of light - perfect for anti-missile weapons. Shoot them when you see them and move out of the way.
With corporations, it often works the other way around - the whole is worth a lot more than the parts. Sum of it's parts is not a reliable way to price something. A prime example would be Apple corporation. If you were to break it up, so that the phone, music players, computers and tablet were all held by different companies and they would be worth a LOT LESS than the whole. It is the integration, the compatibility, that makes those things valuable.
Another good example is Amazon. Break it up into 3 different companies - a book company, an electronics company, amazon prime video, other physical products, and an internet fee processing company and it suddenly becomes far LESS valuable. Amazon makes it's money in large part by being the 'one stop' shopping location.
Management is also either worth something or a drag on the earnings.
Sum of it's parts is not a reliable method of pricing. It is at best, a 'ballpark' method, where things should be worth no more than 3 times that value, and no more than 1/2 that value.
Once that happens, then the industry will entirely change. There will become three basic kinds of vehicles:
1. Recreational vehicles that do not have a computer. Further segregated into speed, off-road, and specialty classes.
2. Cheap. Probably focused on low gas useage, low speed, simple transportation designed to get you to work and the store at a reasonable rate, all while you read, listen to music, or watch videos. Power, speed, appearance will pretty much be ignored here. You want to show off, pick a girl, you get yourself a recreational vehicle.
3. Cargo. People will still need to haul stuff. Minivans/SUV types for parents, trucks for workmen, the main difference will be whether the cargo area is designed for people or for goods, and if for people will it have a minibar stocked with high end liquor, or a Videobar stocked with cartoons.
The idea that the dashboard will become the all important feature only applies to Mommy-mobiles. It will be a relatively small portion of the market.
This combat technique sends drones out to attack. But they will be too far away from the main ship directly communicate soon enough. So you have a slower, hidden super carrier that transports drone carriers most of the way. Say, from Earth to within 20 light seconds of the target (Mars for example). When combat arrives, it launches smaller drone carriers while the super carrier goes dark for the duration of the battle. It never sends any electrical or heat signal, after launching the drone carriers.
The drone carriers will do the final approach, within a couple of light seconds of the target (Earth's moon is 1.5 light seconds away from the earth). Then they launch a bunch of attack drones, which are directly controlled by the drone carriers. Assuming an equal opponent, the drones will attack their opponent's drone carriers. Once all your opponent's drone carriers are taken out, you re-task your remaining drones as scouts looking for your opponent's super-carrier. Unless of course they surrender.
This allows the majority of your military support crew to be a safe distance from the battle until you have won/lost. It minimizes your own losses, while maximizing your opponents.
Any government that was willing to not abuse the currency could simply STOP ABUSING the currency. They would not need to go cashless.
Going cashless would at best be a meaningless symbol.