Where data on the internet is physically stored is almost meaningless. From a practical standpoint it doesn't matter you can access it anywhere in the world. Now its now meaningless legally too.
I strongly believe software should be subjected to copy right laws only. No software or code should be patentable.
The problem is its that people are being discriminated against either during the hiring process or by the educational system.
You can't just fire white males and replace them with female and minority ethnicities, and if the majority of people applying for a positions are white males you cant fix this imbalance without breaking employment laws. In a large international corporation If 5% of interview job applicants are female then around 5% of those hired should be female, if 50% of those hired are female, then that company is obviously discriminating against applicants based on gender and should be sued our fined for breaking employment laws. Knowing ethnicity and gender ratios of a companies employee base with out knowing the ratio of their applicant base is pointless. A companies goal should to get their employee base ethnicity/gender ratio to match the ratio of their applicants. If their ratios match and there is still a huge imbalance then the problem is with their hiring practices but within the education system
The good thing about digital distrubution is its a lot cheeper hard copyies and its marker any one can jump into
I was going to make a point that blacks can be just a racist but you just made that point for me so thankyou.
Thats a massive overstretched of freedom of speech. What next you going to claim steeling is a form of self expression and should be protected by freedom of speech
But when it come to net energy gain (usable energy minus energy spent on generate/capture it, on facility maintinence, and to transport it) wind is by far superior. Out of all available energy sources, wind has the highest net energy while nuclear has the lowest. Nuclear power plants have a limited life span before they have to be decomisioned. They are extremely expensive to decomision and there is no economicaly feasable way to do it. Thats why their net energy is so low. Forget all concerns about the saftey of nuclear power. It for reasons purely economical that we should be going away from nuclear power.
Its the oil and coal industries that are providing false scientific studies and propaganda. They spend billions of dollars every year on a false information campaign against man made climate change.
The fuel for hydrogen fuel cell is bi-product of burning fossil fuels. So its still dependent on a disappearing non renewable fuel source . Eventually when gas prices become to high, mass transit system and bicycles will become the way of the future.
Melting antartic wont affect the sea levels nearly as much as simple thermal expansion will, as water warms it expands, a few degrees increase in ocean tempratures from climate change will cause ocean levels to rise much more than melting ice will.
Its more likely that ftl technology necessary for such a contact isn't even possible regardless of any scientific advancement by any civilization, human or other wise
Would autonomous self driving cars decrease or increase the amount of automotive related deaths and accidents. If self driving cars reduce automotive accidents and deaths nation wide by 90% then these other ethical dilemmas are insignificant in comparison
Bring all the food you need is easily possible, Bring plant life thats highly efficient at converting CO2 to Oxygen is possible. Using solar energy should be relatively easy since mars has very thin atmosphere.
If i decide to make a one way trip to europe and never return thats not suicide thats retirement, granted a trip mars might not have shorter lifespan due to a lack of fully staffed and equipped medical facility. But packing enough food for a life time is feasible. There no reason you cant live a long life mars