In other news, 99.999% of all species that have ever lived are extinct.
You do have to pay for it or it can become his property.
>but a stable legal market.
Like the stock market, stocks never change in price. Or gas prices at the pump, they stay stable for long periods of time, right?
You seem to be very confused how markets work. Some markets are real time priced markets and the price and inventory is expected to fluctuate moment to moment. Other markets are stabilized by huge amount of production and rarely fluctuate, such as the price of a candy bar at the local store. Weed is not a 'white' market, the feds still randomly bust suppliers, and at the federal level it is still illegal. Also customers have personal tastes, if everyone wants the strain *dank memes*, demand dictates that the price goes up, especially if supply is limited. Until you see a futures contracts for supply of marijuana there will be volatility in the market.
To sort spaghetti by size, doing it by hand sounds very inefficient.
A sorting method where it slides down a plane with slats that increase in size until the entire length can fall into a slot, much like a method for sorting coins, sounds a way to solve both the length and order problem. Of course that will never scale 'faster' than the number of sorting elements you use.
You forget about the BS America has pushed in it's past? Clipper chip? PGP fight? 40-bit export encryption.
Until you have unlimited energy, unlimited storage, and unlimited time, science is going to be political.
There are unlimited truths out there, you have to somehow decide what and where the available resources you have will be expended. One person may not want to die from old age, another wants to avoid dying of AIDS. Now you have a conflict for resources based on differing goals. How are you going to decide who gets the funding?
>How on earth could observing world and recording said observations be POLITICAL?
How much time do you have? How much energy do you have to expend? How much can you observe?
Now, you should easily see that the answers to those questions are 'exceptionally limited'. To further observe the world you are going to need to convince others that they should share your same goals on what you want to observe. Once you have more than one person involved in a project, politics is involved.
You: But science is observation, bro.
Right, and getting any science done in a possibly limitless universe means filtering out massive amounts of information. That filter works at many levels. From limitations in tools that gather data, to inability to store it, data that is useful but doesn't lend itself to the goal at hand, etc. How those filters get applied, what subprojects are funded, where manpower is assigned is all political.
We're living in a golden age. All you need is gold. -- D.W. Robertson.