Why not combine time dilation drugs with torture!? Heck let's bring back the Brazen Bull.
Seriously this is a messed up proposal.
And people living in desert regions of the world don't have easy access to sapwood...
People living in desert regions probably get their water from wells, which is relatively clean.
People living in more temperate regions where there is excess water are more likely to drink the dirty surface runoff. It's not that water is scarce, it's that it is dirty. Where I live, trees are weeds... I have to pull tree sprouts up by the dozens every year to keep my yard from turning into a rainforest. But we don't drink out of rivers or lakes here, even if they look clean. We filter it. We don't drink the tapwater unfiltered either because the government loads it up with chlorine and ammonia. Yuck. A large chunk of the developing world population (where this is most useful) lives in tropical areas with plenty of water and plenty of trees.
A solution can still be useful, even if its not useful to everybody.
Does PITA know about this?
Pain In The Ass?
Unfortunately, restricting government data requests to a broad range isn't very helpful
Of course it's not very helpful. It was never meant to be, nobody really expected it to be, and I'm sure they went to significant effort to ensure that no utility crept in by accident. As soon as the government allows or does anything, it is foregone that it won't be helpful or useful in any way. It is a tautology.
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