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Comment Re: I can't help but wonder (Score 1) 342

I believe the self driving car will be the answer. The various problems have been discussed here before, but they really fit the American lifestyle with a much more smooth transition than trains.

I'm a red Californian, and I voted for this boondoggle because I have small kids. I knew it was a poor decision when I made it.

I wish these bills came up with fixed contract with some company that would perform the contract, or not get paid. That is the answer for these ridiculous problems. If you can't get a company to agree to do it for the prescribed price, there is no reason to vote to do it.

Comment Hyperloop... Need I saw more? (Score 1) 342

Hyperloop has some advantages here.

1. Large ranges can be approached on a parallel and slowly elevate over instead of drilling.

2. Hyper loop tubes could have more seismic give, similar to oil pipelines in permafrost, than train track.

3. Now that we hav realistic price assessment (more anyway), we can get on our way to having a real comparison with hyperloop.

Comment Re:One line review... (Score 1) 205

Hmm, I meant that to be about Tomorrowland, but in hindsight the review works equally well for both movies. Tomorrowland was better than San Andreas in my opinion. Part way through San Andreas I started wishing it was over. I hope the copter pilot got fired for abandoning his post during a disaster.

Comment Re: Markets, not people (Score 1) 615

Some people will still show up for work because it is interesting, or because they like eating above average food. Ultimately, there will still need to be some highly skilled, and paid, workers to keep the automated society running.

I believe we wil transition from 40 hour work weeks gradually to work optional, but here is the below average housing, food, and clothes that you get. Want better stuff? Get a job looking pretty or something like figuring out how to use limited resources more efficiently.

Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.