Why? There are tons of companies that already outsource products to China, and they don't seem to be worried about it. Proprietary information and trade secrets? Not anymore thanks to the plethora of hackers out there itching to get their fingers on it and give it to their bosses for a pat on the back. The only difference I see is that the Indian government is being forthright about their monitoring, while other countries throw up the "No we're not! You can't prove it!" excuse.
Because if the people clamoring for basic amenities like clean water are silenced, no one will know that they don't have clean water.
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Turn the wireless off and plug in some Cat 5. Problem solved.
The ability to read, or surf the web, or watch a movie/TV show durring my commute would be wonderful. Almost like getting a free hour everyday. 52 * 5 * 1 = 250 free hours a year.
Taking your comment a few steps further...
It's staggering how many hours of potentially productive time are wasted in traffic every day. Think of if this way: you hit a traffic jam heading to work in the morning. Even if it takes only 15 extra minutes of your time, you multiply that by the hundreds or thousands of people who are stuck like you, times some average hourly wage, and the potential worth of that time that was instead wasted is huge. The ability for a car to drive itself and for you to spend the time even just checking your work email would be of great use to many.
Easy to fix, too. Just manually shut down the machine (either hard power off or yank the cord), then delete the offending file.
Looks like a Lambo and a Lotus had a baby, then added turbines.
I will admit, having an electric motor dedicated to each wheel allows for some great control. With the physics of how electric motors typically work, you can also get crazy-huge horsepower & torque across nearly the whole range of the motor (assuming it's an induction motor). I can't imagine what the maintenance requirements/costs would be.
However, if this car actually makes it into production, I'd bet it will go the way of the Tesla Roadster: few made, high price (but that's a given), and hard to own/operate. It might also get butchered (visually speaking) between concept and production (remember the Chevy Volt concept car?).
I will admit, though, as far as all of the things ISPs and other entities track, news preferences are noticeably lower on the chart. Still...
A mathematical model is just that: a model. Not an exact duplicate, but an estimation, and approximation. I'll filter my news myself, thank you very much.
Might not be so 'human-friendly,' but it might do the trick.
One factor I don't think is emphasized enough is the choice of major students select. With respect to Robertson's outlook, many liberal arts degrees are a waste of an investment. The odds of you landing a well-compensating job with one of those degrees is slim. On the other hand, if you pursue a technical degree the outlook is much brighter. Programmers, technicians, scientists, engineers, and other similar workers usually earn higher wages than what Robertson lists as his median.
One additional subject I would have liked to hear touched on is the investment potential of a 2-year degree (e.g. welder, certified mechanic, machinist, etc.). I would think that a 2-year degree would be a decent investment for many. Any thoughts?