Am finding the netflix originals and their selections so much better than the network stuff, maybe comparable to BBC. I like how they seem less afraid to take editorial risks to investigate new markets.
That said, still see plenty of unexploited opportunity streaming direct-to-consumer though, in niches that Netflix probably wont choose to go as they too become bigger.
Ex: I sub to NHL and would gladly subscribe to other sports channels like golf channel.
Ex: huge potential in independant/art/amateur scenes, political channels, charitable/volunteer channels,
Ex: Would gladly pay much more for new movie releases. Sorry theatre industry, havent visited you in over 8 years.
The laureates are looking at it strictly through the lens of science. They are correct given the logic and brief history of experiments to date. Not qualified to fact-check it myself so I'll believe them.
However if they are being 100% honest they must admit they ignore the issues around how that science is being applied and used for real business. For example it enables the establishment of monoculture in the food supply puts it at high risk of infection. As went the Gros Michel so goes the Cavendish soon. Is there enough genetic diversity in the animal food supply to resist a new superbug? Of course there are other issues with the big business around control of the GMOs and the close relationship they have with government.
Only one question - if GMOs are truly safe then why can't they just be labeled as such in the store? I like to know my ingredients and I'll choose. Why are big business and government trying to hide it?
1. Build Gen IV nuclear reactor(s) [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_IV_reactor]
2. Get paid to take the rest of the world's Gen III waste, which is burned in the Gen IV to create power
3. Use $$$ sales of power from step 2 to offset capital costs from step (1)
4. Remove the old inefficient hydro dams that are choking the salmon out of existence and genociding the first nations
We must at least consider, study the possibility. Bring new money into the economy. Develop a new generation of physicists and nuclear engineers. Dont bitch about the cost too much: Canada spent around $1B/month on Afghanistan for over 10 years. Make guns or butter. Build empire or civilization. Choose wisely.
Canada's natural nuclear advantage comes from geographical/political stability, wealth of isolated places, highly educated people, natural supply of high quality Uranium in the north and so on
Meanwhile we save the food supply, unless of course we want our descendants to live on insects and algae.
Fossils are evil but plastic is so damn useful, if we could just get people to recycle responsibly. Solar cells are made with nasty stuff like arsenic and take more power to burn sand than they will ever produce in their warranty period. Look at Taiwan/China air pollution. Want to live in that?
Wind turbines take a whack of metal/etc that had to get smelted. Probably takes more energy to create a turbine than it ever produces, and they kill alot of bird life. Then theres the creepy moving shadows and noise all the time. Wouldnt want to live near one.
Geothermal's great if you live in Iceland I guess.
Not saying Nuclear's perfect but jeez Gen IV looks awesome compared to the options. How are we going to scale up to support the 12B people we expect to be on the planet by the end of the century???
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Sounds familiar. Everything may be total shit, and that means there is NOTHING that can't be redone better. You, me or anybody can come up with the ideas, the trick is to just pick one and do it, break some eggs, take some chances. Chase your pleasures as they drive your dreams and let your dreams drive your work.
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“You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.” - Descartes
When leaders start using propaganda like "doing what is right for the citizenry" and "greater good" we should get nervous. A CTV article mentioned that government and corporate clients were exempt from this intrusion. That says it all.
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky