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Comment Owning and insuring a vehicle will be unnecessary (Score 1) 389

I predict that owning a car will soon become a thing of the past, and we won't have to worry about paying insurance and all the other costs associated with owning a vehicle. We'll end up with mass rental pools of vehicles, which are owned, maintained, insured, refueled, etc by the rental company. We'll simply summon a ride using an app, and minutes later the nearest car will pick you up, take you directly to where you want to go, then it'll zoom off and service the next customer (or back to the depo to refuel/recharge).

Comment Could this explain where all the dark mater is? (Score 1) 123

I can imagine that if we were able isolate a region from the Higgs field (much as we use Faraday cages, i.e. metal boxes, to protect circuits from electromagnetic interferences), we can turn all the particles inside the region massless.

I know he was just theorising, but if it is possible to isolate regions of space from the Higgs field, thus reducing the mass of the contents, then wouldn't that explain where the missing dark matter in the universe is? Could it simply be located in areas of space where the Higgs field is non-existent or reduced?

Comment Holographic uses? (Score 1) 127

I wonder if they could use this to produce mid air holograms? If they can suspend a single particle and have it glowing like that, then on a larger scale with multiple glowing particles you could build a 3D image without the need of a diffraction medium or vapour as with current mid air displays. Depending on the speed the particles can be manipulated, they could maybe even act as scan line dots.

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