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Comment My comments... (Score 2) 282

1. Self-Driving Cars: another excuse to buy a new car....
2. Clean Energy: Good, but still the production of materials needed for Solar, etc, are environmentally expensive.
3. Virtual and Augmented Reality: another excuse to buy a new TV.
4. Drones and Flying Cars: more "stuff" to buy.
5. Artificial Intelligence: something else to annoy me. Regular people are enough.
6. Pocket Supercomputers for Everyone: another excuse to buy a new phone.
7. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains: the economy must be based on resources, not money.
8. High-Quality Online Education: Good, knwoledge is never enough.
9. Better Food through Science: Keep off my beef!
10. Computerized Medicine: Educate people not to get sick first, THEN seek new meds.
11. A New Space Age: good, as long I can get a beef on Mars....
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Submission + - PIPA Co-Sponsor Drops Support for the Bill (facebook.com)

Tiek00n writes: Florida Senator Marco Rubio, one of the co-sponsors of PIPA, has dropped his support for the bill, and is encouraging co-sponsor Harry Reid to stop rushing the bill through congress. "As a senator from Florida, a state with a large presence of artists, creators and businesses connected to the creation of intellectual property, I have a strong interest in stopping online piracy that costs Florida jobs. However, we must do this while simultaneously promoting an open, dynamic Internet environment that is ripe for innovation and promotes new technologies." "Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences. Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act."

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