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Comment Re:Bad Idea, but that's what Germany is up to now. (Score 1) 52

Another prospect once this technology is widespread would be to have side and back-mounted lights that cooperatively light the road for other drivers, which can then dim their own forward facing lights more to reduce even further the glare going into your windshield. Streetlights could get into the act as well.

I've been of the opinion for a while that really, this technology is where all the attention should be, because its potential for disaster is somewhat less than autonomous vehicles, and it allows the groundwork for autonomous vehicles to be built without putting tons of them on the road before they are really ready.

One thing though is they should be very aware of what the optimum anatomical response of a human is -- too much variability in the amount of glare might be worse than more glare at a relatively constant intensity, depending on how the eye processes things... so studies in driving simulators would seem merited.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 1) 553

I should have also said: I've known only a few truly lazy stoners.

My point is, from my perspective, your idea of the typical "lazy stoner" is not representative of the pot-smoking public. Not hardly. It's in fact insulting, to a lot of fully productive members of society.

I'm pretty sure what evidence we have on this also shows this stereotype is not merited.

Comment Re:Should be obvious to everyone (Score 2) 553

If the US were more of a republic, it wouldn't bother me because in a more republican state these people (and many of their supporters) could not even vote. However, if we do go full on legalization we will need to veer strongly toward the more pure republic model from the trend toward more "democracy" in order to keep legalization from becoming a crippling effect on our system.

Really... you're going with "drug users should not be allowed to vote"... jeezus it really is the 1980s all over again.

Comment Re:Source of information is questionable (Score 3, Interesting) 553

The point being that there clearly isn't enough credible research into this market

There have been way more studies on Cannabis than any FDA-approved drug. Every few years there's a new spurt of concern trolling, followed by a return to the consensus that most problems observed with recreational users were there before they started using, and its benefits as medicine far outweigh its drawbacks (though there is room for improvement in this area through study of individual cannabinoids.)

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