I've been saying analog is better than digital for a very long time despite being modded down every time I say it.
That's because you are objectively wrong. With digital data, loss of data is optional. With analog data, it is guaranteed and unavoidable. As long as your digital systems are held to a higher fidelity than the sensory inputs of the human body, then they are a perfect reproduction of the original data, and definitively better than anything analog.
You do not gain anything from going from digital to analog back and gain all of the wow, flutter, pop, hiss, etc.
If you don't convert your digital music back to analog at some point, how are you supposed to listen to it?
The word 'explosion' literally implies something that grows bigger
The electric arc heats the air around it into a plasma. That plasma expands rapidly, resulting in an explosion.
It takes a MASSIVE explosion for the shockware to actually injure people.
Injuries like ruptured eardrums and collapsed lungs...
But that rapid-expansion bit means explosions have shrapnel, and that is the much bigger risk. Most people who die in explosions are killed by shrapnel. An arc-flash doesn't have shrapnel.
Well the explosion tends to blow apart whatever equipment just failed, producing shrapnel. Seriously, did you even watch the video?
From the video...
It creates a pressure wave, called an arc blast, that can reach thousands of pounds per square inch. Enough to knock someone off a ladder, rupture an ear drum, or collapse a lung.
That sure sounds like an explosion to me, far more violent than rather slow conflagration you see from the runaway chemical reaction in a li-ion cell. You did see it blow the head off that mannequin, didn't you?
I don't want any more radiation exposure than I need, no matter how small.
Then you better stop leaving the house, or standing in close proximity to others, or animals, or organic foodstuffs! And good god man, what are you doing using that computer to post on this site?!?!
Using wiki numbers, a loaded 787 at maximum range will do some 4.2M person-km on 101 tons of fuel. That's ~0.024kg/km of consumed fuel. A Prius with a single occupant will only do ~0.036kg/km. The aircraft is actually a third more efficient than the car. Now, you can carpool, quartering the Prius's number. Meanwhile, aircraft are not always full (increasingly rare these days), shorter flights are less efficient, regional jets are less efficient, the hub-and-spoke means you're not flying directly to your destination. On the other hand, typical car travel is single occupant, dominated by trucks, SUVs, and large cars with less than half the average rated economy of that Prius, and you're not traveling straight line in a car either.
Where did you come up with three orders of magnitude discrepancy? I could maybe see one vehicle-mile equating to 1500 in a car, which puts passenger-mile production around an order of magnitude higher.