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Cutting-edge ideas often sound wild, then change our lives. Consider a cross-country vacuum tube, a human-organ printer, an invisibility cloak and 7 other futuristic projects in the works right now.
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We are AT LEAST 30 years behind the curve.
Surprises me someone else has not beat us to it.
Politicians have wasted more than we can comprehend ...... and it's all (our own) your fault. lol.
Can WE please stop with the phony political theatrics, and build a "f"ing road for crying out loud?
Musilini, you clearly don't have a clue do you ? None of the stimulus money went to unions.
$288 billion went to tax relief for businesses.
$144 billion went to state and local fiscal relief, Polices and Firefighters etc.
$111 billion went to infrastructure and science
$59 billion went to healthcare
$81 billion went to education
$43 billion went to Energy projects
Not one check was written to a union, how stupid are you anyway ?
Plus under Obama the deficit has fallen by $743 billion in just 5 years and government spending increases have fallen from 7.7% annually under Republicans to just 1.5%, 5 time less than Republican spending increases. Please educate your self before writing such a stupid fact less article.
The Vertical forest is only going to work in climates with a lot of rain, and even then, think of the water required to keep it going. It has to sustain any drought.
Otherwise, one tenant or somebody careless is going to toss a cigarette butt out the window and WHOOSH, the whole thing goes up in flames.
I love the idea of vacume tube transport.
only wish they could vacume tube transport the ran that's in colarado and deposit it onto California to put out the fire
verticle forrest is pretty cool
but they should be using smaller bushy fruit producing trees. like honeyberries, June berries, apple, and chokecherries and such.
these trees dont' get very big, produce a useable food source :D, and can basically be planted from the berries they creat!
The ONE major issue with transplanted trees when compared to trees grown from seed in one place, like natural forests, is the lack of a taproot. Pretty big issue since the taproot is THE anchor for the tree that keeps it from blowing over in a storm. Planting nursery-grown trees hundreds of feet in the air on the balconies of skyscrapers is going to create one scary side effect: in windstorms, it won't be branches falling - it will be the WHOLE DARN TREE!!!
"Time magazine predicted online shopping would "flop" in 1996, and Amazon () stock traded for just $6 back in September 2001 when everyone just knew it would fail. That stock has gained 4,900% to $300 per share, as Amazon has taken over a big chunk of retail."
Amazon hasn't actually made any money doing it either. Are you people crazy? Bezos created a venue that thrives on negative profit margins and boobs thinking drop shipping will replace their day job. It never does but there's always another boob waiting to try. Bezos modernized the PT Barnum grasp of suckers and that includes all the investors who helped him accumulate $25 billion with nothing. By the way... how much of that $300 stock price is owed to Bernanke's $85 billion a month QE and bankers banking on Internet Commerce swapping out their failures in every single other venue?
Vacuum-tube transport: never happen.
Invisibility cloak: I'm working on one now which IS invisible to the human eye.
3-D printing of human organs: never happen.
Memory machine: Possible, it's called MSNBC and the liberal press shaping the news as they see fit, like Trayvon Martin was a good guy when the facts are he was a criminal and a punk.
Docbots: They're called nanobots, coming soon.
Wooden batteries: never happen.
Pavement power: Other sources of power generation, like tidal, provide more potential.
The snore-stopping robot: Are you serious? Other, more effective, simpler solutions exist.
Hovercraft golf cart: Already here, nobody wants it. Very expensive compare to alternative.
Vertical forest: Ridiculous, consider the root system.
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