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Old 02-21-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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1) Far too many advertisements on the internet. Every time I click on a page, a commercial pops up. Ads are all over the place. I see them on my iPhone and my iPad. If I wanted to see this crap, I'd watch TV. This is far too invasive and wastes my time. I have to investigate ways to minimize this nonsense.

2) I also wish I had a jammer to cut off smart phone use with a certain radius of me. I don't care to hear other's conversations when I'm in a restaurant, in the library, at the grocery store, and so forth.

3) There must be some mechanism built into every vehicle to prevent cell phone use while the vehicle is moving. Far too many fatalities because of texting.

4) I find myself less interested in technology and more interested in medical advances to fight diseases like HIV, Cancer, and Alzheimer's. By comparison, I really don't care what features are in the new IPhone operating system, or what the new iPhone looks like.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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LexusNexus: Google "AdBlock" and install it.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Solar power has come a long way, even in the last 10 years, but I was expecting better by 2014.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: An Island with a View
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I am disappointed that current technology still don't allow harvesting of natural power (solar, wind, hydro, etc.) in a massive commercial and residential scale. It is still an expensive novelty for most of us. I want to see all kinds of equipment that help harvest natural power becoming inexpensive standard in every building and home in the shortly future. Nothing fancy.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:29 AM
 
Location: SC
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No we don't. I want cheaper public transport, not safer.
Are you willing to accept cheaper transport - if the "cost" is more danger?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Are you willing to accept cheaper transport - if the "cost" is more danger?
Absolutely. America is long past the violation of the law of diminishing returns, with regards to public safety. Huge cost is expended to increase "safety" by the tiniest increment.

Imagine the extreme scenario in which just one person sustains an injury in a nation in a whole year, and half the nation's GDP is then expended to guard against such an accident taking place next year. We are laughably close to that mentality now.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:08 AM
 
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Where's my holodeck!
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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It bothers me that so many have become so dependent on technology that we are starting to lose our humanity, with the headlong rush into Artificial intelligence its only a matter of time before the human condition becomes irrelevant.Something like the Borg comes to mind for our future .
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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I am disappointed that current technology still don't allow harvesting of natural power (solar, wind, hydro, etc.) in a massive commercial and residential scale. It is still an expensive novelty for most of us. I want to see all kinds of equipment that help harvest natural power becoming inexpensive standard in every building and home in the shortly future. Nothing fancy.
We do have each of those power sources being tapped on massive commercial and residential scales. The State of Washington gets most of its electricity from hydroelectric power. There are major solar arrays in the southwest (and rooftop solar is not a novelty, but is being adopted in residential and commercial buildings in order to cut energy costs). Denmark gets ~28% of its energy from wind. There needs to be more growth in the sector, but it has come a long way, and cannot be considered a novelty at this stage.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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We do have each of those power sources being tapped on massive commercial and residential scales. The State of Washington gets most of its electricity from hydroelectric power. There are major solar arrays in the southwest (and rooftop solar is not a novelty, but is being adopted in residential and commercial buildings in order to cut energy costs). Denmark gets ~28% of its energy from wind. There needs to be more growth in the sector, but it has come a long way, and cannot be considered a novelty at this stage.
Plus it is advancing exponentially and by 2030 will be 50% cheaper then fossil fuels.
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