Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jan 2014 14:09 UTC
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But at least they're trying, right? Absolutely. I'm glad they are. But it would be awesome if the brilliant minds at Google worked on something everyone reading this would actually want to buy. Not something we probably won't see for years, maybe even decades.

Yeah! I mean, who wants Gmail, Google Search, Chrome, Android, YouTube, AdWords, Google Apps, Maps, and so on, and so forth. All useless stuff nobody wants!

How dare Google focus on more than immediate financial gain, and instead focus on trying to make the roads safer, or helping diabetics, or trying to explore the potential applications of wearable computing! All activities of every company ever should always and exclusively be focussed on immediate financial gain and shareholder returns, or else they'll get brilliant bloggers who contribute so much to the world complaining they can't spend their money right now, right away, now, now!

Google's 'moonshots', or the stuff Microsoft does at Microsoft Research, might not immediately satisfy the grubby little hands of entitled consumers, but thank god they're doing it.

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RE: Comment by woegjiub
by sgtrock on Tue 21st Jan 2014 17:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by woegjiub"
sgtrock
Member since:
2011-05-13

So, every alley, every back road, every logging road, every other single purpose/lightly traveled road will be converted to rail transport only?

....


Yeah, that'll work.
(/sarcasm off)

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RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub
by woegjiub on Tue 21st Jan 2014 22:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by woegjiub"
woegjiub Member since:
2008-11-25

Alleys and backroads are for walking along; no need for transport unless you're disabled - if you are, you are probably using a footpath-friendly mobility-enhancing tool already.

Logging roads are a bad example too; they're usually dirt and not available to the public, but the ones that are sealed would be more efficient with freight trains.

PRT is a small, single-person pod that moves along rail, just like we have with cars except that you use government property instead of your own.

With better city design (think circular), it is infinitely superior in every way.

Edited 2014-01-21 22:36 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by woegjiub
by zima on Thu 23rd Jan 2014 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by woegjiub"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't you think there are simpler ways, promotion of public transport and bikes for example?

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