By Jon Norris A cashless society has been a talking point for futurists for years, but for one reason or another, has never quite been within our grasp. Now, like the electric car and clean energy, it’s finally happening – and it’s about time. The arguments for ditching notes and coins are numerous, and quite convincing. In the US, a study by Tufts University concluded that the cost of using cash amounts to around $200 billion per year – about $637 per person. This is primarily the costs associated with collecting, sorting and transporting all that money, but also includes … Continue reading The disappearing paper: Why cash is a dying payment method
Human civilization is developing very fast. Only five thousand years ago first nodular writing was introduced, and today we have learnt to share terabytes of information at light speed. And the pace of progress is increasing. Predicting what human impact on our planet may be even a thousand years into the future is almost impossible. However, scientists love to speculate as to what awaits the earth in the future if our civilization suddenly disappears. Let us follow them and envision an unusual situation, for example, what if in XXII century all humans will leave Earth for Alpha Centauri, what is … Continue reading What Will the Earth Look Like in Millions of Years?
Harry Browne | Laissez Faire The first principle in dealing with government is: Don’t be awed by it. What little the government achieves is almost always due to the voluntary participation of its citizens. Those who don’t want to help the government can go their own ways without running into much trouble. The second principle is: Don’t confront the government. A sure way to make your life miserable is to attack the government head on. Its resources are limited, and it can’t waste them tracking down every possible violator of every law. But it will certainly aim its power at … Continue reading Freedom from Government
Military intelligence is heavily involved in Malaysia Airlines 370, but contradicting itself and denying the public from needed information, thus increasing speculations officials are unauthorized by the military to disclose the craft’s whereabouts and intel by 25 high-tech passengers, employed by five major defense contractor technology companies, was liekly valued enough to seize the plane. Two Chinese companies represented on the plane’s manifest list are declared U.S. national security risk due to its spying with backdoor computer technology. Congress ousted them from business in the U.S. and warned American companies to halt busines with them, only two of five such … Continue reading You Won’t Believe What Spies On Malaysia Plane Were Doing
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Maryanne Godboldo endured a mother’s worst nightmare when in May 2011 police and social workers burst into her home without a warrant, seized her then 13-year-old daughter, locked the child in a psychiatric hospital and purportedly doped her with dangerous antipsychotic drugs – but the devoted mom refused to allow authorities rip the little girl from her arms without a fight. Instead, Godboldo, a former dance teacher who had never before had a run-in with the law, fought to defend her daughter, Ariana, in a 10-hour standoff with a Detroit … Continue reading Mom in court for refusing to drug daughter, 13, with antipsychotic
Public transport will be free from Friday until Sunday evening in Paris as the authorities try to encourage drivers to leave their cars at home, as much of France suffers severe air pollution caused by unusually warm weather. The French capital and 30 other regions of France have been on maximum pollution alert for several days, with conditions set to continue until the end of the weekend. The European Environment Agency says the pollution is the worst since 2007, and almost three-quarters of France is affected. The air pollution has also affected neighboring Belgium where authorities have introduced a maximum … Continue reading ‘As polluted as Beijing’: Paris makes public transport free amid smog crisis
We know, we know. You’re thinking to yourself, “Come on, guys, another pretty beach?” And we totally understand but look. at. this: Navagio has been called the prettiest beach in all of Greece, which, if we can all agree is one of the prettiest places in all the world, then this beach is the prettiest beach in the whole wide world. Logic works for us. And so do these pics. Like seriously? Oh, did we mention that to add to the beauty there’s a creepy factor, too? There’s a large boat that just sits on the beach that is supposedly … Continue reading This Is The Most Beautiful Beach In Greece, Which Means It’s The Prettiest Beach In The World