[FoRK] Global Guerrillas

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Nov 5 07:20:02 PST 2004


Seriously trying to switch to a hydrogen economy would have a nice 
impact also.  It's had only crumbs invested so far.

sdw

Eugen Leitl wrote:

>On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 06:58:46PM -0800, Justin Mason wrote:
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>>The author thinks Bin Laden sees the US as an over-stretched 1980's
>>Russia, vulnerable to economic collapse; indeed, his last communique talks
>>about what he calls the 'bleed-until-bankruptcy plan'.
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>Where's the surprise in this? US will lose if it has to fight mano a mano
>(few thousands body bags are enough to immediately terminate a campaign), 
>and current military hardware is ridiculously expensive. Not much more where that came from.
>(Nukes are cost-effective, but you don't really want to go there). 
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>If you look at the trends in the deficit, demographics, lack of innovation
>and growth the old West is about to get finished. 
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>There are two technologies which can completely change the picture: molecular
>manufacturing and AI. Both see next to zero R&D. See lack of innovation,
>above.
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