In a rare 'twofer', Stephe posts another article this week. What the hell?
Screw that 'not a total bastard' remark from last week. This one's too fun not to post 'as is'.
I'm ready to exchange autonomy for automatons
My dad recently asked me what my ideal candidate for political office would be. I thought about it for a second...
'Haha...seriously. You have to vote for a person.'
'Alright, son. I'll play along. Why a robot?'
'They have no party affiliation. They do what they're told. They don't need food or sleep or recognition. They don't suffer from indescretions or hypocrisy. You pretty much know what you're getting when you send them to congress.'
'Thought about this much, son?'
'Nope. Just kind of going with the moment.'
Now, with the mid-term elections around the corner...I stick with the decision.
I'm voting for robots.
And I'm asking you to, too.
We could drill everywhere in the U.S. and not meet our energy needs or reduce prices. The U.S. contains only 3 or 4 percent of the world's proven oil and gas reserves. As the U.S. Department of Interior has indicated, at the most, only 4 billion barrels of oil reserves lie off the entire Atlantic coast - about a 200-day supply based on current U.S. consumption of 20 million barrels a day.
We do not need to open new areas for drilling. Four times more natural gas is available in areas a...