Actaeus86 t1_jeeknhv wrote

We are decades away from only having electric cars on the road, new drilling will be needed to sustain those vehicles in the future. Especially with electric vehicle prices. I personally was wanting to get a F150 Lightning, but it went from 40k to 60k for the base truck. Prices like that keep buyers like me out of the market.


Actaeus86 t1_jdwcm9k wrote

The United States congress can’t manage to agree on anything, can you imagine trying to get the entire world to agree? Poorer countries wouldn’t be able to afford it, and I doubt rich countries will pay for it in other countries.


Actaeus86 t1_jdtakcm wrote

UBI will never happen on a global, or national level. Most likely not even on a state level. It’s a nice dream to think everyone will be able to get paid to sit around and do nothing but it will not happen.


Actaeus86 t1_ja7x6x7 wrote

Well it will never happen. What is a sensible law in China is not sensible in Italy, or Brazil. Same thing with ethics and cultural norms. Humans are childish. Half the world will say no to a good law just because X country suggested it. I personally don’t want to live under a universal one world government even if it was possible, which it isn’t.


Actaeus86 t1_j8e57xv wrote

I am sure that there were a few, especially compared to now. But I highly doubt that anyone in the 1920s was like wow there is 1 female scientist in the entire state, I need to make sure when I have this future movie I show women as the lead scientist. Maybe starting 40s-50s it was much more common (again compared to the 1920s, but still minuscule vs now)


Actaeus86 t1_j87em7a wrote

All sorts of things. I would assume that the states would all welcome new arrivals to replace people leaving, but I have no idea. It would be crazy for sure. Or we could just keep going the way we are and have a civil war that would just have the same results with more deaths.


Actaeus86 t1_j87cv7e wrote

Lol I mean I’m just assuming that everyone would move where they wanted. You know X group might not want to live in future Republic of Texas so they move to Republic of Illinois, or Y group leaves The Pennsylvania Commonwealth to go live in The commonwealth of South Carolina. No idea how any of it would work in a random future. Hell there might be 50 independent countries, or 5. My point is that splitting up America would solve a whole lot of issues.


Actaeus86 t1_j87b5bl wrote

Lol well since the British wouldn’t be drawing the borders in America I imagine it would go much better than Pakistan/India. You realize that there are far more states that vote Republican right? I highly doubt that the majority of those people would consider a conservative government “fascist”. Same as not everyone in a liberal country would consider their state socialist or whatever -ist fits best.


Actaeus86 t1_j87atub wrote

I appreciate some people are very optimistic that certain things will change for the better, but I’m too realistic/cynical/jaded to have much hope. Maybe when I see our political system perform basic functions without all out wars over the tiniest things I’ll have more faith.


Actaeus86 t1_j8772nc wrote

I think that our founders had no idea how much the world would change. I can’t say it’s their fault, who would have thought 13 colonies would become the worlds biggest super power in less than 200 years? Not to mention how much society has changed.


Actaeus86 t1_j876qmx wrote

I would just like to live in a country that actually functions and where my values are represented. That won’t happen until this country gets split up. Neither side will ever have a super majority of all 3 branches to just push their agenda through