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  1. A new attempt to find the universe's age revealed troubling flaws. https://futurism.com/hubble-broke-understanding-universe
  2. I wad thinking about Ion lifters today as those youtube videos show it only going up like 10 feet in the air with hardly any weight. That if a craft was to lift 400 pounds or 1000 pounds the power requirements would be huge. And that probably why NASA and companies stop doing research into it. Also there is no air in space so it would not work in space.
  3. There are some other similar ion lifters and some that are really big like 10 feet by 10 feet. 😨 But I guess thrust is too low for it to be any use? If I remember there was an article on some research into this in the past. But most of those youtube videos on ion lifters have power cable hooked up to this. I have not seen youtube video of this ion lifter having its own power source on it they have a power cable hooked up to it like lot of those videos. So not sure but power may be problem?
  4. From what I understand when the ionocraft or ion lifter is turned on, the corona wire becomes charged with high voltage. When the corona wire reaches approximately 30 kV, it causes the air molecules nearby to become ionised by stripping their electrons from them. As this happens, the ions are repelled from the anode and attracted towards the collector, causing the majority of the ions to accelerate toward the collector. The current is carried by a corona discharge (and not a tightly-confined arc) means that the moving particles diffuse into an expanding ion cloud, and collide frequently with neutral air molecules. It is these collisions that create thrust. My question are there different types of ionocraft that operate similar like this one? And is power a big problem the reason this cannot be scaled up? I’m thinking aircraft big like a airplane would need gigawatts of power. But it is very simple anyone can buy parts in store and make model Ion-propelled craft in their home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nM2u2FDWsQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LMTVq7PJkE Also keep mind the power source is on the ground not the craft. And to scale this up may need gigawatts of power. May be reason companies like Boeing or Lockheed so on are not building a craft like this.
  5. Well from what I understand quantum computers operate on 0s and 1s and both and being both at the same time. So this opens up big problem how could data be both there and not there? From what I understand computers today use 1s and 0s , but quantum computers use 1s, 0s and can be both 1 and 0 at the same time? So how can data be both 1 and 0 at the same time so data is there and not there?
  6. Well I don’t think people should be obsessing over it and people should get on with their life but people who have billions of dollars and governments that start wars and stop spending trillions of dollars on the wars and put it in say education, healthcare, research and building hospitals and stuff. The problem is the human brain is wired to be way too optimistic. Some of that is good as we don’t want people panicking. But If I was Bill Gates having billions of money and now his age putting 98% of his money into schools, education, healthcare, research, labs and building hospitals and stuff will not save him and probably not his kids but his grate grand kids may live to 120 If all the billionaires had this attitude But I realize it hard to do it because people are drawn to entertainment and pleasure. And money is really powerful addicting thing that changes people.
  7. Well I think part of the problem is the world we are in today people are hooked on watching TV, watching movies , playing video games, sports and more entertainment and pleasure. This keeps people so busy they have little time to say oh I may die from this or that. It also some thing you can’t see or touch like you see in news like a house fire, crime, car crash or plane crash or building exploding. But cancer or heard disease would not make news. We spend billions of dollars on entertainment and buying things. And rich people that have billions are drown in on the way too optimistic I will be alive for long time. Well they hooked on lifestyles and money high. When comes to healthcare it is less sexy in the public eye than entertainment, money and pleasure. Well if the public was panicking and freaking out they would be huge hardship of giving up most all this entertainment and pleasure and really limiting this at all. And people who have billions of dollars would not be thinking of running this addicting money high of keeping this money and wanting more and more money but be panicking and giving this money to scientists. So the way the human brain is built is design to make people way too optimistic I will be alive and will not be dying any time soon. And governments around the world love to spend billions of dollars on wars and people like to spend billions of dollars on entertainment. But spending money on cancer research and heart disease research and building hospitals and treatment places is less sexy in the public eye than entertainment. One of shocking things I read when a scientist in a lab thinks this new drug may work or this new treatment may work can take any where from 5 to 10 years of testing to see if it will work or not. As they have to test it on slides first under a microscope than test It on mice that take long time than test it on people that take very long time. Than people get mad at them they moving too slow. And society can spend billions of dollars on entertainment and along with government spending billions dollars on war. Also could be in the past fires and wars where more common than today. And also factoring in the human body was not built to last to your 80th or 90th birth day. Where most people in the old days would not live to their late 30s. So in a way people are living longer now and are getting cancer where in the old days these people would be dead. The human body was not built to last this long.
  8. So I was looking at this web site today showing odds in person life time some one dying. I’m shocked most people fear fire, Motor-vehicle crash and airplane crash , yet people do not show the same fear over cancer and heart disease and they have a way higher chance of dying. Looking at the table. Motor-vehicle crash 1 in 106 So if you have 106 people that live on your street one person will die in car crash in their life time. Fire or smoke 1 in 1,399 Well if there is 1,399 people that live on your street one person will die in their life time. Choking on food 1 in 2,618 Well if there is 2,618 on your street one person will die in their life time But looking at this Cancer 1 in 7 So if you have 7 people that live in your house one person will die. And hear disease is 1 in 6 Web site data source I got it from.. https://injuryfacts.nsc.org/all-injuries/preventable-death-overview/odds-of-dying/
  9. Well it was the poster above who said politicians should be an intellectual. I said they could well love to read lots and lots of books on many subjects like biology, medicine, physics, law and economics so on and still be risk taker or do stupid things. That just because you a intellectual does not mean you good at understanding cause and effect and analysis risk.
  10. You can be intellectual person that loves to read lots and lots of books and be really knowledgeable in math, biology, economics, medicine, Physics, culture, law and government so on and still be risk taker or not understand cause and effect. So I don’t think making law that only intellectual people can set up businesses or be in government will help.
  11. Well delete that post above I don’t think logical reasoning test has any thing to do with risk taking and cause and effect. A logical reasoning test measures your ability or aptitude to reason logically. Generally, logical reasoning tests measure non-verbal abilities. You must, through logical and abstract reasoning, extract rules, analogies and structures which you subsequently use to find a correct answer among a set of possible options. Not sure if logical reasoning will help, I don’t think it has any thing to do with this thread. As this thread is more about risk and cause and effect. I watched a video saying the origin and purpose of IQ tests are to see how well people do in school and your job. Where people with low IQ will struggle and have a very hard time in school and some subjects like engineering, physics and law may not even make it in school no matter trying over and over. And some jobs require a IQ test. And if you score low you will have hard time doing your job. I’m not sure if there is IQ test that tests risk taking /cause and effect. Do people that stay on the front porch of their home ready to shoot people that get close to their home in a tornado or hurricane understand cause and effect or are they just I don’t care I’m Superman type attitude that brainwash them self that nothing will happen. Same thing with business people and politicians? Where some one from medical ages will probably do better job or high school student than them.
  12. Well I’m not sure I could be getting confused with logical reasoning test. A logical reasoning test measures your ability or aptitude to reason logically. https://www.123test.com/logical-reasoning-test/
  13. Well from what I understand there are different IQ tests. The spatial IQ or Spatial intelligence is ability to visualize with the mind's eye the visualization of objects from different angles and space. This IQ is well mostly useful for construction and engineering. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_intelligence_(psychology) That you may score high on spatial IQ test but low on other IQ tests or score high on other IQ test but low on spatial IQ. You also have Verbal intelligence useful for problem solving and abstract reasoning. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbal_intelligence The IQ I’m talking about in this thread deal with cause and effect and planning. When it comes to fire safety, food safety and pandemic response you don’t need hardship over and over to learn from your mistakes you can visualize problems in your head and outcomes before problems start and or what to do so problems do not get worse. People with this low IQ with NOT understanding cause and effect and planning and will experience hardship over and over and may not even learn from the mistakes as they don’t understand the brain is not built to understand why they are experiencing hardship. They may not understand you can’t spend all your money that you have to save part of your money for an emergency that if you get fired from work you will not be homeless, you can’t go on vacation every month you will be poor may be only one time per year and save your money for an emergency. If you build factory or office building and don’t put any money into fire safety and a fire starts your businesses can go down and you will have less money. As a politicians when it comes to food safety, fire safety or pandemic response so on they will learn the hard way and experience hardship. IQ test before you get a job or an IQ test before you can go to college or university? And most politicians will not be able to be politicians and North America and Europe would have much better Covid response. And Trump would not even be allowed to run or most all those other politicians and senators.
  14. Why is it not a must that all politicians and business leaders have to have IQ of 100 and above. Bill out money to big banks and big businesses is socialism for the rich hardly capitalism under capitalism bad business should go for bankruptcy. And the free market will taker off making new businesses to do well. Now a pandemic like Covid, war, fire or disaster may be? And I use the word here may be? But they still should be required to have some money not businesses or banks living on the edge not having any money or cannot even shut down for short time. When I gone to school my teacher said people that have low IQ will live pay check to pay check because they cannot see cause and effect where people that have higher IQ will have money and plan for the future. Take politicians on food safety or fire safety again cannot plan the brain cannot plan or understand cause and effect the live for today attitudes and after many death and lobbying than understand and new law is well past. Same thing with Covid the countries that got hit hard with SARS and other diseases in the past had better planning of understanding cause and effect than Europe or North America. Be it food safety , fire safety , pandemic response or disasters like flood or high winds so on. That people with IQ above 100 do better than people with IQ below 100. But for some reason science downplay IQ in government or businesses like in the past.That people with a IQ above 100 do better understanding cause and effect. I remember people in cities and town that is well a small percentage stay in a hurricane on the front porch with loaded shot gun ready to shoot trespassers and they have to be rescued later on. Well again not understanding danger and cause and effect.
  15. Well the above post explains it and sadly the human body is more complex as lot of popular science like to point out the holy grail by year 2050 may be we may have lab on chip a small microchip that looks at the blood and protein and can diagnose. And most likely that never will come to be if it is 50 years from now or 100 years from now that just the way human body built. It is sad but the way the human is built things like lab on chip will alway be scfi. May be the medical tricorder will have better luck in 50 or 100 years from now.
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