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Old 11-14-2018, 01:54 PM   #3709 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RustyLugNut View Post
Also, inventions are never created in a vacuum. If you don't invent it, and it has value, someone else will.
Exactly. Discoveries are inevitable. If Einstein hadn't developed his brilliant theories, someone else shortly after would have.

At best you can briefly delay scientific discovery / technological advances. The best way to delay advances is to make everyone poor so they don't have free time and don't have excess resources to spend experimenting.

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
IMO liquid fuels are already too expensive.
... and yet people are abandoning their sedans to purchase the largest vehicles they can afford, which happen to be quite large. My sister just bought a brand new $40k Toyota 4Runner. She "needs" it because she just had her first baby.

Expensive is subjective.
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