I’d used Taxi one or twice in my life before the Uber revolution had come about. To say the very least, my experience with Taxi service wasn’t good since I got overcharged and whatnot. Nonetheless, recent news on people either got killed or had gotten into a violent skirmish when using Uber make Taxi service seems like an angel to me. What had gotten into people nowadays?
I fail to understand why people think it’s a good idea to let a stranger drives you around. We teach kids not to talk to strangers and here as the adults, we let strangers drive us around. When the kids actually avoid strangers, they actually make more sense than the adults. Do you think everyone is an angel or something?
I think public driving service like Uber needs to force Uber drivers to install cameras everywhere in their car to help the authorities figure out what may cause harm to both the passengers and the driver. You never know another ugly incident would occur and the result could be another death of somebody you may know.
Remember Hyperloop? Elon Musk’s Hyperloop suggestion is probably in the work by someone in the West, but in China, they’re testing super high-speed train that could reach 1000km/h. I think Chinese are combining the concept of Hyperloop and Maglev Train into one, and this could allow any Maglev train to travel in a vacuum which increases the speed of the Maglev train. This makes me wonder which is more efficient and cheaper to build, Hyperloop or Super High-speed Maglev train? I think Hyperloop requires digging a tunnel, but the Chinese could build durable but affordable materials to form a vacuum which encases the Maglev train.
Yahoo’s headline “Trump signals he’s open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program” suggests that Trump is exploring the idea of having to tax people for driving to work. I don’t think this is a good idea at all. I know people who are going to work one hour away from home because their circumstances don’t allow them to work any closer to home. The moral of having to tax a poor person to try to get to work is so weird and not making any sense in any way at all in my opinion.
In my opinion, the gas tax is already a transportation tax because the more people drive the more tax they have to pay since they have to pump more gas. Adding a mileage tax on to the top of the gas tax is like double taxing an individual. What’s worse the mileage tax will make a poor person pay even more than they could afford for just going to work.
Luckily, the gas prices aren’t so high at the moment and so the gas tax isn’t a problem. I remembered sometimes back in my area people were panic when gas prices jumped near $5 if my memory serves me right. If the gas prices are going to jump back to $4 or $5, how are people going to fare with mileage tax and gas tax at the same time?
In my opinion, I don’t think mileage tax will help spur the economy in any way, and this will make the economy poorer in the long term. I don’t think you have to use any imagination to guess that if people fear of driving far to get anything or to have any fun, how would this spur the economy overall? Malls may stay even emptier and local tourism may feel the strain.
Unreasonable mileage tax will drive the economy poorer. It would make poor people who have to drive far to get to work poorer. It would also put poor people in a position of finding less productive jobs that are closer to their living space, thus it would reduce their spending power in general. Basically, I don’t think it’s a good idea at all!
Biking around? Me? You must be joking! I barely even walk. It’s a sad fact, but it’s true! So it’s unimaginable for me to even think about riding a unicycle, not a bicycle mind you, across China, but Ed Pratt, 21 years of age, did it. On his YouTube channel, he made video clips of his 5000km adventure across China, by himself, on a unicycle. Check out his last 20 miles out of China, heading toward Vietnam.
Check out a minority culture in China in which women rule the household, bringing in the doughs, while men take on the opposite role. According to Broadly, Mosuo is China’s last matriarchy.
Got a 4K display? If not, you can watch 4K time-lapse video of North America in a less than 4K glorious resolution. I’m sure it will be just as stunning as in 4K display. This video brought to you by 3motion user on Vimeo, and I have no affiliation to this person or Vimeo whatsoever. Nonetheless, it’s a cool video to share, and so check it out right after the break. Enjoy!!!