From: "Kai Becker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > That's a good example.
> I don't think so. AFAIK, there are no such restrictions for Europe, but you
> won't see many american cars here in Europe. Too large, too thirsty
> ($0.90/litre gasoline!) and also too expensive (see the thread about
> purchase power). American cars are also said to be low quality (rumors from
> friends who bought one). On the other hand, japanese cars sell well in
> Europe, even in Germany. It seems that there's no simple reason.
Ah... but we have the Segway, from Dean Kamer.
(Just wait 'til we dump that on Europe!)
I want two or three Segways, so I can transport them in my big, thirsty
American SUV to neighborhoods where I'd like to zip around from door to door.
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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI
We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.
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