Off-grid living: the emergence of a disconnected lifestyle - we are talking about electricity here... →
#YES! the future us coming!!!
A key piece of the jigsaw came in another statement last month: Tesla Motors are now committing to a huge increase in battery production, bringing down the cost of energy storage capacity by over 50%. The power grid is like a giant battery and up to £500 per year of our energy bills is paying for the maintenance of that battery. Morgan Stanley calculates that Tesla’s batteries will only cost an off-grid household £350 per year, rendering the Utility company business model obsolete. “Our analysis suggests utility customers may be positioned to eliminate their use of the power grid,” says the Morgan Stanley report, Clean Tech, Utilities and Autos. “We expect Tesla’s batteries to be cost competitive with the grid in many states, and think investors generally do not appreciate the potential size of the market.”
(Source: futuramb, via emergentfutures)
New Colorado Marijuana Vending Machines Will Accept Bitcoin →
Marijuana vending machines have long been rumored to debut en masse in certain US states, but on 12th April the first machine that can be accessed directly by consumers was finally unveiled at an invite-only event in Colorado.
Billed as the first marijuana vending machine in America, ZaZZZ units are perhaps more accurately the first ones that will not be placed behind sales counters. The machines offer a number of novel compliance features, including a driver’s license reader and a camera that captures video of users.
ZaZZZ machines also have another notable feature: They accept only a limited number of payment options including the ZaZZZ Card, cash, and perhaps most notably, bitcoin.
I dub thee, Bitcoin Buzz Box.
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3ders.org - 10 completely 3D printed houses appears in Shanghai, built under a day | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News →
A group of 3D printed houses, 200 m2 each, recently appears in Shanghai, China. These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer.
Back in 2011, University of Southern California Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis said new technology will soon allow massive 3D printers to build entire multi-level houses in under a day.
A group of 3D printed houses, 200 m2 each, recently appears in Shanghai, China. These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer, and each costs only 30,000 RMB ($4,800). …
"Democracy, as a modern ideology, arose in societies already ruled by coercive states enforcing the interests of a ruling class. And democratic, egalitarian sentiments have generally been coopted by dissident factions within ruling classes, or by would-be ruling classes, to enlist the help of the lower classes in displacing the existing regime — after which the new ruling class proclaims a sham “democracy” with itself as guardian and begins ruling the majority in its own interests."
"Albert Jay Nock used to say that the state was created for the criminal purpose of creating a dependent class without access to property, for the benefit of the elites with access to land. The Brazilian state, in its uncompromising defense of big corporations’ “private property” combined to its ever dedicated effort to deprive poor of their property and control their access to land, is proof of that criminal intent. After all, from whom are the all the World Cup and Belo Monte property-less going to claim restitution?"