His various cars would be less machine than Facebook on wheels. Instead of rpm gauges, there’d be social networking software telling drivers where their friends are and how to get there. Made from neoprene and other soft materials, cars would no longer suffer traffic-fouling fender benders, merely what he calls “gentle congestion”—picture a flock of urban sheep grazing against one other. Like Zipcar vehicles, the cars would be shared. They would “read” potholes and send warnings to nearby drivers and city repair crews. Urban parking would be eased by intelligent real-time supply and demand management, with people bidding remotely for available spots. Of course, there’d also be more spaces to begin with, since his cars could be folded and stacked like shopping carts. The average New York City block could handle 880 of the vehicles, he says.” —Mitchell Joachim: Redesign Cities From Scratch
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“My husband flew to Puerto Rico and back in April on Jet Blue and he was not required to have a passport or a birth certificate. Jeffery R was very rude and said that Delta Airlines requires a birth certificate or passport when travelling outside the United States. We asked to see his supervisor and he said that there was not a supervisor available. I had to call my daughter to have her go to my house and fax a copy our birth certificates. He even asked us for a green card.
…Puerto Rico is part of the United States. A person who is born in Puerto Rico does not need to go to immigration to live in the continental United States. If Delta Airlines wants to discriminate against Puerto Ricans and require them to have a passport or a birth certificate or a green card they should spell it out on their ads.
I have travel back and forth between the continental United States through many different airlines and have never had been subject to discrimination for being a Puerto Rican. Delta airlines needs to let customers that purchase their tickets who are Puerto Ricans that they are not considered U.S. Citizens under Delta Airline’s system and Puerto Rico is not part of the United States according to Delta Airlines.”” —1 Complaints and Reviews about Delta - Puerto Rico
This summer, neuroscientist Ian Robertson polled 3,000 people and found that the younger ones were less able than their elders to recall standard personal info. When Robertson asked his subjects to tell them a relative’s birth date, 87 percent of respondents over age 50 could recite it, while less than 40 percent of those under 30 could do so. And when he asked them their own phone number, fully one-third of the youngsters drew a blank. They had to whip out their handsets to look it up.” —Your Outboard Brain Knows All