reply to post by Rocketman7
So Afghanistan, science, the future, we have in Afghanistan a large country that needs some type of development and a trade center there would greatly
increase their GDP per capita which today is 960 bucks.
Canada and the US is around 50,000 each.
(I am begging money from America this week so thats why I didn't say ours is 50,000 and theirs is 48,000 and the two thousand difference is because
they are fat, and they are sroooo.)
However we can afford to play Socrates and Plato with the world and Afghanistan looks like one possible candidate location.
So more future, since technology likes to know trends and suspected trends, but to see it, you have to look in the Western World or the modern world
in general, so the cloud based distribution system which is like the torrent system, can move goods to your house, freely if shipping is free locally,
by you simply clicking the mouse. Goods can flow to your door. And you are not always home. But if you had a mail box that worked, then you see
everywhere you go, you can just click or touch screen, goods are flowing to your house in a different way than today.
I personally hate advertising and billboard advertising is even illegal here everyone hates it so much, except on Indian reserves because they need
money and its their land, we are like that but any ad, that had a thing on it that I could point my phone at, and it would flow to my house, oh yeah,
I am an impulse buyer too, when it comes to small things that I want that catch my eye which may be related to my hobbies.
I forget about the price tag then.
You know guys can be lazy. And or all of a sudden they now spring in to action and do the laundry etc,and on payday, a fool and his money is soon
parted, and in the majority of the world that has expendable income, it does tend to get spent quite quickly on impulse buying.
Now this could be a blessing or a curse for man I am not sure which, but as that system evolves, it will include the option to just chuck money into a
savings account for a rainy day. So you have good devil on one shoulder and bad devil on the other shoulder,. er I mean you have choices, one of which
for Canadians is (not unlike the Scots in some respects), to put money in the bank. Or invest or buy some type of property maybe even a car or boat
and not use it but just have it as a kind of status symbol or just investment vehicle or bank in and of itself.
When you make the kind of money people do in the modern world, there are other things they want to do with their money instead of shopping, yet what
they do is still a kind of shopping in itself, only its to make their money grow or to keep it from shrinking.
So hand held devices that click and shoot to pay and deliver for free as you are driving on the freeway, (I am exaggerating because you can't use
your phone while driving) but above a talking urinal, might also have some kind of investment options and insurance plans and you know, they will in
time find new and better ways to reach the consumer, and click and pay on impulse is something they will try to get into.
If, I was looking for a house, and I was using a urinal, and above it was a real estate ad, that had a listing I was interested in, I might even use
my phone to point at it, for contact by the agent. (you can tell I don't like advertising and this is painful for me to encourage but I can see it
So on the bus, you have a target market of middle class and students, I took marketing of course, so where the statistics say your customers will be,
you want to put your ad there with a click and pay, free delivery scheme, and if you can get one by the Tokyo subway, and you were selling Geiger
counters when they needed one?
And you had a trusted reputation for delivery?
With a world of 7 billion people and a trade network geographically distributed, a cloud based system may be the only system which can meet the
demands as they arise.
Remember that peer to peer systems can transmit about 4 megabytes in the time a torrent system can transmit 4 gigabytes. So that won't translate
perfectly across the board to moving goods, unless the system is equally optimized. But even if it is just halfway optimized, those Geiger counters
might have been there at an affordable price and thats just one example. We really want to be able to move food like that.
Especially on the Silk Road.
We want to be able to get raw materials through Afghanistan in both directions, and ship finished products in both directions. Bulk food and packaged
products ready for market. Also sea food, both ways, so we need proper storage and scientific monitoring systems.