The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby paulw » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:01 pm

Just wait until the food replicator is developed. It will be banned so fast to protect the farming and food producing industry along with the fast food industry. I suspect NZ will be right at the forefront of this ban.
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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby Muzza » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:16 pm

When I get my printer, I'm gonna replicate a cow and then go into competition with the yanks http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/dairy/10258565/Milk-made-in-laboratories-to-hit-shelves
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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:57 pm

Actually Muzza, I think the dairy industry should be worried by this.

If it's cheaper, tastes just as good and may have health benefits over the emulsified fat we call milk then our over-reliance on the dairy industry to keep our trade ledger in balance could come back to bite us.
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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby goosemoose » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:54 pm

aardvark_admin wrote:Actually Muzza, I think the dairy industry should be worried by this.

If it's cheaper, tastes just as good and may have health benefits over the emulsified fat we call milk then our over-reliance on the dairy industry to keep our trade ledger in balance could come back to bite us.

Nah, once we sign the TPPA our dairy industry will not have to worry stuff like this. This US wouldn't do anything to hurt us, would they?
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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby Screw » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:06 pm

Of course they wouldn't hurt us Goosey. They would never, never, never do that! :lol:

Hell, they have drones flying around that are only there to check the weather! :lol: :lol:

Pigs might fly but they make very unlikely birds!
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Re: The banning of technology (15 Jul, 2014)

Postby roygbiv » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:29 pm

It is very difficult to ban technology, there will always be a way around it. Internet is banned in China - or certain sites but the determined can find a way around it. There is no end to human ingenuity, but that has a bad side too, the original banned technology - nuclear weapons, WMD, general availability restricted/banned for a very good reason. As for 3D printers, they are amazing, forget printing guns etc, there are far more interesting things that can be done with them - replacing broken or damaged items, repairing or replicating ancient artefacts.
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