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  1. Spirit of the Arrow Bi Female
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    Default Solar Freakin' Roadways!




    Indiegogo link here.

    This is an incredible idea. I plan on donating to this on my next paycheck. I'm surprised this project only has 9 days left, which is a shame.

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    Its one of their flexible funding campaigns so they get the money regardless of if they reach their goal or not.

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    Oh oh oh, I saw this ... where did I see this.. I saw this on imgur I think! Yes!
    I talk too much but if you feel like reading it all have at it

    I feel like they're changing wayyy too many things at once that affects several too many industries at once (electric, internet, water treament, etc). Don't get me wrong, I'd love that.. but .. US companies and government bodies perhaps not so much. Also I'm getting very tired of anything with a processor being called "smart."

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    how the pineapple would the installation work, they'd have to close down entire lanes and in some cases highways while they're working on this

    what's the weight? how will this affect bridges

    how smooth would the transition be from tiles to road

    HOW SLIPPERY IS THIS pomegranate WHEN IT RAINS/SNOWS

    asphalt allows for plow drivers to simply push snow without regard, as they scrape across the road surface, how do you plow these roads


    what will be used for backup power when it snows?

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    Good question. The top is textured, bumpy, tempered glass, however it still is glass. Unless they put some sort of abrasive in it it may remain slippery to an extent.

  6. Donator Straight Male
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    supposedly these warm themselves up to melt snow, there was a picture on their site i think. of course doesn't answer ALL the questions (power failure, EXTREEM SNOW, etc)


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    The thing that interested me was the concept of a decentralized power grid. If one cell or even an array of cells go out, From the FAQ it sounds like the other cells can compensate. I'm not an engineer, though. :/

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    am i the only one who watched the videos/read the faq...

  9. Trump minus th money
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    This stuff is just unrealistically expensive.

    Roads are made with asphalt because it's basically using petroleum waste products for something instead of just dumping it.

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    So is updating our infrastructure in general though right?

  11. Trump minus th money
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    depends on what you mean by "updating"

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    this is why we see no trains anywhere

  13. Nuclear testing facility Straight Male
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    I used to think this, then I saw how much over budget the latest attempt at high speed rail has gone in California.

    I like this idea a lot because it decentralizes power production and ought to be relatively easy to fund through current infrastructure avenues. I am still skeptical about it's economic viability and durability as a roadway.

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    I'd really love to see budget comparisons between Japan high speed rails and how much the cal train was. Just for curiosity's sake. Maybe a restructure is in order! Not so much really, but it'd be fun to compare for sure.

    Durability tests passed with flying colors, they have demonstration vids on the indie gogo as well as their website FAQ, but economic viability remains to be seen. I'm fairly skeptical in general because it's a great idea that'll put a lot of people out of business or losing profits. No bueno in americana

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