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Global Warming
Posted: 4 November 2004 2 Comments

Nothing is said about the US's attitude regarding pollution, CO2 and its effects on the global environment, which is going to make the world a very unfriendly place for our children.
The American leaders don't seem to care about this aspect of the future. The Americans are the biggest energy gluttons consuming more than 50% of all the energy generated, but they are only about 5% of the world ...

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MindBullet logo PRESIDENT CLINTON HERALDS THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
Canada joins the USA as ex-President George W Bush claims credit
Dateline: 4 July 2010
Today's Independence Day celebrations marked a return to Camelot as President Hillary Clinton celebrated the new economic boom and welcomed the former Canadian states into the USA. Hillary Clinton has moved quickly to bring them into the fold, even as Quebec seceded and applied to join the European Union. Under George W Bush, America was both reviled and envied; but now the US has once ...
What about the anaesthetics?
Posted: 26 June 2008 1 Comment

I can understand that surgery can be performed by robots, but I would be loath to be operated in the absence of a real, living anaesthetist on site. Anaesthesia is far too complicated to be performed under remote control.Surgery is a mechanical process, anaesthesia is an art coupled to a deep understanding of physiology, pharmacology and internal medicine.

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MindBullet logo TAKE TWO ASPIRIN AND WE'LL GOOGLE YOU IN THE MORNING
Another blow for traditional health care as virtual doctors rule
Dateline: 26 May 2012
It all started way back in 2008 with consolidating patient records. Next came online medical consultations. And now the latest revolution in health is...Google Surgery! Thousands of Google Health members are having cut-price minor surgery in low-cost neighborhood clinics. Highly-qualified surgeons are wielding the virtual scalpel - often from thousands of kilometers away! In fact, it's a ...
Life expectancy of 25 years!
Posted: 7 January 2008

There would not be enough time for people to gain a decent education to prepare them to play a leading role in their countries in politics, business etc.although it will probably not make much difference to the quality of present political leadership.

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MindBullet logo LIFE EXPECTANCY LEVELS OFF AT 25
Government and business leaders now in their teens
Dateline: 1 April 2050
The cordial questions asked during Prime Minister's Question Time yesterday proved that this has been an interesting few decades. For the first time in almost 30 years the first hint of raw criticism has emerged again. With the eco-wars of 2020 now a distant memory, their impact continues to be felt even though the slide in life expectancy has been halted. The flu epidemics that hit world ...
The pleasures of shopping
Posted: 23 February 2006 1 Comment

Many people derive great pleasure from shopping as it is presently done.To them it is a social affair--doing shopping with your wife on a Saturday morning and having a cup of tea with your wife in the mall afterwards.Will it not be a great pity if the world develops into a planet where people work from home with their computers, order everything they need electronically and watch sports on ...

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MindBullet logo RETAILERS SET TO LEAVE SHOPPING CENTERS
Will mega-malls become the ghost towns of the future?
Dateline: 11 February 2010
Since the iPod made digital music fashionable, digital options have eroded the markets of music, movie and computer games retailers. Those in large malls, dependent on huge sales volumes, have been especially badly hit. PC-based home entertainment systems are becoming the preferred viewing, gaming and listening destinations. In the past five years more than 50% of sales volumes have ...
Save face
Posted: 22 June 2006

As a South African I absolutely agree with the view that this country is incapable of hosting the next FIFA world cup competition.In order to create the necessary infrastructure a country needs excellent expertise--which has left the country long ago.Experts who are still in the country are not accepted.
The racial polarization is worsening by the day--mainly due to the enormous criminality ...

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MindBullet logo POLITICAL TURMOIL THREATENS 2010 WORLD CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA
ANC unity crumbles as majority alliance splits
Dateline: 2 May 2009
The May Day celebrations were muted this year as ANC factions licked their wounds and tried to determine what the Good News message could be to members and the electorate after their acrimonious split at the party conference ten days ago. A year of crippling strikes has already delayed construction of major facilities for next year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa and been the catalyst for ...
China and the world textile industry
Posted: 14 July 2005 2 Comments

Surely the Chinese textile workers will, within the next few years, realise that they are being abused and ask for better salaries. It is not going to be possible to keep underpaying these people. We live in a small world where people--even in China--become aware of what is going on in the rest of the world.

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MindBullet logo CHINA MOVE TRANSFORMS WORLD TEXTILE INDUSTRY
'Cheap' to 'one stop shop' takes West by surprise
Dateline: 19 June 2011
For years, Chinese textile workers have worked their fingers to the bone, three shifts a day, seven days a week. With average labor costs as low as US 60 cents an hour, and unskilled labor costs at close to zero plus living expenses, the price of the humble T-shirt, and many cotton products, has never been lower. Thanks to China's prodigious output and low costs, consumers have enjoyed the ...
Never charge your phone again
Posted: 27 January 2005

This will be wonderfully convenient; beautiful technology.
But will it make the world as a whole a better place to live in?Living in Africa ,I fear that the world of tomorrow will be devided between the high tech beneficiaries of developed countries and the have-nots in Africa who will be light years behind by 2011. The gap between these two worlds is increasing by the day, because of famine, ...

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MindBullet logo NEVER CHARGE YOUR PHONE AGAIN
New nanotechnologies set to scramble battery makers
Dateline: 15 August 2011
From a consumer point of view Motorola's new technology announcements may just mean more convenience. For battery manufacturers this could be the death-knell to their industry. Motorola's new smart phones have integrated wiring made out of carbon nano-tubes. These new materials are so efficient at conducting electrical current that your phone will be able to get all the power it needs via ...
Global warming
Posted: 3 December 2004 3 Comments

If Pres Mbeki has to go to court about his attitude regarding HIV then surely the USA president and for that matter millions of Americans should face the same or worse accusations for their attitude about energy-gluttony, pollution and global warming. Global warming does not only threaten a couple of million of HIV patients, it is a threat to ALL forms of life on earth.The refusal to support ...

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MindBullet logo SA EX-PRESIDENT CHARGED IN WORLD COURT
AIDS denial leads to investigation of crimes against humanity
Dateline: 12 October 2030
South Africa’s Thabo Mbeki looked old and weary in yesterday's BBC interview. He had just been informed that the International Criminal Court is to investigate whether his actions to deny the existence of HIV and AIDS, and prevarication over the distribution of life-saving medication be considered as a human rights violation. Representing the rights of millions of South Africans whose ...

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