Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Chinese Government vs the E-Bike

According to this Yahoo! video news report (Hat Tip: Jason Oberle), the Chinese government has resurrected regulations that are 10 years out of date to push consumers away from e-bikes. The e-bikes are produced by the private sector, and critics say this is a move to protect their state-owned competitors.

The story also makes an interesting point that many of the e-bike consumers were looking to switch away from cars, so there may be an environmental consequence as well.

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Reading these kind of posts reminds me of just how technology truly is ubiquitous in this day and age, and I am 99% certain that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.


I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory drops, the possibility of transferring our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about every once in a while.


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Anonymous said...

It's interesting to see just how pervasive virtual memory has become in our every day lives. It seems like everywhere I turn, I see something with a card slot or USB jack, haha. I guess it makes sense though, considering how cheap memory has become lately...

Gahhhh, I shouldn't be complaining. I can't get by a day without using my R4 / R4i!

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