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this whole article was poorly written....
This is another lame written article to gain some attention, so to have favor with the website advertisers. After all, if websites don't get the public's attention, then advertisers won't pay the websites.
With that said, it's difficult to comprehend how can the two be compared. Rollercoaster rides are affordable, supercars are not. Rollercoasters has the riders fully aware of the controlled and predictable course the ride will take in a one-way direction, with the coaster cars locked into the tracks, and the riders strapped in fully restrained.
Supercars are on open roads, with all sorts of uncontrolled elements, including other motorists traveling in the opposite direction. A driver of a supercar can inflict property damage and harm onto others, a rollercoaster does not.
With that said, I've ridden motorcycles for years, which puts a person on a more precipitous danger, and thrill, level than a rollercoaster or supercar. One particular experience I had with a motorcycle ride made even the most extreme rollercoasters seem tame in comparison: One night I was caught in the middle of a storm squall on the Golden Gate Bridge. The wind, rain, fog, and motorists traveling in the opposite direction, which I could have easily been pushed into from a gust of wind, made that near two mile riding stretch one of the closest to the edge of death I've ever experienced. It also made all succeeding rollercoaster rides very tame in comparison. So, now I can save my time and money with skipping such amusement park rides.
Imagine a city where roller coasters are the main form of transpo... to any level where smaller (just horizontal) bumber car like coasters continue from there...
Everything, including the big stores are within, thus eliminating the need for driving on a daily basis.
Such a city could have vertical personal car pod like things too. Most everything would (by then) be machine made and everyone would be demanding the right to exist, let alone free speach, etc (due to lack of jobs).
Thus money becomes an inventory of resources needed for machines to make, to be taxed and distributed in the ultimate welfare state... the ONLY way welfare could ever, and must at that time, be fair (and work).
Anyways, these 3-D cities made out of some exotic material like carbon graphine could house hundreds of millions of people in the space that cities do now... due to the nature of the third dimension.
And, as for power, the liquid fluoride thorium reactor, proven and save (at ORNL fifty years ago) trumps everything else... However, machine made solar panels and batteries could create install jobs, giving humanity another decade or so to figure out "How to deal with the machine economy".