X. Didik with NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and first lady Chirlane
McCray, at Gracy Mansion.
Apparently, inflation is back, though not as severe as in 1980-1982. Items
such as housing purchases, used automobiles, fuel and food has
increased by a fairly high amount, with some estimating this to be
about 15% over the past four months.
the vaccination works, why must people still wear masks and why the
need for a "Vaccination Passport"? Obviously,
if someone decides not to take the vaccine, THEY are the one's who
might be at risk. Why would people NOT want to take this potentially
life saving vaccination? There are a number of reasons including that
some of the vaccinations used aborted baby's/fetuses, some people
question how a vaccination can be developed in two months, while the
average time it takes to develop a vaccine is 13 years and some
people feel that there is not any need to take it considering that
the recovery rate is just under 100%. Finally, some people feel that
the risks of permanent injury or death from the vaccine, outweighs
the risks from the potential of getting the vaccine. The concept of
"my body, my choice also seems to be a factor to decline taking
the vaccine. Presently about 50% of the United States has taken or
plans to take the vaccine.
inflation coming? Frank
X. Didik, January 2, 2020. At the start of 2020, it is estimated
that the United States national debt was 21 Trillion dollars. As of
January 2, 2021, as a result of the vast "printing" of
additional money for Covid Relief and other expenses, this debt is
estimated at just under 30 trillion dollars. Surely, one would think
that a 30% increase in money supply would lead to significant
inflation, but this has not happened. I believe that this is
primarily because of vast production surpluses, on every level
including manufacturing, services and farming. Robotics, efficient
computerized allocation of resources and transportation has produced
enough for everyone, without pressure on the market.
NOT DEFUND THE POLICE With
skyrocketing crime, it is clear that NYC must have an effective and
well funded NYPD otherwise we will be like the wild west.
between the current lock-downs and Prohibition Frank
X. Didik, January 2, 2020. Many
people feel that the shock of the lockdowns is unique in American
history. This is not the case. There have been many shocking, similar
instances of business closures or being greatly curtailed in American
history. Some examples include in 1919, with the introduction of
Prohibition, when all of the bars and liquor stores were suddenly
closed and it was impossible to legally purchase alcohol. Clearly it
was shocking when the leisurely pint after work and the closures of
bars, must have been shocking. Prohibition ended in 1933. During
World War 2, there were also many restrictions on rationing of many
previously common items such as meat, sugar, gasoline and other
items. Similar restrictions and shortages also occurred During the
Civil war of 1861-1865 and the Revolutionary War of 1775-1783.
working, office space, the diminished need for employees Frank
X. Didik, January 1, 2020 It
is fascinating to note that as a result of the government imposed
Covid-19 restrictions, that for a period of time, an estimated 30% of
the population was out of work, and yet the country did not
experience any long term shortages, in any area. One might say that
this is a wake-up call for companies to show them that they have too
many redundant employees. read
constant mask wearing reduce cognitive ability? Studies
have shown that people inhale between 7% and 12% of their exhaled
breath, with an accumulation of carbon dioxide. Does this cause minor cognitive
loss for the wearer over time? Further, over time, the masks quickly
become both moist as well as becomes a breading ground for bacteria.
Also, does the additional stress on the lungs to breath through a
filter effects the lungs? More studies must be performed to determine
if mask wearing causes biological issues as well as phychological
issues over time.
benefit large companies at the expense of small stores and
X. Didik December 16, 2020
has become obvious that the lockdowns, imposed by most of the states
to control the spread of Covid-19, has clearly benefited large
companies, particularly on-line mega-companies, at the expense of
small, local businesses, that were forced to either close their doors
or greatly curtail their operations. It was estimated that these
small companies and stores represented about 60% of the economy. As a
result of the government imposed lockdowns, much of this bushiness
activity and wealth has been transferred, perhaps permanently, to the
on-line stores. This is rapidly creating a vastly different business
environment and potentially will reduce the ability of an individual
to start their own business in the future.
NYPD Chief of
Thousands of New
A new job
New Federal hiring guidelines
NYPD shows extreme
professionalism and restraint Read
NYC under curfew read
Stores looted May
31, 2020 read
Protests erupt in
proposesTRACE Act read
History of Corona
fuel prices plumet read
2020 news. read
Corona Shut-down read
of2 trillion read
to shutdown read
empty New York Citymore
Federal reserve on
Some anti-police groups have called for the defunding of the police
around the country. Question: late at night, if you are traveling in
an empty subway car and two police officers come on, do you feel
threatened or are you relieved and hope that they stay on for the
duration of your trip? The answer is obvious. The police are
essential to maintaining order in any society.
salary protection read
should be responsible for themselves and carry their own weight in society read
Safety-Subway Gate Every year hundreds of people are
killed or severely injured when they fall onto the tracks of trains
and subways. The prevention is cost efficient and greatly reduces liability ...
reduce train noise A significant
amount of train noise is caused by the train wheels rolling over the
expansion joint of the tracks. This vibration creates noise,
vibrations, an less pleasant ride and also reduces the life cycle of
the train. The solution is relatively simple and cost effective..read
What I have observed regarding the Corona Virus can be
read here. Further, my photographs of empty New York City, can be viewed
by Covid-19 lockdown? Unlikely. People are used to staying home, have
developed new habits, and after being out of work, will probably want
to save money.
Fears pushed in the media and other sources: What
ever happened to Y2K, the Ozone hole, nuclear winter, missile gap, read
and Bars will spring back? Very
unlikely. People go to these places not only to eat and drink but
primarily to socialize. If people are social distanced, why go out?
Who is to say who is an expert when the entire virus is a new event
and nobody has any real understanding what is going on. This is like
the transition period of Eastern Europe from 1989 to 1992, when so
many "leading experts" came from nowhere and gave the
public their speculation with truly disastrous results, causing
massive inflation and economic failure in countries who followed
If you can live for a thousand years, but have to live in a 12x12
foot (3x3 meter) room without ever leaving, would you do it? I prefer
to live life to its fullest and accept the risks. Everything in life
entails a certain risk.
vaccinations? But Why? read
more people die because of the Corona Virus or because of the lockdown? read
as widespread as suggested? read
Governments verses Conservative Governments read
first and family later? read
Frank X. Didik aboard "The
Futurist", anchored in a New York Harbor.
on science, business and society today
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if and what can or might be.
1956 Firebird was
to be self driving.
Driving Cars? If
you have an accident with a self driving car, who is at fault? The
car manufacturer, the owner of the car or the occupant
"driver" of the car? I
have enjoyed owning and driving some of the most interesting cars
made and have always enjoyed the freedom of driving without
impediments or restrictions. Nevertheless, if self driving cars can
help reduce accidents and enhance society, I am for them. Besides the
technical aspects, there are many other issues that must be worked
out. My concerns
regarding self driving cars including liability, safety, morality and
What ever happened to jet packs, flying cars and advanced technology
that in the past, was predicted that we would be using by today? Why
are bicycles being pushed by cities world wide?...read
If people who are protesting are paid to protest, is it really a protest?
If a humanitarian organization is paid for their services, are they
really a humanitarian organization?
If a charity receives most or all of its money from the government,
is it really a charity considering that the tax payer is paying for
Advice for the modern person -
to Rethink Bike Lanes
Advice for bicyle based cities
school and our education system
everyone attend college
college or a university
really teach a person to be a businessman
or an artist or good in any particular field? ...
come all college undergraduate degree's
require four years?
Should some degrees require only one
year while others perhaps six years? ...
courses should and should not be taught at college or university? Can
college or a university teach a person how to be a good business
person, or how to be creative? ...
Logic and intellect is not reliable.
The late Christopher Hitchens often stated that we should rely on our
logic, reason and intellect to determine the truth. Many people who
pride themselves as educated, intelligent and progressive believe the
same. As reasonable as this seems, Galileo proved over 400 years ago
that our logic, reason and intellect is unreliable and that only
direct experimental data, should be relied upon. Galileo had dropped
two balls of the same material, but different masses, from the
Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that they would hit the ground
at the same time, rather than the heavier ball hitting the ground
first, as almost everyone, including Aristotle, 2000 years ago, had
assumed. Our logic, reason and intellect is not reliable and should
only be viewed as speculation. Only direct experimentation and
obtaining the same results, over and over again should be relied upon.
What about? ..
Computer Formats and the longevity of our digitally stored
we entering into a "pre-history" era? How can we preserve
our computer written records, books, photographs, video and
knowledge? We must have an international agreement and an
organization, perhaps under auspices of the United Nations, dedicated
to preserving our global digital records so that future generations
can access the information and knowledge that we store on computer
you wanted to, would you be able to read a:
1/2" or 5 1/4" or 8" floppy?
or a dvd?
you can not read these one or two generation old formats today, how
will society be able to read these documents in 200 years from now?
In a few years, our latest computer formats and storage devices, such
as USB drives, will also be obsolete. I have deep concerns about the
longevity of our knowledge and of computer records, ...read
if the decay rate of elements varies rather than being a constant? Imagine,
if this is the case, it would mean that all archeological dating is
in question. How old are artifacts? When in fact did the dinosaurs
really die out? Further, consider that ...
is the speed of gravity? If it is instantaneous, then what if
gravity can be modulated? Today
most scientists, assume that the speed of gravity is the same as the
speed of light, but what if the speed of gravity is instantaneous?
Further, if gravity can be modulated, it might allow for
instantaneous universal communication. Thus it might be possible to
communicate with space craft instantly, rather than waiting for
minutes for transmissions to reach the craft or earth. Perhaps
computer chips can be made to operate vastly faster. And this is just
the beginning since ...read
in Startups. Good idea or bad? Is
investing in a Startup, that has never proven itself in the market
place, a good idea or a waste of money (and talent)? Historically,
investors invested in companies that were swamped with orders and
making money, but needed additional money to ...
efficient brain-storming method and
how to make morning office meetings more productive and interesting ...
the very best and most effective TV commercials
The single purpose of a television commercial is to sell the product
or service. The fact that an advertisement might be interesting,
funny, informative or well produced is secondary to the main purpose,
which is to sell the product or service. One should never leave the
creation of the television commercial to the television producer or
the video editor. ...
the most effective business websites Never
let a "web designer" develop the website for you. A web
designer should be produce the website under the supervision of an on
line marketing master, usually working with ...
is an alternative to population control. Restricting
and discouraging the formation of families in order to stabilize or
reduce population infringes on the freedom and rights of every human.
There is another much better approach...read
the results of modern science. For
the last 100 years, we have been experiencing the collapse of real
science. Theories, speculation and fantasy is the norm today. By
definition, the scientific method is the ability to test and re-test
and always get the same results, over and over. If an idea or a
theory can not be tested, the idea must be viewed as speculation and
not considered true, till that idea is proven without a doubt.
Scientific theory has moved to areas that are beyond our present
capability of testing and gradually a number of unproven theories
have become accepted as fact without any real proof. Further, new
theories have been developed based on old theories. Thus we have a
situation where science today is largely based on theory upon theory.
If something can not be proven, it falls into the realm of philosophy
rather than science. This has led to...read
if time varies along with all things, rather than being a constant? Consider
the speed of light vary, even if traveling under the same
conditions, or in other words, is the speed of light really a
to Einstein's theory of relativity, the speed of light is a constant
and media hype: Any
sudden "revolutionary" scientific discovery, even if such
discovery is written about in every newspaper and scientific journal,
should be greeted with skepticism. Such a discovery should only be
accepted after the bulk of scientists have have had a chance to
review the discovery and confirm that it is in fact correct. Such
things that come to mind include cold fusion, the so called "God
Particle" and even the recent stated discovery of a
"gravitational wave". All too often such media hype has
come and gone without any real discovery or fundamental change. ..read
percentage of information, contained in science books is accurate
and true? Are we in a post science period? Many
science books today present ...read
is time to retest scientific properties. Verify results. I
suggest that the properties of all materials be re-tested using
modern technology and certify the results. Melting and boiling
points, conductivity, hardness, and all physical properties of
materials should be re-tested ...read
advance our knowledge
a scientist has worked for years to prove a particular theory and
finds out that their work hasbeen in vain, it is difficult to admit
that their original assumptions were wrong. Still it is vitally