What's the point of having a futuristic-ally armed ship anyway ? aside from its ability to transport a lot of supplies, fly the flag visibly and to do humanitarian missions in pirate infested seas all of which can probably work very well with regular naval guns.
For any real war I would have thought the best way to take out a ship would be from a submarine or from a land- or space- or air-launched missile.
and who's to say there isn't some clever way to make the guns more effective with "smart shells" or something
I watched the video, you misrepresent it. around 4:40 BO makes the case that for households where some people are not eligible to vote, citizens that are eligible have an obligation to vote so that the opinions of at least someone in that house will be recorded and he also says that lawful voters in that household can vote without fear that their vote will not be confidential or that the authorities will use the fact that they voted to track down their family members.
In other words - if you are legally allowed to vote, vote
That's just another manufactured "justification" that the religious fuckwads give for why they feel they have the right to dictate everyone's lives.
File it with the rest of the Manifest Destiny BS
God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein