At the end of Everyone retreats in the gas price war, I made the following prediction.
The neighborhood prices are exactly where they are supposed to be given the local price environment, so they should hold relatively steady except for the corner station making its weekly charge into No Man's Land.That's exactly what happened, except with a twist. The three stations down the block have remained at $3.85 for the past 11 days since I posted that on the first. Also, the corner station charged into No Man's Land last Thursday, raising its price to $3.99. By Saturday, it had dropped down to $3.95. Normally, it would have matched the rest of the stations by now, but it hasn't. The reason is simple; the station is closed for construction, so it's not changing its price. It went into suspended animation on the battlefield. I think this series might go into hibernation with it.
Instead of making a prediction or checking GasBuddy, I'm going to to off on a TANJit by showing the following video from Discovery News that asks Are We Ready For Suspended Animation?
Suspended animation, or cryogenics, is a procedure where the body is drastically cooled down so that human life can be temporarily stopped. How does it work, are we ready for it, and what are the benefits of this procedure? Trace and Tara discusses how a new, approved study will allow for the testing of suspended animation on humans.Short-term suspended animation for medicine. So the technology for interplanetary travel isn't ready yet. At least it's a start.