It not a ignorant statement and you sound generic. If you going play in this arena bring something technical to back your statement up.
What “trade offs” and really, what are you even talking about? Have you even implemented any real-world blockchain solutions? Do you know cryptology? AI? Distributed IO? Because if you did, you wouldn’t be still stuck at blabbing about “proof of work” outdated concepts that were 1997-2001 human-orientated thinking, not 2017 relevant.
Avoid STEM topics if you cannot elaborate..