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These sea slugs, Elysia chlorotica, have evolved the ability to gain energy via photosynthesis. Forget about genectic modifications for sports enhancements. I want to be able to never need to eat again, or do I?" Link to Original Source top
dragonturtle69 (1002892) writes "An interesting though light on details article from Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN2143732820070921?sp=true, covers some of the advancements in "Homeland Security". My least favorite part was from Bruce Walker toward the end of the article, "We can read fingerprints from about five meters.... all 10 prints," said Bruce Walker, vice president of homeland security for Northrop Grumman Corp. "We can also do an iris scan at the same distance."
While I have true appreciation for the technology involved in these devices, this just seems like too much money to spend on high technology that is easily thwarted by low technological means (sunglasses, gloves).
Should we evolve toward a society that can guarantee no crime will go unsolved through surveillance from birth till morgue, or should we focus on the cause of criminal activity, including what is considered legal, and eliminate it through societal change?" Link to Original Source top
dragonturtle69 (1002892) writes "This Popular Science article goes into a little detail about Technology Cloning and its negative and positive outcomes for consumers. On one hand there is the miniOne (same design, more features, unknown safety concerns) and then there is the Chery QQ which looks the part but is much less safe. The article keeps a nonjudgmental view, staying to the facts.
If a larger view is applied, Technology Cloning is not used just by Chinese manufacturers trying to close the gap between themselves and others with more advanced technology. While cloning the look and feel of the iPhone feels like theft, even if there are added features, how does copying someone's code compare? We all imitate those who we see as successful. But, where does imitating someone else's behavior or product cease to be the truest compliment and become theft?