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Comment Re:You Can't Make Me Forget (Score 1) 179

you do not have the right to refuse anesthesia if you require life saving surgery

You do have the right to refuse anesthesia. It's your body, and you have a right to control what goes into it. That said, the doctor has every right to refuse surgery without it. So that's the consequence of refusal. It's not that we don't have a right to refuse; it's just a matter of opportunity cost.

Comment You Can't Make Me Forget (Score 1) 179

I have have a natural right to remember everything I experience. This right trumps any interest by anyone else for me to forget it. Persistent storage is an augmentation of my memories, and therefore an extension of my body. I own my body and my persistent storage. Therefore any suggestion that there is a "right to be forgotten" is total nonsense, and should be dismissed as such. You have a right to pursue anonymity, but if I identify you, too bad. If you want me to forget you, you have a right to pursue it, but not a right to force me. I can be friendly, and oblige your request; or I can refuse, and you can attempt to ostracize me. It's then my reputation that delivers my fate.

Comment Re:What about on the moon? (Score 1) 143

^ this 100 times.

I don't understand why we aren't talking about colonizing the moon at all. It doesn't make any sense to go straight to Mars. Robots sure; but humans, why send people there to die? At least on the moon, if something bad happens, there's a slight possibility of recovery. If something happens on the way to, or on Mars, the team is pretty much screwed.

What am I missing here?

Comment Re:Google Wave (Score 1) 150

In a world where we desperately need a new secure communication medium to replace email and social media, Google Wave was created to do just that. It was decentralized, federated, modular, and built on some standard protocols. Those of us who were exposed to it saw potential, but unfortunately it was ahead of its time. This project above all the others I wish was revived.

You are in the hall of the mountain king.