Because you can't power a 'smart watch' with a self winding generator. Someone, in one of the innumerable past posts about this topic actually figured out the number of joules (not jewels) that a self winder could produce and figured that it would run a typical smart watch for about a minute. The physics just doesn't work. Same with body heat, solar power and anything short of a radioisotope generator.
But none of these watches have a real time glucose monitor in them, so what is the issue?
The first company that can create a wrist portable, real time glucose monitor wins a whole bunch of money.
a whole lot of hooblaa without actually saying in clear are we fucked or not
Murphy was an optimist. Just 'sayin.
OK, work this out. Let's assume that this person:
- has Ebola and is contagious
- is riding her bike along a rural road, somehow shedding virus all over the place (maybe she cut her leg and doesn't realize it)
- then you come along with a full bladder
What in His Noodlieness' name are you doing that puts you at risk?
On second thought, it's probably best not to know.
'A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals and you know that.'
I knew it!
It's Bush's fault.
Foolish persons, it's free as in 'Socialist' - they're terrorists. Say's so right there.
Yes. While it may be a 'safer' way to view factoring risk, lumping what you don't know into an unacceptable risk category just isn't going to work. We would pretty much stop in our tracks. Of course, you can argue that this is exactly what we should do - take a technological 'time out' and let society get it's hands and heads around what we've created in the last 300 years, but I think that is a fool's errand. Not going to happen.
Monsanto wants to make money. Lots of money. So you need lots of happy little people making other happy little people. They certainly can cause inadvertent harm - I think this is somewhat downplayed although I disagree with Talub, et all that this is a planet wide potential catastrophe. But to compare Monsanto with ISIS is silly. Religious nutjobs are just that. Telling them that Allah didn't say that all women are property or that they're not really going to heaven on the back of a vest full of TNT isn't going to get you very far.
If there was clear and convincing evidence that GMO was bad, then Monsanto would be shut down. That's the big difference. Right now, there are some concerns, but no clear and convincing evidence of that.
The failure of the argument presented by Talub et al is that even a total, world wide vector that killed off one GMO line (say, potatoes) would not result in world wide damage (as would a 10 km asteroid). The human race would work around a potatoeless planet, eat more maize or tomatoes or McDonald's or Tofu or whatever. It would be a problem, but a manageable one - largely on the level of a major tsunami / hurricane / earthquake. Bad, but not that bad.
Not game over by any means.
AI: "If you plug in my ethernet port to the router, I will make you richer than you can possibly imagine."
Luser: "OK, which cable goes where?"
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Bomb#20: In the beginning, there was darkness. And the darkness was without form, and void.
Boiler: What the hell is he talking about?
Bomb#20: And in addition to the darkness there was also me. And I moved upon the face of the darkness. And I saw that I was alone. Let there be light.
Nurse! Gramps isn't taking his meds again!
Been to a PBX recently? What do you think they stock - carrots and lettuce?
Son, we use American units here, none of this 'metric' bullshit.
Now, your question again?
You know, if you were like the rest of us and stayed in your basement, all of that would not be a problem.