I've heard he was misquoted and they don't actually do it. Does anybody have link to actual video of this discussion? Are they still doing this? Has anybody used that service?
The original slashdot article is http://hardware.slashdot.org/s...
creates an invisible cone of light about one meter square in which the data can be received
If you are effectively tethered to a 1 sq meter zone, you might as well be litterally tethered to a 1 meter ethernet cable .
Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child which carries the heavy burden of genetic disease.
But not yet please. I have two issues:
First, We still don't know enough to prevent unintended consquences or complications. We could edit-out one problem and accidently edit-in another.But one day, in the not-so-distant future, perhaps another generation or two, yes - definately. We should erradicate all heritable diseases.
The second thing, I would draw the line between correcting errors/curing diseases and between creating eugenic supermen. Please no Gattica-style selection of socially prefered traits to create a dis/u/topia of ubermenchen and untermenchen.
The quote was from Bob Edwards who until a few years ago was host of NPR Morning Edition. (BTW, the quotes in the game were all narrated by Leonard Nimoy, which was super cool)
If the changes are merely incremental bug-fixes and minor feature additions, stay with minor versioning. Otherwise, you are not versioning; you are branding (viz: Windows 8... which IIRC is version 6.2)
You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.