Honestly that has a lot less to do with religion than people being dicks to each other. Your math hating mullah for example was just a dick protecting his own power from the perceived threat of tech wrenching it from him. Short sighted and stupid? Yes. The fault of religion? No.
The problem was that information used to be exceedingly difficult to pass on. If something didn't have immediate practical use it was discarded. The steam toys of the Greeks were chucked when their leisurely (relatively speaking) lifestyle couldn't be sustained anymore. Ever since the invention of the printing press though you have an explosion in cheap mass-producible information. This has only gotten cheaper in the digital computing world of the information age. Now we only have to discover something once and it's locked down forever. How many cavemen had to discover spears independently before it became widespread? Fire? Bronze? Ironworking? The archway? Heck, even calculus was discovered twice and that was fairly recently!
Nowadays a researcher in Russia can publish his work and everyone in that field can know about it in seconds. Processes and discoveries are passed on in exacting detail. We should never again have to endure another dark ages with our current information sharing abilities.
OK, so tell me, why do surgeons want to rub a spermicide on their hands. On second thoughts, please don't tell me; I just ate dinner...
Protip: products often have more than one use. It can kill your little swimmers so I imagine it is also good for killing other microscopic parasites. If you read your own link it also mentions its use in shaving cream.
Would be technically possible to have an opt out capability powered by a national facial feature database where people can opt out of being filmed. Ok, that will never happen.
So...to protect your privacy you would first completely violate your privacy. Good plan.
Driving in excess of the posted limit doesn't harm anyone,
Until your front left tire blows out at 90mph and wipes out that happy little family of four driving in the opposite direction.
(a 750ml bottle of wine over 2 hours for a 180lb person @ 0.08 = legal)
Only if you have the metabolism of the Flash. An entire bottle of wine solo is 5 drinks (at 1 drink = 5oz. serving of wine). At that rate your theoretical 180lb person (we'll say male to lower as much as possible) should be floating right around 0.14 after two hours. At around 6 hours he should be down around 0.08, but I would imagine he'd still be buzzing pretty hard. But 0.14 is jerky eyes walking is awkward drunk. Hell, you're 1/3 of the way to LD50.
TIFKAM - The Interface Formerly Known as Metro. Also double minus points for requiring the use of a contextual acronym translator that had to be adjusted for phonetic acronym reductions.
OTOH I think we may have found a new question to feed into the Turing test. Watson! Translate the acronym formerly known as TIFNAM!
WHO doesn't need a smartphone?
Very nice job walking the razor's edge between incisive sarcasm and trolling. I feel that you succeeded in making an insightful point (just no mod points left this week). That was positively channeling Jonathan Swift in short form right there.