Actually the retina does have a "sensitivity rate" akin to a refresh rate, but it varies among individuals. When it comes to light level decay from a scanned phosphor in a picture tube, the retinal response is markedly different than it is for gated systems like LED panels. Some people don't see stroboscopic flicker at a 50Hz refresh rate, and some people see flicker at anything less than a 100Hz refresh rate. But as you point out, the vision system is much more complicated than just the retina, and many other functions/layers in the vision system work together to provide the illusion of motion that was originally attributed to persistence of vision.
I think that multiple anecdotes of time slowing down for martial artists in flow indicates that some people are capable of accelerated vision processing, although it apparently involves temporary tunnel vision - ignoring peripheral vision to concentrate vision processing on the more detailed central retinal area. It's unlikely to be a capability used by most people watching TV or computer screens through, let alone cell phones.
End-runs around pesky laws and the constitution is all government knows these days.
So Apple is a branch of the US government? Here I thought it was one of those private corporations that the free marketers claim are the solution to the inherent evil of government. Or did government troops somehow force Steve Jobs at gunpoint to start this litigation and then similarly forced Tim Cook to continue it?
when the nearest hospital is nearly a hundred miles away and the ambulance won't even come to your home. (GPS Doesn't work is their excuse) these self driving cars are going be a godsend since you know they drive by gps and will totally work.
If the self-driving car is in your driveway, how is it going to have problems finding your home? I'm sure that the GPS is used in town because it's cheap. In cases like yours, you could have inertial recorders to track where you are. They use GPS to help determine what intersection they are at but I'm pretty sure they don't drive solely by GPS, so even occasional GPS signalling to true up position calculated from the inertial recorder should be enough. This kind of stuff is EASY to do, the hard part is the real-time 3D vision and spatial recognition of the surrounding environment.
the fact that gps devices generally are only good if you live in a dense urban area, i'll stick to a car where i'm in control.
Only-cheap phone based GPS needs the cell tower information in urban environments. I'm pretty sure the GPS that the Army uses works anywhere that has line-of-sight to satellites. You got a lot of tunnels in Kentucky hollas? Otherwise how good is your driving when you're alone and having a heart attack?