Even when the idea is worth the patent, by the time the lawyers get through with it, it's entirely worthless to actually try and duplicate it. General and vague references that paint a broad picture of the problem supposedly solved and hints of how to do it.
that the people who can't be trusted with cellphones because they sext pictures of their junk to everyone in the contact list also can't be trusted with surveilance powers unfettered by a judges discretion?
Say it isn't so!
Funny, when I did a normal early disconnect, they charged me for the early termination 3 months in a row and then terminated my service with a 4th early termination fee for not paying the other termination fees.
I was told to straighten it out, I would have to pay the whole thing then file a complaint to get the extra back. They still call me every couple of years looking for their money.
Theories are taught all the time in science. Evolution and Intelligent Design are both theories. There is no reason why both cannot be taught in public school.
Have you read the ID 'theory' - "Life is too complex to have developed by itself, therefore some being created it." That's it. There isn't any evidence supporting it. So to say that ID is a theory in the scientific sense is incorrect - at best it is a preliminary hypothosis based on speculation and contrary to existing evidence.
An asset would accrue value & have to be maintained, resources not so much.