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Comment There are all kinds of business uses for Glass (Score 3, Interesting) 61

And this is where it should have been rolled out first, not as a toy for dudebros to wear in clubs.

Think of surgeons and pilots who need HUD data while at work, repair personnel who can have manual pages open while they fix your product, lawyers being able to search Lexis in the courtroom, and wilderness guides able to have the 'map in front of them' at all times as a link to their GPS.

Comment Re:Frankenbugs (Score 4, Informative) 112

"what if birds don't like to feed on the GMO mosquitoes, or fish don't like their larvae?"

Because there are no liberal birds or fish. They will go on eating what they have been used to eating in their environment, since the GMO version does not taste any different.

But you're missing the whole point of gene drives, which are to in a short time eliminate the target species. So long as there are other prey species for the birds and fish to move on to, no problem. Fish flies, damsel flies, there is a plethora of substitute species out there. In any case, only a small fraction of the 3,000 mosquito species even bite humans. Eliminating them all would not even cut into the supply of mosquitos in the environment, since the species remaining after the gene drive would just populate to fill the gap..

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