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Comment Go deep - if guilty, nail them and jail them! (Score 3, Insightful) 186

Sunny Balwani and Elizabeth Holmes; the Theranos Board; all Theranos investors; and, Theranos strategic partners and suppliers ALL need to be investigated regarding their knowledge of potential fraud and collusion. If evidence is gained showing intentional fraud from*any* one of the foregoing, jail them!

Comment Universal surveillance will happen (Score 1) 307

As soon as the technological means are there, universal surveillance will happen. One thing that human beings want is security, and we know from psychological studies that large population groups will put up with inconvenience - even punish themselves to some degree, financially, socially, etc. - to assure personal safety. Given that universal surveillance is going to happen, we need to start looking for ways to make it transparent, to prevent abuse. Nobody is talking about that; nobody is considering the possibility that universal surveillance might be more a good thing (with problems) than a bad thing (which everyone always assumes it will be, without qualification).

Comment It's the Watchmaker argument (Score 1) 951

Musk is just projecting. He's a reductionist. Last, he can't prove his position. How does one prove that one is inside a simulation,when it must be assumed that the simulation is under another's control; thus,the attempt at proof,and even hunches that seek one to pursue proofs, are part of a controlled simulation?

Comment Re:This worries me (Score 1) 175

There will be advantages and disadvantages. What's missing fromall this are powerful filters that permit parents to control who pre-teens (and even teens) can gain access to on their phones. Marketers are using technology that is incredibly powerful to reach this young demographic. Parents have no way to counteract that. Access to information is a cool thing, but what *kind* of information. DO you really want your 10-year-old son accessing the most extreme pRon sites? Trust me, many kids will go there, and we are now beginning to see some of the problems that result from just this kind of access. Also, look at the studies that point to vastly increased risks for anxiety and depression among teens who are heavy users of social media. Frankly, I think Internet access is a good thing, but it's still the Wild West out there. Parents are losing the battle to marketers.

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