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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Old March 13th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Oh yeah, this is a good idea

I know far far too many people who won't be able to wait to have this once it's ready, and are the last people in the world who should have it at all. Think classic Homer Simpson "did I say that or think it" moments. D'OH!

But I do like the application of the technology to help those who can't speak for various reasons. That is where the real value in it lies. If they have to market it to the self important mobile communications crowd to pay for the research and mass production that's cool
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Imagine how much more efficient/creative Dr. Steven Hawking would be with this?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Imagine how much more efficient/creative Dr. Steven Hawking would be with this?
Yep, a great example of what I mean. But not just for those with ideas, even more so for common folk. Victims of strokes for example. I'd love to see this tech in common wide use sooner than later for that reason. And like I said if it means marketing it to the tech fazionizta to get it to mass production cheapness like cell phones I have no problem with them paying the way
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It might make a good "truth drug"...
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Argh! As a teacher I need this like a hole in the head. Hard enough to keep the munchkins minds off texting now. I teach high school and they are practically surgically attached to their cell phones now. It'll be fun to have to check for voiceless mikes along with blue tooth headphones... at least when they text it's easy to spot. *sigh* I can really see the potential in this to help people though, from the aforementioned Stephen Hawking's of the world right on through to tactical units and troops (whispering into a mike is a pain when you want everything quiet).
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Sounds like they've invented comm dots. (From WBH?)
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This was the gun trigger in Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age which I didn't finish because I decided that it sucked.
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This is the sort of thing guaranteed to get you fired. For efficiency your company is sure to require it and equily sure to can you when you are talking to your boss and something goes wrong.
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This is the sort of thing guaranteed to get you fired. For efficiency your company is sure to require it and equally sure to can you when you are talking to your boss and something goes wrong.
What could possibly go wrong nice figure when thinking to your bend over more boss using this new yeah that's it technology while on the go cheeseburger or fish sandwich...

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