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Last Post 16 Dec 2011 07:01 PM by Old Guard2. 4 Replies.
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14 Dec 2011 05:37 PM
    With technology getting smaller and smaller and portable being a buzz word, the technology giants to be have started experimenting with contact lenses that contain for lack of better word, computers.

    I am including two links that make for an interesting read/

    http://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/...-the-eyes/

    http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical...act-lens/0


    This is a good Point/counterpoint topic.

    The ability to access information in this way is incredible, and the possibilities for use are multiple. From bio-monitoring on a real time basis of those with medical conditions, to heads up display GPS directions and computer surfing on the go. the question is:


    Do you think this is a good thing or a bad thing? support your answer!
    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted Coastie, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.
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    15 Dec 2011 05:32 PM
    Of course, as a teacher, the first thing I envision is my students cheating on tests with those things in. Overall, innovation in technology has made more information available at our fingertips but it's ironic that we're getting dumber and dumber as a result. Further reliance on technology to do simple tasks for you will result in the individual not being able to perform said tasks on their own (like adding simple numbers to make change at a register or typing words without spell check). I wish someone would come out with a common sense app for their beloved phone. Until then, I'll be the old school guy trying to tell people what it was like in my day.
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    16 Dec 2011 09:57 AM
    Big Brother is watching you.. most likely he's your own brother. In the hands of the right people.. it's a good thing. Cops could track the movements of known criminals or identify and track a person who has recently committed a crime. Battlefields become easier to navigate where the winner is the most tech savvy soldier. Unless of course you're fighting Ewoks, in that case all bets are off. DRs, EMTs, Paramedics could use them to get instant info on a person's bio state. Cool stuff.

    But, it would make personal privacy a thing of the past. Corporations would pay huge sums of money to have advertising beamed straight to your eyes. I would hate the idea of walking down the street and suddenly having the image of a guy spinning a $5 pizza sign in front of me. But, that's just me.
    “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” ― Bruce Lee
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    16 Dec 2011 11:43 AM
    How many more car accidents are people going to get into because they're facebooking in their left eye and not paying attention to the fact that they just blew through a red light.
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    16 Dec 2011 07:01 PM
    I hate that the government tells me I can and can't do some things... However I totally agree with no texting while driving. I think there is nothing more stupid or reckless than feeling the need to text while driving! Nothing, absolutely nothing, is that important.

    My dad was on the way to the hospital to see my mom. She had called and he answered the phone. Well, in NJ it is illegal to be on the phone without a hand's free device. A cop saw my dad on the phone, he whipped around and pulled my dad over. He walked up to the car and said he pulled him over for the phone thing. My dad was about 3 or 4 blocks from the hospital. My dad apologized to the officer, told him that my mom was in the hospital and he was headed up there. He answered only because he thought maybe my mom might have needed something additinoal before my dad got there. The officer was very kind to my dad. He said ok, not a problem. He let my dad go with nothing at all. Had it been any other call my dad would have ignored the call till he parked the car but since he thought maybe she might need something else, he didn't want to get all the way to the hospital and have to go back to the store or something again. So I think there are instances when speaking might be necessary. I think exceptions can be made.

    But texting... no. I don't think there should be any exception for that or facebook or email or checking if your bid is still in contention on Ebay... Pull over if you need to text/chat/read that badly!

    Although while I was still a truck driver in NJ there were a couple of things I saw that disturbed me more than texting... The guy driving down the road eating lo mein with chopsticks! The other guy who had replaced his rearview mirror with a dvd screen and he was watching a full on, all out XXX porno! I know because we were in dead standstill traffic and I was right behind him. There were 2 people going at it hot & heavy right where his rearview should have been. I was more worried about what was in his hand then the guy texting! There was the couple in the Lincoln Tunnel I was behind... let's just say a bag of popcorn & I could have filmed a porno from my truck seat! Ah life as a truck driver in the NY tri-state area!
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