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User Rank: Apprentice
7/30/2014 | 1:04:19 PM
DIabetic contacts?
I don't think the contacts are going to stop people from eating Burger King Double Whoppers with super sized fries and diet coke.  Regardless of what people SEE their blood sugar to be, there are some that could care less when it comes to managing their diet.  This is why you don't see thin people eating at all you can eat buffets.  So much of diabeties is managed by dieting, good nutrition, weight loss and regular exercise.  And most obese people just don't care to do it.  Yes contacts may help some but in so many cases we're just an obese nation.  The disoving of saturated fats in the country was waaay behind the times compared to the rest of the world.  Now we need to do away with MSG and soooo many other things.  But still, where there is a will, there is a way.
User Rank: Apprentice
6/5/2014 | 4:31:25 PM
Re: Drive this!
Yea, because human drivers are 100% reliable. Oh, wait a minute. Hey, can those cars drive drunk?
User Rank: Apprentice
4/21/2014 | 11:26:33 AM
Kill the repeditive advertisement...
Love the article about Google, Info Week, but HATE the user experience when reading. That darn ad pops up everytime you move from one item to another... Really? I give up.
User Rank: Strategist
4/18/2014 | 1:10:20 PM
Free Enterprise and thinking out of the box

Google is doing something exciting.  Google is thinking out of the box, how to innovate in a direction that makes sense.  Phone manufactures have had the technology for about 8 – 10 years to make phones water proof, but did not.  It would have taken a little bit of innovation, and sealing of electrical components to do the job.  
Samsung just recently announced that the Galaxy S5 would be water resistant to a certain depth.  I remember replacing several phones, which the warranty was voided many years within the reach of the waterproof technology.    Grrrrrrr, I said to myself at the time. Why don't they make this waterproof!   Answer- because they were not forced in the market to do so, or no one cared?  
  Well, Google is at the technology forefront, and if competitors want to compete, and stay in the job market in that area, they will have to match product and price.  This is the way a competitive market should work.  I just wish it would be possible to have the same competitive market with petroleum based industry and business.

User Rank: Apprentice
4/18/2014 | 11:47:52 AM
Drive this!
I'll believe they've "demonstrated" the concept when an autonomous car has driven from Boston to Albany in a blizzard, with salt getting splashed all over its sensors, half of which don't work anymore because the owner doesn't maintain the car. Sure, the demonstration car has a lot of miles on it, but that's still a long way from turning it loose -- and keep in mind, it has to be 100% reliable; 99% won't cut it.
User Rank: Ninja
4/17/2014 | 5:47:05 PM
Re: What Google Glass is missing
Solve for X, seems to be an interesting project. Granted, the number of Xs that presences a problem globally are numerous but I feel that if enough experts work through them, then they can be solved. I just hope it is not a remake of TED Talk, TED Talk is great but there is no point in creating a copy.
David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
4/17/2014 | 1:54:40 PM
What Google Glass is missing
To reach true Gibsonian glory, Google Glass needs to come in a mirrorshades edition.
User Rank: Author
4/17/2014 | 1:40:22 PM
Flying windmills
Airline pilots and the FAA will love it? Much more sci-fi than driverless cars.

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