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The God of Small Things

2012-12-31 22:01:26.270189+00 by petronius 3 comments

We are getting closer to the technology for things like auto-focus contact lenses: a one-molecule motor spinning on a one-atom bearing. Damn!

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-12-31 23:02:00.809846+00 by: meuon

At some point, the actual technology being used will be indistiguishable from "magic" at any level discernable to bare human senses. While I wish for lofty goals with such skills, I fear baser instincts and less elegant needs will drive such technologies.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-01 21:26:55.396157+00 by: spc476

“The street finds its own uses for things.”—William Gibson

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-01 21:30:25.484126+00 by: petronius

Who gets to define elegant needs? My iPhone allows me to play Angry Birds or track my blood glucose level. Both can ease my mind.