Posts Tagged ‘science’
RDIF chips are often implanted in animals for identification purposes. Research is being done for other applications, such as secure access and storing information. Soon our wallets and keys will be replaced by little chips in our hands. Nifty, eh?
Of course, this won’t be for a long long time (however I could be as wrong as Thomas J. Watson, who stated that ” …. there a world market for only 5 computers“). Firstly, once you figure out what you want to do with them and develop a nice secure way of implementing this, what about upgrades? I think everybody has seen how fast technological advances are made. So, when your computer becomes outdated – you chuck it and go to the store and buy a new one. Are we going to do to the OR every time the technology advances? Perhaps in due time there will be a solution to this.
Another problem: instead of having your purse/wallet/keys/personal information stolen, will you be hiding your hand every time you see a sketchy person on the street, in fear of getting your hand chopped off?
And of course, the problem in the video. Viruses. I suppose it won’t nearly be as bad as it could be in a typical science fiction movie, where the computer viruses will gain control of out minds and we will become slaves to some evil-doer/douchebag, because who said they have control over anything biological? I suppose this is possible, but it would be a stupid thing to do.
However, as it stands, my favourite part of the video, is that there’s a Dalek in the background.
So, recently, good ol’ Craig Venter, who was responsible for sequencing the human genome, recently was the first to make synthetic life. Hooray. Good for him. This is indeed pretty darn awesome, except it’s on every single blog. And then some. Yes, I get that this has plenty of ethical issues to go along with it (‘Who is he to play God?’) and dreams of awesome new technological advances (‘Hey, maybe next year we’ll be able to design our own pets!’) and how cool it is in general.
A little while ago, there was an article published on bats performing fellatio during intercourse. I thought it was a pretty darn funny article – I mean, why would you study that? But somebody did. Biologists love sex. (But who doesn’t?). I still see links to that article and it was published nearly a year ago. Hey, I even linked that article on Facebook. But last year.
A zillion of articles of all sorts are published every day, but some get so much attention. Others really don’t even if they are deserving of attention. Poor little guys. 😦