I only just learned about it. Did you hear about this and do you think it should have been more readily available to the average public? (ie. covered in nightly news, mentioned in local papers, etc.?)
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The electrodes measure brain impulses enabling a person to control the robot's actions without moving their own limbs. The idea is to enable severely disabled people to enter the world via a real-life avatar.
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If more people were to understand this, then the attached story would get a shrug and 'ehh, whatever' because it is a social network. However, this logic doesn't apply to our information being shared that is protected by laws and compliance directives such as HIPAA, PCI. If a medical facility, bank or merchant wants to store my data electronically, then I don't expect to see it floating around on the internet. That is where demand for more security, stricter laws and penalties and more exposure to people should be. Instead only those affected will receive emails and letters with a year's worth of credit monitoring for identity theft and some reassurance that the organization has taken steps to mitigate the risk - only for it to happen again in some cases.
Every day I read about health and credit card breaches that don't have any news coverage, but social networks? oh, noes!!
I think we can all agree that the data we place on the internet is like stuff we put in a locker somewhere; yes, we can assume the custodians might look through our stuff behind our backs but if it came down to us finding out about it you better believe the individual will have laws to either protect us or get after others.
NSA has all our stuff? I figured. Can folks like lawyers, etc. get away with using the stuff? NO. Why? Because 4th fucking amendment/personal property motherfuckers. You take my photos for analysis and data mining without my permission? Just make sure I don't find out about it because you better believe that I got the law on my side and YOU WILL PAY.
But alas, this isn't the case. We have gov't agencies saying that it's legal to throw the Bill of Rights out the window and companies can get us to sign away our rights if we were so inclined (even if we don't realize it thanks to shit-inducing EULA's that no one person, lawyer or otherwise, can get through without taking a few naps between tear-filled reviewing).
The gov't employees (public servants all) need to realize that the Constitution of the USA needs to be upheld before ALL THINGS including public safety, public opinion, and expedience of organizational prerogatives. They are public servants which means they report to US and should be humbled before us. Instead, we continue to see that there is a hegemony running things that finds us to be just a pile of resources to be exploited and rarely considered with in the way of their own vendettas and ambitions. They should hang; politicians first though for enabling this non-sense on their watch.
To be fair, I do agree with Ethridge's statement that the environment inside our bodies plays a big role in cancer and disease development, especially those that are inherited, but there is no proven method to prevent cancer. I am in a high risk for diabetes and high blood pressure because of my mother, grandparents, etc., both of which are preventable, until they become permanent. Fear of developing either is what keeps me on edge about the food I consume and the exercise I get. I grew up watching my mother struggle with both and it is absolutely frightening: needles, insulin comas, vital organs dying from sugar and pressure issues and strokes and more.
Jolie is in a high risk of developing breast cancer and I am sure watching her mother go through a decade of fighting and then losing to breast cancer was an added motivating factor for her decision to move forward with something that can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer.
Let's say she didn't opt for this and then develops breast cancer. Is it bravery then to fight the good fight and win or lose? or would fear motivate a person to poison their body with radiation in an attempt to kill it off? All the while sitting there saying to yourself, 'I shoulda, coulda, woulda...'.
Fear, love, bravery. Whatever you want to call it - it is a choice on an avenue that didn't exist before. I am grateful for the technological advancements that can even make this possible.
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