Over the years, many scientists have investigated various body fluids—such as tears—in the hopes of finding an easier way for people to track their glucose levels. [...] We’re now testing a smart contact lens
that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears using a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates
on Jan 16, 2014 -
Practical Ethics: Enlightened Surveillance?
Surrendering on surveillance might be the least bad option – of all likely civil liberty encroachments, this seemed the less damaging and hardest to resist. But that’s an overly defensive way of phrasing it – if ubiquitous surveillance and lack of privacy are the trends of the future, we shouldn’t just begrudgingly accept them, but demand that society gets the most possible out of them. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Apr 18, 2013 -
Google Glasses are being tested by tech writers as we speak. But are they a good thing?
The long awaited Project Glass
is nearly here
There are articles about them here
among many others.
But is it a good thing? Questions are being asked both about safety
and about privacy.
Everything good, bad and ugly about the online world is about to get more intense. Are you ready?
posted by BillW
on Mar 25, 2013 -