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"Sorry I'm late, I had trouble getting my shoes to sync with iTunes"

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post #82 of 108
The application's wording makes it sound like the sensor detects changes in the in-sole and it's ability to cushion impacts and provide support but the illustration shows the sensor located inside the heel of the shoe wth.gif

Also, the last line of the patent application really concerns me (given Apple's typical shenanigans):
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The following claims are intended to cover all generic and specific features described herein, as well as all statements of the scope of the present method and system, which, as a matter of language, might be said to fall there between.

Does this mean we'll start seeing Apple branded clothing? Maybe hoodies that tell you when they aren't keeping you warm enough, or vintage Tees that tell you when they aren't being worn ironically enough? tongue.gif
   
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So you know that show Revolution? I think the human race may need something like that, maybe not to the scale where we go back to the 18th century but something that lessens our reliance. Its just a thought because I fear what would happen.
post #84 of 108
All irony left aside, I guess I'm not the only one who is annoyed at today's technological advancements. We're waiting for "the next big thing" and all we get is new apps, gimmicks and technology where it doesn't belong.
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Instant Gratification!

this is so loooolz

can i get a bladder sensor that tells me when i need to pee?
and can I pay a subscription to it for some added DRM and updates?
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It says that it has an alarm for when the shoes are worn out, what would it be, sound, lights? Would it change as the wear gets worse? I wonder if they'll add an odor sensor.
*Puts on shoes* "Your feet stink!"lachen.gif
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post #87 of 108
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So you know that show Revolution? I think the human race may need something like that, maybe not to the scale where we go back to the 18th century but something that lessens our reliance. Its just a thought because I fear what would happen.

That sounds bad, dumb, and not feasible. Not all countries would agree with that, everyone likes the convenience of technology, and what is so bad about reliance? I long for the day when a super AI like in Isaac Asimov stories can just do everything for humanity, and our lives become focused on enjoyment rather than progress. Everyday would be sipping Martinis at a beach , or doing whatever the hell you wanted. And meanwhile every medical problem has been solved, there is no hunger or war, no global warming, etc. Going back to the hell hole that is the technologically devoid past is probably the worst idea on this forum. Go to Africa or Gaza if you're interested in throwing away all progress.
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post #88 of 108
Its like taking the whole nike+ concept to the next level. I recently saw nike+ shoes that track your vertical. I guess they are taking their shoe business seriously.
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Awesome. I can only hope this is the work of an Apple-employed troll, who made it so a hysterical voice starts screaming NOWNOWNOW as soon as you put them on.
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post #90 of 108
Don't we have sensors in shoes / or shoes with sensors that communicate with smartphones already?

Sounds like an "application patent" of the same concept, adding the "wear" part to open the backdoor for Apple to do her own thing without licencing the original.
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