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post #91 of 108
Isn't technology created and developed to solve a problem or set of problems? This is not a problem AFAIK.
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post #92 of 108
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Isn't technology created and developed to solve a problem or set of problems? This is not a problem AFAIK.

Modern patent trolling is actually meant to create problems for the competition. Has nothing to do with problem solving for society, real needs or real problems.
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post #93 of 108
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Isn't technology created and developed to solve a problem or set of problems? This is not a problem AFAIK.

Apart from what dtolios said, which is very correct, modern technology also creates new problems which will require more technology to fix which will create other problems.

For instance if this is implemented - it will now be possible for your shoes to malfunction. You will have to get them serviced. The man over there will probably wonder whether you've been wearing them wrong. After convincing the man you are properly trained in the difficult art of correct walking he will reluctantly replace the battery. That new battery may explode when exposed to heat (running in hot days). You will now have to see the doctor ... and buy new shoes.thumb.gif
post #94 of 108
I await the Google shoes. Google will never allow Apple to monopolise a new product biggrin.gif

In all seriousness, shoes are most comfortable when they are old and broken. I always have a hard time throwing away my shoes.
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post #95 of 108
Oh come on. Do they think we're idiots. I don't need any reminders for things like that. I have a functioning brain. Thanks.
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post #96 of 108
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I want a sensor on my milk jugs to smell it for me to tell if its gone bad.

I bet that will be included in Apples "Shoe 3.0: Now with foot odor alert!"
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LOL this is just pathetic
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I await the Google shoes. Google will never allow Apple to monopolise a new product biggrin.gif

In all seriousness, shoes are most comfortable when they are old and broken. I always have a hard time throwing away my shoes.

Same, I wear chuck taylors and they are the most comfortable to me when they are old and worn in! I wear them until they fall apart basically. hahaha thumb.gif
 
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Why don't they patent stupid patents?
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lolololol....how much you want to bet someone would buy it? Watch the thread,they will be a long shortly. wink.gif


Of course the "real" purpose is to track your movements,then sell the data.

That what I was thinking
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