1. mrfusion says:

    Yeah right. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  2. dusanmal says:

    1) “Scientific” excuse for BigBrother
    2) Porn is where such technology will take hold
    3) No scientific basis for such rapid battery tech’ evolution. At least not at acceptable cost.
    4) No significant population where data centers are. Middle of nowhere NC is current choice.
    5) EvenBiggerBrother – proper reading is Government will try to control your movement with never before seen zeal.

    All together wishful Leftie thinking. Sadly, mindless Lefties will be suckered into being tracked and branded stock animals via 1), 5) in exchange for feeling good as if participating in “scientific” research or deceived that long winding commute is there to help them reach where they want to be faster (vs. helping Govt. to control where traffic goes and where people are).

  3. rwest says:

    People have been talking about these air batteries for years and they are always “5 years” away. I’m not holding my breath.

    As far as our cell phones being data collectors? Well it seems that is already happening when you look at articles that talk about how much of your personal information is collected and shared from the apps you put on your phone 🙂

    No traffic in five years? Har har!

  4. FRAGaLOT says:

    I predict none of this will happen in 5 years, and a lot of this bullshit I’ve heard predicted before.

    Wait a minute.. wasn’t that Billy Dee Williams narrating that video? (Lando Calrissian)

    Also when was this video made? 10 years ago?

    I also agree with dusanmal (#2) it’s very big-brother-esq. Napolitano would love it.

  5. Dallas says:

    Exciting! Absolutely the ubiquitous availability and use of sensors now found in cellphones will provide datasets to be mined for useful information.

    Clearly liberals will lead the way in the innovation and new uses because of our ‘can do’ spirit.

    While fat ass conservatives today marvel at being able to talk to another fat ass relative with magical talking sticks, liberals are reinventing the future.

  6. deowll says:

    #6 Yep, you and your friends are proudly creating the world of Big Brother. Why you want to do this escapes me because most of you are going to be low ranking slaves treated no better than the other slaves.

  7. High Karate says:

    There is a hundred billion dollar market for intelligent for street lights.

  8. IBM says:

    Good old IBM, remaining irrelevant.

  9. dadeo says:

    I hate to say it but looks like a case where a tazer could nipped this at the beginning. As for the aftermath..who knows?

  10. dadeo says:

    Oops..wrong thread..

    should have been in the http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2010/12/23/the-truly-bizarre-case-of-the-suicidal-swedish-super-twins-part-1-of-4/

    But oddly it works ok here too.



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