About the Authors

  • The Authors and Contributors of "Patent Docs" are patent attorneys and agents, many of whom hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines.
2018 Juristant Badge - MBHB_165
Juristat #4 Overall Rank

E-mail Newsletter

  • Enter your e-mail address below to receive the "Patent Docs" e-mail newsletter.

Contact the Docs

Docs on Twitter


Disclaimer

  • "Patent Docs" does not contain any legal advice whatsoever. This weblog is for informational purposes only, and its publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. In addition, nothing on "Patent Docs" constitutes a solicitation for business. This weblog is intended primarily for other attorneys. Moreover, "Patent Docs" is the personal weblog of the Authors; it is not edited by the Authors' employers or clients and, as such, no part of this weblog may be so attributed. All posts on "Patent Docs" should be double-checked for their accuracy and current applicability.
Juristat_165
Juristat #8 Overall Rank

Pharma-50-transparent_216px_red

« Court Report | Main | Comments on the USPTO's Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance -- The ABA »

November 02, 2015

Comments

http://youtu.be/tS3UkhQjXr0

I love this commentary...it belongs on the Op/Ed page of the NYT or some other forum that reaches the masses of rational fence sitters rather than here, where most of us are already decidedly on one side of the fence.

I think that it is more of a facet that "technology" is agnostic, and that "improvement" is divorced from morality.

How we decide to use any "improvement" - be it as a cure or as a weapon - is also a meme for popular consumption.

"Apocryphally, medieval shoemakers threw sabots into prototype machines for mass production to disable them, and this sentiment persists today in resistance to technological change."

The most dramatic example of this today is the dental lobby fighting the legalization of fluoride in prenatal vitamins. You gotta feel for the dentists - 92% cavity-free results have to be painful when you worked hard to get thru school, and have $250,000 to pay off.

This can be applied to so many subjects. Guns are a technological tool that society has still yet to effectively moderate vis-a-vis its threat to innocent life. The internet is constantly under fire by repressive and even now liberal regimes that can't reconcile instantaneous transmission of data that may be a product of illegal copying, invasion of privacy, or sexual abuse. This is a very serious esoteric problem which I would nearly call the most important philosophical problem of our era.

Very well said; thank you.

The comments to this entry are closed.

February 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28