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Old 12-04-2015, 10:34 PM   #61
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Just heard on the news that Illinois is exploring digital drivers licenses - license would be on the drivers' smartphones.

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:55 AM   #62
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I'm intrigued by exoskeletons for increased mobility -- "manufactured" by 3D printers.

I can make a case for adoption of lots of this technology - not today, but maybe 20 years out. Some will stick and some will not.

Uber for old people who can no longer drive is a god send.

Any technology that helps with slowing or assisting those with dementia and will be huge...

I could use those name recognition glasses too.

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Old 12-05-2015, 01:45 PM   #63
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The experiences you describe are already in the works!

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Old 12-05-2015, 02:11 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by Calico View Post
The experiences you describe are already in the works!

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I looked and Wow!
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:21 PM   #65
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After dealing with a Whirlpool Cabrio washer, with an electronic panel that constantly was on the fritz (despite the washer being on a surge suppressor from day 1) and sensors that determined how much water to fill, etc, I couldn't run fast enough to replace it with a commercial grade (exempt from residential requirements) Speedqueen, with all manual mechanical controls to set water levels and washing times, no sensors, no annoying safety locks, and NO HASSLES. The smart washiter was forever needing to rebalance itself in spite of being a supposed water saver. took a lot more water and time (sometimes twice as much). I was shocked the first time I washed a load with the Speed Queen how fast and trouble free it was, after having to hang over and nurse the Cabrio just to get it to finish a load. More tech is just more things to break, IMHO.

Likewise, I got a plain new fridge without a sensor in it (other than the main temp). Sadly, while the Speed Queen is a tank, it's hard to find a high quality but low feature (in terms of useless gadgets) fridge.
Funny, my very same experience with a Whirlpool Cabrio washer - useless high tech piece of c**p. Replaced it with a totally manual GE washer which gets the job done in 1/2 of the time with probably 1/3 of the water use since the other useless machine was constantly refilling and trying to rebalance itself.
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It was amazing, wasn't it? Maybe I'll be able to be travel the world from the comfort of my own couch.

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