Re: Nice stunt...
>fairly pointless stunt ...
Could be used for a battery delivery service. A no-charge service at that.
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The infected person has to volunteer their phone information for tracing to start so the location data could be supplemented by personal knowledge. In your situation your neighbours would likely remember if they had contact with you.
Those in range at the grocery store could take whatever precautions they deem reasonable. Just knowing I was in the grocery store at the same time as confirmed infection would be enough for me to consider a test or to self isolate.
The app is not a magic bullet, but it does reduce the effort and uncertainty inherent in contact tracing.
> "This phone shows you drove past "...
By design the AWS data is useless unless you also have access to the user's personal phone. So the US authorities would have to have your phone and be able to access its data.
Of course the app could be faulty or intentionally compromised in some way to give away your location but that is true of every app you install. I suspect there are already a few apps on your phone that do this.
The problem with the slippery slope argument is that all laws can be abused that way so no law becomes acceptable. You could say that all speed limit laws are unacceptable because governments could set them to zero to restrict movement.
A good precaution is to mandate that the app be open source. Another would be to require that the app self destruct periodically unless actively reauthorized. That way when the crisis has passed the app won't linger on phones waiting to be abused.
If found one rock among thousands that looked remarkable like a tooled arrow head that would still be evidence of human presence. The other thousands of random rocks are irrelevant.
The question is how do you explain the measured qualities of the 3 sample they did find?
Netflix likely uses equipment that contains Broadcom intellectual property, but that should already have been bought and paid for. If not, sue the equipment manufacturers not Netflix.
Horse cart makers to aircraft manufacturers: "Rotating shaft that delivers motive force to transportation vehicle". Pay up!
Still unlikely to be larger than a typical gas (petrol?) pump hose.
And I would assume that any high voltage (kV) system would have safety interlocks and only apply voltages after a safe connection was verified.
Not so long ago gas pumps where not considered safe enough for the general public, so each gas station had dedicated attendants to handle the refuelling.
>"Just because it's the future doesn't mean that people can now park."
But modern cars can park themselves.
No reason they can't complete the connection to charge themselves.
Soon they can drive themselves.
With fully automated manufacturing they may even be able to make themselves.
Only problem, will they still need us?
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