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selling records & whale blubber

I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why anyone should have made so much money from selling records except that everything was right for this period of time…It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber in the 1840s and it could be used as fuel. Before gas came along, if you traded in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber.

brian eno @ guardian

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die gedankenpolizei kommt

das ist mir doch mal wieder eine erwaehnung hier im blog wert:

Brain scanning may be used in security checks

Distinctive brain patterns could become the latest subject of biometric scanning after EU researchers successfully tested technology to verify ­identities for security checks.

The experiments, which also examined the potential of heart rhythms to authenticate individuals, were conducted under an EU-funded inquiry into biometric systems that could be deployed at airports, borders and in sensitive locations to screen out terrorist suspects.

warum steht da nur was von “terrorist suspects”? terroristen interessieren anscheinend niemanden mehr, es geht nur noch um verdaechtige.

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