The veil between what's real, and what exists solely in the realm of science fiction and comic books is becoming increasingly opaque. Wired magazine looks at ten capabilities that mimic abilities that one might be very tempted to call Super Powers.
Suspending constitutions for budgetary convenience? I imagine that there are legislatures that conveniently ignore constitutional provisions all the time. But, it's amazing that a State Supreme Court would so blatantly urge a legislature to do this.
I wonder where else this advice might apply -- Copycat waitresses get bigger tips. The act of mimicking back what a customer says could have the effect of increasing the amount of a tip that a waitress receives.
What is privacy worth when no one has any? Should those who would strip away other's privacy be the first to feel the loss? That's what a couple of researchers are asking, as reported in boston.com: Website turns tables on government officials