I've posted before about body integrity identity disorder, a condition in which an individual has an overwhelming desire to have a limb amputated. ABC Catalyst posted a fascinating short documentary about an man who purposefully destroyed his leg with dry ice so that a physician would have no choice but to cut it off. "The next time I woke up, it was absolute ecstasy," he says. "The leg that I wanted to get rid of for all those years was reduced to a little bandaged stump." Catalyst: Body Identity(via Mind Hacks)
Microsoft is hiring former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder to provide legal window dressing for their AnyVision technology, which the company says complies with the ethical principles stipulated during the facial recognition company’s Series A.
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Between all of our apps, streaming devices, Bluetooth speakers, and energy-sucking decorations, paying for utilities each month can be…brutal. In fact, the average household spends roughly $70 a month on the water bill alone. That number might not seem terribly significant, but when you add it up, that’s $840 a year — a pretty significant […]