Out of Love with Google TV
"Google TV may change the boob tube forever. But does the Internet really make for must-see TV?" Kevin Sintumuang writes a love letter to his television set.
Google TV changed our relationship. No more remote control. I was searching for shows with a full-size wireless keyboard on my lap. No more switching channels when the Jets game got boring. I was on the Twitter: "I am tweeting from my Google TV!" On the Facebook: "I am updating from my Google TV!" On the YouTube—then back to the Twitter: "Google TV does not offer me any clarity to this Bieber thing." I jumped from app to app. From website to website. I blew through an hour of "Robot Chicken" on the Adult Swim app until I realized: This is what I do at the office. This is not what I should do on my couch.
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- The research raises many ethical questions and puts to the test our current understanding of death.
What's dead may never die, it seems
The researchers did not hail from House Greyjoy — "What is dead may never die" — but came largely from the Yale School of Medicine. They connected 32 pig brains to a system called BrainEx. BrainEx is an artificial perfusion system — that is, a system that takes over the functions normally regulated by the organ. Think a dialysis machine for the mind. The pigs had been killed four hours earlier at a U.S. Department of Agriculture slaughterhouse; their brains completely removed from the skulls.
An ethical gray matter
The dilemma is unprecedented.
Setting new boundaries
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