No, angler fish! That's a robot, not whatever you usually eat! But maybe the oil slick on the surface of the angler's home is more dangerous than ingesting some gadgetry.
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Don't we usually send most of the oil to the bottom of the ocean?
This is the problem that comes with all the hype that is created with the whole technological progress thing and how and a lot of people whose name carries value in the scientific community are profiting off of our curiosity,they say by the year 2020-30 our lives will be very different from what it is now. How many people here can actually say that their lives have changed that drastically from 2002 to 2012 A Decade Ago
The only thing we can claim is that yes multi-media technology has changed dramatically but that is because more revenue is collected faster from the mass that way, but other than that we are still riding in the same plane that you would in 2002 with the same method of operation and ugly southwest airline paints. not some hovering airship that runs on nothing,still get the same shots in the clinics as you would in 03 same medicine with 70% of the presentation describing how bad it is for you, not some nanotech medicine that cures your your problem before it even started, still living in the same building that you would be living in in 06' 02' or even 93' not some floating green city on the ocean somewhere. we have fallen for the same trick that our past generations have fallen for of absurd predictions of the future base on the observation of the world around them, so unless this progress can come and change our most stressful part of our lives House bills, car insurance,Cost of living, and not just our multi media life and investing in technologies that enables you to access facebook faster in order for billionaire's checks to come faster than we are just watching millionaires play with toys that we will never have and since it puts ass in seats (viewers) it means that everyone profits by teasing your imagination except you. after reading i want you to sit back for a minute and think....what if I was diagnosed with cancer right now then you'll realize how deep you are in that so-called world of the future you are
Sir, you rant superbly. Oh, this does not mean I agree with you. May I recommend the use of paragraphs? ;)