Computer saves drowning girl.

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  1. Vlad D

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    That's pretty impressive. The people who developed that system must be gratified that it's saving lives.

    In sharp contrast, everything I develop will be at the bottom of a landfill in twenty years' time.
     
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    Wow, first self-driving cars and computerized life guards. Why do we need to have jobs anymore?

    Seriously though, that's very cool. I'd love to see that system installed in every pool.
     
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    I want one of those installed in my hot tub!
     
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    Cool, great story.

    On related notes, they could install them in every bar restroom too..


    BZZZZZZZ, pissed off drunkard passed out in stall#2 in the men's room BZZZZZZ Alarm! Alarm! [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    While I realize you were joking, it scares me to think that some people would use these things as "babysitters"...

    Parents: "Let's go inside for a bit, Jannie will be ok, we've got the lifeguard box" [​IMG]

    As long as we use the technology to AID us (and not rely on it), we'll be fine.
     
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    Pretty amazing. I agree with Mark, technology is an aid and is no replacement for a human being.
     
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    I think its pretty clear that this device is designed to help the lifeguards, not replace them.
     
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    Of course, but (like everything else that turns into a consumer product) just imagine when they start making it available to "Joe Public" and his private pool. [​IMG]

    p.s. Here's a great example of combining fun and technology
     
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    In the clip, the lifeguard that pulled the girl up said that the difficulty with that particular pool is that it's very deep and when there is a lot of activity they simply can't see if someone below the surface is having difficulty. It specifically goes off when someone is in contact with the bottom of the pool for 10 seconds.

    It's more of a fire alarm. You wouldn't say, "Hey...let's not bother to blow out those candles...the fire alarm will let us know if something's wrong, won't it?" (OK...maybe there are people out there who are that stupid.)
     

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