|-||Kisaki||9s||Do Re Mi, I Love You|
|-||Kiwi||8m||I guess there's always something killing me.|
|c||Butako||20m||Butakooooo the builder. Can she fix it? Eh.|
|j||Johnny||31m||New Code Written Nightly. Not a GM.|
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That is the lamest reason for a patent I have ever seen.
"This might be the way technology goes..."
"oh, well, you know, it's kinda cool..."
"Well, you see, we think this might be the way things may go some time... some day... maybe...but we don't have a working version, just this idea. Sorta."
"Look patent office clerk, we'll slip you 50k if you push this one through..."
"...I will take antrax and make it look like your little brother mailed it to the Whitehouse...ah, there's a good patent office clerk..."
If Sony can get a patent on an idea that isn't even functionally working yet, things are really bad. Hell, it isn't even THEORETICALLY working yet. Some 'researcher' just had some 'idea' that he lifted from a Gibson novel, threw some technojargon at it, and Sony pushed a patent through on something as undeveloped as this.
Makes. Me. Sick.
On the other hand, VIVA LA STIMSIM!!