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If all you want for Christmas is your two front teeth, it’s time to borrow $6,400 or pay 1/3 price in India

Visit Victoria Station while in Mumbai for implants

If our politicians ever make the effort to visit the “little people” – those neglected voters, who don’t live in gated communities and suck gin in the Capitol – our selected leaders will see smiles without front teeth. And that is just the beginning of their constituents’ dental problems.

Some 140 million Americans have no dental insurance, and for most who do pay premiums, the coverage won’t cover the cost of replacing those two front teeth with implants

Medicaid and Medicare will pay nothing.

If you search the web for how to afford dental implants, the usual answer is borrow the money. A few suggested contributing more to your Health Savings account (as if everyone has an account). One advised asking for charity on the Internet. I am surprised no one said: write a check or pay with cash. Continue reading →

Musk and Zuck support plans for brain implants

The founders of Facebook and Tesla/SpaceX share a dangerous idea that would control what you think.

Both kings of inequality are promoting plans to implant monitors into your brain.

First, Zuckerberg.

In a recent manifesto released to the Associated Press (AP) “Zuck” said the following:

robot_beauty_1b8tm9i-1b8tmai“The long term promise of AI is that in addition to identifying risks more quickly and accurately than would have already happened, it may also identify risks that nobody would have flagged at all, including terrorists planning attacks using private channels, people bullying someone too afraid to report it themselves, and other issues both local and global,” he wrote on a version of the document given to Associated Press.

That was the original version, but what was released to the public seems to be watered down, hiding the real dangers of his plan. Continue reading →

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