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thoughts as a proof-of-work concept with the intention of mining cryptocurrency. The concept uses body data, including brain waves, body temperature, blood flow, movement, organ activity, your pulse, eye movement and much more. These data points are then paired with the task a person is doing and then used as a proof-of-work (PoW) element This data would be unique for each individual, forming essentially a digital fingerprint and the unique data required for PoW. "A brain wave or body heat emitted from the user when the user performs the task provided by an information or service provider, such as viewing advertisement or using certain internet services, can be used in the mining process," the patent application says. "Instead of massive computation work required by some conventional cryptocurrency systems, data generated based on the body activity of the user can be a proof-of-work, and therefore, a user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously." It's an interesting concept, for sure. In essence, the patent details a technology where you allow Microsoft to record essentially all of your body's responses while you passively, to quote the patent, "view advertisements or use certain internet services." That data is then used to generate cryptocurrency, and before you know it you're making money by watching ads. It reminds me of those ads that boast that try to convince you that you can make $40,000/month from home without actually doing anything. Nevertheless, it sounds like a potentially good deal, especially considering that not long ago, people were buying lots of hardware, building complex systems and racking up expensive energy bills to mine for cryptocurrency. Microsoft's approach would only require an investment for the sensory hardware and your time.

Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-patent-application-crypto-mining-brain-waves
https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION

Thoughts: This seems like a sneaky get rich quick method that is bound to cause more troubles than benefits. And considering the violatile nature of cryptos, I would imagine selling patient data would be a more profitable approach regardless of its ethical issues.


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On 3/31/2020 at 7:35 PM, williamcll said:

Microsoft recently patented a method to create cryptocurrency using a mixture of biological data

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Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-patent-application-crypto-mining-brain-waves
https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION

Thoughts: This seems like a sneaky get rich quick method that is bound to cause more troubles than benefits. And considering the violatile nature of cryptos, I would imagine selling patient data would be a more profitable approach regardless of its ethical issues.

This.
No thanks MS.

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3 hours ago, That Franc said:

Before you know it, Microsoft sells the data they've collected by watching you watch ads. That's a scary picture and I don't know if I'm a fan of it.

Exactly what I was thinking, next thing you know Your health insurance bill goes up, Life insurance goes up, because of data about your body or some other bs that MS is selling companies


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Big data is use of the citizenry as cattle.  It’s been a giant problem since it was invented.  Attempts were made to control it but we’re aborted.  This is just one more permutation.  The problem hasn’t changed.  It is more directly observable than some.  The red cape used to hide the sword from the bull is a bit smaller.  That is all though.


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Data harvesting = bad

Ads = bad

Crypto = bad

 

Microsoft: "Let's combine all three and make it sound like a good idea!"


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On 3/31/2020 at 8:35 PM, williamcll said:

before you know it you're making money by watching ads.

NOPE


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On 4/1/2020 at 2:17 AM, That Franc said:

Before you know it, Microsoft sells the data they've collected by watching you watch ads. That's a scary picture and I don't know if I'm a fan of it.

To be fair they already do that


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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What this seems to me to do is to collect money by forcing others to do “work” for their gain.  The standard “the public are the cattle” scenario.  Hate it.


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On 4/1/2020 at 10:17 AM, That Franc said:

Before you know it, Microsoft sells the data they've collected by watching you watch ads. That's a scary picture and I don't know if I'm a fan of it.

sounds like a dystopian novel/world, i love it. 


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Okay can we FUCKING NOT?


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