my jaw is on the floor horrified at these people who got bionic sight implants from a tech startup that went out of business and now can no longer see because their eyes are obsolete and unsupported

spectrum.ieee.org/bionic-eye-o

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@RussellsBarbershopQuartet in Europe we force companies to give support and parts for N years even if they fail

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@alan that's definitely better than capitalist hellhole America though for something like a bionic implant you'd want N to be the lifetime of every affected patient

@RussellsBarbershopQuartet or quite a large number, I guess 25 would be enough considering that in the meantime people might be dead, or you might get new and better solutions, but yes it’s up to us to decide these things, that’s the point

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