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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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There is something that plausibly a billion people do every day; use antiperspirant. I think that immunoreactive beads or polymer microflakes, quite similar to pee tests, could be at antiperspirant fluid, and be able to diagnose a variety of illnesses.
Just possibly, people with a genetic risk
or a family history of various diseases could use a specialized antiperspirant to benefit early detection. One possibility is early detection of breast cancer. This could also be a cardiovascular illness diagnostic. The antiperspirant just changes color if disease chemicals are detected.
||I can't see this working unless the microbeads are
actually in the antiperspirant, so alas: [-].
||Incidentally, I think I have reverse-engineered
[beany]'s innovation technique. I've written
(probably for the Nth time - I seem to do this every
few years) a program that randomly assembles
interesting words in a grammatically correct way.
It hasn't yet produced "antiperspirant medical
diagnostic", but it has generated, for instance:
||Enzymatic transcription controlled by
Encrypt labile magnets from
Ferrofluid that encrypts
Encrypt 3-D printed fractals from
DNA that makes phages
enzymes from plastic
Fluorescence that encrypts
Fluorescence using magnetism
Artificial division initiated by
Turing machines that edit nucleic
Polymerase that destroys codons
division stimulated by recombinase
expression initiated by plastic
||At least 4 of these exist (which proves it works),
but at least 7 of them make no sense (which
proves it doesn't).
||The color changing microbeads are very eentsy, and they are in the antiperspirant
||Ah, right. In that case, if they are actually _in_ the
||[mb] Your program is nifty. what, sort of, happens with me is that I think "I should cure cancer before i go out and wander around" so I think up some idea about forage or lasers or something. Also, I inadvertently spent awhile away from the internet so i have a big back catalog of old ideas that I am gradually putting up here. About 1 per 5 ideas is .5b plausible. Your program gives me earnest optimism that I might post many more of the genetic engineering ones!
||// I think "I should cure cancer before i go out and
wander around"// Well, there's a noble thought.
||// Your program gives me earnest optimism that I
might post many more// Dear cods - what have I
||If you're talking about polymer microbeads, they're in the
process of being banned because they're generally
terrible for life and nature. Probably the same for
polymer microflakes, micro-nuggets, micro-nodules, etc.
Check your local bylaws.
||Antiperspirant is also unnecessary and largely marketed
to personal insecurity. Your surface microbiome plays a
large part in odor and sweating is pretty natural, so if
you don't like your smell then perhaps treat the source of
the problem. If you want to prevent sweating then don't
||With that out of the way, a colour changing topical
application would be an interesting way to monitor for
disease. Not sure why it has to be bundled with plastic
beads and antiperspirant.
||Did you ever notice that the people who really SHOULD wear
antiperspirant deodorant, don't. and vice-versa?
||There was a guy I knew who claimed, after
considerable research, that the unwashed human
body would stop smelling if you allowed its natural
bacteria to thrive. He therefore gave up washing
completely. Of course, at the time, we all thought he
was bonkers, and told him so. And, indeed, for the
first few days he did not smell great. But the
surprising thing was that, after a couple of weeks, he
||Hahahaha, you got me there.
||I think you are on to something here [beanangle] but it has to do with chemical signatures.
Dogs and rats can be trained to smell schizophrenia and many other diseases... so why not a visual chemical analyzer based on sweat? (+)
||We could start with the chemical signatures associated with sociopaths to exclude them from politics and positions of authority... and then get to work on the psychopaths... followed up by the race-o-phobes.
||It could be a whole "thing".