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Old 12-02-2019, 07:50 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Toilet sampling of urine in the way they describe could monitor hundreds of compounds that can directly report on your metabolic health and lifestyle. They are currently building a prototype smart toilet that can analyze urine directly from a toilet in rapid fashion. It would be necessary to share all of the data in something akin to the National Institutes of Health.
If people can get past that, the same way that they are willing to have their Netflix choices or Amazon purchases used to make the overall recommender systems smarter, it could be the start of something truly interesting.

So long as you're willing to surrender your urine not just to the sewer system, but to the cloud as well.

How would you feel about sharing your toileting habits?
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:58 AM
 
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Have you been to Japan? They are on the cutting edge of smart toilets. You need an owners manual to figure out how to use one. They are Not yet in the range of what you wrote about, but on the way. I think it is a very good idea and hope the prototype gets to market quickly.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Given the choice of a Smart Toilet and an outhouse, I think I'd opt for the outhouse.

Some things go beyond the pale in regards to privacy, IMO.
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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I would also much prefer an outhouse and I think anyone who cares about privacy would also!!!
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Old 12-02-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: california
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When the government can prove a level of trust and not the corruption it now enjoys the idea is practical. however the government is prone to weaponize anything that might give them a bit of power,
I vote for the out-house.
Personally, I had thought about a computer program years ago that did all the analysis and all one's vitals so that one could track their own health and only if they choose to share some information with a professional.
However, I think the computer should be equipt with all the medical knowledge available.
Remember the movie Eleseum?
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:07 PM
 
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Given the choice of a Smart Toilet and an outhouse, I think I'd opt for the outhouse.

Some things go beyond the pale in regards to privacy, IMO.

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I would also much prefer an outhouse and I think anyone who cares about privacy would also!!!

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When the government can prove a level of trust and not the corruption it now enjoys the idea is practical. however the government is prone to weaponize anything that might give them a bit of power,
I vote for the out-house.
Personally, I had thought about a computer program years ago that did all the analysis and all one's vitals so that one could track their own health and only if they choose to share some information with a professional.
However, I think the computer should be equipt with all the medical knowledge available.
Remember the movie Eleseum?

You people are frickin paranoid


You are not doing anything on the toilet that EVERYONE in the civilized world isn't!


Go freeze your a$$es off in an outhouse
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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You people are frickin paranoid


You are not doing anything on the toilet that EVERYONE in the civilized world isn't!


Go freeze your a$$es off in an outhouse
That's ok Mike. I'll sit in the outhouse and play with my flip phone.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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It all depends on HOW it's shared.

If the smart toilet compares my results to a database and then tells me - AND ONLY ME - how my numbers compare with the database, I'd actually like that.

Otherwise, nope.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:58 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I would also prefer that it doesn't inform me of anything dire while I'm sitting on it. Especially half asleep at 3 am.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I would also prefer that it doesn't inform me of anything dire while I'm sitting on it. Especially half asleep at 3 am.
Especially if it's going to ask you embarrassing ( pardon the pun) or personal questions, or comments..
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