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docdivakar
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re: A day without MEMS
docdivakar   11/27/2012 9:53:03 PM
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Karen, the answer is quite simple: just go back to what you were using/doing to get things done before MEMS came along! Millions of people around the world still do, without MEMS. Though I work in MEMS design & simulation, I for one, abhor the idea of being too dependent on technology -just don't let it control the your life! Before GPS came along, people stopped and asked for directions! Now a days, my daughters text each other sitting 10ft apart rather than using their biological sound system and just talk to each other! As far as your husband is concerned (& on behalf of all males!), just leave him alone to his beer, pizza and football games! Have mercy... don't blog about him... I am sure he will be thankful! :-)) MP Divakar

SatyaDixit
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re: A day without MEMS
SatyaDixit   11/27/2012 11:10:23 PM
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This article is full of use cases of MEMS sensors. As docdivakar mentioned, just go back and be normal. If you depend on electronics to sleep, you are not doing proper exercise required. Go, hit the gym.

vasanth kumar d
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re: A day without MEMS
vasanth kumar d   11/28/2012 6:44:08 AM
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Hi all, I too like MEMS. I expect many innovations in future MEMS chips and MEMS based applications. Of course we can live without any technology. But it will simply make engineers and engineering to disappear from this world. Skip the following if you are not an engineer: Engineering is human nature. Humans will think into the problem and come up with a solution. We ignorantly think that we have developed a perfect solution. There is nothing like perfection in this world. And infact, this realization is what we should call as perfection. If the world ever becomes perfect, then there will be no evolution. So, my little definition of an Engineer: A perfect engineer is one who creates an imperfect product. Vasanth

karenlightman
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re: A day without MEMS
karenlightman   11/28/2012 5:44:33 PM
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Thank you gentlemen for the very engaging conversation on this whimsical take on a "day without MEMS" - I know I could survive without MEMS. Though I'd rather not drive a car with my kids in it (especially) without airbags - that's a non-starter. I'd walk to walk that day!! But the reality is, MEMS is here and it's everywhere; and in the future engineers like you guys will integrate it and find it in more and more places... take care and thanks again for the comments! Karen



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