Nonlinear Thinking: iLifeguards

Wow!  The robots are even coming for the lifeguards.  Maybe quantitative easing will help reduce unemployment on the beach.

Amazing world we now live.

Swimmers on Californian beaches are likely to be rescued by a different kind of lifeguard if they get into trouble this summer. The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, or EMILY, is a remote controlled buoy that can quickly relieve a drowning person and help them stay afloat until further help arrives. The EMILY can be deployed from a boat or helicopter, and supports up to four people. It can also be equipped with cameras, speakers and other hardware to enable enhanced rescued performance.

SOURCES: BBC, Popsci

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