> If such a device were invented and marketed, it would be made illegal within
> a year, due to "deep ethical implications", or other equally vague phrases.
Probably, but you'd have sold millions by then. I wouldn't mind retiring after a
year or so ;-) Besides, it takes a while before you run out of coutries to market it
in, and then there's
still a massively lucrative black market. Some medical and educational applications may even remain legal...