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    SEÑOR Member Aimless's Avatar
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    Default Lasers over Manhattan?

    Eruvin have always struck me as being among the most heartwarming illustrations of man's boundless ingenuity in the eternal struggle against religious oppression, but I can't help but wonder: are lasers really the way forward?

    The enclosures are just information and a digital enclosure seems, to me, to be the obvious final stage, which we can fast-forward to right now with no further delay. Obviously not as good wrt building community and encouraging physical activity, but much more effective.

    http://dziga.com/laser/

    To paraphrase Pratchett, wires in the heart cannot be broken. Ditto for lasers.
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    Seems like a fundamentally flawed solution considering the people who want Eruvim tend to also prohibit electronics usage during the time period when they need the Eruvim.

    Here's a question: if using electricity is prohibited, but an electronic conveyance could increase enforcement of the prohibitions would the ends justify the means to a rabbinical authority?

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