"Next Big Things" That Died (Since the Smartphone)

Give me an example of a type of gene therapy or genetic modification that's "mainstream" or even popularly known and I'll shut up about it.
 
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suspendedreason

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the Galaxy Fold is the result of some coffee/adderall fueled recent CompSci graduate blurting out, "Hey, what if we mashed a smartphone with a tablet? That's something new, right? At least people will think it seems new, and like, gaze upon it in awe. Let's price it at $2000":
This kind of reaction (which is common! no shade being thrown) is always odd to me. Samsung's pricing it there because it's a first stab—they're targeting early adopters, it's not really meant for general consumers yet. For people who game or watch a lot of video, having the ability to "unfold" a larger screen from a small device seems like a pretty understandable desire, even if I don't game or watch video.

I guess this seems like a classic case of, "If you think it's stupid, you're not the target audience." Luckily, no one is forcing anyone to buy anything? Maybe it's not meant so seriously—"well, it's overhyped, my friend X this it's great and I think it's shite" which, fair enough, but more often it feels like this kind of things ossify/ossify into a worldview
 

suspendedreason

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Give me an example of a type of gene therapy or genetic modification that's "mainstream" or even popularly known and I'll shut up about it.
You realize there are babies being born in China right now who have been genetically engineered, right?

Totally understand the jadedness w/r/t "well this time it's for real," especially coming out of the failed promises of 90s biotech but being on the periphery of synthetic biology right now, "this time it's for real." Shit got crazy in the 2010s, see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19092-2
 

woops

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You realize there are babies being born in China right now who have been genetically engineered, right?

Totally understand the jadedness w/r/t "well this time it's for real," especially coming out of the failed promises of 90s biotech but being on the periphery of synthetic biology right now, "this time it's for real." Shit got crazy in the 2010s, see https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19092-2
don't worry about agent nucleus, he's been cancelled ages ago
 

woops

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