Continued from my previous post. So, IMO, these are the kinds of nooks and crannies a mind can go if a person is deft at word-play and metaphors and is visual. A jury-member might easily go there; this is BIG trouble for the defense IMO. There are so many alarming possibilities which could make a juror think the exact opposite of what the defense is trying to convey. Here goes. Again, please take this as a projection of how a human might think when entering the web of this case. When I see the word Theranos, I automatically read Thanatos. That's the Greek word for Death or the god of Death. You will see that the idea of Death is the exact opposite of the idea that EH was going for when she named her company. She wanted to combine "therapy" and "disease." Yep, I see Theranos, and I think Death. The company is not life-affirming. At all. It's a killer. And see where this goes next... The fraud actually risked customers' lives. For real. It was a place the killed ideas, innovation, and inventiveness. Indeed, it stole other people's inventions by taking over their patents. The thanatos theme is highlighted by EH herself, who dresses in all black, mimicking a guy who has died (namely Steve Jobs) and reputedly was somewhat toxic to be around). Though eyes are considered the "windows on the soul", EH taught herself not to blink, so people who interact with her have no way to see the "real" her at all. There's no life, no response, no interaction with those eyes. Then there's the lifeless quality of her sterile labs (it all looks like a kitchen in a brand new house, steel, white cabinets, not functional-looking), where blood gets spattered hither and yon, and which new life (as in outsiders) is never allowed to penetrate. Ideas have run aground in that lab. There's no way to make this equipment work. In fact, the blood that is getting tested contaminates the machine; it splatters everywhere. There's no life-blood at this location. It's a virtual murder-scene. And the machine (Edison) itself? Count it among the corpses. It never worked and had to be retired very soon in the process. EH secretly used commercial machines manufactured by Siemens. The Edison was designed after robot glue machines used for manufacturing products that use glue. I kid you not. Can you imagine anything more lifeless than something that goes on a conveyor belt by the thousands and has drops of glue glopped on? This was never about a real human. Then, there's the other segment of the building, where everything but lab work evidently got done. This area (like the lab) is so tightly controlled by NDA's (and other methods) that there is no fertile ground to have ideas, to work with stimulation and freely. It killed their excitement, their will to be there. No one seems to have accomplished anything in all those years. Only a handful of tests AFAIK were ever approved. And then there was the senior technician who killed himself after EH stole his patents.... Then there was the stalking and threats to ex-employees. This was not a life-giving enterprise by any stretch of the imagination. No therapy for disease here. It was death on so many levels.