Check out my article on EdSurge.com
Fewer jobs are requiring college degrees. Overall college enrollments are decreasing. And now there’s “Z,” the next generation of students. They’re entrepreneurial creators, they don’t like being “talked at” in class, and their fiscal conservatism may dissuade them from buying into higher education at all…
Update to Secret app lets you disavow everything you’ve ever posted
The ‘anonymish’ sharing app Secret released an update today designed to let you cut all ties to your posts. A new “unlink” button will remove the association between you and your posts on the Secret servers, the company said today in a blog post. Unlinking makes it more difficult for your posts to be traced back to you, but it’s important to note that once you unlink yourself you can no longer delete a secret.
"Screw genetics! Screw aging! I want abs this summer… and arms that are somewhere between Madonna and Michelle Obama."
As a generation raised on Adderall and The Biggest Loser, Millennials don’t feel limited by their DNA or what they see in the mirror. Given the right discipline, money, or tools they’re confident they can make their bodies do or BE whatever they want. That might mean taking energy shots (delete that 2:30 feeling!) or implanting magnets under the skin (free wifi!). The singularity IS near!*
"That’s the thing, it’s not that much of a leap," said Cannon. "We’ve had pacemakers since the ’70s." Brain implants are now being used to treat Parkinson’s disease and depression. Scientists hope that brain implants might soon restore mobility to paralyzed limbs. The crucial difference is that grinders are pursuing this technology for human enhancement, without any medical need.” - Cyborg America, The Verge.com
*”The end-game for all this is ‘singularity’: a state of super-intelligence that could entail endless implants and body modifications - and the end of humanity as we know it. A long time before we get there, however, will be the embracing of wearable technology by the internet’s biggest brands; Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.” - Rise of the Bodyhackers, Techradar
"Biological evolution is too slow for the human species. Over the next few decades, it’s going to be left in the dust." - Ray Kurzweil
Man, machine: they’re merging for business and/or pleasure. Understand how you can support bodyhackers before they really mess themselves up.
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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak at the Healthcare Experience Design Conference in Boston, MA. My talk, The #NXT Generation of Healthcare outlined the new expectations of Millennials in regards to health and healthcare, and 5 trends the healthcare industry should incorporate into their offerings to surprise and delight this new set of patients.
The 5 trends:
Thanks to everyone who attended. Video will be available soon.