October 24th, 2013
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September 18th, 2013
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futuramb:

Why Are American Health Care Costs So High? (by vlogbrothers)

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September 9th, 2013
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nxtfuture:

"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

IMPLICATION

Man, machine: they’re merging for business and/or pleasure. Understand how you can support bodyhackers before they really mess themselves up.

image via phoenixnewtimes

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July 30th, 2013
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June 19th, 2013
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As technology becomes more mobile, so will people. Our love of technology will get us moving again.
Sean Brennan
March 14th, 2013
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Reblogged from Neurotic Thought
March 10th, 2013
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March 8th, 2013
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To date, Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text from 42 medical journals and clinical trials in the area of oncology research. In a matter of seconds, Watson can sift through 1.5 million patient records representing decades of cancer treatment history, such as medical records and patient outcomes, and provide to physicians evidence based treatment options.
March 6th, 2013
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new video technology out of MIT that amplifies color and motion which allows us to observe things that the human eye normally wouldn’t see—heart rate, breath, bloodflow.

The code has been released to the public and it appears that they’re beginning to look for uses in mostly medical diagnostic technologies.

January 25th, 2013
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These days, I’m prescribing a lot more apps than I am medications.
January 18th, 2013
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Word Association

What comes to mind when you hear the word “HEALTHCARE” ?

January 15th, 2013
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Coca Cola is asking you to take personal responsibility for your health choices.

#selfhealth

June 14th, 2012
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theweekmagazine:

Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of them. 
The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In “companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.
Don’t worry, there’s a video

theweekmagazine:

Sticking to an exercise routine takes dedication, and many fitness junkies swear that a running companion can be a huge help. That’s why researchers have developed “Joggobot,” a quad-rotor helicopter drone designed to motivate joggers by flying in front of them. 

The aerial robot uses its camera to spot a colorful pattern on a T-shirt worn by the jogger, and flies at a safe distance ahead. The runner can control Joggobot using a smartphone: In “companion mode,” the drone simply maintains the jogger’s pace; in “coach mode,” it pushes its human trainee a little faster.

Don’t worry, there’s a video

Reblogged from The Week
Evidence of change.

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