DNA Database Will Be at Center of Diagnosis and Treatment Dr. Soon-Shiong, born in South Africa to Chinese immigrants, now lives in Los Angeles, California and is on Forbes’ list of billionaires with a net worth of $4 billion. Recently, he began investing $1 billion of his fortune to create a smart grid of medical …
The future of diagnosis and pharmaceuticals it seems, I wonder how this will be marketed, to keep it private seems elitist, and to provide widely seems expensive. But if it reduces or eliminates much of the Scanning technology and surgeries is could be the moment of Creative Destruction that the medical area has needed for some time.
“Farewell, Enlightenment: New research suggests that people even solve math problems differently if their political ideology is at stake. (RT @Roland_Jackson: 'Politics wrecks your ability to do math'.”
Joe Stafura's insight:
While this study shows that more knowledge will not change an ideological position on the facts this insight could provide the genesis of policies that recognize the cognition problems that require a new level of self awareness to tackle. So while more facts on the subject may not matter, understanding biases could mitigate some strongly held beliefs that are false.
When the iPhone 5 went on sale users complained that it was too light. This was an odd objection. We prefer light products to heavy ones, especially devices we carry in our pockets.
Joe Stafura's insight:
An appreciation for the impact that associative thinking has on our acceptance or desire for an experience or product can best be achieved through the work in cognition, it shows how the fiction generating powers of our minds seek metaphorical guides towards understanding new concepts. These metaphors can fall into the trap of stereorypes though, leading us to iincorrectly associate factors that don't apply, or are just wrong.
This concept is some timea referred to as Resilience, the ability to bounce back from a set back is the most common understanding of the benefits of being Resilent.
iit isn't happiness as much as SubjectI've Well Being that provides this ability to us in challenging times, it can manifest as a quiet confidence that is often contagious within groups, whether a business team or a sports team.
In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released A New Kind of Science and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge.
Earlier this month, he teased something with the capacity to create as much passion — and, likely, much more actual change — in the world of programming, computation, and applications.
Across my forty years in the IT area there have been some big changes, we all have seen the impact of exponential growth of computing power on our lives. A constant in the advancement of the technologies has been the increase in the number of people who can use or design systems. At every step, as the glass rooms of my youth became the Smart Phones in our pockets, and much more.
The Natural Language system for code creation is another one of those shifts, destined to be even more impactful than the most significant shift of the past IMHO, when personal computers were designed for homes.
Wolfram is a hard guy to follow at times, speaking from my experience reading his "A New Kind of Science", but it is very likely his core ideas will emerge as an important part of the framework of future computerization as we all become part of the "Internet of Things".
The inability of people to do even the most basic of math problems is disturbing, but the idea that ideological thinkers will actually lower their IQ's to maintain their beliefs over facts is more unsettling. In the latter case education will have little influence on their beliefs. We are our worst enemy.
People provided with a real-time readout of their brain activity can learn to control that activity and decrease their anxiety, according to a new study. For.
Joe Stafura's insight:
The concept that fits closely with our intentions at The Affective Computing Company is the real time assessment method. We use an EMA collection of language that we then process to deliver useful feedback in the support of a series of personal goals. Interestingly it is these subjective datas that useful, and only recently it has been possible to implement methods thanks to neuroscience and mobile computing.
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