College is a unique opportunity to learn from the innovation, genius, and vision of leading thinkers. Today, I had the opportunity to participate in transformative dialogue on the future of medicine at Millennial Medicine 2013. The symposium was centered on one premise: What will medicine be…
This is the tower of empowerment that was projected in class this morning. As mentioned, the next ‘layer’ on this tower might be context. While our networks currently bring us information, our context will potentially tailor what we see and when we see it. Information may come to you based on your phone’s accelerometer or your geolocation.
If you want to read more about this I’d suggest these posts from Robert Scoble or Shel Israel. Israel has suggested that the last 10 years represented the Age of Conversation, the next 10 will be the Age of Context. You can also see my riff on the health implications of context over on 33 charts.
Of note, I began blogging in 2006 while reading Scoble and Israel’s revolutionary book, Naked Conversations. I never looked back.
A little quote that I put together
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
This is remarkable: MIT researchers unveil new technology for high pressure, transcutaneous drug delivery.
A new measure of scholarly impact in the digital world. A manifesto by Jason Priem.
No one can read everything. We rely on filters to make sense of the scholarly literature, but the narrow, traditional filters are being swamped. However, the growth of new, online scholarly tools allows us to make new filters; these altmetrics reflect the broad, rapid impact of scholarship in this burgeoning ecosystem. We call for more tools and research based on altmetrics.
Nice Wired piece on AI as an emerging threat.
“I wouldn’t trust humans with the kind of power we are thinking about giving to AI”