Early Adopters and the Hype Cycle

July 17, 2013

The danger with fast talkin’, shiny-object-lovin’ early adoptin’ doctors is that they/we hijack the social conversation and fuel the hype cycle.

“We have inflated expectations when a novel technology is first introduced, followed by short-term disappointment when it doesn’t live up to the hype. But this is the important part: we also consistently fail to recognize the post-hype, massively transformative nature of exponential technologies—meaning that we literally have a blind spot for the technological possibilities underlying our vision of abundance.”

–Peter Diamandis, Abundance.

Case-in-point: Highlight was pushed two years ago at SXSW and it hasn’t had the trajectory that I may have lead you to believe.  But this concept of personal geocontext has healthcare potential that shouldn’t be dismissed.  It just needs to be applied in the right way.

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Kyle Samani July 17, 2013 at 11:18 am

howdy Dr Vartabedian

I just read through your post on context in healthcare. You’re absolutetly right.

I’m Founder and CEO of Pristine, a startup writing apps for surgery for Google Glass. I’ve probably written more about Glass than anyone on the Internet at kylesamani.com/glass

I’ve talked extensively about the fact that Glass is a contextual platform



I’d love to exchange ideas offline if you’re interested. kyle@pristine.io

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