Recently I spent some time watching videos of surgeon David Samadi and the Da Vinci robotic operating sytem. I began thinking about doctors and automation. I wondered, can machines act like doctors? I wondered what part of me will be replaced by artificial intelligence? I suspect that much of what I do will be done more efficiently by machine. Then I thought ... Continue Reading about Can Machines Act Like Doctors?
Last week I read Kevin Kelly’s What Technology Wants (Viking, 2010/Affiliate link). Drawing from the fields of psychology, art, and science, What Technology Wants offers a dense but thought provoking look at the way technology advances. The book centers around the expansion of what Kelly calls the technium. This is a term he has coined to describe “the greater, ... Continue Reading about What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
This post from nurse blogger SaraBethRN is important. She recounts an experience where she referenced her iPhone for a lab value and was accused of texting on the job. This has happened to me on a couple of occasions. It’s the iPhone attribution error: If you’re looking at your iPhone, you must be goofing off. We sometimes associate phone use with those who are ... Continue Reading about iPhone Attribution Error – When Patients Think the Doctor is Texting