I recently had a read Jaron Lanier’s Who Owns the Future? This is a fascinating read that offers a critical look at today's internet business models. Lanier is preoccupied with the power of Big Tech and the marginalization of the middle class. The Internet creates wealth in a very few, Lanier argues, and does so at the expense of the end user. “The primary ... Continue Reading about Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
In The New Digital Age – Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen take you though a futuristic view of a hyper-connected planet with all of its promises and challenges. From the future of war and cyberterrorism to virtual hate crimes, online identity and cyber discrimination, the authors offer a unique and thorough take on ... Continue Reading about The New Digital Age Book Review
Review of How to Create a Mind. As Watson makes his march toward clinical reasoning, the idea of a computer replicating the mind of a physician doesn’t seem that far off. Despite wide skepticism of this eventuality, the evidence supports that machines will ultimately be able to do a lot of what I do in my clinic. That’s the idea of Ray Kurzweil’s new book, How to ... Continue Reading about How to Create a Mind
Recently Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems, keynoted Rock Health’s Health Innovation Summit where he offered a bleak outlook on the future of the MD. David Shaywitz at Forbes has some interesting commentary that’s worth a peek. Davis Liu and Venture Beat’s Matt Marshall offered nice reviews. Khosla's Techcrunch piece, Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms, is ... Continue Reading about Why Vinod Khosla is Right
This week I read Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think, by Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis. This book serves up the ambitious vision that, for the first time in history, technology has the potential to ‘significantly raise the basic standards of living for every man, woman, and child of the planet.’ The early part of the book lays out the bold promise ... Continue Reading about Book Notes: Abundance
The more I read the more warnings I hear about doctors online. It seems that as more doctors interact online, the more problems we can expect to encounter. According to authorities, things are about to get worse for all of us. Imagine the clinical chaos we can expect come 2050. Or maybe not. The problem with this pessimistic view is what Matt Ridley has ... Continue Reading about Will Things Really Get Worse for Doctors Online?