In the future, medical care will have nice apps. Until then, you have to pay an extra annual fee for this nascent medical provider.
They’re using algorithms to predict which criminals will commit crimes again when they are paroled. The number of variables doesn’t look that complicated - it’s the data analysis that identified the indicators in the first place that is impressive.
In case you haven’t seen this one, this is about the FDA’s approval of Proteus’ microchip that can be ingested with placebo pills. Eventually they want to add it to real pills. It monitors how the medication is taken, so doctors can change the prescription as necessary.
That’s not all - this is a constant blood content monitor that could check all manner of indicators in real time. Besides hours of warning before heart attacks, imagine all the other benefits of medical awareness.
Now this seems like an extreme way for a computer to determine priorities - deciding if your brain is thinking too much to receive calls, notifications, etc. Someday though, this will probably seem normal, although maybe our computers will learn better ways to gauge our stress level.
I didn’t realize that Bitcoins have a fixed total quantity growth rate. So they have scarcity built in, like gold or other precious commodities. The idea of a future where non-governmental legal tender is dominant is fascinating! Will it stabilize world economics in tumultuous times?
An ingenious iOS app uses voice recognition to detect brain injuries. This is another story along the theme of democratizing medical diagnoses. Any app that gives you solid advice on whether or not you should go to the emergency room is a great idea.
Best Recent Lifehack
A friend at work just told me about this one:
Create a rule in Outlook (or whatever email program) that takes any email that contains the word “unsubscribe” and puts it into a separate folder.
It’s working very well so far - better than the spam filter.
It’s a small study, but it’s a good read for parents. The interesting thing is how parents talk about different scientific topics differently to children of different ages and genders. Double standards start early. Most importantly, instilling a scientific thought process needs to start early too.