The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria
Seems inevitable to me that the number of those that will self-diagnose and even attempt self-remedy whenever possible is on the rise. High deductible plans are becoming the norm.
I wonder how many are labeled as hypochondriacs who are really financially forced to make best guesses via whatever online resource(s) and experiment with homeopathic solutions? Yes there are plenty of true hypos out there, but besides those.....I wonder!
IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard
It is about the 2 new refrigerators you will have to choose from when the need arises. Will you be willing to anti up for the model without adverts, even though it might cost you twice as much? Some undoubtedly will but I'm willing to bet that the majority will opt for more features or the cheaper price, feeling like they are getting more for the money.
We talk a lot about privacy on /. but ultimately is has a price and most are willing to sell it to the highest bidder. (eg. Facebook, your access to it is far from free).
Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030
It's more about being able to work all the time. At home, at the mall, at gramma's house or on the way to and from any where. Just run out to the car (loosely termed) and get to it. The office is always with you.
The only word that comes to mind for me is "Depressing".
Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics
I recall empty seats in some university level tech classes while some were told the class was full. Apparently the empty seats were for non-attending (non-registered) minorities.
So not only are minorities not taking advantage of the education available, but they are interfering with the education of those that want to be there.
What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?
I look forward to the beginning of autopilotmobiles. However, I'll be one of the last to participate.
I picture the entertainment value of the work commute increasing exponentially. For example, if I need to take a lane I'll look for the autopilotmobiles and just cut in front, knowing that it will see the impending doom and hammer on the brakes.
If they make dedicated lanes then there best be a barrier between them and us regulars, it's impossible to keep the single drivers out of the existing HOV lanes.
Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?
"....While I'm on the subject, I've never met a Canadian or Britain who would trade their health care for ours...."
Canadian system (which is really a bunch of individual provincial systems with some oversight) has caused my family plenty of pain/grief. Speaking strictly of OHIP and AHC, never dealt with other provinces.
The issues with the American system typically revolve around cost to the individual while the Canadian systems have more to do with quality and timeliness of care.
As it stands right now, I'd take quality over cost. So, if responding to a /. post qualifies as "meeting someone" then you can never say the above again. If not, then continue your misinformed FUD.
Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America
But it was never Canadian.
A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
The internet is a source of as much mis-information as it is information. In that you are censored with every click. What is truly horrifying is that some think this is horrifying. Back away from the tech for a few weeks.
While I would most definitely have to find a new profession, I view a world without the internet as refreshing and may go so far as to call it the beginnings of a utopia.
Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You
Whore yourself out much??????
Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients
While the theory of preventative care is great for marketing and selling the privacy intrusion to legislators, it has a negative impact on the bottom line. Ultimately the data is far more valuable to an insurance company than a healthcare provider.
Don't expect a call from your doctor, only an insurance rate increase notice in the mail.
America 'Has Become a War Zone'
To the point others have already made. Considering the last 20 years, violent crime is on the decline while gun ownership is on the rise. No one is saying that the two are related but more importantly, they are not likely related. Therefore, more gun laws and controls would be "barking up the wrong tree".
But you can bet that if we enact new gun laws the already declining violent crime rate will be used as justification after the fact.
Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration
Considering the lifespan of typical vaccinations, there are likely far more "unvaccinated" than vaccinated in the western world. Probably just a given on the rest of the planet.
WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users
Started using Whatsapp a few years ago and after 6 months I realized that group threads completely replaced Facebook for me, so I deleted my fb account. Main reason for using it over standard SMS is that it allows me to emulate SMS internationally (important for many) for free. SMS is $0.50/msg!!!
However, my group (mostly family) recently made the switch to Telegram instead. Opensource version of the same thing.
Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job
Beg to differ. No matter the IT position, no 4-year degree = no employment as far as my employer is concerned. They don't seem to be concerned with the area you majored in but only that you have a CSci degree.
When I started here I already had 18 years experience, 15 of which were technical and every day of those were critical to having a successful interview but without the degree and the appropriate documentation to prove it, I would not have even made it to the interview process.
Right or wrong more employers are heading in this direction.
Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata
Replace GUN with CAR in the above rant and it still works. (If you compare annual automobile deaths vs gun deaths, CAR is far more concerning).
Quebec Language Police Target Store Owner's Facebook Page
Besides the drive from Toronto to Halifax being that much quicker, you can reign over something like facebook.que instead and leave .ca to real Canadians.
Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?
Similar here, Started using it because my immediate family is international, but now:
- One group for myself and my kids and their spouses (International). Completely replaced my only need for Facebook, deleted > 1 yr ago.
- One group for a few friends
- Became my defacto IM platform because of the above.
Would You Put a Tracking Device On Your Child?
One a 3-year old can use?
Verizon Drops 10,000 911 Calls During Blizzard
Funny, we left Verizon for AT&T recently and the vastly improved coverage will keep us there.
FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality On December 21
So your saying the FCC dosen't censor television? huh.....guess I learned something today.
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