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Confusing the Robot Takeover and the robots’ masters’ takeover

Even Steve Wozniak makes this mistake: The artificial intelligence that will control the world used to worry Wozniak, he told a technology conference. But he has realised that it will be good for us because robots will opt to keep us as part of nature. So far, there is NO INDICATION that any kind of…

The patient-centric healthcare experience I want

Having been ordered to rest, this is the perfect time to grab the laptop and lay out the experience I would have liked in my most recent encounter with the healthcare system; this time, and every time. I see no earthly reason why we can't have this ... entrepreneurs, please build it! I'll be your…

The wonderful, but so far uncharted world of personal data

The term "Personal Data" is everywhere, but almost nobody knows anything about it. How can that be? Let's start with what we do know about: We know about "government data". Well, at least the government does. It is where information technology originated, for the census, for taxing and so forth. The government collects data about…

Migratio Mentium

In the old days, peoples would migrate, creating all sorts of upheaval in the process, including the demise of the Roman Empire. There's a similar migration going on right now. It has already destroyed entire industries, and keeps rattling the Roman Empires of today. But it is not a Migratio Gentium -- a migration of…

Let’s create the Internet of Our Own Things #IndieIoT

Bruce Sterling penned a marvelous, impassioned essay titled "The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things" a few months ago. ($3.99 at Amazon). He pulls no punches, right from the beginning: The first thing to understand about the “Internet of Things” is that it’s not about Things on the Internet. It’s a code term that…