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iGen: The Super Connected Generation

The past century has been arbitrarily segmented into age groups based on the year of birth of a person. The illustration shown below outlines this division and lists the names given to each generation.

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Handling your "to do" list with a 100 year old technique

There are a number of strategies for getting things done. "To do lists" are the most popular.  In 1918, a highly respected productivity consultant named Ivy Lee described a method to increase efficiency and get things done. This 100 year old, step-wise method when done repeatedly, has been shown to produce large improvements in efficiency.

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Global Disaster, Mobile Health IT and Blockchain Part 2

Part One of this Article focused on the underutilization of existing technologies to improve disaster relief in the field of healthcare. Now we turn to another relatively new technology that has already been applied to the personal health arena; although, there has been considerable discussion as to its merits generally and in healthcare in particular: blockchain.  And, for the record, blockchain will not be the only or last technological advance to infiltrate healthcare.

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From The Internet Of Things To The Internet Of Life

I think Apple is exactly right. What’s a computer? With recent inroads into health and medicine, Apple is teaching something very special. And its new TV spot hits the nail on the head! It’s not the Internet of Things (IoT), it's the Internet of Life (IoL)!

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Why AI Sentience is a Non-starter

Can artificially intelligent robots one day become sentient, like humans? Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive and respond to the sensations of sight, hearing touch, taste or smell. How human can robots become? It is matter of the degree, a gradient.

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Global Disaster, Mobile Health IT and Blockchain (Part 1)

Start with this new piece of information: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just announced that it is cutting off funding used to prevent infectious-disease and epidemics in 39 foreign countries. According to the Wall Street Journal, $582 million in funds designated for work with countries around the globe after the Ebola crisis in 2014 and 2015 will run out at the end of fiscal 2019.

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Apple Takes Another Bold Step Into Health

OK, it’s all the rage. Apple takes another step into the healthcare marketplace. Now, it’s bringing your health records to your smartphone. But here’s the word that Apple used that really caught my attention: effortless. That’s the way Apple is describing their new health record system in a January 24th blog post.