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TED-video urheilijamalli Aimee Mullinsista ja hänen erikoisjalkaproteeseistaan. Disabled vs. superabled.

AngelMed Guardian - Varoitus, olet vaarassa saada sydänkohtauksen. Implantti tarkkailee sydäntä ja ilmoittaa omistajalleen, jos merkkejä ongelmista alkaa näkyä. Maailmassa on ihmisiä, joille tekniikka on antanut yli-ihmismäisen sisäisen valvontakyvyn.
People typically take three hours to recognize the early symptoms of an impending heart attack and get to a hospital, Fischell said. Too many simply ignore the early signs, he said. The AngelMed Guardian seeks to change that behavior. "There is not one patient in a thousand that isn't going to call 911 when they get an alert," Fischell said. "I've seen this thing working. We put it in people and it works.

Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable
- Jos maailma muuttuu radikaaliksi, pragmaatikko muuttuu radikaaliksi sen mukana.
Revolutions create a curious inversion of perception. In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals. The last couple of decades haven’t been ordinary, however. Inside the papers, the pragmatists were the ones simply pointing out that the real world was looking increasingly like the unthinkable scenario. These people were treated as if they were barking mad. Meanwhile the people spinning visions of popular walled gardens and enthusiastic micropayment adoption, visions unsupported by reality, were regarded not as charlatans but saviors.

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