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Watson Accelerates the Future of Health Care

Posted in Algorithms, Cancer, Computer/Semiconductor, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist

Only two years after appearing on the game show Jeopardy! IBM’s Watson supercomputer is making startling progress in advancing the future of health care. In the past week, three new Watson-related “cognitive” technologies have been unveiled.(Two at the Cleveland Clinic and one at The Anderson Cancer Center in Dallas.) “WatsonPaths” incorporates feedback from the physician…


Futurist Jack Uldrich's 2013 Predictions

Posted in Aging Services, Business, Cancer, Education, Future, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Jobs, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Predictions, Transportation

#1. First Heart A-Hack Victim. In January, an Arizona socialite will be charged with murder after it was uncovered she hired a former disgruntled employee of a leading medical device firm to hack into her cheating husband’s pacemaker and deliver a lethal shock to his heart. Shares of the company’s stock will plummet on the…


Futurist Jack Uldrich's Predictions for 2012

Posted in Agriculture, Cancer, Futurist, General, Health Care, Healthcare Futurist, Higher Education, Mobile, Predictions, Retail/Marketing, Social Media, Transportation

#1: In an attempt to appease consumer unease over the growing use of facial-recognition technology, a handful of retailers will admit prior to “Black Friday” that they have deployed the technology during the 2012 Holiday season but will claim they are using it only as a “safety tool” to monitor crowds and prevent unruly shopper…



Shedding Some Light on the Coming Genomic Revolution

Posted in Aging Services, Agriculture, Cancer, Disruptive Technology, Exponential Executive, Future, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, History, Impossible, TED Talks

Twenty-two hundred years ago, you needed to work 50 hours to buy an hour of light from a sesame oil lantern. Today, to purchase an hour of an even cleaner and brighter light, it takes the average person about half a second. Such is the nature of technological progress. Yet, I think we can all…



Personalized Medicine Will "Take Your Breath Away"

Posted in Aging Services, Cancer, Future, Futurist, Genomics, Health Care, Life Science/Pharmaceutical

New reports have demonstrated that certain skin-cancer treatments which target specific genes are yielding extraordinary results.  According to Hal Barron, chief medical officer of Roche, the findings “mark a major step forward in personalizing the treatment of metastic melanoma.” Said another doctor of the results, “[it] takes your breath away if you’re a melanoma doc.”…


It’s Personal: The Future of Health Care

Posted in Cancer, Health Care, Other

Adding to yesterday’s post about the continued advances in genomics, I’d like to this quote from this recent Wall Street Journal article, ”Major Shift in War on Cancer”: ”A pattern is developing at an accelerated pace where we are able to match genetic information about a tumor to a new agent and get results,” says…


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