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Aside: books & tablets (technology) | FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Screenshot from episode of television show “Manifest”

While watching S3 E4, “Tailspin,” of “Manifest,” on NBC, I saw this intriguing image of a tablet and a book. It made me think of the ways technologies (of now and the future) often integrate and merge with older technologies (i.e. books in this case).

I was thinking about how television didn’t replace radio –it changed it and made it different, but it’s still there.

Modern technology tools like smartphones and tablets are not going to replace the old technology, books. They will change how the two or more work together, and shape the world, and are useful in ways we cannot truly imagine yet…

FOOD FOR THOUGHT…

Will scientists wipe out disease by 2030? | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

Inventor-engineer-futurist Ray Kurzweil Courtesy of null0/Wikipedia Commons
Inventor-engineer-futurist Ray Kurzweil Courtesy of null0/Wikipedia Commons

Is it possible that scientists will be able to wipe out most diseases in about 15 years?Famed inventor-futurist Ray Kurzweil says yes — a claim that’s expected to stir debate this week in San Diego when some of the nation’s top thinkers meet to discuss the near-term future of medicine.More than 750 scientists, engineers, physicians and inventors will attend the sold-out Exponential Medicine conference, which was organized by Singularity University, a Bay-area think tank co-founded by Kurzweil.

Source: Will scientists wipe out disease by 2030? | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com