Sometimes it seems to me that the fixation of the press and society in general on Silicon Valley and its products is not beneficial.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for new technology that will change our lives. I’ve just been looking through TechCrunch and found a new smartphone-compatible gadget for measuring sugar in the urine. That’s great!
And a new heart rate measurement device that will vibrate telling you to calm down when you’re too anxious – that’s awesome.
And a service for doctors to exchange patient data – very good!
The way we live our life determines our consciousness (did Marx say that?). Whatever we read or hear about, even unwillingly, on the daily basis - we’ll train our brain to think more about that.
I’m reading TechCrunch and Wired (apart from scientific publications, right). And I’m watching Baltimore Tech community on Facebook. And thinking – huh, I’ll never build my own bio-app… that’s right that I’m here in the lab doing gels – that’s my only gift to society. All the good ideas come to the smart guys somewhere in Palo Alto.
And the moaning begins.
In such moments of grief I take a moment to think about something more grand and completely non-applied. Something fundamental that won’t just change our everyday life – that can potentially change the way we think.
If one looks here
there’s still a lot of things to think about. For all of us. Really, one could spend a cool time just thinking about that – how could that be. The effort is welcome and really needed!
Any ideas about how to build a new database for x-ray images?
Any ideas about how life on Earth began?
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