Some of my blog posts seem to be ahead of news reported elsewhere,
which is ok with me, but also means that it might be helpful to list
some interesting articles that continue past stories. Here are some
- My two-part series in March on the Coding Craze
questioned the long term value of the plan by many public officials to
teach computer coding. While the general news media continue to talk and
write about coding as an elixir for your career, WIRED Magazine
recently ran a cover story titled “The End of Code”. See their web
piece at http://www.wired.com/2016/05/the-end-of-code/
written several posts on one of my special interests – the related
subjects of mixed reality, virtual reality, blended physical and digital
spaces. I noted sports as a natural for this, including highlighting the Trilite project last year. So it was great to read
the announcement in the last few days that NBC and Samsung are
collaborating to offer some of the Rio Olympics on Samsung VR gear.
all inundated with talk about how “things are changing faster than ever
before” in our 21st century world. Taking an unconventional view, in
2011, I asked “Telegraph vs. Internet: Which Had Greater Impact?”
My argument was that the first half of the 19th century had much more
dramatic changes, especially in speeding up communications. In what I
think is the first attempt to question the fastest-ever-changes meme,
the New York Times Magazine also recently elaborated on this theme in an
Upshot article titled “What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation? A Brief Guided Tour”.
- In “Art and the Imitation Game”,
March 2015, I wrote about how artificial intelligence is stepping into
creative activities, like writing and painting. While there have been
many articles on this subject since, one of the most intriguing was from
the newspaper in the city with more attorneys per capita than anywhere
else, as the Washington Post invited us to “Meet ‘Ross,’ the newly hired legal robot”.
- I wrote about the White House Rural Telehealth meeting in April this year. The New York Times later had a report on the rollout of telehealth to the tens of millions of customers of Anthem, under the American Well label.
back several years and in both that post and one on “The
Decentralization Of Health Care” about a year and a half ago, I’ve
touched on the difficulties posed by the fee for service health care
system in the US and instead wondered if we would be better off by
paying health systems a yearly fee to keep us healthy – thus aligning
our personal interests with those of the system. So it has been
interesting to see in April that there was movement on this by the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), which is the Federal
government’s health insurance agency. Here are just some examples:
- The End of Fee For Service?
- CMS launches largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care in America
- Obamacare [SIC] to launch new payment scheme
That’s it for now. I’ll try to update other posts when there’s news.
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