Technology and Persuasion

March 23, 2015

Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why?

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Medical technology can make patient care better and more precise. But the gadgets and computers can cause trouble, too. One big problem is that most of the devices can’t communicate with one another

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A new paper lists 10 situations when it’s justified

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Would you trust a tech start-up to manage your health insurance?

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If you had cancer that wasn’t going to kill you or even make you sick, would you want to know? Would you want treatment, even if it might be worse than the disease itself?

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Disrupting Diagnosis?

November 18, 2014

New tech diagnostic companies must straddle the divide between the old way – regulation, medical oversight, payer and hospital interests – and the new world of “democratized,” autonomous data collection

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What ethical challenges will low-cost, cutting-edge diagnostic tools pose?

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Public safety and a $1500 tabletop machine that plugs into a laptop to manufacture untraceable rifle components

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