Video: Welcome to the Future of Medicine

From The Futurist

What will the future of medicine look like? This virtual reality experience uses a mix of computer-generated imagery and live action laboratory footage from a working diagnostics lab to take the user on a 360-degree journey into the world of breakthrough medicine, going inside the body to explore how the technologies being researched today may transform the treatment of tomorrow.

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Posted in Future, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

The First 2020 Race Is Underway: Scrambling for New York Donors

By Shane Goldmacher of the New York Times

Senator Elizabeth Warren has come calling as recently as April. Kamala Harris, the first-term senator of California, has made repeated visits, starting as early as her third month in office.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is also no stranger to the big-money donor world of New York; he was here in April — his third such visit in three months. It will be months before Mr. Biden, Ms. Harris, Ms. Warren or most potential presidential aspirants will barnstorm across the farmlands of Iowa, dig into a low-country boil in South Carolina or field questions at a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire.

But with American presidential races requiring an ever-dizzying amount of money, an early, behind-the-scenes 2020 contest is already taking place: the New York money primary.

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Posted in Candidates, Democrats, Fundraising, Joe Biden, Money, New York Times, Politics

American Collapse isn’t Just Economic and Political — It’s Moral and Ethical, Too

Or, Why Kim Kardashian Gets Ten Times the Attention of Kids in Cages in Camps

By Umair Haque in Eudaimonia

Unique in the world — perhaps unique in history — Americans appear perfectly content to watch their kids massacre each other in schools, to watch their neighbours die for a lack of basic medicines, to watch their middle class implode, to see their own life expectancy shrink, to work a little harder every day only to be rewarded with less money, stability, and opportunity by the very system of predatory capitalism that is ripping their lives apart.

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Posted in Children, Controversial, leadership, Parents, Politics

What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities

By Kim Parker, Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Anna Brown, Richard Fry, D’Vera Cohn and Ruth Igielnik of Pew Research Center

Large demographic shifts are reshaping America. The country is growing in numbers, it’s becoming more racially and ethnically diverse and the population is aging. But according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center, these trends are playing out differently across community types.

Amid widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans in urban, suburban and rural areas share many aspects of community life.

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Posted in Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

GE dropped from Dow Jones Industrial Average

By Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe

For General Electric, it’s one more indignity in a run of bad news: The Boston-based digital industrial giant has been dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the world’s most widely followed stock index.

GE was an original member of this exclusive club, when the industrial average was started in 1896.

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Posted in Dow Jones