Monday, August 1, 2016

Google misfires as it aims to turn Star Trek fiction into reality

Tri-corders ?  Glucose measuring contact lenses  ? Truth or fiction ?

Hype plays a large role in media publications. Perhaps well intentioned,  but often written to attract more readership by an unsophisticated readership.  The front counters of grocery checkout stands share space with The Enquirer, The Hollywood Reporter, People Magazine, or Popular Science about what is 'gossip' in the health science space.

Large multi-billion dollar companies purchase smaller competitors to kidnap intellectual property,  hire scientific luminaries and inventors with what they consider to be petty cash from their vaults of gold and greenbacks. Money is seductive....even  to reputable scientists and especially to inventors and entrepenurs anxious to capitalize on the singularity of exponential growth in health technology. To lose out on a possible chance of success (even if the odds are 1 our of ten or even 1 out of 1000 would appear foolhardy when the stakes are so high and the rewards in virtual wealth are just that....virtual (not real).

A new term I shall coin is  'virtual estate'...the polar opposite of 'real estate'.  During the time when our economy and real estate values crashed, Virtual estate thrived.

Runaway (not to be considered a bad thing) fuels rapid advances and also has a high failure rate.

Google misfires as it aims to turn Star Trek fiction into reality

Beam me up, Scotty !  Kirk out.
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