Friday, September 28, 2018

Technology is a beautiful thing (in the right hands)

1 comment:

  1. This is great.

    I also appreciate how he's talking about technology while dressed like a working class Brit from around the turn of the 19th-20th century. Like someone straight out of Peaky Blinders. Tweed flat cap and all. Perhaps that's an intentional juxtaposition. Or perhaps (more likely) I'm just ignorant about modern fashion trends. :)

    If they haven't already, I think it'd be a good idea for Christians to buy domains like (say) and put good Christian material there. Point people toward the truth and the light.

    Slight aside: I love science and technology, and the combination of the two, and while a lot of it may eventually replace humans, I don't think that's true for all of it. For example, take IBM's Watson for oncology. I'd say Watson is good as a adjunct or supplement to physicians, but I can't see Watson ever replacing an oncologist. There's the obvious need for those with cancer to have face-to-face human interaction and all that entails. Another significant issue, though, is the latest advances in cancer therapies and treatments aren't published in top tier medical journals. Publication typically takes at least several months if not years, depending on the size and scope of the study, the peer review process, and so on. Instead, the latest cancer therapies and treatments are first orally presented at national cancer conferences and meetings where oncologists and other cancer specialists and researchers immediately interpret the results based on their own knowledge and experience.