“WALTER DE BROUWER’S company has built a working prototype of a hand-held medical diagnostic system. Doctors may fret, but there will always be a need for their skills.”
AN : from the realm of Trekkie Science Fiction to the realistic. Facinating approach to vital medical diagnostics using a specialized tool and the ubiquitous smartphone.
via Scanadu’s Tricorder, the Scout: Not carbon-based, but effective | The Economist.
Futurists ….like other talents and talented ones ….is it a case of “Nature or is it Nuture” ?
Perhaps the answer begins by thinking about and recognizing some of the principles put forward in this article….
“So how do we spot the future—and how might you? The seven rules that follow are not a bad place to start. They are the principles that underlie many of our contemporary innovations. Odds are that any story in our pages, any idea we deem potentially transformative, any trend we think has legs, draws on one or more of these core principles. They have played a major part in creating the world we see today. And they’ll be the forces behind the world we’ll be living in tomorrow.”
via How to Spot the Future | Epicenter | Wired.com.