Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hype and conflict of interest are both dangerous in 2016

I love progress. Doing things safer, more effectively, more efficiently is always a goal. But our desire for progress is exploited every day by overblown or unproven assertions about all sorts of things - products, procedures, services.

Unreasonable expectations actually get in the way of progress. I am trying to be more moderate, and try the new with caution, but faith that some of these overhyped trends still have real value - just in the appropriate place (not everywhere, all the time)

Not to be too cryptic - specifically robotic/endoluminal/image guided surgery is awesome, but the revolution may be mixed! Also - as a Mindfulness advocate and practitioner, I do not believe it will (or needs to) change every aspect of my being... or cure asthma!

Self driving cars are gonna change the world in unbelievable ways - all that free time is gonna make us less sleepy and more connected and maybe even better educated! So there's some hype from me ;-)

maybe I'll leave conflict of interest for another day...

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