2017年11月14日 星期二

Big Brother, Digital Pill


First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical 'Big Brother'

By PAM BELLUCK

The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.

NPR
The sensor is about the size of a grain of sand. It's activated when it comes into contact with stomach fluid. The sensor detects and records the date and time the pill is ingested.
Abilify MyCite is a tablet with an embedded sensor activated by fluid in the stomach. Although the drug's approval is a big step for digital medicine, there are concerns about privacy and cost.
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"If this were a just world, 13 facts would be etched on Castro’s tombstone and highlighted in every obituary, as bullet points — a fitting metaphor for someone who used firing squads to murder thousands of his own people." Via Washington Post Opinions, Outlook, and PostEverything


Thirteen facts about Fidel Castro’s cruelty should be etched on his tombstone.
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Big Brother is a fictional character and symbol inGeorge Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is ostensibly the leader (most likely a symbolic figurehead) of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling Party wields total power "for its own sake" over the inhabitants.

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