If I were asked where to locate the essence of physical identity, I would answer without hesitation, “in the immune system,” the part of our physiology tasked with distinguishing each of us from everybody and everything else in the world. The face comes in second. By messing with images of our face, technology messes with who we are. My message here is consistent with my overall view of technology. We need to be deliberate and careful in how we use it, especially when we capture, process, analyze and present images of ourselves.
This piece, I Did Telehealth When Telehealth Wasn’t Cool , appeared on page 32 of the spring 2022 issue of Chicago Life Magazine. The story starts with my baptism into telehealth in 1991, providing a broad look at telehealth, from the point of view of medicine, economics, history and politics.
I’ve been asking myself since 1991 why it’s taken so long to recognize the effectiveness and efficiency of these technologies. The answer is obvious.
I was inspired to choose artificial intelligence, also called machine intelligence, by a book I just read, God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning by Meghan O’Gieblyn...
I haven’t lost interest in the convoluted intersection between world-changing information technologies and real human...
I started writing this piece on New Year’s Day, as Chicago was getting its first big winter storm of the season, making it an especially good day to honor my New Year’s resolution to pick up the reins of my blog again...
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