About Joshua Rosenblum

Phlegmatic paladin of the Enlightenment, Defender of Liberty hither and yon!

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  • Joshua shared from The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands by Eric Topol
    The activated patient has now assumed the role of “data-gatherer” who sends this trove of information for additional guidance and input to the physician. The data can be sent ahead anytime, either during or before a virtual or real office visit. Indeed, the data might even preempt the need for a “visit,” and when they do prove necessary, they will no longer be visits or appointments but informative, data-driven discussions.
  • Joshua shared from The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands by Eric Topol
    That certainly isn’t how it works now. Ironically, when you’re alive, the medical community owns your records, lab tests, scans, and biopsy and tissue specimens. And when you die, your body becomes the property of your family. You still can’t get to your medical records, because you’re dead. And perhaps it’s not a stretch to say that some people may have even died trying to get access to their medical records.
  • Joshua shared from The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands by Eric Topol
    At a much larger level, the extensive sharing of little device data—from single individuals to create huge population cohort information resources—presents new opportunities for massive open online medicine (MOOM). Conceptually, we’re talking about bottom-up medicine, which was never possible until we had the tools and digital infrastructure to pull it off.
  • Joshua shared from By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray
    There is an analogy to be drawn between the defense funds and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). From its founding in the 1920s until it gradually succumbed to political correctness after the 1970s, the ACLU transcended politics in a similar way. Its purpose was to defend constitutional rights, especially free speech, against all challenges, and in that effort its clients included Communists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Ku Klux Klan, and anyone else who was being silenced. There was a liberal cast to the ACLU’s image, just as the defense funds will have an antiprogressive cast (since...
    Note: which is why i was a member of the ACLU for a long time. It's a tragedy whst happened to them.
  • Joshua shared from By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray
    An unregulated Internet has empowered us to make informed choices about an incredibly wide range of goods and services. The government has become nearly irrelevant to this process. Cast your mind over the hundreds of questions you have used the Internet to answer during the past year, and consider how little you used government websites. For those of you who have needed to use government websites, how well did they meet your needs compared to commercial websites?
(Kandahar, Afghanistan)
Joshua Rosenblum