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"Connecting things matters because seemingly separate worlds start to collide. Disruptions caused by the technology revolution start to overlap and interact in ways we may not imagine. Connected ‘stuff’ has an impact on where we live and work, our shopping, retail distribution, media feeds, pricing algorithms, and on product distribution and manufacturing in a non-linear way.Agora, conjuguemos estes trechos retirados de "The Great Fragmentation : why the future of business is small" de Steve Sammartino, com "Over The Next 5 Years, IBM Sees Atoms Fusing With Bits To Create New Insights":
Previously irrelevant industries and data points become a new core focus of an industry.
Let’s take the connected toilet, which will have myriad sensors with the quality output of a diagnostic laboratory and could analyse all human refuse. It will tell someone they’re about to get sick before they show any symptoms and it will have a DNA digital signature of each household member to warn of potentially life-threatening illnesses. A connected toilet could do this without people having to change a single life habit. It would just do it. Who wouldn’t want to get an early detection of cancer? All of a sudden toilet manufacturing becomes an important business alliance for the medical industry."
"One of the most important challenges our economy faces today is rising healthcare costs.Mongo já cá está. Preparem-se para ouvir a Antral dos médicos e dos laboratórios
Better and cheaper laboratory testing may be part of the answer.
That’s one reason why IBM is working on “lab on a chip” technology. “The breakthrough here,” IBM’s Gil told me, “is that we can separate particles at a nanolevel, which will allow us to discriminate between chemicals in the body at an very high level of accuracy at a very low level of cost. That will enable us to diagnose disease even before there are any symptoms.”
Another benefit is that since data coming from labs on a chip will be digital, it will be easy to integrate with wearable technology, allowing medical professionals to monitor patients in real time, rather than only when they are able to come to the doctor’s office or lab."