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1) So you get a copy of your medical records & dive in, reading line by line, trying to make sense of your new lung #cancer diagnosis.

“Wait a second, this doesn’t sound right. This is a mistake. I don’t have a history of a heart condition & I don’t smoke cigarettes.
#PtExp
2) You call your oncologist’s office to report the mistakes you found & ask to have it updated. You are told to write down the correction & fax it to the office. You do exactly that.
#PtExp #addendum #EHR
3) At your next follow up appt a month later, you ask the dr if your record was updated & the correction was made.

The dr looks at you like:

#PtExp #addendum #EHR
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With brand new epilogue: Dear Greta.

#climate #climatechange ideafaktory.com/cannibal/
#ClimateChange thread

The most sober & pragmatic analysis I've seen is from Citi, showing the benefits of clean solutions outweigh costs.

But that's the business side.

Sadly, the political rhetoric is now unhinged, exaggerated, irresponsible hysteria.

theguardian.com/environment/cl…
1) Greta says "people are dying". Not exactly. Deaths from natural disasters have plummeted over past 100 years.

2) Greta says capitalism is the problem when its driven down pollution by subbing gas for oil/coal, driven innovation lowering solar, wind, battery & other alt costs.
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The New Zealand Government invited the public to comment on the Venture Capital Fund Bill, so I made a submission: zmint.co

#nzpol #VentureCapital #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #GrowthHacking #SocialEnterprise
The Ākina Foundation also made a submission, calling for 10% of the fund to go into impact investment (I called it social enterprises). They also see investment readiness as an issue.

akina.org.nz/news/venture-c…
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*THREAD*

No time to read @ITIFdc report of UK clean #energy #innovation performance but want to know how the UK performed?

www2.itif.org/2019-global-en…

@beisgovuk @ScotGovEnergy @EnergySysCat @theCCCuk
@ITIFdc @beisgovuk @ScotGovEnergy @EnergySysCat @theCCCuk UK just makes top 10, performing best on 'social legitimation' (i.e. making clean energy more acceptable).

Does well too on 'option generation' (i.e. scale & diversity of clean energy RD&D funding).

Poorest on 'scale-up' (i.e. later stage demonstration & commercialisation).
@ITIFdc @beisgovuk @ScotGovEnergy @EnergySysCat @theCCCuk UK has done extremely well on growing its RD&D spend, ranking 1st of all the @MICleanEnergyRD countries. Kudos to @beisgovuk and its Industrial Strategy spending, which I imagine has been the primary driver.
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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1. The best way to think about #innovation is that it’s a result, it’s an outcome. We’ve commodified the word to mean a daily activity, but that sets you on a bad, and sad, path. The history of innovation is mostly defined by people who didn't use that word much, or at all.
2. First, it’s arrogant. If your team “innovates daily”, what do we say about Tesla’s work, or Marie Curie’s achievements, or true breakthroughs? Innovation used to be reserved for things that were significant positive changes for the world. Now it means you added a feature.
3. More profoundly, aim your ambition on solving real problems for real people. If you do that well (rare), people will come along later and call you an innovator, which is the truest validation of the term: that your peers give it to you, not that you took it yourself.
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The question for the #ethereum community is, how do we do #defi without creating another ICO boom and bust like #YOLO situation... IMO the main cause of current eth/btc price being out of whack with the immense technical progress in and around eth over the last two years.
#bitcoin is overpriced because there's been very little technological progress. But finance isn't just about technology. It's also about trust. #bitcoin is overpriced vs better tech including #ethereum BECAUSE nothing changes, same as the UK and US high street banks.
Finance isn't the best space to move fast and break things. Alright it isn't health care or space flights and #innovation is never risk free but its important for the community to call out things that don't make sense

finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/f…?
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Ahead of @DEFCON, we're highlighting professionals from our Leaders Directory who work in #security & #cybersecurity. And check out our full Leaders Directory for who to know in #tech, #policy, & #politics. #thebridgeleaders thebridgework.com/profiles
@defcon .@CISAManfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity @CISAgov says, "Cybersecurity is a significant challenge that requires innovation not just in technical solutions but also in our policies." #thebridgeleaders bit.ly/2YMsoMJ
U.S. Congressman @HurdOnTheHill told us, "I think it’s important for innovators to understand some of the concerns that regulators are going to have further on down the line." #thebridgeleaders bit.ly/2LW4w39
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Toolkit of policies to promote #innovation from Nick Bloom, @johnvanreenen, Heidi Williams is excellent attempt to collate and compare #innovation policies. But endorsement of #taxcredits is too strong: @AEAjournals @CEP_LSE (1/5)
pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10…
1. Policy dead end. Once in place, R&D tax incentives are hard to reduce / remove - can restrict future policy choices. See reaction when @IPPR suggested rowing back in UK in 2017. @HMRCgovuk increased R&D tax relief to 12%. (2/5)
bbc.co.uk/news/business-…
2. Deadweight. Hard to conclude from this screenshot that UK tax credit system is incentivising new R&D vs encouraging re-badging. UK brought in cap at 2018 Budget; Australia has also had issues @ISA_Board @ScienceGovAu (3/5) industry.gov.au/data-and-publi…
gov.uk/government/pub…
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A better alternative to "progress studies"

While I appreciate the importance of understanding & facilitating progress, I was underwhelmed by this proposal for a new scientific discipline.

I'd like to propose a better alternative....

#innovation #science #education

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A while back, I put together a sampling of big challenges we face & a way to measure magnitude. ideafaktory.com/unbreaking-ame…

But BIG problems demand big innovative solutions.

Unfortunately, the capabilities we need are scattered across disciplines & institutions.

2/7
What I propose is a global, cross-disciplinary strikeforce for each problem we face.

This model would truly meld purpose, education & action into a cohesive whole.

It would eliminate the need for yet another scientific discipline, while truly accelerating human progress.

3/7
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So excited that the paper that is the culmination of my #PhD came out in @ScienceTM today! As the COVER story! Can't wait to share this 6-yr labor of love with the world. Here are some of the main takeaways from the paper:

#BigDay #HealthTech #PortableMRI #HydrationSensor
MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool but it is too expensive ($1.5M) and time-consuming (10-60min) to use on a regular basis. We developed a portable NMR sensor that can harness the diagnostic power of quantitative MRI at a fraction of the time (<1min) and cost ($1k).
It is not necessary to generate images in order to take quantitative magnetic resonance (relaxometry) measurements. Removing the need to generates images makes the hardware simpler, smaller, and cheaper.

I wrote about this for the @MIT_alumni blog: alum.mit.edu/slice/grad-lif…
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"Most of the things that differ from the past will shortly die. The more they differ, the sooner they will die."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on the linear correlation of #novelty & #transience - aka, "Why you mostly listen to the same songs over and over" - at #CSSS19:
"It's true that new things die. It's also true that is you want to be very very big, be new."

@SimonDeDeo of SFI & @CarnegieMellon on successful #novelty & hopeful #monsters in #evolution, #innovation, & #investment - aka, "Either be really boring, or be Beethoven" - at #CSSS19:
"#Revolutions are not just about ideas, they're about #information management. You can't just run a #revolution in a seminar room."

"The stranger your speech is, the more likely people are to just nod & move on."

@SimonDeDeo on topic modelling #revolutionary speech at #CSSS19:
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A fantastic thread on specific examples of breeding applicable interdisciplinarity.

In fact, I think we can go further, and designers can help.
There's a trend here.

In a lot of different environments, designers are realizing there's useful and powerful theories, insights, and communities from disciplines they never considered; and there happens to be a reactionary clash from the communities who live in that space.
We have an opportunity here.

Sometimes that clash is valuable, because it offers space for people to acknowledge, voice, and catalyze a community to make their knowledge known.

But sometimes, we can connect without friction, and towards a collective goal.
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Good evening and welcome to the late edition of #HRwithEM, a weekly #TwitterSession #TweetChat to connect, learn and share career development tips, employee experience practices, as well as resolve burning #HR issues and/or questions. #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
Thank you to everyone joining us this evening. Please identify yourself and the location you are joining from, so we can acknowledge you properly. #HRwithEM #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
Feel free to tweet your question(s) at me with the hashtag #HRwithEM as the session is going on, and I would respond to all at the end of the session. #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
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THREAD: DISABILITY INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (DID)
- RESEARCH & INNOVATION
@RClarkeDFID tweeted this week about @LSHTM innovation to help people with disabilities access quality eye-tests (huge unmet need).
bit.ly/2QRnlnD

Want more on @DFID_Research 's new work..?
1/14
DFID has long supported DID research - starting long before DFID was DFID.

If you like your research methods ‘old skool’ head back to 2001 (SocSci&Med) for ODA-funded research on Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in urban India in '90s.... bit.ly/2wGKCj2 2/14
....ancient history but focused on a pressing need to evaluate <quality> & <effectiveness> of DID services (e.g. compare goals of service users with those of providers; & whether goals were met).

In 2019... Quality/Measurement/Effectiveness are still pressing questions...
3/14
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Great thread. Parts of it I agree with, others make me concerned.

Let’s unpack.
Clearly, the point of the discussion offers an opportunity to widen the tech pipeline; to ensure accomplished black CS HBCU students get their foot in the door. Critical. Essential.
However, it also offers a question that @peterme brought up: so, is Stanford then just an expensive trade school?

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In April, the CIA declassified this image of the first-ever map drawn by a computer. cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/201… (h/t @simongerman600 & @NatSecGeek)

It was generated in January 1967 and the preceding years are chock-full of gems on #innovation, #dataviz & #intelligence. Thread.
2. The 1960s bred the perfect storm for tech-enabled transformation at the CIA. A holy trinity for #defenceinnovation? Technology + necessity + political will seems like a pretty good recipe. But organisational barriers make it less straightforward.
3. CIA maps were hardly used during the Korean War, gave a “psychological boost” to the state of intel during Cuban Missile Crisis, & were relied upon in Vietnam. Automated mapping from the late 1960s helped improve accuracy & reduce clutter, building on other tech breakthroughs,
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How should/would a #Georgist think about intellectual property (rights)?

From one perspective, it's impossible to own an idea/thoughts. Contemporary IP ownership is primarily based around (very generous & lengthy) government monopoly protections.
A fundamental argument for these protections are to encourage #Innovation. But how much do IP protections, alone, (+) innovation?
Even if IP protections help, there has to be a point of diminishing returns. At some point, IP protections discourage others from improving on the 'original work'.
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On defining #creativity @rexjung :

Distinct from #intelligence – a superhighway; #creativity as a slow meandering process down dirt road / side road

Must be both #novel and @useful – beyond simple #utility – something #new within a social context. Unexpected links ✨🤓✨
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Ready for a great discussion: "Beyond #DCP: Long Term #Water #Sustainability for the #ColoradoRiver Basin" thanks to @DCDC_ASU
.@PHXWaterAdvisor says #DCP did nothing to address the structural deficit built into the #ColoradoRiver compact. That needs to be key to next round of negotiations starting next year.
Solutions focusing only on the biggest water consumer in #Arizona - agriculture - are not adequate to solve the bigger issue, according to Chelsea McGuire with the @azfb
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I'm a few years behind the curve; y'all still do follow trains?

Well, I'm starting one. Let's do one about #equitydesign.

@albanvillamil asked if I knew people, places, and tools for equity and design, and I wanted everyone to know everyone.

Spread the word! (1/million)
That being said, like equity work, this isn't (and arguably can't be) the definitive

Equity is a verb, like @_ChristineOrtiz says, so my hope is this is only the beginning.
I tried to get everyone's resources and descriptions correctly, but if there's anything wrong, feel free to correct me! (Crit's in our blood, right?)

Feel free to add, amend, include, and let's get to know each other. Cool? Cool.
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#RM_Ott19 last panel @research_money on whole-of-govt initiatives to support #innovation. Moderated by @ChristineTrautt @CollegeCan, w/ Rob Wright ADM of @PSPC_SPAC, Wayne Moore @DFO_MPO, @NancyHamzawi ADM @environmentca, Andrea Johnston @ISED_CA, Gilles Saindon @AAFC_Canada
#RM_Ott19 RW says @PSPC_SPAC is looking beyond the usual vertical approach of governments, taking a more partnership view to drive success. WM @DFO_Science adds that bar has been set high for collab across departments, to get other ministers' / ADM's input and advice
#RM_Ott19 AJ @ISED_CA likes the "partnership" view, which aligns well with innovation portfolio of ISED. The federal family can be engaged in partnerships in one swoop (e.g. in Clean Growth Hub) rather than forcing external partners to reach out to depts separately
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G Venugopal, chairman of Print and Beyond welcomes the delegates to the KMPA full day seminar #PrintAndBeyond
Ravi Joshi, president of AIFMP highlights the importance of the Federation in terms of government representation. Also traces the history of print in Malabar #PrintAndBeyond
In his keynote address, Manipal Technologies' Gautham Pai highlights the new sense of entrepreneurship. "In the previous generation, being an entrepreneur was the last choice."
#PrintAndBeyond
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